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Project Manager
  • 07-Jan-2022 to 21-Jan-2022 (UTC)
  • Trenton, NJ, USA
  • Full Time
  • Long Term Contract Length
  • 40 Weekly Hours

Complete Description:
- Workforce Development manages multiple programs for citizens, employers and county/state/non-profit partners.   
- The programs are targeted to but not limited to the following populations:  Dislocated Workers, Trade Act, Youth, Incumbent Workers, Business Services/Incentives, Parolee Employment Placement Program (PEPP), WorkFirst New Jersey (WFNJ), Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), Adult Literacy, and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVRS).  
- Services are delivered in conjunction with our Workforce Employment Services unit and our county/state/non-profit partners.
- In order to ensure the successful implementation of this endeavor it is necessary to ensure staffing with expertise in Project Management to coordinate the design and integration of the new IT solution.  
- Additionally, developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports, conducting risk analysis and monitoring the progress of plans against project milestones and budgets. 
- Work with stakeholders to provide the technical and analytical guidance to the project team, ensuring adherence to quality and standards established by NJDOL Project & Portfolio Management Office (PPMO). 
- Furthermore, this position will be responsible for the creation and coordination of a detailed comprehensive project plan to ensure project success and timely the timely delivery of project deliverables and corresponding tasks. 
- The IT Project Manager will be responsible for overall project coordination of IT integrations, conversion, file transfers and ancillary software/hardware needs. 
- This position will work closely with the program, technical and vendor modernization teams to ensure the scope of work is followed and monitored throughout the duration of the software development lifecycle.
- This position is necessary to provide the support that will result in our successful modernization while understanding current technical operations to ensure that New Jersey’s citizens are being served properly during our transition.  
- This is a significant need that cannot be met under out current staff’s skill sets and workload demands.  
- Failure to add this position may result in an inability to meet the expectations of this modernization effort to better serve the clients that need our assistance the most.

- Act as Information Technology modernization project lead for the transition from a Case Management System to a new Case Management system platform- prior experience with Salesforce, Tableau and Mule Soft technologies preferred 
- Duties include project oversight and vendor management from Planning/Design, Conversion, Testing, and Implementation. 
- Coordination of IT functions relating to conversion of data from existing case management system as well as the management of business analyst functions

- Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.
- Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle, and confer with project staff to outline work plan.
- Establish work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
- Implement project plan.
- Perform risk assessment, and implement mitigation plans.
- Assign duties, responsibilities and scope of authority to project personnel.
- Experience with the review and creation of status reports in coordination with project personnel
- Experience in the creation and modification of schedules or plans.
- Knowledge of governance standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
- Continuously benchmark project management performance to identify improvements and achieve higher capability maturity in project and portfolio management.
- Reviews existing application and modernization proposals and develops a plan to keep projects moving forward in an efficient manner by means of timely approval reviews, coordination with outside/inside vendors, scheduling, and closely monitoring the projects progress and completion.
- Development of procurement documentation including, Requests for Proposals, and Request for Quote 

Required / Desired Skills
Expertise in the implementation of a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution - Required 2 Years
Development of IT procurement requests including Request for Quote, Requests for Proposal documentation  - Required 2 Years
Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure that the project progresses on schedule and within budget.  - Required 5 Years
Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content and “look and fe - Required 5 Years
Ensure that project goals are accomplished and are in line with business objectives. - Required 5 Years
Familiar with project management methodologies (for example, PMI, Prince II and agile) as applied to large scale Information Technology System Moder - Required 5 Years
Knowledge of project-planning tools  - Required 5 Years
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills - Required 3 Years
Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations - Required 3 Years
Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills, because this is a highly visible position with substantial impact - Required 3 Years
Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment where this role may not directly control resources - Required 3 Years
Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence - Required 3 Years
Good understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business - Required 3 Years
Developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports, conducting risk analysis and monitoring the progre - Required 3 Years
Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a project resource plan that ensures that the right people are in the right place doing the right things - Required 3 Years
Consult with client to define need or problem, conducts research, performs studies and surveys to obtain data, and analyzes problems to advise on or - Required 3 Years
Responsible for managing risks and issues - Required 3 Years
Responsible for developing and maintaining the project schedule - Required 3 Years
Responsible for reporting on the status of the project - Required 3 Years
Ability to highly function in a face paced environment where you have multiple demands from various parties going on at the same time. - Desired 2 Years
Excellent time management and communication skills - Desired 2 Years
Demonstrates sensitivity to working in a government environment and to interacting with senior leadership  - Desired 2 Years
Government IT Systems Modernization Experience  - Desired 2 Years
COTS/SaaS Software Implementation  - Desired 2 Years

PREFERRED EDUCATION: 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study or advanced degree