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Project Manager 0069

Austin, TX
Austin, TX
Project Manager - Solicitation# 2022C0069
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)

DFPS plans to complete several projects that require guidance from a software development- and infrastructure-knowledgeable project manager. The project manager will develop charters, schedules, resource plans, and ensure resources are on track with scheduled work, while managing risks, issues, and action items. The project manager may also perform scrum master duties.
This role may also be responsible for the following:
  • Coordinate, plan, and evaluate projects using DFPS PMO project management methodologies and scrum practices.
  • Experience working in Agile and Waterfall development processes.
  • For Agile projects, coordinate Scrum sessions and train team members on the Scrum process.
  • Monitor and manage project costs and report information to IT leadership as assigned.
  • Monitor and manage project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable and fulfill the terms of the project charter.
  • Direct the work of team members in a matrixed environment and use strong written and verbal communication skills to analyze and resolve project issues with input from appropriate management and SMEs. 
  • Develop charters, schedules, resource plans, and ensure resources are on track with scheduled work, while managing risks, issues, and action items. 
  • Facilitate and participate in cross-program and multi-agency workgroups, setting goals and objectives, and providing work products.
  • Facilitate sessions to further elicit business or technical requirements.
  • Develop and maintain project plans, work breakdown structures, schedules, risks and issue logs, action/decision tracking logs, communication plans, and status reports.
  • Develop resource management plans to ensure proper staffing levels for each project.
  • Work within PMO and with other IT staff and program stakeholders to identify risks/issues and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Review and recommend proposals to management.
  • Work within the PMO to establish and standardize PM practices.
  • Coordinate and communicate with project stakeholders, IT management, and program area staff to facilitate successful completion of project tasks.
  • Prepare high-quality written presentations, updates, summaries, and other documents according to target audience needs.
  • Provide research on complex topics, including assessment, analysis, and evaluation of federal regulations and communications, professional literature, and other publications to make determinations and recommendations related to state and federal legislation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidates selected for this opportunity may be required to physically attend meetings in Austin, TX, with minimal notice. 
Candidates currently residing outside of the State of Texas, will be required to relocate to Texas, if selected for this position and the offer is accepted.
Minimum Requirements: Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.
  7 Required Leading Information Technology software development and infrastructure projects in both Agile and Waterfall.
  7 Required Understanding of a variety of software development topics, such as requirements writing, development, software testing, and code promotion.
  7 Required Working knowledge of Project Management Life Cycle processes.
  7 Required Ability to learn and apply DFPS-specific project management and ITS processes.
  7 Required Working knowledge of project documentation including charters, project plans, work breakdown structures, resource management, status reports, issues logs, action logs, and decision tracking.
  7 Required Ability to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues.
  7 Required Ability to manage changes in project scope, resources, and budget.
  7 Required Ability to communicate project progress and upcoming activities to project resources and all levels of project stakeholders.
  7 Required Skill in interpersonal relationships, including working with people under pressure, negotiating among multiple parties, resolving conflicts, and maintaining effective working relationships.
  7 Required Leading project teams to the successful completion of projects.
  7 Required Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, SharePoint, OneNote, Outlook, and MS Teams.
  4 Preferred Knowledge of SACWIS (Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information Systems) Certification requirements.
  4 Preferred Working knowledge of Texas Project Delivery Framework requirements for major Information Resources Projects.
  4 Preferred Strong understanding of EIR Accessibility requirements and their technical specifications.
  1 Preferred Prefer Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum/Agile certification.

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