Job Description :
Project Manager

Client : State of GA
Duration: 12 + months
Rate: ALAP
Location Decatur , GA

Last Date : 11/ 7 /2017


Job Description
Run a complex project/programs from design and development to production.
Assisting in the translation of that vision into business requirements
Synthesizing the business and technical landscape into a sound project strategy and execution plan
Managing multiple key projects with significant scope and complexity simultaneously
Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills, partnered with an ability to collaborate and build effective interpersonal relationships
Expert knowledge and experience managing essential risk mitigation activities including identification, tracking, follow-up, escalation, and contingency planning on risks, issues. Must understand interdependencies and mitigate issues and risks across projects within the IT program.
Critical thinking skills that result in innovative problem solving and decision making.
Advanced in use of IT tools to effectively manage IT Program schedules and sub-projects interdependent milestones. Ability to analyze and strategically leverage Project data to ensure key risks and issues are identified and resolved.
Will coordinate with technical teams in defining application requirements and resolving project issues. Responds to technical problems, explains new technologies, and presents deliverables. Learns to build productive networks with internal and external stakeholders.
Participates in project design, contributing technical insights and ideas. Helps formulate project scope and objectives. Demonstrates a solid understanding of the fundamentals of requirement specification, design, coding, and testing of information systems.
Writes basic documentation of a new or proposed system. Contributes to project plans, RFP''s and RFI''s. Shares knowledge effectively within the work team.
Works directly with users in defining new application requirements and resolving project issues, responding to user problems to explain new technologies and present deliverables.
Tests, implements, documents and maintains system components based on specifications
Creating a communications process to ensure stakeholders are aware of status, risks, and opportunities
Synchronizing and managing cross-project interdependencies
Driving execution of project and program deliverables
Formulating mitigation strategies and recommending solutions
Oversee QA activities to ensure project deliverables meet / exceed established standards
Providing risk management and issue/problem resolution as required
Interacting with senior leaders across a highly matrixed environment in both IT and business communities and cultivating trust with all program stakeholders
Preparing and delivering presentations regarding program status to key stakeholders

Qualifications
BA/BS degree
5+ years of IT project management experience
PMP Certification preferred
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Project, Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint
Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely
Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
Proven experience "translating" technical concepts into business terms
Proven ability to build and maintain strong and trusted relationships with business and IT leaders
Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills and ability to balance multiple priorities.
Ability to operate independently with minimal guidance
Comfort operating in a very fast paced environment with aggressive timetables
Ability to take initiative and work independently.