Job Description :
The primary focus of the Project Director ( PD) is to ensure that project activities are optimally delivered through cost effective measures that include the best combination of the Client and 3rd party vendors to deliver a quality product, meeting all agreed-to requirements on budget and schedule. The PD will be in charge of coordination between both the business and IT aspects of the project and will oversee the project contractors in an efficient and professional manner, promoting a team-oriented approach. The PD will manage the overall project. The PD will ensure that the products developed, prescribed processes, and the deliverables of the project contractors meet Clients'' expections and specified standards.
The PD will update and provide advice to the Client throughout the period of performance on the status of the project deliverables, enhancements, and the quality of the product to meet the requirements, specifications, and standards set forth in the corresponding contract documents. The PD will ensure that the PSC is fully informed on the budget, schedule, and quality of deliverables. Disputes that cannot be resolved between the PD and other project contractors or Client staff shall be raised through a prescribed process to the Client for resolution.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS -

A. Current Project Management Professional credential (“PMP”) from the Project Management Institute.

B. Managed at least two (2) IT projects successfully, defined as a project that met all of its stated objectives to the customer’s satisfaction, that:
1) had a budget of at least $10 million in IT application development services;
2) had complexities requiring coordination of work between multiple entities and contractors; and Unemployment Insurance System Improvement Project Director
3) had similar scale and complexity to the UISIm project, and that must have included the system development phases associated with design through deployment and full client acceptance.

C. A minimum of ten (10) years of project management experience in the public or private sector.

D. A minimum of ten (10) years of hands-on experience using project management methodologies and associated tools and metrics.

E. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. If the degree has been obtained in another country, it is required that the degree or coursework be evaluated for equivalency.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The Project Director should have:
A. Led four (4) or more projects that involved communication and customer relationship management activities with both internal and external stakeholders.

B. Project management experience in two (2) or more of the following business applications:
UI, Financial Accounting, Case Management, Government Revenue, Insurance, or Claim Processing.

C. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience with iterative information system development methodologies.

D. Written at least one (1) project guide or led at least one (1) project training which communicated and translated technical terminology, concepts, and issues in terms clear and understandable to technical and non-technical management and staff.

E. A minimum of seven (7) years of experience defining and managing project scope statements and development approach documents.

F. A minimum of seven (7) years of experience creating and maintaining project schedules using project scheduling software.

G. A minimum of seven (7) years of experience coordinating project team member activities according to approved project scope, development approach, and project schedule.

H. A minimum of seven (7) years of experience creating and maintaining project risks and project issues logs.

I. A minimum of seven (7) years of experience managing the resolution of technical or business issues raised by project stakeholders.

J. A minimum of seven (7) years of experience managing project artifacts, i.e., design documents, requirements, test plans, and program code, using configuration management software.

K. A minimum of seven (7) years of experience developing regular project status reports.

L. A minimum of seven (7) years of experience planning, developing agendas and conducting regular project status meetings and working meetings with project stakeholders.

M. Strong communication skills both written and verbal to demonstrate required knowledge, skill sets and abilities to define and manage UI project scope and development. A writing sample of the proposed PD will be required