Job Description :
Experienced Senior Project Manager for managing multiple complex IT Security projects/programs with strong communication skills. Follows project management industry practices such as the PMI''s framework. Works closely with project teams and sponsors.

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT CANDIDATES THAT HAVE WORKED AS A PROJECT MANAGER (PERFORMING PROJECT ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS) IN THEIR MOST RECENT POSITIONS.

IF THE CANDIDATE IS A WEB INTERVIEW - THEY MUST BE WILLING TO COME TO LANSING FOR AN IN PERSON INTERVIEW FOR A SECOND ROUND.

Years of Experience:
Minimum 10 years of experience as a Project Manager.
Job Description:
This position is for a senior experienced project manager to lead multiple Information Technology (IT) programs/projects supporting- Chief Security Officer (CSO) organization. Projects/programs are primarily complex enterprise initiatives related to I T Security and Infrastructure as prioritized by State. Project manager’s role and responsibility includes, but is not limited to:
\tProvide project management for project activities to ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget and within scope.
\tDefine project scope, duration, resources and cost, as well as the best course of action/approach to attain the project objectives.
\tProvide project management for project scheduling, tracking, issue management, risk management, change management, and status reporting.
\tFollow the State Unified Information Technology Environment (SUITE) Project Management Methodology (PMM) and System Engineering Methodology (SEM), based on Industry standard PMI framework and SEI’s CMMI framework.
\tUtilize the State’s Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool (Changepoint) on all projects.
\tPlans and coordinates work with teams. Designs and implements project plans. Generally work with other IT managers and IT technical teams. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
\tActs as a program manager for large complex enterprise IT Security initiatives.
Acts as a partner to other project managers performing Project Management Quality Assurance for their projects.
\tRelies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A significant degree of creativity and latitude is required. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment
\tSelf-directed and independent. Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects. Oversees all aspects of projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.
\tCreates a structure and organization for the management of a complex environment with emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency. Directs corrective actions in any area where performance falls below objectives.


Required/Desired Skills





Skill
Required /Desired
Amount
of Experience


Information Technology Background
Required
10
Years


Project Management experience managing enterprise IT Security projects OR Enterprise IT Infrastructure projects
Required
7
Years


PMI PMP Certification
Highly desired
7
Years


Strong skills in project scheduling utilizing a project scheduling and portfolio management tool such as MS Project, Changepoint etc.
Required
7
Years


Strong leadership and communication skills
Required
10
Years


Knowledge of IT Security Standards like NIST, COBIT
Desired
3
Years


Last 5 years’ experience should have been as a IT Project Manager/Program Manager
Required
5
Years


Agile experience
Desired
2
Years


ITIL Certification and/or knowledge
Required
5
Years


Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Or Equivalent
Required
1
Years





Questions





No.
Question


Question 1
Please list candidate''s email address that will be used when submitting E-RTR.


Question2
Provide details on your experience working on IT Security related projects/programs


Question3
Provide details of your experience working on Project and Portfolio management tool. e.g. Changepoint, Microsoft Project etc.


Question4
This position requires full fingerprint background screening which can take 1 week to complete. Please verify that candidate is aware of this requirement.


Question5
Please highlight experience in resume, where it reflects requirements in the skills matrix.


Question6
The client plans to schedule interviews for this position the morning of Friday 11/30. Please confirm your candidate will be available to interview any of those days if selected. Please also verify that if your candidate WEB interviews in the first round - they will be available for an IN PERSON interview in the second round.