IT Project Manager 8/12/2016

City of Houston, Public Works and Engineering Houston, TX

Company
City of Houston, Public Works and Engineering
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28754141
AJE Ref #
575867091
Location
Houston, TX
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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PN #16671

IT PROJECT MANAGER
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS manages systems project from inception and project definition to implementation and post-implementation analysis and planning. May include all phases, such as project development, implementation strategy, planning and support, system requirements, implementation options analysis, procurement, conversion planning and operational support requirements. Manages and defines the scope of a project for large information systems, including integration opportunities, interface requirements, feasibility, costs, schedule projections, and risk analysis. Manages and develops implementation strategies, including selection of the implementation mode (ERP, Best of Breed, buy/build services) and documentation of the strategy. Communicates the implementation strategy to diverse groups of technical and non-technical personnel. Manages and prepares budgets and plans for all resources required for the projects, including personnel, equipment, applications, services, communications equipment, software and any ongoing systems support. Manages and evaluates the relationships with vendors of hardware, software and communications systems and services; manages vendor(s) selection; manages contract negotiations. Monitors project budgets and plans, ensuring quality and timeliness of project deliverables; communicates issues and status as required for successful completion. Develops and manages project teams, assigns resources, develops status reports and ensures compliance with requirements. Develops plans and requirements for post-implementation activities for the first operational year. Develops long term life-cycle strategies.

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

THIS IS A DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT POSITION AT THE TIER 2 LEVEL.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information systems, Business Administration, Mathematics, or closely related field preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Six years of progressively responsible experience in the area of information systems, with two of the years in a supervisory capacity, are required.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
A valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES
Preference will be given to applicants with Project Management experience. Experience with customer service in a business collaboration environment is desirable. PMP certification from Project Management Institute (PMI) is preferred.

_**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**_

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED NONE
Department _may_ administer skills assessment test

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION YES

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

PAY GRADE 28

_APPLICATION PROCEDURES_
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, THE HIRING DEPARTMENT WILL CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY, SHOULD YOU BE SELECTED TO ADVANCE IN OUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER