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Senior Project Manager (PMP required) - PMO

Redtech is helping our client with a Contractor search for a Senior Project Manager (PMP Required) - PMO.

Senior Project Manager, PMO
Location – 100% remote but must support Pacific Time hours
Duration: Target start is mid-late March for 12 months, and possibility to extend
Daily Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30 pm PDT (or similar, with some flexibility)
Must be able to pass a criminal background check
No 3rd party candidates

Compensation Range - $60-72/hr W2
Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc.
Benefits – (all are based on eligibility)
Choice of 3 Medical/RX insurance plans from Regence (Blue Cross/Blue Shield). Premium is 100% company paid for employee. Optional Dental/Vision coverage.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
401(k) plan with company match
Company paid Life/AD&D insurance for employee

General Summary:
This position is responsible for the management of assigned projects under the direction of the Department of Technology Project Management Office. As part of the Project Management Office, provides leadership and mentoring to other DoTS Project Managers, advocating for the use of Project Management best practices. Assists the PMO Manager in identifying, implementing and maintaining Project Management standards and processes to support DoTS IT Project Management efforts.

Responsibilities include:
•            Manages DoTS technology projects (either directly or via functional specific Project Managers within DoTS) to develop new and/or enhance existing information technology systems; facilitates coordination and communication with related business efforts to ensure full acceptance and efficacy of implemented solutions; plans and directs all project activities from project concept through implementation; develops and manages to project schedules, resource plans, scope, budget, risk and communication plans with appropriate input from business and technical staff.
•            Manages the portfolio of DoTS technology projects to maintain visibility into status and risks and helping recommend course corrections. Facilitates IT-specific Governance processes. Provides input into department strategies, priorities and work plan based on current and expected district needs and priorities. Leads or participates in project feasibility efforts, including technology and business area research, requirements facilitation, cost benefit analysis and development of RFIs. Leads and/or participates in project requirements analysis and documentation efforts, including identification and documentation of business rules, functional and technical requirements and JAD activities.
•            Is the primary Project Manager/Interface on DoTS subprojects and tasks of Org-Wide projects, with the Project Management Office and Project Management Staff. Coordinates activities within the DoTS to assure task accomplishment to meet cost, schedule and performance objectives for Org-Wide initiatives.
•            Develops, documents, implements and communicates best practices in IT Project Management methodologies, project processes and procedures, project portfolio management and related support tools. Provides training and mentoring in Project Management fundamentals and advises other technology Project Managers on the practical use of methodology to deliver project initiatives. 
•            Ensures that Project and Product deliverables follow internal established standards. Facilitates agreement on deliverable format and content with appropriate stakeholders where no standards exist. Ensures that new standards, processes and templates are documented and made available for future projects. Coordinates project planning activities with Enterprise Architect and appropriate Technical Team Functional and/or Project Leads.


Years of Relevant Experience:
•            Seven or more years of professional project management experience.

•            Bachelor’s degree in business, education, or other related area; or years of project management experience may be substituted for the educational requirement with a PBA certification.
•            Required Certification: PMP Certification by PMI.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•            Industry standards and best practices for Project Management methodology, including the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK).
•            Software/Product Development Life cycle methodologies and best practices (SDLC/PCLC) for standard activities including procurement, requirements analysis, design, development, testing, documentation/training.
•            High level understanding of standard IT business functions that support ongoing operations as well as new functionality.
•            Knowledge of and experience with complex business application structures and functions.
•            Quality Management and Business Process Improvement techniques
•            Standard IT and Business analysis techniques
•            Standard office productivity tools (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
•            Modern office practices and procedures, including equipment utilization.
•            Very strong facilitation skill with solid 'toolkit' of facilitation techniques
•            Estimation
•            Budgeting
•            Resource needs identification, selection, assignment and management
•            Scheduling and use of scheduling tools, such as Microsoft Project
•            Risk and issue identification and management
•            Quality planning and management
•            Change management
•            Configuration management
•            Vendor/contract management
•            Scope identification and management
•            Leads and influences project stakeholders and team members effectively without direct authority
•            Very strong customer focus helps maintain project focus on the core business needs being resolved with technology tools.
•            Can evaluate the needs of a specific project and identify the most appropriate approach/methodology/tool set – for projects being managed by self or when advising others.
•            Communicates effectively with all levels and types of stakeholders and project team members including Executive Management, technical project staff and business staff. Able to tailor communications appropriately to the intended audience.
•            Able to maintain appropriate discretion, tact and confidentiality when dealing with potentially sensitive information. Understanding of communication concerns specific to doing project work in a Public Agency.
•            Creates project team environments that allow appropriate empowerment to maximize productivity and effective team collaboration.
•            Assesses a situation and identifies best facilitation method to use including minimum appropriate participation, method of eliciting input/feedback and managing through to a decision or agreement.
•            Able to quickly analyze and understand new business areas and technologies sufficient to allow identification of 'fitness' of proposed solutions for a business problem and inform facilitation of decision-making.
•            Able to recognize opportunities for ongoing process improvement or re-use in project deliverables; balances schedule needs for an individual project against development of sustainable, reusable processes for future projects.
•            Creates new templates and tools to support Project Management or Product Development Life cycle activities that meet internal standards, are accepted by the intended users and customers and are scalable.

Align with the PMO Core Values:
•            Leadership- Be Empowering: Inspire and help others to grow, succeed, and lead.
•            Integrity- Be Committed: Set high standards for your behavior and stick to them even in difficult situations. Stand up for what you believe.
•            Respect- Be Culturally Responsive: Support everyone's worth, dignity, and contribution, regardless of background, abilities, or beliefs
•            Responsibility- Be Helpful: Understand and advance the group's positive goals. Freely contribute hard work and support to reach the team's goals.

Redtech values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Redtech is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.