Project Manager 2 (Project Manager)
Transportation-Highway - Salem, OR

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Position Summary
ODOT13-0042OC - Salem
The purpose of this position is to identify, coordinate, manage, and lead projects within ODOT under the Technical Services Project Delivery Information System Initiatives. The initiatives will be in areas of: Distinct functions- technical automation/data management; Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse; Physical asset management for the branch/division.
The person in this position will be responsible for: making recommendations and providing reports on current and proposed initiatives; Ensuring various ODOT Division goals, requirements, and guidelines are being met; Responsible for the estimating, planning, execution, and administration of projects through the full project lifecycle. Additionally, this position will support the evaluation, implementation, and utilization of business intelligence and analytic reporting processes within various Divisions of ODOT, and maintains overall responsibility for the successful delivery of all projects within the Business Intelligence Data Warehouse program.
This is a Limited Duration appointment that will/is expected to end on or before 06/30/2014. Limited Duration appointments are regular status, benefits eligible, with a designated maximum length of service.
This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE)
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
Instructions - Minimum Qualifications
The 'Work Experience' and/or 'Education' sections of your Resume must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed below;
To compete for this position, you must submit a Resume' and Cover Letter or your application materials may be disqualified.
You must attach a resume’ which includes dates of employment. It will be used to help determine how you meet the qualifications listed below. You must also attach a cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications :
Five years of professional project management experience that included leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through closure and evaluation.
OR
An Oregon Project Management Associate Certification or Project Management Professional Certification awarded by the Project Management Institute AND four years professional project management experience that included leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through to closure and evaluation
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration or a closely related field may substitute for three years of the experience. An advanced degree may substitute for an additional year of the experience.
Criminal Background and additional pre-employment check(s) as required for the position will be conducted on final candidates (could include Driver License, LEDS, and/or Education Verification).

Veteran's Points :
Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 attached to your application - 5 Points
Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 and a 'Certificate of Civil Service' preference letter attached to your application - 10 Points
Questions?
For questions about the job announcement, call 503-731-8389.
For technical help with online application, call 1-877-204-4442.
Application Help: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/CS/HR/jobs/Application_Help.pdf
Position Duties
Project Management
Serve as the Project Delivery business line point of contact and/or role of system manager for all assigned projects.
Coordinate the development and implementation of business line performance improvements as they relate to business processes impacted by the implementation of all assigned projects.
Assure that the initiation, planning, procurement, analysis, design, construction, implementation and closure of the project are executed within the approved scope, schedule and budget.
Enlist the support of all appropriate system managers, subject matter experts, line and staff managers and end users as needed to successfully complete the project.
Define, recommend, and implement policies, processes and procedures to ensure effective coordination and delivery of the project and a successful implementation.
Evaluate and approve or reject project deliverables.
Project Initiation and Planning
Initiate projects including obtaining authorization and commitment, demonstrating business need and project feasibility.
Develop and manage master project plans that coordinate individual work tasks, schedules and preliminary project budgets.
Assemble and lead meetings with project team members and stakeholders to define project scope.
Organize project teams according to project requirements.
Lead project teams to identify time frame, funding limitations, methods for accomplishing the project, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.
Lead project teams to produce work breakdown structures that outline the individual project plans; assign duties, responsibilities and scope of authority to project team members.
Develop and implement plans to communicate with and involve project stakeholders. Identify project risks, and decide which risks are likely to affect the project. Design strategies to manage and mitigate those risks.
Identify specific tools or equipment needed by the project team; obtain needed resources at the proper project phase or step.
Work with stakeholders to develop contractor statement of work.
Work with procurement staff to obtain bids from contractors; coordinate project cost estimates.
Prepare project budgets that summarize total expected costs, and develop methods to track budget expenditures.
Create documentation procedures to capture and deal with changes in original project plan.
Project Execution, Control, and Closure
Lead and direct the activities of project teams to make certain projects progress on schedule and within prescribed budget.
Analyze and prepare budget reports to calculate and track project expenses and identify excessive expenditures. Examine costs or expenditures and compare to original budget. Discuss budget issues with project team in order to resolve budget overruns and erroneous data.
Monitor progress of work assignments; adjust and revise project schedules; coordinate project changes and updates project schedules and budgets.
Develop consensus on project schedules and inform project team members of progress and potential schedule slippages.
Administer vendor contracts; monitor and approve contractor performance.
Manage risks and respond to changes in risk over the course of the project.
Evaluate project performance and deliverables to make certain project results meet the intended goal and objectives, and satisfy quality standards and stakeholder expectations. Identify ways to improve project outcomes.
Project Communication
Communicate verbally and in writing with project stakeholders.
Lead project team meetings and discussions to arrive at consensus. Resolve conflicts between team members.
Coach team members on project methodology and processes.
Meet regularly with managers throughout the business line to execute the project communication plan. Write or edit newsletters, articles; prepare and deliver presentations.
Develop and maintain project master file documenting progress throughout the course of the project, and prepare final project archive file at closure of project
Subject Matter Expert
During development and implementation of any software modules, serve as subject matter expert as assigned for any integration or enterprise level system development project
Make recommendations for policy, business process, business rules and operational directives for the business line as the customer needs and the business environment change.
Other duties as assigned.
Application Checklist

Electronic or Paper Application Checklist:
Resume and Cover Letter
Veteran's Documents - If Applicable

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