STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B20

Class No. 1558

PROJECT MANAGER I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) project management work.  Work involves coordinating the planning and initiation of projects at various levels of completion; monitoring the progress and schedule of projects; and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties.  May coordinate the work of others.  Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates, plans, and evaluates projects using accepted project management methodologies.

Coordinates project activities with other state agencies, governmental jurisdictions, or private sector partners and contractors.

Monitors and manages project cost to ensure that project is completed within budget.

Monitors and manages project quality to ensure that project deliverables are acceptable and fulfill the terms of the project contract or specifications.

Communicates and explains project methodology and processes to interested groups and team members.

Compiles and distributes project information, project status reports, and project budget expenditures.

Assists in developing project budgets, schedules, work plans, resources requirements, and cost estimates and projections.

Assists in initiating projects, obtaining authorization and commitment, and demonstrating business need and project feasibility.

Assists in developing criteria for evaluating programs, proposals, and other pertinent information related to project assignments.

May review and recommend proposals and bids to management.

May identify potential project risks and difficulties and design strategies to mitigate or avoid them.

May coordinate the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in project management in relevant areas of project assignment.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to limited-scope projects; of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor’s performance; and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken.

Skill in project management monitoring and in the operation of computers and applicable software.

Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions, to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues, to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills, to identify project risks, to prepare reports and charts, to communicate effectively, and to coordinate the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).


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Revised 9-1-15