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Project Management - Major
Ref No.: 15-00795
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Department of Social Services
Project Manager
Columbia, SC
12+ Months

Job Description: 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.

Project Description
The CFS Project is part of the Department of Social Services (DSS) and is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and obtaining federal certification of a federally-mandated Child Support Enforcement System (CSES) that will provide comprehensive support to the operation of South Carolina's Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program as well as for completing the development and implementation of the Family Court Case Management System (FCCMS) for the 46 Clerks of Court.

Scope of the project:
This position is for an experienced project schedule manager with experience with project management methodologies, MS Project and software development. Knowledge and experience in the Software Development Lifecycle, Microsoft Project, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office products is needed to help maintain the project schedule. A significant portion of this position's responsibility will be oversight of the planning and execution of work being performed by a vendor that is under contract to develop and implement CSES and FCCMS
The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven ability to collaborate and coordinate activities with diverse groups, including stakeholders, sponsors, team leads, vendors, other project managers, and technical staff.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:
Assist the Project Management Office (PMO) managing all aspects of the CFS project, with focus on creating and maintaining the Project Schedule
Assist in the collection of Project Schedule updates and the application of the updates
Create and maintain the Work Breakdown Structure and its linkage to the Project Schedule
Assist PMO in the day to day analysis and management of project critical path and defined "tasks to watch
Help PMO in creation, maintenance and analysis of project metrics and reports
Prepare, organize, run, and properly document the Schedule meetings
Providing clear and accurate weekly and monthly project reporting and forecasting
Assist project team leads in schedule decomposition, estimating, and resourcing
Review the schedule and assist team members in understanding their activities

Required Skills:
Experience in general PMO responsibilities including: creating project governance plans and processes; managing all aspects of project execution including creating and tracking schedule and scope baselines; managing project change and configuration; managing issues and risks
Proficient/experienced with Microsoft Project
Experience with Microsoft SharePoint
Experience working with Microsoft Office 2010 to include Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint
Planning, scheduling and reporting experience
Software Development Lifecycle planning experience
Experience with project metrics and resource management
Very good English communication skills, written and oral
Leadership and organizational skills
3-5 years experience in project management and/or schedule management required.

PMP preferred
Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) preferred
Last Used
Database Platforms MS SharePoint Yes 1
Database Platforms Team Foundation Server (TFS) Administror No 1
Miscellaneous Project Methodology Yes 2 Advanced Within 6 Months 2 - 4 Years
Miscellaneous Large Project Experience (exceeding 100,000 hours and at least 2 years duration No 5 Intermediate Within 2 Years 1 - 2 Years
Packaged Applications MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) Yes 1
Packaged Applications MS Project Yes 1 Expert Within 6 Months 2 - 4 Years
Program Management Project Management experience Yes 1 4 - 6 Years
Program Management Project planning experience, including effort estimation on technical tasks and resource allocation Yes 1 Expert Within 6 Months 2 - 4 Years
Program Management SOFTWARE PROJECT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT Yes 2 Advanced Within 6 Months 2 - 4 Years
Program Management Project Management Professional (PMP) certification No 4 Advanced Within 1 Year 2 - 4 Years
Program Management - RUP methodology PLC - Project Life Cycle Methodology Yes 1 Expert Within 6 Months 2 - 4 Years
Specialties Understanding of IT development and implementation projects Yes 1 Expert Within 6 Months 2 - 4 Years
Additional Skills: SOW with full job description attached.