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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-17461
Location: Middle River, Maryland
Job Title: IT PROJECT MANAGER
Duration: Long Term Contract
Location: Middle River, MD


The ideal candidate must possess the following:
· Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Project Management and program planning.
· Thorough knowledge of processes, methods and techniques utilized to analyze and evaluate business operations.
· Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, developing, implementing, and supporting computer information systems and programs.
· Thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles and methodologies defined in of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK)
· Degree from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Project Management, Business or Public Administration, Computer Science, Communications or a related field.
· At Least five years of experience as a project manager, business analyst, change management analyst, systems analyst or closely related experience in the analysis of information technology organizations and systems.

Responsibilities:
· Coordinates and guides projects throughout their project lifecycle, including systems and processes design.
· Ensures that projects are completed in accordance with established scope, deadlines, budgets, and technical standards.
· Prepares appropriate project and supporting documentation throughout the project lifecycle.
· Manages the identification of risks and issues for proper resolution to ensure successful project implementations.
· Builds relationships with project sponsors, stakeholders, technical staff, vendors, and end users.
· Takes ownership for a variety of project initiatives and communications in parallel.
· Works alongside project sponsors, stakeholders, and team members to gather business requirements, plan for change management, and participate in development and implementation of new solutions or enhancements to existing systems.
· Drives the formulation of business and testing requirements.
· Generates and compiles documentation for business processes and operational procedures and makes recommendations for improvements.
· Maps current "AS IS” business processes and facilitates workshops to research future "TO BE” processes.
· Manages vendor implementations and ensures all milestones and deliverables are met in accordance to the Statement of Work and adherence to BCPS technical specifications and data sharing requirements.
· Participates in continuous improvement activities by identifying and analyzing the effectiveness and efficiency of existing processes and develops strategies for improvements.
· Produces status reports and communications on a regular basis.

Required Skills:
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating administrative processes for automation.
  • Skill in designing and documenting automated processes.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and peripheral equipment.
  • Knowledge and understanding in application and system programming.
  • Knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Office suite of tools including; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and MS Project.
  • Knowledge of programming concepts and the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  •  Effective verbal and written communication skills · Ability to analyze and evaluate the feasibility and suitability of information technology projects.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of a team with the work of other units within the Office of Information Technology and County agencies.
  • Ability to develop needs assessments and prepare administrative reports.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.