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IT Project Manager

Vacancy Number: 29664
Location: Austin
Date Posted: July 13, 2021

We’re looking for an IT Project Manager for a contract role in Austin, Texas. The IT Project Manager can expect to be involved in coordinating the planning and initiation of software as a solution (SAAS) integration projects at various levels of completion; monitoring the progress and schedule of projects; and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties.

 

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Manages, develops, oversees, and evaluates a capital project for the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) Department using accepted project management methodologies.
  • Initiates, obtains authorization and commitment, and demonstrates business need and project feasibility for upgrading or replacing FVA’s existing electronic grant management system (EGMS).
  • Develops project budgets, schedules, work plans, resources requirements, and cost estimates and projections.
  • Develops and presents scope of work for EGMS SAAS requirement, including process workflows, systems requirements, critical and supporting business processes, records retention, and reporting.
  • Monitors and manages project quality and cost to ensure that project deliverables are acceptable, fulfill the terms of the project specifications, and are completed within budget.
  • Identifies potential project risks and difficulties and designs strategies to mitigate or avoid them.
  • Communicates project methodology and processes to interested groups and team members.
  • Compiles and distributes project information, project status reports, and project budget expenditures.
  • Coordinates project activities with other state agencies, governmental jurisdictions, or private sector partners and contractors.

 

 

CANDIDATE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

Years

Required/Preferred

Experience

3

Required

Project Management

3

Required

Management of SAAS Projects

 

Required

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, information technology, or information management.

 

Required

Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to SAAS projects that are complex in scope; of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor’s performance; and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken.

 

Required

Skilled in project management monitoring, in addressing changes in scope or timing, and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

 

Required

PMP Certification

1

Preferred

Knowledge of Lean/Agile assessments

Competentia is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

Competentia, participates in E-Verify as required by law.

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