Job Description :
Direct End Client: State of Pennsylvania
Job Title: Change Manager with ITIL Certification
Duration: 11 Months
Start Date: 10/31/2016
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Position Type: Contract
Interview Type: In-person only
cBiz Requirement ID: SPA_PM866_VB

This requisition requires in-person first round interviews only.
Client would prefer candidates local to the Harrisburg, PA Area.

Required Skills:
ITIL Foundation Certification.
Minimum of 1-2 years'' experience with Remedy (version 7.6.04), including the Change Management Module, or equivalent ITSM tool. (2 years)
Excellent communication skills listening, verbal and written, including meeting management and facilitation. (10 years)
Understanding of IT Service Management (ITIL certifications, a plus (10 years)
Working knowledge of Change and Release Management methods, tools, terminology and industry practices. (10 years)
Excellent organization skills with proven ability to manage multiple assignments and priorities successfully, delivering with high quality. (10 years)
Excellent customer service skills servicing and interfacing with individuals across IT (customers) in different roles. (10 years)
Strong understanding of IT Change Management, configuration management and service level management principles and practices. (10 years)

Nice to have skills:
ITIL Expert Certification. (Desired)

Department: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

Description: The Change Manager will play a key role in ensuring IT projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage.

The Change Manager will play a key role in ensuring IT projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage. This person will focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance. The change manager will work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization of and proficiency with the changes that impact employees. These improvements will increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes.
While the change manager may or may not have supervisory responsibility, this person will have to work through many others in the organization to succeed. The change manager will act as a coach for senior leaders and executives in helping them fulfill the role of change sponsor. The change manager may also provide direct support and coaching to all levels of managers and supervisors as they help their direct reports through transitions. The change manager will also support project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans.

Work Experience/Skills:
Must have a solid grasp of the technology as a whole to be able to identify changes and detect collisions and scheduling issues.
A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process
Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent active listening skills
Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
Forward looking with a holistic approach
Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
Problem solving and root cause identification skills
Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts.

Responsibilities:
Develop change management strategies as required, incorporating change management approach, stakeholder management, communication, training and readiness assessments
Manage daily change activities and provide guidance on the change management process.
Facilitate Change Advisory Board Meetings. Responsibilities include:
Planning, scheduling, managing and chairing CAB meetings. Includes creation of agenda’s and meeting minutes.
Deciding appropriate stakeholders for the CAB meetings
Selecting CRQ’s for review at CAB meetings, based on the change policy
Circulating CRQ’s in advance of CAB meetings to allow prior consideration
Selecting successful and failed changes for review at CAB meetings
Reviews and audits changes for compliance with the ISTO’s Change Management Processes.
Coordinating interfaces between change management and other processes – especially service asset and configuration management and release and deployment management.
Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders.
Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities.
Develop and improve Key Performance Indicators and improve the metrics program by interpreting the data and recommending process improvements driving the appropriate organizational behaviors.
Collate Change records from multiple vendors and review for conflicts and collisions
Create and implement training strategies.
Create and implement communication plan(s)
Prepare communication materials, including presentations and written communications identified within the communication plan(s)
Prepare ad hoc communication materials as required
Play a vital role in helping the organization to identify gaps and develop remediation plans and documented procedures to elevate PennDOT’s Change management maturity.

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