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Project Manager 3
Ref No.: 14-01620
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Department of Transportation
Richmond, VA
6 months

In Person Only

VDOT Project Manager 3

*local candidates strongly preferred
*mgr will ONLY conduct in-person interviews, NO Skype, NO exceptions
Experienced Technical Project Manager for Enterprise Data Management with understanding of Geographic Information Systems and Business Intelligence
Overview:
The Information Technology Division (ITD) meets VDOT's critical business needs by improving agency responsiveness, effectiveness and efficiency, through innovative research, defined architectures, planning, and optimal use of technology. Enterprise Data Management (EDM) provides universal enterprise data access by linking geospatial and business attributes to roadway centerlines via web-based applications. GIS provides the infrastructure, software, tools, techniques, and support to visualize and analyze geospatial data.
Resource Need:
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Information Technology Division is seeking an experienced technical Project Manager to join the EDM Program. Under the program manager, the project manager is responsible for the outcome of the assigned projects. The project manager leads the team through the Commonwealth Standard for Project Management for successful completion of the project phases:  PreSelect, Initiation, Planning, Execution and Control and Closeout. The selected candidate will:
• Serve as a hands-on technical project manager with development staff and business groups;
• Coordinate and communicate with EDM management and staff to coordinate work tasks and resourcing;
• Communicate timelines and expectations to technical and business staff;
• Collaborate with vendors, consultants, and contractors in the execution of projects including contract management and working with the procurement office;
• Adhere to VDOT and VITA project management practices and governance requirements and coordination with VDOT and VITA PMOs.
• Maintains project budget, plans, tasks, schedules, risks, and status and disseminates information to team members and customers as defined in the communications plan.
• Document requirements and uses cases, facilitate design workshops for assigned projects;
• Define test objectives, design test plans and test cases for assigned projects;
• Provide the management of project milestones and deliverables for on-time and on-budget delivery.
• Define and measure progress with metrics;
• Support system and application training efforts;
Qualifications:
The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years experience managing large projects and a bachelor's degree.
Knowledge of and experience managing projects utilizing the following technologies is preferred:
• .NET Framework and Web Based Applications
• Oracle, SQL
• ESRI ArcGIS Desktop & Web-based Applications (ArcMap, ArcGIS Server ArcGIS Online)
• Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint, Project Server)
• If not already qualified, applicant will need to become qualified under Commonwealth of Virginia Qualification Standards for IT Project Managers during employment. See: http://www.vita.virginia.gov/oversight/projects/default.aspx?id=589
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This position requires a fingerprint-based background check.
PMP certification from PMI or PM certification from VITA is required - no other certification qualifies.  Existing certification is preferred; however certification can be achieved while on the job within timelines established by the Program Manager.
 
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Microsoft Project Server
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Geographic Information Services Project Management
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Business Intelligence Project Management
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Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
 
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Please list candidate's email address that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
 
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In what city/state does candidate reside?
 
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Does your candidate has an active PMP certification through PMI (no other certificates qualify) or VITA PM credentials? Please upload a copy of the certificate, in addition to resume.
 
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Is candidate willing and able to travel to Chesterfield, VA for a personal interview? Manager will ONLY conduct in person interviews, NO exceptions, NO Skype.
 
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Does your candidate's experience match or exceed the skills listed above and the number of years of experience with each sklll?
 
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Does your contract agree to completing the entire engagement?
 
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How soon after an offer can your candidate start?