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PROJECT_MANAGEMENT - Enterprise Project Manager - Consultant
Ref No.: 17-01234
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Client: Department of Administration
Location:,Columbia,SC
Duration: 6 Months



Job Description:
SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
THE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICE IS TASKED WITH OVERSEEING THE DELIVERY OF IT SHARED SERVICES FOR SOUTH CAROLINA STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. TO SUPPORT THE DIRECTION FOR IT SHARED SERVICES. THIS PROJECT SCOPE INCLUDES:
• ADDRESSING THE IT SHARED SERVICES DIRECTIVES AS DEFINED BY THE ADMIN EXECUTIVE SPONSOR, GOVERNOR, LEGISLATIVE MANDATES AND STATEWIDE IT STRATEGIC PLAN
• SUPPORTING COLLABORATIVE TEAMS ACROSS ADMIN AND STATE AGENCIES TO ADDRESS STATEWIDE IT SHARED SERVICES DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION
• OVERSEEING RELATED PROJECTS WITHIN ADMIN TO ADOPT A CITIZEN/CUSTOMER FOCUSED MINDSET AND TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SHARED SERVICES.
• PARTNERING WITH STATE AGENCIES TO DEFINE, DEVELOP, PROCURE AND TRANSITION TO CURRENT AND FUTURE IT SHARED SERVICES
• ADMINISTERING IT SHARED SERVICES GOVERNANCE AND OVERSEEING AGENCY TRANSITION PLANNING
• BENCHMARKING ON AN ONGOING BASIS TO COMPARE TO AND ADOPT INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES
• MEASURING AND REPORTING ON THE SUCCESSES AND BUSINESS VALUE OF THE IT SHARED SERVICE PROGRAM OUTCOMES, AS DIRECTED BY THE PROGRAM PLAN, GOVERNANCE SUCCESS MEASURES AND THE STATEWIDE IT STRATEGIC PLAN
• ASSIST PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS WITH ESTABLISHING A REPEATABLE AND ADAPTABLE PROCESS TO MANAGE, OVERSEE

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
THIS IMPLEMENTATION ASSISTANCE WOULD INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO:
• COORDINATE CROSS-PROJECT ACTIVITIES
• FORMULATE, ORGANIZE AND MONITOR INTER-CONNECTED PROJECTS
• MONITOR AND SUPPORT DEADLINES, BUDGETS AND ACTIVITIES
• APPLY CHANGE, RISK AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
• COLLABORATING WITH AGENCIES TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS
• DOCUMENT ALL MEETINGS ATTENDED, DIRECTIVES, AND SIGNIFICANT PHONE CONVERSATIONS.
• DEVELOP AND DELIVER PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL PROGRAM UPDATES TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS.
• COMMUNICATES WITH IT LEADERSHIP, BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND IT BUSINESS CONSULTANTS TO COMMUNICATE PROGRAM STRATEGY, DIRECTION AND CHANGES.
• RESPONSIBLE FOR TRACKING KEY PROJECT MILESTONES AND RECOMMENDING ADJUSTMENTS TO PROJECT MANAGERS
• MUST POSSESS EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE IN THE USE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS.

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
• THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF PROJECT/PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
• EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
• EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS
• EXCELLENT PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
• SIMULTANEOUSLY MANAGE MULTIPLE WORK EFFORTS
• STRONG SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE PLANNING SKILLS
• ABILITY TO WORK AT A HIGH-VOLUME AND FAST PACE
• STRONG COLLABORATOR AND STRONG ABILITY TO MEET DEADLINES
• MANAGE REGULATORY COMPLIANCE PROJECTS
• ABILITY TO IDENTIFY, MAP, AND RE-ENGINEER BUSINESS PROCESSES


REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
• B.A. IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OR RELATED FIELD.
• 10 YEARS' OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED IN LIEU OF EDUCATION.
• MINIMUM 8 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF LARGE IT PROJECTS
PREFERRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
UNIVERSITY DEGREE IN A RELATED SUBJECT

Skills
Category Name Required Importance Level Last Used Experience
Miscellaneous ABILITY TO DEVELOP, COMMUNICATE AND PRESENT PROJECT DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTS No 1 Lead Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Program Management Project Management experience Yes 1 Lead Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Program Management Project planning experience, including effort estimation on technical tasks and resource allocation No 1 Lead Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Specialties Project Management Yes 1 Lead Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Specialties Understanding of IT development and implementation projects Yes 1 Lead Currently Using 4 - 6 Years
Additional Skills:
REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
• THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF PROJECT/PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
• EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
• EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS
• EXCELLENT PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY
PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
• SIMULTANEOUSLY MANAGE MULTIPLE WORK EFFORTS
• STRONG SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE PLANNING SKILLS
• ABILITY TO WORK AT A HIGH-VOLUME AND FAST PACE
• STRONG COLLABORATOR AND STRONG ABILITY TO MEET DEADLINES
• MANAGE REGULATORY COMPLIANCE PROJECTS
• ABILITY TO IDENTIFY, MAP, AND RE-ENGINEER BUSINESS PROCESSES