Job Description :
Title: Project Manager Duration: 2 Year + Location: Sparks, Nevada Job Description Position: Project / Program Manager The Project Manager is expected to coordinate and manage the goals and grant activities to successful completion by the end of the grant completion date. This position will create project management documents and coordinate efforts of all staff, including scheduling and facilitating meetings to review tasks, timelines and milestones, and identify and mitigate risks. The project manager will schedule, prepare for and attend annual meetings with USDA grant managers and technical experts. Project manager must be able to effectively interpret business requirements and understand technical tasks sufficient to oversee the project schedule and timeline. Experience with formal project management frameworks, such as Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and familiarity with AGILE methodologies is preferred. The consultant must perform all activities to the approved grant plan and schedule. Work must be completed according to the specifications and standards set by the State. The consultant must: Oversee the duties of the three-year USDA Administrative Review Training (ART) Grant awarded to the Nevada Dept. of Agriculture in 2019 and initiated in January 2020. Ensure the completion of all grant activities; ensure the project is always on schedule and meeting every goal and deadline, and on budget. Work as part of a team that includes a business process analyst, software developers, NDA IT and School Nutrition program staff; and liaison with up to 45 end users that will be testing and operating the new software. Prepare project management plans, including project charter and schedule, work breakdown structure; communication plan(s), reporting structures, work project delegation and quality management; facilitate development of high level functional and business requirements for software design. Assure that the plan for sustainability of the project is implemented. Produce internal reports at bi-weekly intervals including deadlines that must be met over the next month; milestone dates; and project risks. Compile data, prepare, and submit federal and state reports, at required intervals and format, regarding program status and activities. If needed, produce and submit no cost extension or budget amendment requests. Coordinate and/or assist in conducting remote workshops and providing education and guidance to end users regarding software testing and operational procedures. Coordinate with contracted trainers to facilitate trainings for school food service program operators. Oversee and manage any ART grant activities that have been sub-awarded to outside trainers, including billables.