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DIRECTOR, SYSTEMS PROJECTS (PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE)

LA METRO
LOS ANGELES, California 90012
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No: 005443-016

Job Title: DIRECTOR, SYSTEMS PROJECTS (PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE)

Specialty: PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE

Closing Date: 06-APR-20

Salary Grade: H1P

Salary Range: $112,902 - $141,107 - $169,312

External/Internal: EXTERNAL

At Will**

Other Info: This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP)

Basic Function

Plans, schedules, researches, provides leadership, and oversees technical staff in order to successfully implement Information Technology (IT) projects supporting major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), software applications, and/or complex communications infrastructure systems.

Example Of Duties

  • Provides advanced level project management services to lead, administer, and ultimately support the successful delivery of Information Technology (IT) projects
  • Manages complex projects supporting major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (e.g., financial, budget, human resources, and transportation systems) and/or major technology infrastructure systems (e.g., network, telecommunications, business productivity, communications, and security systems)
  • Provides oversight and management of technical staff and contractors in activities related to the project deliverables for IT systems and infrastructure
  • Understands and follows a Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) methodology to successfully deliver technology projects
  • Works with key stakeholders to develop and prepare key integral project management documents, including business cases, project charters, budgets, project requirements, scopes of work, procurement documents, project plans and schedules, tests, and training plans
  • Reviews and analyzes new project requests and justifications for new and expanded programs
  • Gathers requirements to support development of project scope of work
  • Interfaces with vendors for information and cost estimates
  • Prepares solicitation documents for request of proposals, including cost estimate, scope of work, and evaluation process
  • Participates in selection and negotiation processes for hiring of outside contractors
  • Develops departmental plans and schedules
  • Monitors, tracks, and evaluates work progress
  • Tracks budget and actual costs
  • Authorizes payment for equipment, professional services, and licensing related to the project deliverables
  • Allocates assigned staff and other resources required to meet objectives
  • Serves as the liaison between group departments, external vendors/providers of IT, and Metro executives
  • Communicates updates, change orders, status, issues and risk with project stakeholders
  • Consults with stakeholders to clarify and solve systems development needs and problems; establishes and modifies priorities and schedules to ensure stakeholder satisfaction
  • Implements problem resolution programs and tracks project issues
  • Presents plans, project status, and progress against milestones in oral and written reports to the Project Management Office (PMO) and executive management
  • Facilitates governance and strategic planning
  • Ensures conformance with federal and state regulations
  • Researches and evaluates new technology software and hardware
  • Participates on various committees and task forces
  • Conducts special projects and studies and presents progress reports and findings
  • Participates in the department's information security, disaster recovery, and safety programs
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out


May be required to perform other related job duties

Knowledge:

  • Project management SDLC/PMLC (Software Development/ Project Management Life Cycle) methodologies and best practices supporting all stages of the project management life cycle, including initiation, planning, design, implementation, monitoring, controlling, and closure
  • Theories, principles, and best practices of information technology communications infrastructure, including LANs (Local Area Networks), WANs (Wide Area Networks), radio, video, microwave, telephone, and security systems
  • Theories, principles, and best practices of information technology ERP systems, business software applications, Oracle applications and databases, and client/server software architectures
  • Communication planning, developing and delivering presentations, and report writing
  • Contract administration, budgeting, and procurement for public agencies
  • Modern management theory
  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework
  • COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) framework


Skills:

  • End-to-end management of large-scale IT projects serving in the role of primary Project Manager
  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of information systems in designated information technology areas
  • Analyzing and directing the design of highly complex data systems in assigned application areas
  • Managing large-scale and complex projects from inception to culmination
  • Transforming business requirements into design specifications
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Analyzing situations, identifying and solving problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Communicating clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with IT service providers, management, and assigned staff
  • Leading, supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff

Abilities:

  • Analyze and direct the design of highly complex data systems in assigned technical system areas
  • Lead and direct large groups to establish and accomplish goals and objectives
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in decision making and problem solving
  • Ability to supervise staff assigned to PMO projects/ tasks
  • Evaluate and establish appropriate priorities
  • Meet tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Multi-task and maintain focus on objectives
  • Research, compile, analyze, interpret, and disseminate information
  • Exercise appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Develop and manage budgets
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. 

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office 
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: 
(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro. 

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (JD)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

**This is an At-Will position and employee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

 

Requirements

Requirements For Employment

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred

Experience

  • Five years of relevant management-level experience on a large-scale computer system requiring at least two years specialized experience in area of assignment


Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification and/or ITIL Certification preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQs) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQs will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQs will not automatically be selected. 

The following are the preferred qualifications:

  • Experience facilitating the adoption of a project management methodology
  • Experience balancing resources (time, personnel, & budget) to effectively manage projects
  • Experience implementing and/or utilizing project portfolio management applications
  • Experience serving as a project manager for enterprise application implementations such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), payroll, and other related applications
  • Experience operating as a Project Manager in an IT Governance framework
  • Experience managing technology projects in the public sector

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Posted: 2020-03-06 Expires: 2020-04-20

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