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Project Manager with DMV Experience

Information Technology | Carson City, NV | Contract

Job Description

Project Manager
Location: Carson City, NV 89711
Duration: 6/30/21 – potential longer term extension

• Certified PMP
• Past experience within government projects
• Past experience working within DMV projects

Reporting to the Administrator of the Office of Project Management, the Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day activities required to plan, execute and control the project. The Project Manager must be available to attend on-sight meetings as needed while adhering to COVID-19 safety standards. These duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Has Full Responsibility and Accountability for the Project. The project manager is accountable for the outcome of the project, is the glue that holds the project together. The project manager leads the project with passion, as if it was his or her own business.
• Applies Lessons Learned From Recent Projects. The project manager studies the lessons learned from prior projects and applies the most important lessons to the new project.
• Defines Project Roles and Responsibilities. The project manager is responsible for ensuring that project members understand what is expected of them and what they should expect from one another.
• Leads the Project Planning Activities. The project manager directs the creation, approval, and ongoing change control of the project plan.
• Performs Project Tracking. The project manager applies a proactive approach in routinely tracking the project members’ progress against their project commitments.
• Adopts Project Management Best Practices. The project manager is responsible for defining, teaching, and enforcing the use of good project management practices.
• Manages to Project Priorities; Performs Risk Management. The project manager understands that the No. 1 problem on all projects is that the most important problems are not being worked to a swift closure; therefore, most of the project manager''s time each day is dedicated to addressing the project''s top priorities.
• Communicates Project Status Upward and to the Client. No significant project status leaves the boundaries of the project without project manager approval.
• Drives Decision-Making to Lowest Level Possible. The project manager drives ownership of decisions to the level where the accountability of the decision must lie. A key result is that project members, with proper training and coaching, will almost always rise to the expectations placed on them.
• Promotes Client Involvement. The project manager recognizes that project success is directly related to satisfying the client; therefore, client involvement is essential to ensure that the right product is built.
• Encourages and Supports Escalations. The project manager establishes a project culture where escalations to resolve “stagnant” problems are viewed as good business and not viewed as being personal.
• Enforces Effective Change Control. The project manager ensures that scope creep, communications, and quality are carefully managed.
• Mentors Project Members. The project manager is a teacher and a helper.
• Promotes Good Working Relationships. The project manager serves as a role model in promoting good working relationships across a project.
• Makes Things Happen. The project manager much have the knowledge, skills and experience to be able to recognize when problems surface or potential problems are looming. Must be able to articulate those problems, bring the right people together to solve those problems and know when the problem has been properly addressed and closed—all this with the proper sense of urgency that the problem requires.

Required Skills:
• Certified PMP
• Past experience within government projects
• Past experience working within DMV projects