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Project Management - Major
Ref No.: 14-01415
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
6 months
Personal and professional references required


This position is a Project Manager that will manage and coordinate all tasks associated with one or more small-to-large projects or a component of a larger project with minimal to moderate complexity and risk. The environment instills a team-focused approach on working with the Medicaid System for the State of South Carolina.

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
The Project Management Team is responsible for working on multiple projects related to the Medicaid System for South Carolina. This position requires collaboration and coordination of projects specific to the infrastructure components of systems and services with the South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) and Medicaid IT Services staff at Clemson University.

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under limited supervision, the Project Manager manages and coordinates all tasks associated with one or more small-to-large projects or a component of a larger project of minimal to moderate complexity and risk. The Project Manager will report to the CCIT PMO Director. This is an individual contributor position with no responsibilities for human resource management (e.g., hiring, performance management). Candidates must be self-starters and highly motivated.

Job Duties:
Follows established Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of Medicaid IT Services.
Develops and maintains documentation throughout the entire project lifecycle.
Is responsible for managing and directing the initiation, planning, execution, control, and closeout phases of the project lifecycle for small to large projects.
Coordinates and manages projects using project management methodologies from inception through completion.
Develops work plan(s).
Controls scope and schedule to ensure project deliverables, milestones and required tasks completed as planned.
Oversees the development and execution of communication plan.
Prepares status reports and provides updates to project stakeholders, sponsors, champion, etc.
Identifies potential problems.
Facilitates problem resolution by determining or recommending and implementing a risk mitigation strategy.
This position may require working more than 40 hours per week on an as-needed basis, including weekends.

Responsible for managing one or more highly complex or enterprise-wide IT program(s) consisting of multiple projects. Develops the program strategy, supporting business case and various enterprise-wide high-level project plans. Ensures integration of projects and adjusts project scope, timing, and budgets as needed, based on the needs of the business. Communicates with IT leadership, business leadership and IT Business Consultants to communicate program strategy, direction and changes. Responsible for delivering all projects contained in the IT project portfolio on time, within budget and meeting the strategic and business requirements. Responsible for tracking key project milestones and recommending adjustments to Project Managers. Partners with senior leadership of the business community to identify and prioritize opportunities for utilizing IT to achieve the goals of the enterprise. Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of Project Management methodologies and tools. This is a single or multiple incumbent(s) position that typically exists in a small to medium size enterprise with multiple project managers, project leaders and/or project support staff as direct reports.

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

Project Management Experience:
Strong Organizational Skills.
Strong Analytical, Conceptual, and Problem solving skills.
Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle.
Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel experience.

Soft Skills Required:
Superb written and oral communication skills.
Self Starter and Motivator.
Ability to adapt to change and be flexible.
Excellent Time Management
Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment
Willingness and ability to effectively engage with people and organization on a continuous basis.

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

Healthcare Claims Processing.
Microsoft Project.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A bachelor's degree and experience managing large projects of moderate complexity and risk.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:

Project Management Professional (PMP), preferred.
Category
Name
Required
Importance
Level
Last Used
Experience
Administrative Organizational Skills Yes 1 Expert Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Administrative Problem Solving Skills Yes 1 Expert Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Administrative Verbal Communication Skills Yes 1 Expert Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Administrative Written Communication Skills Yes 1 Expert Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Development Tools MS Excel Yes 1 Advanced Currently Using
Development Tools MS Word Yes 1 Advanced Currently Using
Education Bachelor of Science Degree Yes 1
Miscellaneous Analytical Skills Yes 1 Expert Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Miscellaneous Time Management Yes 1 Expert
Packaged Applications Microsoft Project 2010 No 2 Advanced Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Program Management Software Development Lifecycle - SDLC Yes 1 Expert Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Program Management PMP No 1
Specialties Project Management Yes 1 Expert Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Additional Skills: Strong Analytical, Conceptual, and Problem solving skills.
Self Starter and Motivator.
Ability to adapt to change and be flexible.
Excellent Time Management
Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment
Willingness and ability to effectively engage with people and organization on a continuous basis.
Healthcare Claims Processing.