Senior Project Manager (Remote from anywhere in CO)

State of Colorado

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Denver, CO
Salary: $90,000 - $114,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
State of Colorado
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Together, we innovate for a stronger Colorado

The work of employees at the Governor\'s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is challenging and diverse because the needs of agencies, customers and Coloradans constantly evolve. But our focus never changes: improve the lives of all Coloradans through innovation and collaboration. We\'re building one of the nation\'s leading government IT organizations by reimagining how we support agencies, building first-of-their-kind applications, and creating an inclusive, collaborative culture, together. Join us in the important work of providing equitable access to services.

We believe drive our success, and encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. We know it\'s important to support each other, and that means having a healthy balance of work and personal time, and that allow us all to have fulfilling lives.

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Description of Job

As our new Senior Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to manage and oversee all aspects of the development and implementation of large, highly complex, multi-platform technology initiatives. Some of the day to day opportunities will include:

Taking projects from original concept through final implementation by defining project scope and objectives, analyzing project requirements and determining best approach to complete project using existing and/or new approaches, developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports, managing the project budget, and developing plans for transition to operations

Drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes

Identifying resources and participants needed to achieve project goals

Determining and assessing requests for additional staff and/or contractors and works with outside service providers where needed to complete technology projects

Negotiating with department managers, when necessary, regarding the support of required personnel to ensure project continuity through completion

Facilitating cross functional teams within OIT, customer organizations and vendors

Providing project management and direction to ensure overall success of large, complex initiatives by developing project implementation plans including project business benefit, scope, objectives, schedule, deliverables, and success criteria that support business goals in collaboration with management and project sponsors

Proactively managing changes in project scope, identifies potential risks, and devises contingency plans

Conducting project post-mortem assessments and suggests improvements in process or procedures

Coaching, mentoring, and motivating project team members and contractors and influences them to take positive action and accountability for assigned work

Manages relationships across OIT, customers and vendors to develop a thorough understanding of core business functions and align project with overall business objectives

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

A wide salary range is posted for this position and any job offer is based upon a salary analysis to comply with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The salary analysis considers relevant experience, education, certifications, and state seniority as compared to others doing substantially similar work. While all offers are compliant with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, there is no guarantee an offer will be at the top of the posted range based on the salary analysis.

Minimum Qualifications:

Eight (8) years experience that includes a combination of IT and/or IT project management for large, complex projects and/or project portfolio management, which demonstrates strong relationship building and management skills, collaboration, communication, and organizational skills. Experience must also include:

Experience leveraging tools such as Tableau or BI to make data driven decisions

Using a variety of project management tools and methodologies

Business processes and mapping of business functions to services

Defining and executing large, complex technology programs

Solid understanding of change management and ability to lead and influence cross functional teams and stakeholders.

Bachelor\'s degree in Project Management, Business, Management, Information Technology or related field. Relevant work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.


Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

Additional, appropriate paid or unpaid experience will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Training or Certification related to the work assigned to the position will be assigned credit towards substitution for experience and/or education, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Relevant IT certifications (e.g. Scrum, ITIL, ADKAR, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.)
PMP Certification
Agile and Scrum methodology experience
Knowledge of software development methodologies, system implementation and integration and/or a technical discipline
Strong quality and customer service orientation
Effective working in a matrix organization
Conditions of Employment:

OIT employees must comply with any screening procedures in place at state entity locations where they might be required to perform work.

A pre-employment background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Positions supporting some agencies such as the Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety will also require a pre-employment drug test.

This position may require travel within the specified geographic area, and to locations across the state as needed.

This position may require on-call duties as needed by the position.

Supplemental Information

If this posting indicates “remote from anywhere in CO” in the title, periodic reporting to the primary state work location designated for the position is required. All remote work must be performed in Colorado.
While candidates from out of state will be considered for this role, the candidate selected for the position must relocate and reside in Colorado on the first day of their new position. A reasonable timeframe for relocation will be established on an individual basis, while considering business needs, and determining a start date.

Our application process and what to expect after you apply are described in the videos found .

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Governor\'s Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at [email protected] or call (303) 764-7900.
This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies based upon business need.

The Governor\'s Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

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