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Job Description

Title: Project Manager

Location: Frankfort, KY 40601

Duration: Long-term Indefinite Contract

 

Hybrid Work: 60% onsite 40% Remote (2-3 days onsite; rest remote every week)

 

Job Description

Cabinet is committed to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of our business customers and citizens. We strive to continually improve both the delivery of our products and services and the processes which support that delivery. The Division of Information Technology and Support Services within Cabinet makes decisions based on this commitment and always strives to provide value to our business units and external stakeholder community. Cabinet has an immediate need for an exceptional individual to join our organization as a PMI Certified Project Manager, PMP or PMI-ACP certification required, This opportunity is based in Frankfort, KY and will be both in-office and remote. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, critical thinking skills, possess leadership skills, and will be committed to delivering successful and quality work products that meet the needs of the Cabinet. The candidate must have the ability to envision impacts and possibilities of their work on the broader Labor organization and apply those thoughts to improve project management efforts.

 

Core Responsibilities

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for the management of the project work by facilitating communication with the business unit/customer, project team, and other stakeholders as necessary related to requirements and proposed solution for the project. The PM will manage projects utilizing PMI agile methodology, the foundation of which is built around the practice of team collaboration. The PM must be customer facing, have a professional appearance, energetic personality and utilize effective communication skills. The candidate should require minimal supervision and direction in order to accomplish assigned tasks. By working with the project team members, the PM is expected to gain a high level understanding of the business processes, using that knowledge to guide the team in making appropriate decisions for the project that will drive improvements and provide value to the end user and Cabinet.

 

An ideal candidate will support identified projects by:

  • Leading multiple teams in the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet business needs, demonstrating consistent results
  • Creating organized project plans to organize cross-functional teams
  • Verify analysts are gathering strong, customer approved requirements
  • Setting and meeting deadlines and priorities proactively, and managing progress against the project plan
  • Presenting in front of peers and leadership
  • Articulating ideas effectively so that others can easily understand; both in meetings or in one-on-one conversations
  • Explaining proposals, ideas, policies, and plans to customers
  • Leading the project team members in the successful execution of the project management plan
  • Assessing customers’ current capabilities and needs and communicate that information to the project team members
  • Understanding business needs and drivers of value and success
  • Developing project documentation as required, answering questions and providing more detail as requested
  • Lead the development team through the development phase of the project by leading Daily Standup meetings, researching and answering questions about the defined work, and facilitating resolution of project roadblocks, escalating to management as needed
  • Employ and ensure the adherence to an iterative development methodology; assisting, as needed, in the effort of defining features, user stories, and acceptance criteria
  • As requested by the Business Analyst (BA), assist in the management of user stories (requirements) and clearly communicate to the business and technical team members what is needed
  • Ask probing questions to fully understand user stories with the ability to provide feedback on possible implications of any and all requests
  • Accurately and concisely articulate issues, questions, and recommendations to business stakeholders, team members, and management
  • Work with the business unit to manage the expectations for project completion

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a focus in IT or equivalent combination of experience/knowledge
  • PMI Certification – PMP and/or PMI-ACP
  • 2-3 Years’ experience working with businesses to identify and document IT needs and facilitate solutions
  • Experience and comfort with project management, project planning, and documentation
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, agile project management methodologies
  • Strong decision-making, conflict resolution, and facilitation skills
  • Detail oriented with advanced problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently/self-reliant and show initiative with minimum supervision
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology and apply appropriately to business situations
  • Strong team player who enjoys working in a fast paced team atmosphere
  • Ability to work under pressure; meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to listen effectively and seek clarification
  • Ability to build a rapport with customers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Must be able to effectively and comfortably communicate with all types of individuals from the technical experts to executive leadership.

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