Salary Group B26

Class No. 1561



Performs advanced (senior-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 plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


Directs, develops, and evaluates projects using accepted project management methodologies.

Initiates multi-agency or enterprise-level projects, obtains authorization and commitment, and demonstrates business need and project feasibility.

Develops criteria for evaluating programs, proposals, and other pertinent information related to project assignments.

Develops project budgets, schedules, work plans, resources requirements, and cost estimates and projections.

Develops and implements plans to communicate and explain project methodology and processes to interested groups and team members.

Reviews and recommends proposals and bids to management.

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.

Identifies potential project risks and difficulties and designs strategies to mitigate or avoid them.

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

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

Creates documentation procedures to capture and deal with changes in original project plan.

May testify before legislative and interested groups on project status and other issues of public interest.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.


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 highly complex 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, in addressing changes in scope and budget, and in operating computers and applicable computer software.

Ability to manage project activities; to establish project goals and objectives; 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 and gaps; to prepare reports; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

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Revised 9-1-15