Job Description :

Job Title: Project Manager II

Location : Madison WI

Duration: 12+ Months(possible to extend)

Client: : State of WI

Job ID: 89402

Job Description:

Top Skills:

Project Management

Written and Verbal Communication

Critical Thinking

Interview Process:

-Phone and web based interviews will be acceptable. However, an in person interview may be required. Interviews will be set up shortly after the posting close date.

Duration: 6/30/2021, with the potential to extend for additional terms to 6/30/2023

Local candidates or willing to relocate at the candidate's expense. No designated work space will be assigned however, selected candidate must be available to work at our location as needed. DCF work location is 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703.

Knowledge Services Position Title: Certified Project Manager III

Top 3-4 desired skills required for the position:

Project Management

Written and Verbal Communication

Critical Thinking

Will this position have access to FTI (Federal Tax Information)?


Detailed Job Description:

The Department of Children and Families has identified a need for a Project Manager to support programs funded through the Preschool Development Grant (PDG). This project manager will be responsible for managing and coordinating the development, management, and implementation of high-profile projects such as Community Innovation Grants and Workforce Grants. These programs support the overarching vision that all children have access to high-quality early care and education.

This position requires an individual with excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as, have an ability to work with minimal direction and oversight. Individuals in this role must have a strong background in project management, including experience in running business area projects. The ability to think critically and problem solve are essential.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Project management functions across all PDG projects, including oversight of workplans, timelines, and evaluation efforts.
  • External & internal stakeholder engagement communicate project status to Department Management Teams, workgroups, providers, and Early Childhood Education advocacy organizations.
  • Develop automated tools to streamline internal processes and make project development and execution efforts more efficient.



Project Management


Development of Project Artifacts (plan, charter, status reports, etc.)


Prepare Written Reports


Strong Communication Skills


Prepare Executive Briefings


MS Project or equivalent


Other Notes to Suppliers:

  1. Selected candidate will be required to provide personal equipment for remote work. Technical specifications of hardware are:
  2. Selected candidate will not be assigned specific work space, however, may be required to report in person as needed with minimal notice.
  3. An in-person interview may be required before a final hire is made. The hiring manager has discretion to allow phone or Skype interviews at any point during the process.
  4. Please provide three (3) business references for the interview.
  5. The selected candidate will be required to sign all onboarding documents as part of the onboarding process. Candidate will also be required to complete any security training as directed by the division, department, or agency.
  6. The selected candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check and any fingerprinting as required by the position.
  7. This position is budgeted for 1960 hours annually. Hours will be prorated the first year based on start date.
  8. DCF does not sponsor work visas, either at the time of hire or at any later date
  9. Suppliers must disclose any/all levels of sub-contracting and their respective supplier name(s).
  10. Selected candidate must provide copies of any/all certifications as part of the hiring process.

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