Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.
The WSDOT Information Technology Division (ITD) is currently seeking a skilled professional to serve as an IT Project Manager - Journey level (In-Training) within the ITD Enterprise Technology Project Management Office (ETPMO). This In-Training position can be filled at the Entry or Journey level, depending on qualifications. This position is typically assigned projects that range from small to medium application software development or software implementation projects and may involve the development and execution of Requests for Information (RFI) followed by Requests for Proposals (RFP) for projects pertaining to medium scale, enterprise wide, cloud hosted implementations of administrative, financial, or engineering systems.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the IT Project Manager will:
Independently analyze business requirements, proposed scope, budget, resources, and develops the required project documentation in accordance with the Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and WSDOT ITD ETPMO standards and best practices.
Independently plans, monitors, and manages the execution of work performed by the assigned technical team throughout the project lifecycle utilizing the PMBOK, WSDOT ETPMO standards and best practices, and the state’s Office of the Chief Information Office, (OCIO) Project Management Framework.
Establish required project organizational and governance structure.
Establish and lead project team meetings to manage the progress of the team throughout the duration of the project.
Monitor project budget, adjust schedule, resources, tasks, and deliverables according to project work plan and work schedule.
Coordinate project team activity with external entities to ensure compliance with mandatory design, security, and code reviews.
Identify, analyze, document, and communicate all project risks and issues.
In coordination with the WSDOT Contracts Office manage Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), and Requests for Proposals (RFP) procurements for IT projects.
This is an IT Project Management - Journey position. However, the hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at a lower level, an IT Project Management - Entry depending on qualifications, providing an opportunity for an individual to gain the required experience on the job as part of a formal “in-training” plan.
To be considered at the Entry level, the following are required:
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or Management Information Systems or Business or an Information Technology or closely related field; AND one (1) year (full-time equivalent) of information technology experience in areas such as: leading/directing projects, providing customer or technical support in information technology disciplines, consulting, analyzing, designing, and programming of information technology projects and/or agency-wide IT systems.
An Associate’s degree in an Information Technology or a closely related field; AND three (3) years (full-time equivalent) of information technology experience in areas such as: leading/directing projects, providing customer or technical support in information technology disciplines, consulting, analyzing, designing, and programming of information technology projects and/or agency-wide IT systems.
Five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of information technology experience in areas such as: leading/directing projects, providing customer or technical support in information technology disciplines, consulting, analyzing, designing, and programming of information technology projects and/or agency-wide IT systems.
To be considered at the Journey level, the following are required:
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems or Business or an Information Technology program or closely related field; AND three (3) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in project management of small- to large-scale IT projects and/or agency-wide IT systems.
An Associate’s degree or higher in an Information Technology program or a closely related field; and five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in project management of small- to large-scale IT projects and/or agency-wide IT systems.
Seven (7) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in project management of small- to large-scale IT projects and/or agency-wide IT systems.
In addition, the following are required at the journey level:
One (1) year of supervisory experience.
Formal training, such as, university level courses in project management or certification in project management is required.
Knowledge and experience of various software system development life cycle (SDLC) models and current development methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile.
Experience in the development and maintenance of project schedules, work breakdown structures (WBS), task analysis, resource allocation and leveling, and project costing using MS Project or equivalent software.
Experience in IT project issue and risk analysis, issue and risk management and issue and risk mitigation strategy best practices.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification
Certification in Prosci ADKAR Organizational Change Management (OCM)
Knowledge and experience in Business Process Analysis.
Knowledge and expertise in developing Request For Proposals (RFP), Request For Information (RFI), and Request For Quotation (RFQ), documents for software acquisitions and application development projects.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
Travel may be required; therefore, this position requires a valid driver’s license.
Note: This position has an in-training plan that can be filled at either the IT Project Management Entry level or the Journey level. The salaries for each position are:
IT Project Management Entry: $76,248 - $102,540 annually, depending on qualifications.
IT Project Management Journe: $80,064 - $107,676 annually, depending on qualifications.
This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options and is eligible for telework with occasional site visits.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees can earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
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How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.
Location: Tumwater, WA
Application Method: apply online https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3869267/it-project-management-journey-in-training
Base Pay: $76,248 - $107,676 annually
2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903