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13 Apr 2022

Full-Time IT Project Management – Senior/Specialist (In-Training)

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board – Posted by wslcbjobs@lcb.wa.gov Olympia, Washington, United States

Job Description

WSLCB Vision
Safe communities for Washington State

Mission
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, tobacco, cannabis and vapor laws

This recruitment is open until filled. First review of applications will be April 25, 2022.  The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time.  We encourage all to apply as early as possible.

This position is currently eligible to telework. This position is expected to work in the office up to 2 days a week, there is some flexibility with this requirement. 

Who we are

The mission of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. At the WSLCB we pride ourselves on creating the “wow” factor in everything we do. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance. We strive to be a great place to work by fostering a safe, open, inclusive and healthy work environment. We want to ensure that our organization is as diverse and inclusive as our great State of Washington.

We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business initiated process improvement.

Your opportunity at a glance

The WSLCB Information Technology Services Division is announcing an exciting opportunity for an IT Project Management – Senior/Specialist (In-Training). This position reports directly to the Strategy, Policy & Planning Manager in the WSLCB’s Information Technology Services Division. The position serves and complements the WSLCB’s mission and goals by working on cross-divisional teams and interacting closely with technical service owners, product owners, subject matter experts and other stakeholders to independently establish and enforce the IT project management governance applied to the implementation of technology product and service enhancements, upgrades, modifications and replacements.

If you have an interest in devising methods and processes to anticipate, analyze and resolve problems including the ability to translate complex nuances to others with a focus on process improvement, we encourage you to apply to be a part of the WLSCB team!
Duties

Some of the duties you will perform are:

  • Develop, Implement and Maintain an Outcome-Driven IT Project Management Program.
  • Identify IT project goals and objectives to ensure delivery of expected results can be both achieved and sustained ongoing, including any trade-off decisions that may be required.
  • Identify risks and issues, including facilitation of discussions to remove obstacles, mitigate or remove risks. Escalate when appropriate.
  • Use Microsoft Project to create detailed implementation plan(s) to reflect the sequence and dependencies of project milestones and activities necessary to meet defined project goals and objectives.
  • Use Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) to break project milestones and activities down to the task level, including resource estimates and actuals.
  • Track, allocate and optimize project resource utilization throughout the agency.
  • Identify projects that are dependent on each other, and reduce inefficiencies or redundancies that prevent maximum resource utilization across the portfolio.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a tool for tracking the business value of IT projects across the portfolio. Collect, analyze and report IT project data across the portfolio.
  • Identify risks and issues, including facilitation of discussions amongst senior leadership to remove obstacles, mitigate or remove risks affecting the IT project portfolio.
  • Deliver continuous improvement of portfolio management standards and best practices.

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

The goal class for this position is an IT Project Management – Senior/Specialist. We will consider applicants who meet the requirements for both the IT Project Management – Journey and the IT Project Management – Senior/Specialist levels. If the finalist meets the requirements at the IT Project Management – Journey level, then they will be hired as an IT Project Management – Journey and will be placed in a training program to become an IT Project Management – Senior/Specialist within a specified period of time.
 
At the IT Project Management – Journey level: Pay Range 40 ($6,462 – $8,479 – monthly) (In-Training) 

Experience for required qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment and educational experience. See below for how you may qualify.

Option 1: 

A Bachelor’s degree or above in Management, Business, Computer Science, Information Technology or other closely related field AND

Five (5) years of progressive professional experience in IT project management.

Experience may include a combination of following:

  • Working level knowledge and experience in IT project management methodologies, tools and techniques such as Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Waterfall, Sig Sigma and PMBOK.
  • Technical proficiency in the configuration and use of project management software such as Team Foundation Server (TFS), Azure DevOps, and Microsoft Project.

Note: A PMP Certification from an accredited institution, e.g. Project Management Institute (PMI) will substitute for 2 years of required experience listed above.

Option 2:

An Associate’s degree in Management, Business, Computer Science, Information Technology or other closely related field AND 

Seven (7) years of progressive professional experience as listed above.

Option 3:

Nine (9) years of progressive professional experience as listed above.
At the IT Project Management – Senior/Specialist level: Pay Range 44 ($7,123 – $9,348 monthly) (Goal Class) 

Experience for required qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment and educational experience. See below for how you may qualify.

Option 1: 

A Bachelor’s degree or above in Management, Business, Computer Science, Information Technology or other closely related field AND

Seven (7) years of progressive professional experience in a wide range of technical disciplines such as systems analysis, quality assurance, system administration, network administration, software development/configuration, hosting, and cyber security.

Experience may include a combination of following:

  • Working level knowledge and experience in IT project management methodologies, tools and techniques such as Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Waterfall, Sig Sigma and PMBOK.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in Organizational Change Management methodologies, practices and techniques such as ADKAR or PROSCI.
  • Advanced knowledge and technical proficiency in project management software such as Team Foundation Server (TFS), Microsoft Project or Trello.
  • Advanced knowledge and progressive experience establishing enterprise level IT Project Management governance frameworks.

Note: A PMP Certification from an accredited institution, e.g. Project Management Institute (PMI) will substitute for 2 years of required experience listed above.

Option 2:

An Associate’s degree in Management, Business, Computer Science, Information Technology or other closely related field AND

Nine (9) years of progressive professional experience as listed above.

Option 3:

Eleven (11) years of progressive professional experience as listed above.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications: 

  • PMP Certification from an accredited institution, e.g. Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP).
  • Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Procurement and Contract Management training.
  • Working level knowledge of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) investment planning and gated funding process.

How to Apply

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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BE CONSIDERED.
IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following, failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified:
  1. Completed online application.
  2. Current Resume.
  3. Letter of Interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for the position.
  4. Three professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with email addresses and phone numbers.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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