Our Office of Innovation partners with internal and external organizations to identify, assess, and promote strategic innovations that advance our multi-modal transportation system in this fast-changing transportation environment. This includes work related to connected and automated vehicles, value pricing / tolling, electric vehicles, road usage charging, and public private partnerships. If you would like to learn more about the work being done by our Office of Innovation, click here to see our website.
We are seeking a value pricing portfolio manager to provide program and project management expertise to key innovative programs, including the value-pricing program. This exciting work includes:
Developing and maintaining program and project definition deliverables, tools, and plans.
Navigating projects through stage gate review and approval processes.
Providing matrix oversight and support for other project managers.
Serving as a representative for the program in state and agency forums.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is scheduled to last until 6/30/2019 and may become permanent, though the duration can change at any time due to business needs. Limited duration appointments are regular status, benefits eligible, with a designated maximum length of service.
Job Rotation: We may fill this vacancy with a current state of Oregon employee on a rotational basis. Candidates must be in permanent positions and in good standing to be eligible (limited duration and temporary employees not eligible). This rotation will last until 06/30/2019, but the duration can change at any time depending on business needs.
The successful candidate will become part of the state's management team.
Duties & Responsibilities
Lead the development of program and project portfolios for value pricing.
Manage program-wide status tracking and reporting.
Ensure compliance with all applicable policies and procedures and apply industry best practices.
Establish standards and guidelines and refine estimates.
Develop and optimize processes and tools for the Director's Office and the Office of Innovation.
Manage key web and process improvement initiatives.
Provide support for the management of value pricing vendors and contracts.
Lead multi-disciplinary teams to ensure project progress is timely and within budget.
Administer, monitor, and approve vendor contracts.
Organize the project team, steering committee, technical advisory committee, and other governance entities.
Identify, analyze, document, and mitigate project risks.
Develop and implement a communications plan for stakeholders.
Qualifications, Required & Requested SkillsMinimum Qualifications: Seven years of professional project management experience that included leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through closure and evaluation.
A bachelor's degree in business administration, management, public administration or a closely related field may substitute for three years of the experience. An advanced degree may substitute for an additional year of experience.
Special Qualifications: Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following. We will use the items on this list along with our essay-style supplemental questions to determine who to interview.
Possession of an Oregon Project Management Associate certification or project management professional certification awarded by the Project Management Institute.
Proficiency in MS Project or other project management tools, such as SharePoint.
Ability to successfully deliver highly visible, critical projects.
Work involves multitasking, short timelines, strict deadlines, and the need to deal with conflicting priorities.
Projects will be highly visible to ODOT executive-level staff, the legislature, the governor, and the public.
Occasional long hours and being on-call after hours.
Occasional involvement in emotionally tense situations.
Occasional in-state travel.
Application Instructions: We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for.
Resume: In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment (including month and year). Please title your resume using this format, "[last name]_ODOT17_1753_Resume."
Cover Letter: We require a cover letter that specifically and clearly addresses the following topics/questions. Please title your cover letter using this format, "[last name]_ODOT17_1753_Cover."
If applicable, please describe your experience using MS Project or other project management tools, such as SharePoint, to manage project schedules and resources. Please use a specific example when describing this experience.
Give an example of a project you worked on that was highly visible and the success of the project was critical. Describe how you ensured transparency and communication on the project. Also, include what you would have done better if you could do it again.
Describe a time when a project you were working on ran into a delivery problem. What caused the problem? Did scope, schedule and/or budget have to be changed to work through the issue?
Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a cover letter as described above, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.
If we fill this need with a rotation candidate, the rotation would be scheduled to last until 06/30/2019 but could change based on business needs.
Rotational candidates do not have to meet the position's minimum qualifications to be considered for a rotation.
You must have your manager's approval before expressing interest in this opportunity. That written approval must be attached to your application. (If it is not attached, we cannot forward your application to the hiring manager.)
You must be a current permanent state of Oregon employee in good standing (temporary and limited duration employees are not eligible) to apply.
The sponsoring work unit will provide funding for this assignment.
The successful candidate will remain eligible for cost-of-living increases and regular salary adjustments, as applicable, and will remain in his/her permanent classification and salary range.
The successful candidate may be eligible for work out of class compensation within this classification's salary range.
Relocation and per diem will not be paid.
Upon completion of this assignment, employee will return to his/her permanent position.
The assignment can be terminated at any time, by either party, without prejudice.
Pre-employment Checks: We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS, and/or education verification as required for the position.
Veteran's Points: Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
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