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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is currently looking to fill an ITSO Project Manager (IT Project Management-Journey) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
In this role you will independently provide project management for the implementation of the statewide One Washington project at Ecology. The project will replace the state’s system that manages key business functions – finance, procurement, budget, human resources and payroll. The project will be accomplished in multiple phases with the following focus; Phase 1a – core financial systems, Phase 1b – Expanded financial systems and procurement, Phase 2 – Human Capital Management and Phase 3 – Budget preparation. This work includes initiating, planning, controlling, monitoring, closing, and reporting on the project as this mission critical system is implemented at Ecology.
We are looking for applicants who possess extensive IT Project Management knowledge and experience. The top applicant will have excellent people, negotiation, and communications skills, to include business analysis, technical writing, and facilitation experience. This position develops project management and business analysis artifacts that are reviewed by senior IT, business and executive level staff. As such, the incumbent must possess strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.
Program Mission: The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is the central provider of strategic and tactical support for the use of Information Technology (IT) within Ecology. The mission of ITSO is to create and support useful technology services that adapt for the future and support Ecology’s mission.
Protecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embrace the value of people.
Please Note: This is a project position that is funded until June 30, 2022. The Statewide One Washington project is expected to continue through June 30, 2025. The funding for this position has a high probability of being renewed through the lifecycle of the project.
Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
- A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
- An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
- Continuous growth and development opportunities.
- A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
- Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.
Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.
During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding building occupancy, mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of September 7, 2021. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before September 6, 2021. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
Section Mission: The ITSO Enterprise Portfolio Management & Architecture Section provides expert-level consulting and leadership in the areas of enterprise portfolio and project management, business analysis and IT architectural services.
What you’ll do:
- Independently directs the implementation at Ecology of the complex, large-scale One Washington IT project.
- Develop IT project plans and charters, sets and manages project schedule, manages product backlog, develops and implements communication strategy and plan, and other project management artifacts.
- Analyze project risks, develops risk mitigation strategies and maintains the project’s risk register.
- Collaborate with the project’s Executive Sponsor and Business Team.
- Organize and collaborates with Agile project teams to prioritize work via development of a Sprint Plan and facilitates development of a product backlog.
- Use Business Process Reengineering methods and Change Management strategies.
- Develop change management plans that include consideration of the human elements of change.
- Coordinate the work of project team members and manages project team through regularly scheduled meetings.
- Facilitate Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective meetings.
- Participate in the development of the business case, cost/benefit analysis and feasibility of proposed IT software development and/or infrastructure projects.
- Organize and facilitates the project team meetings.
- Develop procurement and statement of work documents.
- Evaluate vendor responses and assists in vendor selection process.
- Monitor project status by comparing project progress to the project plan.
- Report directly to management (Executive Sponsor, Section Manager and Steering Committee) by preparing briefing papers and giving presentations.
- Assist in the facilitation of requirements gathering meetings and workshops across multiple financial and administrative programs.
- Assist in analyzing and developing requirements for the complex, large-scale OneWashington project to include cost-benefit analysis; documents information systems requirements to include user acceptance criteria via detailed user stories and/or use cases.
- Consult with managers, staff and external partners to analyze technology needs and problems; analyzes and resolves highly complex problems involving multiple system integration issues
- Assist in developing business cases and recommends solutions so that management has the information needed to make sound decisions.
- Identify opportunities for improving business processes.
- Assist in identifying the needs of stakeholder groups by applying Business Process Modeling (BPM) techniques to develop as-is and to-be process models.
- Define key performance indicators (KPI)
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT) or closely related field and two (2) years professional experience in IT project management gained in the last (4) four years. Experience includes but is not limited to, business analysis, user interface design, system testing, and all facets of IT project management for IT projects to include technical writing
Associates degree in Computer Science, IT or closely related field; OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in Project Management and four (4) years of professional experience gained in the last eight (8) years as listed above
Six (6) years professional IT project management experience gained in the last 10 years in the requirements listed above.
*Project Management Professional (PMP) certification will substitute for two (2) years of required experience.
* Education in Computer Science, IT or closely related field or accredited vocational training in Project Management will substitute year for year for experience for up to five (5) of the required six (6) years of experience
All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
- A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or related program
- Four (4) years of project management experience on projects that cross program, agency or organizational boundaries.
- Agile Project Management certification such as the Project Management Institute ACP or Scrum Master Certification.
- Organizational Change Management (OCM) Prosci Certification
- Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI), or a university or college.
Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.
Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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- A cover letter outlining your Project Management (PM) experience and training, and why you believe you would be a good fit for this position
- A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position
- Two (2) writing samples that you created related to a project that you managed.
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Why work for Ecology?
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State’s environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth *See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information
Student debt: how working for Ecology can help
The Department of Ecology is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Forgiveness Program (PSLF). See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.