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Project Manager

  • Location: Raleigh, 27601
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 2 months ago

Position: Project Manager
Location: Raleigh, NC 27601
Term:  12 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Monitoring and organizing the project budget and expenditures.
  • Maintaining all project documentation on SharePoint.
  • Proactively disseminating project information to all stakeholders.
  • Identifying, managing, and mitigating project risk.
  • Ensuring the solution has stakeholder signoffs and is of acceptable quality.
  • Proactively managing scope to ensure only what was agreed is delivered unless changes are approved through scope management.
  • Understanding the operational workload of project team members and escalating where deliverables are at risk.
  • Vendor and contract management.
  • Managing project change management and quality management.
  • Adhering to established policy and procedures with respect to project management methodology, quality assurance, state technical architecture and other related State and agency-specific IT project and procurement guidelines and statutory mandates.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public/Business Administration, Project Management or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in payroll and IT project management or technical project management related work; or a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or closely related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience including medium to large size organization payroll experience.
  • 5 years of knowledge and expertise necessary to successfully process payrolls for medium to large size organization on-time with accuracy
  • 5 years of hands-on experience performing in an IT program/project management role for large scale IT programs/projects
  • 5 years of experience preparing procurement/RFP documents, functional and non-functional IT application requirements, and managing third party vendors
  • 5 years of experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with clients, management, and project team members
  • 5 years of experience in interacting effectively with technical personnel
  • 5 years of experience in translating and communicating technical concepts, information, plans, and procedures to both technical and non-IT business personnel
  • Excellent written and oral communications; possess conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • 5 years of knowledge of IT Project Management processes, procedures, documentation, and reporting criteria per PMI/PMBOK methodologies
  • 5 years of experience with Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • 5 years of demonstrated ability to perform detailed work planning, risk assessments, and associated risk mitigation actions

Even better if you have:
  • PMP certification
  • 3 years of Local Public School Unit experience
  • 5 years of Local government experience
  • 5 years of State government experience

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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