Resident Services Information Technology (RSIT) is seeking an IT Project Manager III to lead the planning, monitoring, and management of new technology solutions for its business functions. This position will be expected to work with limited supervision and will be accountable for assigned programs and projects. It includes providing work direction/coaching/mentoring to other project managers as well as participating and leading strategic initiatives as needed. In addition to performing program/project management related tasks on larger more complex projects, this position will have responsibility for managing relationships and contracts with vendors, developing project sponsorship, and collaborating with senior management.This position, as a member of the Resident Services Information Technology Tax (RSIT.Tax) team, will be required to provide leadership and carry out the development of continuous process improvement projects and the creation of project management best practices to support the accomplishment of RSIT mission and goals. Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.
Location and hours:This position is remote. Remote employees may be required to come on-site 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Based on the business needs for this position, individuals must reside in Minnesota or have approval to work from a state authorized by Hennepin County as approved for out-of-state remote work. For a complete listing of allowable states, click here. Candidates must currently reside in or be willing and able to relocate to Minnesota or one of the approved states. Employees living out of state are responsible for all travel expenses when required to come on-site. Individuals who do not reside in or are not willing to relocate to one of these states will not be considered.
Work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
New employees who are hired into hybrid positions between January 2, 2022, to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type:This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position is internally classified as an Information Technology (IT) Project Manager III. Click here to view the job classification specification.
This position is eligible to receive an additional cash merit of up to $2710.03 that can be earned annually based on performance.In this position, you will:
· Manage and execute programs and projects:
o Serve as a single point of contact for RSIT leadership.
o Manage objectives, phases, deliverables, scope, risks and changes.
o Work with project stakeholders to develop and communicate the project vision.
o Communicate effectively with customers to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions, ensuring timely generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and disposition of project information.
o Authorize project initiation and plan, define, verify, and control project scope.
· Manage day-to-day operational aspects of assigned programs/projects:
o Monitor, document, and report on project progress; provide appropriate status reports to stakeholders.
o Effectively apply methodology and enforce project quality standards; manage quality assurance and control project quality.
o Build project team environment that is conducive to meeting the team’s needs, remove project roadblocks, and escalate risks.
o Ensure compliance with internal or relevant external policies and procedures.
· Take the lead role in proposing and implementing project methodology processes providing coaching and direction to other project managers.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Nine or more years of IT experience.
o Associate's degree in one of the below fields or an approved certification in an IT program or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and seven or more years of experience managing technology projects.
o Approved Hennepin County IT internship and seven or more years of IT experience.
o Completion of five college/vocational technology courses and seven or more years of IT experience.
o Bachelor's degree or higher in business administration, management information systems (MIS), or an approved related field and five or more years of experience managing technology projects.
o Managing large, complex, multi-year IT programs/projects affecting multiple departments in a large organization with status and control of each work activity from inception to completion.
o Managing complex technology programs using industry standard tools and methodologies.
o Utilizing project management tools for facilitation and tracking e.g., MS Project, Azure Dev Ops, SharePoint, Microsoft Suite, and/or MS Teams.
o Managing all phases of a project using various methodologies (e.g., Agile or Waterfall).
o Working with business and IT technical areas to make strategic and technical decisions.
· Effective writing skills needed to document project deliverables.
· Skill in presenting and facilitating at appropriate levels of the organization.
· Knowledge of IT systems and software development lifecycle (SDLC); systems development methodology; application development principles and process; basic knowledge of infrastructure and platforms.
· Ability to:
o Facilitate meetings using situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and transparency.
o Organize and plan work effectively and independently.
o Identify continuous improvement opportunities.
o Lead discussions with a diverse group of people and work collaboratively with stakeholders and project teams.
About the department:Resident and Real Estate Services covers the foundational responsibilities of government: land surveying, land recording, property tax collection and distribution.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (login as Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. Note: Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide a Stakeholder Analysis and a Communication Plan for a program you have managed as part of the interview part of the interview process. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.