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Project Manager

Company: Allied Consultants, Inc.
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Overview:Allied Consultants, Inc. is an Austin-based firm which has for 32 years been a premier provider of technical and business professionals to clients in Texas. We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to be a key resource on a technical services team. Allied Consultants offers its family of consultants excellent rates, a local support staff, and an attractive benefits package which includes medical insurance (Allied shares a percentage of the cost), life insurance, a matching 401(k) plan and a cafeteria plan.Candidates selected for interview will be required to undergo criminal background checks and may be required to complete a drug screen in accordance with Federal and State Law. Offers of Employment are contingent on a successful background checkAllied Consultants is an equal opportunities employer.Responsibilities:Level Description8 or more years of experience, relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, independently performs a variety of complicated tasks, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Certification in Project Management by a recognized project management organization or Scrum Master a plus.Job DescriptionProject managers are the people in charge of a specific project or projects within a company. As the project manager, your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project you are working on. Project managers might work by themselves or be in charge of a team to get the job done.Additional job details and special considerationsDESCRIPTION OF SERVICESThe client requires the services of four Project Manager 3, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of Project Manager 3, Project Management and the specifications outlined in this document for the client.All work products resulting from the project shall be considered "works made for hire" and are the property of the client and may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Candidates) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by Texas law. Client will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Candidate(s).The client seeks highly qualified candidates to fill the Project Manager position within the IT Public Health Applications division. This position will perform all necessary project administration and documentation to move project ideas from intake to implementation. Senior level consultative services and technical assistance work in the area of client project management for program related activities. Work involves overseeing Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) priority initiatives and managing special projects utilizing project management best practices in coordination with agency business and program units. Duties include: extensive project documentation creation, developing business charter requirements and documentation, business case workbook development, biennial operating plans and amendments, requirements gathering, coordination, reporting, planning, researching, coordinating and evaluating project management implementation, assuring the use of best practices and standards, assisting in the coordination and optimization of DSHS operations and program functions and providing recommendations. This position is responsible for maintaining coordination across numerous related initiatives and leading special projects as assigned by agency leadership. These responsibilities include: developing project management tools; maintaining project management data on critical and major projects; reporting progress on key projects to executive/senior staff; providing recommendations regarding project management practices to agency leadership and reporting the status of key projects and accomplishments.Job Description The project manager will be working on projects as part of the ELC funding (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infection Diseases funding). Duties will include the creation of all necessary project documentation such as business case workbooks, project charters and schedule. The project manager will manage all documentation necessary from taking a project from inception to implementation, performing a transition to the execution team. This position will also work with staff to initiate, sponsor, manage or participate in projects to maximize the success of multiple and diverse projects. Works under limited direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Qualifications:Minimum Requirements:Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.YearsRequired/PreferredExperience8RequiredSkilled in managing multiple projects with experience with implementations across large organizations to include developing and managing project plans and documenting risks, issues, and contingency plans, ensuring resolution of issues.8RequiredAbility to research, gather, assemble, correlate and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; and to prepare concise reports and/or to analyze and solve complex and difficult problems and prioritize information and issues.8RequiredSkilled in effectively mapping business processes and identifying process improvements and skilled in planning and facilitating meetings and group problem solving.8RequiredExperience overseeing the development of SDLC artifacts, ensure business requirements get translated into technical specifications, guide, and facilitate the SDLC process8RequiredExperience developing and maintaining strong relationships with multiple project sponsors and stakeholders. Must possess strong communication and presentation skills and strong teamwork skills.8RequiredAbility to appropriately summarize and escalate issues and develop and present weekly status updates (written and verbal) and conduct regular project team status meetings.1PreferredExperience implementing and using agile methodologies and best practices for 1 or more State of Texas Agencies1PreferredExperience with client's Federal State processes and documentation, project documentation such as business case workbooks and project charters.1PreferredPMP Certification

Keywords: Allied Consultants, Inc., Austin , Project Manager, Executive , Austin, Texas

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