Under administrative direction, provides professional project management consultation for applications, business processes and/or services across one or more functional areas of a division or department as assigned. Requires advanced knowledge of project management principles, concepts and theories to perform difficult assignments and authoritative work involving the development of new techniques, project charter creation, and ongoing responsibility for implementation and management of approved projects.
Leads the planning and/or implementation of projects, facilitates the definition of project charters, goals, tasks and resource requirements, and develops methods to monitor progress according to current industry best practices.
Supports the development and refinement of methodologies, processes, tools and techniques used in project and program management; serves as lead member of the project management functional area of a division or department.
Manages detailed project plans and schedules to ensure that project initiatives are completed on time; may participate in the design and/or testing phases of the project as well, but not as a direct subject matter expert.
Monitors expenditures and controls progress to ensure project objectives are met and completed within approved budget.
Manages and negotiates key resource dependencies and constraints and critical path contention issues across multiple projects, as well as resolves conflicts and takes corrective actions in partnership with project owner and stakeholders.
Coordinates project activities with other departments, jurisdictions, contractors, vendors and regulatory agencies as required, and also attends information technology and steering committee meetings, discussions within the department, and presentations given by others.
Attends steering committee meetings and responds to questions and concerns expressed by clients and appointment project owners or steering committee members.
Manages project implementation from sign-off through close-out and coordinates the measurement of project benefits.
Prepares reports and provides briefings to information technology and other division or department staff, executive leadership staff, and steering committee members to ensure that project stakeholders are kept informed of the progress, decisions, and status of issues encountered.
Provides support in developing detailed business cases, cost-benefit analysis, requirements gathering, and alternative solutions to technology issues.
Assembles a project team and is held responsible for their performance during the project(s) which includes functional supervision over individual or a collection of projects, as well as dismissal of team members for poor performance. Participates in the creation and review of requests for proposals (RFP), manages vendor contracts and monitors performance for adherence to contract provisions.
Education and Experience: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in project management, business or public administration, computer science, information systems or a closely related field; AND six years of experience in developing and leading complex, enterprise level IT-related projects for large organizations. PMP or similar certification and two additional years of significant senior level project management work experience may substitute for the education requirement. NOTE: A copy of college transcripts (unofficial is okay) showing total credits earned and date degree was awarded is required and must be received by the closing date of November 26, 2017.
Licenses and Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar, recognized project management certification is required. NOTE: A copy of your project management certification may be required.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a Training & Experience (T&E) Evaluation and a 2-part Assessment Center, with weights assigned as follows:
T&E Evaluation: 25%
Assessment Center: 75%
Component 1 – Oral Board Exercise: 65%
Component 2 – Written Communication Exercise: 10%
Upon request, at time of application, the City will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.
*** ATTENTION: Please read the following examination information carefully and completely. ***
T&E Evaluation Details (weighted 25%) The T&E Evaluation is part 1 of the Civil Service examination process for this position and will be administered in the following manner:
Civil Service will review the details of your online application to determine whether minimum qualifications have been met – verification of education and project management certification is required.
Qualified candidates will be issued the T&E Evaluation form by email and will have one week to return the completed form in accordance with the following schedule:
Subject matter experts will evaluate and rate candidates' T&E responses using predetermined scoring criteria and benchmarks.
Candidates will then be ranked in descending order by their score on the T&E, and the highest-rated, top 10 candidates will be invited to participate in the assessment center exercises. Civil Service may use discretion in inviting more candidates to participate, depending on the number of completed T&Es received.
Assessment Center Details (weighted 75%) The Assessment Center is part 2 of the Civil Service examination process for this position and will be administered on the 4th floor of City Hall in the Civil Service Test Room, with scheduling details below:
Upon completion of the T&E process, Civil Service will determine the specific date(s) of the assessment center based on the final number of candidates invited to participate.
Candidates will be given a minimum of two weeks' notice of the specific date(s) by email in order to plan accordingly, and they will be able to choose their preferred start time on a first come, first served basis.
The approximate duration of the assessment process is two hours, and candidates will participate in both exercises on the same day.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit a City of Spokane employment application online by 11:59 p.m. on the filing cut-off date.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status, or disability status.
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The City of Spokane is home to some 195,500 residents; there are around 418,000 residents in the metropolitan area. Spokane is located in the heart of the Inland Northwest, and it serves as a shopping, entertainment, and medical hub for an area that includes Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, North Idaho, Wester...n Montana, and southern portions of Alberta and British Columbia. The Spokane River runs through our downtown with spectacular falls on the western end of our city core. Beautiful Riverfront Park also is in the heart of our city.
We are an outdoors-lover's paradise, with downhill and cross-country skiing, white-water rafting, camping areas, hiking trails, numerous lakes, and the Centennial Trail all in our backyard. We are home to the largest timed road race in the nation—Bloomsday—and the largest three-on-three street basketball tournament—Hoopfest.
The median household income in our County in 2002 was $41,636. That’s up modestly from $40,615 in the previous year. However, we still lag behind Western Washington cities. Average annual unemployment for 2002 was 6.9 percent, up from 6.5 percent in 2001. The average Spokane-area sales price of homes sold during 2002 was $124,973.