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Job Title: IT - AZSOS - N/A - Project Manager- 93352

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Rate- $41/hr on W2 all inclusive or $48 on 1099

Duration- 12 months

Closing date – 10/12

Local Only Candidates - Resumes must specify the current location of the candidate, all those who do not state current location will not be considered. - AS A REMINDER - Candidates must be local at time of submission, and available for in person interviews within 1 week of the posting close date. Candidates must also be able to start within 2 weeks of an offer being made.

Please see the attached Cover letter that will need to be completed and submitted along with the resume and RTR. If the cover letter and the RTR is not attached, or missing the required information, the candidate will be rejected.

The resource MUST be able to clear a 7 year Package A background, and obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card. Please note the contractor or vendor is responsible for covering the cost ($74.95) of obtaining the contractor’s fingerprint clearance card.

please only submit new resources. Feedback on the previous posting:

•        Needing a candidate who can hit the ground running. There is not a lot of training time and they need to be experienced enough to work self-sufficiently.

•        Need to see more PM Experience.

•        Last round had too many project coordinators, project expediters, BA’s, QA-related, etc.

•        Want to see more resources with certifications (PMP, CSM/PSM, etc.)

•        Want PM Professional. They will be running scrums so want to see scrum master AND PM background in employment experience.

•        Need experience running daily standups

Job Description:

The State of Arizona is looking for a contracted IT Project Manager to lead and deliver on a single complex project. This is a one-year contract position and will be primarily a telecommute position with occasional onsite presence at the AZ Secretary of State office 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ, 85007


- Lead the planning and implementation of a single development and operation project

- Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables

- Manages customer expectations and communications

- Ensures adequate participation from agency and external business stakeholders

- Define project tasks and resource requirements

- Develop full scale project plans

- Assemble and coordinate project staff

- Manage project budget

- Manage project resource allocation

- Plan and schedule project timelines

- Manages risk analysis and development of mitigation plans and proactively monitors risks throughout the project lifecycle

- Track product deliverables using appropriate tools

- Facilitates communicate and coordinates project progress, deliverables and task follow-up with project teams, testers, stakeholders and management

- Provide direction and support to project team

- Lead, monitor and report on quality assurance efforts

- Compile and present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions

- Resolves and/or assists in resolving issues within and between projects and/or functional areas

- Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs

- Proactively assists with the development and improvement of project management and reporting tools and processes

- Preforms other responsibilities as assigned

Required Skills:

- Proven ability to manage diverse cross-functional development and support teams

- Proven track record managing large sized, complex business/technology projects and/or programs

- Extensive experience in multiple SDLC methodologies, and ability to decide which is appropriate for a specific project

- Exhibits critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills

- Highly developed time management skills

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

- Ability to influence, motivate and lead in order to achieve desired outcome

- Excellent MS DevOps, MS Project, PowerPoint, Office skills

- Self-motivated and is able to work and lead others with little supervision

Required Education, Experience and Certifications

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or related field

- 8 years of IT-related or relevant enterprise project management experience including 4 years of experience as a senior project manager

- Active and accredited project management certification required.

- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

- Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)/Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM)

- Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)

- Professional Scrum Master (PSM) I, II, or III.

- FBI background and fingerprint check is required for this position 


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