Project Manager, Department of Management Services

Working Title: PROJECT MANAGER – 72004043
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000
Posting Closing Date: 09/13/2019
Project Manager
Division of State Technology
State of Florida Department of Management Services
This position is located in Tallahassee
The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government. DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Jonathan Satter, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.
Position responsibilities:
This is a highly responsible position performing oversight of state IT projects with total costs exceeding $10 million. In this context, oversight is the independent analysis, review and reporting on an information technology project. Oversight reporting provides information on the project’s scope, completion timeframes, and budget. It quantifies variances, and identifies issues and risks threatening the successful and timely completion of the project.
The incumbent will also perform assessments to determine agencies’ compliance with applicable information technology standards and guidelines developed and published by DST. The incumbent is expected to effectively run and facilitate meetings with internal and external customers. This includes pre-meeting preparations (agenda and calendar invitations), and meeting follow-up including minutes and actions item tracking.
Assists in the development and continuous improvement of the state’s IT Project Management and Oversight Standard (60GG-1 F.A.C), including preparation of supporting templates and tools.
May manage internal DST projects, ensuring their timely and successful completed. Provides prioritization or recommendations in the event of schedule conflicts. Monitor and report project status, issues, and risks to executive management. Effectively communicates with management; provides timely and effective, written and verbal communication on projects and their associated milestones, deliverables and deadlines
May provide project management standards training to State Agency project management personnel.
Preform related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of program and project management principles and practices.
Knowledge of governance structure principles and practices.
Knowledge of information technology and systems development lifecycles.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to communicate technical ideas both written and verbally.
Ability to work independently.
Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Project
Skill in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access and MS Visio.
Skills / Experience in information technology and resource management.
Ability to conduct fact-finding research.
Ability to multi-task.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to recognize and solve problems quickly.
Ability to distill information for consumption by executive-level staff.
Skills / Experience using earned value management.
Skills / Experience managing IT projects.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
3 years managing IT projects
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified
Experience creating reports for executive leadership
Experience in managing scope, schedule and cost, and measuring and reporting variance
Experience managing large projects or programs
SCRUM Master certification is preferred
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee