Job Description :
Title: Project Manager

Location: Arlington, VA

Duration: 18+ Months

About Opportunity:

Seeking a Project Manager to lead the agile software implementation of our new online permitting system. Permit Arlington is an enterprise-wide initiative to improve land development, building and permitting processes in Arlington County. Users of the new system include staff from across multiple disciplines across the County and external customers (e.g. residents, residential and commercial developers, small business owners Users’ expertise spans building, zoning, trades, code enforcement, engineering, public health and other related technical and professional fields.



The primary responsibility is to lead the information technology side of the project. The individual must possess strong communication and facilitation, business analysis, documentation, project management skillsets and have proven success in continuous process improvement.



Responsibilities:

Collaborate closely with vendor Project Manager to implement the third phase of a highly customized COTS product

Ensure delivery of project scope on time and within budget while meeting or exceeding quality standards and stakeholder expectations; accountable for plans and teamwork assignments, directing work efforts, reviewing integrated project plans, escalating and communicating resource needs, ensuring completion of quality reviews, and driving the resolution of issues as appropriate

Remove any barriers that might prevent achievement of project business goals

Measure and track project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques

Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for a flawless execution of project

Perform risk management to minimize project risks

Develop communication plan and coordinate communication activities

Track issue to resolution

Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Facilitate meeting, prepare agenda and meeting minutes

Provide weekly status reports, escalate issues to management as needed

The successful candidate will possess the following:

Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, including executives, managers, and subject matter experts

Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management and head of departments

Strong listening and interpersonal skills

Detail oriented, strong analytical, problem-solving skills

Excellent meeting facilitator, strong verbal, oral, and written communication skills

Proven ability to drive projects using agile and/or SCRUM implementation methodology

Knowledge and experience with project management techniques included but not limited to creating WBSs, WBS dictionaries, RACI chart, scope baselines, communication plans, risk registers, quality management plans, and all components of a project management plan.

Ability to provide high quality collaborative documents such as: meeting minutes, action items list, weekly report, executive summary, etc.

Experience managing project of enterprise implementation in land development, building and permitting process such as Accela Civic Platform software is a plus

5-7 years’ experience as a Project Manager with medium to large scale, enterprise applications

Current experience with the Atlassian product line, specifically Jira

Experience with ITIL v3 framework and continuous improvement process

Strong Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams and MS-Project skills

Experience with County government is a plus.

Current Certified ScrumMaster and/or Advanced or Professional Scrum Master Certification from the Scrum Alliance and/or current PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and on-hands familiarity with current PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK V5) is a plus.



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