Technology Administrator - Yakima, WA

Employer: Yakima County

Job Description:
Overview
There is one opening for a Project Coordinator with the Yakima County Technology Services Department.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for industry standard project administration, design, oversight, planning and development. As directed by supervisor, interacts with contractors, software engineers, network architects, and others to assist in the scope, design, development and oversight of county technology projects.

This recruitment could be used to fill similar jobs occurring within 90 days of the closing date of this posting.
Responsibilities
Project Scope and Design:
Simultaneously prepares and/or monitors the preparation of multiple technology project definitions, scopes, designs, plans, diagrams, specifications, preliminary cost estimates, project schedules, and feasibility studies. Recommends consultant progress pay estimates for approval. Resolves problems and recommends corrective actions. Stays abreast of new policies, laws, rules, guidelines, or unique circumstances that may have an impact on, or design implications for, technology systems. Assures that project reporting is timely and accurate.

Works as a team with Technology Services Lead Project Coordinator and Technology Services Director.

Project Construction:
Simultaneously assists in the management of multiple technology projects and related activities; Monitors development progress; Recommends Approval of development languages, methods of development and project schedules; Performs and/or directs quality control and quality assurance activities recommending corrective actions as appropriate; Resolves problems, recommends pay estimates for approval; Processes, and organizes a myriad of contract documents related to local, state, and federal regulations and project requirements; Stays abreast of new policies, laws, rules, guidelines, or unique circumstances that may have a fiscal impact on, or development implications for, county technologies. Assures that reporting is timely and accurate.

Assists in coordinating project(s) activities with other jurisdictions, departments, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and regulatory agencies. Responds to questions and concerns of clients and the general public. Suggests resolution for conflicts to Technology Services Director. Attends Information Technology Committee meetings, departmental discussions, and presentations. May prepare reports and provide briefings to department heads and other county officials.

Other Duties as required
Qualifications
Experience and Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Project Management, Business Administration and two (2) years of experience in Computer Science, Information Management, Project Management, Business or related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Required:
Valid United States Driver’s License and proof of insurance, if requested.
Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
Demonstrated successful customer service technique
Demonstrated ability to work fluently in MS Office, MS Enterprise Project Manager, Project Web Application, SharePoint and other software products.

This is a Teamsters Local #760 Bargaining Unit position. As a condition of employment you are required to become a member of the Unit or pay representation fees per the negotiated contract. In addition, contributions as a member of the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust are required for each compensable hour paid per the negotiated contract.

Equipment Operated:
Computer with an emphasis on MS Office, MS Project and related planning, design and project management software; telephone, calculator, and other general office equipment; automobile.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Environment: Excessive noise, exposure to weather, extreme temperatures, moving/mechanical parts, vibration. Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, fingering, balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, kneeling, reclining, hearing, smelling, talking, visual acuity. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of (Upon Entry):
Experience in project scope definition, development, project planning and design, construction or development schedules and process sequence. Software development theory and practices; methods of scope, definition, design, development, and maintenance of technology systems. Research methods and analysis techniques, and customer service principles and techniques

Skills and Abilities in (Upon Entry):
Required Skills:
Skill in performing PC operations, report writing and presentations, public speaking, teaching and coaching others, project management
Skill in developing scope, deliverables, budgets, work plans, schedules, and acceptance criteria for IT related projects.
Skill in ability to work effectively with technology customers to achieve desired results; building positive interpersonal business relationships and training in communications.
Skill in determining priorities and making critical decisions;
Skill in the use MS Office

Preferred Skills:
Skill in the use of MS Enterprise Project Manager, Project Web Application, SharePoint
Skill in software systems development oversight

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Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on May 02, 2019
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