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IT Project Manager 3

Columbus, OH 43215
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About Us:

The Ohio Department of Education is a diverse team of passionate, education-focused professionals dedicated to fulfilling the vision established in Each Child, Our Future, Ohios strategic plan for education. The vision is, In Ohio, each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society. Ensuring this vision for each of Ohios 1.7 million students, in partnership with more than 240,000 educators across the state, is no small feat. Under the leadership of the superintendent of public instruction and governed by the State Board of Education, Department team members, in collaboration with a wide range of partners, are sharply focused on helping schools and districts continually improve to be the best they can be for each child. Equity and impact are core to every program, service and action. The Departments work is well regarded both in Ohio and nationally for its innovative, leading-edge and forward-looking approach. When the Department succeeds, students succeed, communities succeed and Ohio succeeds.

Culture and Values:

Ohio Department of Education is mission driven, values a culture of feedback and places a premium on growth mindset among all its team members. Together the enterprise is building a continuous learning and improvement community.


The Ohio Department of Education is seeking an experienced project manager to coordinate the development and implementation of projects within the Information Technology Office.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Directs assigned project(s), with or without sub-projects, that covers all phases of project management and whose primary stakeholders are executives and/or state/federal political organizations/individuals:

  • Works directly with agency leadership;

  • Focuses on strategic planning of federal/state mandated projects;

  • Coordinates projects with other services/projects;

  • Writes, implements and monitors policy and ensures compliance;

  • Markets benefits to organization/executive management;

  • Ensures policy, procedures, directives and objectives are in line with mission and goals of agency and/or federal/state legislation;

  • Interprets federal and state laws and regulations to ensure compliance;

  • Develops and/or directs development and implementation of planning document(s) (e.g., resources, specific assignments);

  • Develops and directs project artifacts (e.g., statements of work, plans, objectives, milestones, and performance metrics);

  • Manages cross-functional team;

  • Serves as agency representatives for project in public forums (e.g., focus groups, other state agencies, county agencies, media, federal government, legislature);

  • Makes project presentations to organizations, executive management and other stakeholders to educate/market benefits.

Defines project requirements, quality standards and timelines:

  • Determines and evaluates risks that may affect project;

  • Defines specific activities to be performed to produce project deliverables;

  • Evaluates deliverables and ensures project is ready to move on to its next phase;

  • Addresses any problems found in testing/piloting;

  • Ensures scheduled time frames are met;

  • Provides regular progress reports;

  • Determines and allocates resources and assists in budget planning;

  • Determines and evaluates testing and/or pilot program and/or project;

  • Oversees implementation schedule;

  • Pursues continuous quality improvement initiatives;

  • Manages and processes:
    • selects appropriate processes

    • coordinates review proposals

    • conducts bidder conferences

    • directs evaluation of bid/proposals

    • recommends bid/proposal selection

    • represents agency/project to controlling board

    • executes valid contract

    • manages request for proposal, quote and information and invitation to bid

    • procurement documents.

Implements quality initiatives and coordinates related projects:

  • Renders decisions when interrelated projects require direction;

  • Coordinates multitude of tasks or subprojects;

  • Determines if changes need to be made for optimum service delivery;

  • Interviews stakeholders to determine needs and expectations and maintains regular contact with stakeholders to market product or service and obtain feedback;

  • Manages and negotiates change (e.g., cost, assignments, objectives) within project;

  • Determines need for division of given project into subprojects, distribution of work for subprojects (e.g., outside source) and oversees activities conducted within each subproject.

Minimum Qualifications:

Successful completion of 2 yrs. post-secondary education majoring in business administration, public administration, computer science/information technology, social science, or health, with major being commensurate with project to be assigned; 12 mos. exp. in budgeting & calculating cost projections of program/projects; 2 yrs. exp. in project management.

-Or 5 yrs. exp. in project management (i.e., management & development of project/program requirements, design, development, testing/pilot, training & full scale implementation), with experience to be commensurate with project to be assigned as outlined in position description on file (e.g., specific human services program area, management information sciences, or fiscal); 12 mos. exp. in budgeting & calculating cost projections of program/projects.

-Or 12 mos. exp. as Project Manager 2, 63382 or IT Project Manager 2, 63385.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in business administration, public administration or computer science/information technology; and 5 years of experience in project management in state or federal government or education setting.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Posted: 2021-06-08 Expires: 2021-07-07
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