STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B19

Class No. 1660

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs routine (journey-level) project management specialist work in the areas of scheduling and estimating.  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.  Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Reports actual project progress compared with planned progress to determine trends and variances.

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

Creates project schedules and scheduling components for all phases of a project.

Creates, organizes, and maintains detailed project cost estimates to model a project’s final cost. 

Documents project plans, procedures, and project change orders.

Monitors and reports project schedule changes and the potential effect of adjustments.

Prepares detailed project cost estimates using descriptive information to model and display project financial status.

Reviews and analyzes construction documents and other technical documents.

Updates project schedules and cost estimates using information gathered and analyzed from multiple sources.

Verifies that project schedule controls are properly implemented and maintained. 

Assists in developing policies for project management scheduling and budgeting; and reviews policies, practices, and procedures.

Assists in training staff in the use of project management scheduling tools and provides ongoing technical assistance for users.

Assists project managers to establish feasible project schedules and cost estimates.

Assists with the development of project schedules, resource requirements, and cost estimates and projections.

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 coursework a field relevant to assignment is generally preferred.  Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of project management theories and practices; of project costing, estimating, and scheduling; of systems and procedures used to evaluate project performance; and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken.

Skill in project management, scheduling, and estimating; and in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions, to assess project-related information and develop plans to address identified issues, to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills, to identify project risks, to prepare reports and charts, and to communicate effectively.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

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


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Added 9-1-15