The Arlington County Public Safety Information Technology (PSIT) group provides a wide range of IT support services to the Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriff's Office and Office of Emergency Management.
Currently, we are looking for an IT Project Manager to provide project management expertise and support to the Project Management unit within PSIT. This position will provide guidance and structure to multi-agency IT projects, assist in capturing IT resources statistics, assist with IT contract review, vendor management and SOW development. Work is performed in this unit in coordination with the Department of Technology Services which maintains enterprise wide services and standards.
Major Job Duties Include:
Overseeing all project management efforts related to vendor contract such as monitoring and controlling the vendor work, tracking deliverables, meeting and communicating with stakeholders, managing internal and external resources, monitoring quality, prioritizing activities, and updating project documentation.
Creating and managing detailed resource loaded project schedules that integrates activities from Project staff, selected vendors, and external partners.
Updating and reporting on the schedule by comparing actual progress to planned progress to a myriad of audiences, including the project team, project review board, Steering Committee and other key stakeholders.
Anticipating and establishing mid-course/project corrections as required in terms of scope, schedule and budget as conditions change.
Coordinating activities related to the installation, customization, testing, maintenance, and acceptance of system(s).
Leading and participating in the RFP processes.
Work hours: This is a 40 hour a week position, with flexible work hours generally between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Must be willing to complete a pre-hire background check as a condition of employment which may include extensive checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional credentials and credit history. You will be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.
Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached to further present your qualifications, however, it will not substitute for the completed application.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
At least two years of experience working as an IT Project Manager on major IT projects, working with complex stakeholder environments and enterprise wide services.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification;
Demonstrated experience managing and controlling day-to-day project activities, issues, risks, quality and budgets;
Ability to prioritize activities and requirements according to business needs or strategic objectives;
Demonstrated experience managing vendor relationships, reviewing and approving vendor deliverables, managing and monitoring vendor work progress and performance, negotiating and managing contract changes as well as implementing corrective action plans as required;
Demonstrated ability to present oral or written reports to key stakeholder groups;
Strong grounding in managing highly visible, cross jurisdictional, politically sensitive IT Projects;
Have effective conflict resolution skills and ability to work in a highly political environment;
Ability to build strong rapport with internal and external stakeholders and influence desired outcomes; and
Have experience with projects that cross more than one Department or Organization that could potentially have competing or different requirements.
Substitution: Additional relevant experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
Arlington County, VA is a world-class community and tourist destination located just five miles from the heart of the nation’s capital. It’s the geographically smallest self-governing county in the U.S., occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools, and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest award for Smart Growth in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business.
Arlington County is an exciting, innovative local government located in Northern Virginia. The County includes over 3,700 employees working in areas such as public safety, parks, and recreation, arts and tourism, finance and technology. We offer an exciting array of employment opportunities that allow for career growth and advancement.