30 days old

IT Project Manager

City of Austin
Austin, Texas 78767
  • Job Code
  • Payrate
    $34 To $44 Hourly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The position of IT Project Manager in the Project Management Office is responsible for managing enterprise-wide IT projects impacting one or more City departments from business case to implementation and transition to operations. Exceptional stakeholder and communication management is essential in delivering technology solutions, communicating across a wide spectrum of audiences, and generating understanding and engagement within those audiences.
Responsibilities include developing charter, project scope, resource requirements, work plans, time schedules, communication plans, and creating work assignments to meet project or program objectives. This position is also responsible for writing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), managing vendor contracts, performance, deliverables and payments.

IT Project Manager should work towards meeting Project Management Office goals and objectives and contribute to the goal of continuous improvement of the PMO.

This position is primarily remote, however, may require onsite presence as operational arise. Must reside in State of Texas.

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  1. Direct and manage information technology project development from beginning to end, submit proposals, and recommend subsequent budget, scope and schedule changes and/or contingency plans where necessary
  2. Develop project scope, cost estimates, human resource requirements, work plans, time schedules, communication plans, and makes work assignments to meet project or program objectives
  3. Write Request For Proposals for external services and manage contracts and vendor performance, deliverables, and payments
  4. Develop information technology project plans and associated communications documents, identify and manage project dependencies and critical path, and track and report on project milestones and deliverables
  5. Develop written business requirements and models
  6. Participate in discussions of project management department goals and objectives with IT senior management, system owners and decision makers
  7. Request the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and where required, from other department managers and participate in the acquisition of required personnel within the City of Austin
  8. Define the project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle
  9. Effectively communicate project expectations to sponsor, team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion, and facilitate project management and project status review meetings
  10. Develop successful transition, training plans and recognition for resources on the project team


Preferred Experience:
  • Experience leading complex IT projects that impact multiple groups or departments utilizing an industry recognized project management model
  • Experience collaborating across cross-functional teams and effectively managing projects for technology solutions
  • Experience in preparing and managing budgets, procurement of IT services, hardware and software, development of RFPs, SOWs, and contract and vendor management
  • PMI-PMP (Project Management Institute – Project Management Professional)
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location


Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Knowledge of project budget preparation
  • Knowledge of information technology project management principles, concepts and practices
  • Knowledge of system development lifecycle used for the development of new systems and enhancements to existing systems
  • Knowledge of application programming, database and system design
  • Knowledge of XML and data interfaces
  • Knowledge of internet and network architecture
  • Knowledge of operating principles and information systems hardware and software
  • Skill in using project management software
  • Skill in developing process models and data flow diagrams
  • Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new concepts
  • Ability to develop written business requirements and models
  • Ability to accurately identify/determine customer needs and take appropriate actions and/or steps to address identified needs
  • Ability to recognize, value, and include different perspectives, experiences, approaches, and cultures in achieving organizational goals
  • Ability to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of others and the organization through consistency and reliability
  • Ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspective, and data to create shared understanding
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and influence others to achieve individual and collective goals
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner that solve issues and stand the test of time
  • Ability to recognize, plan, focus upon, and work toward what is most important or critical
  • Ability to recognize strengths and areas for improvement in others and to provide opportunities, guidance, and encouragement to build skills and capacity
  • Ability to recognize, manage, and resolve conflict efficiently and equitably
  • Skill in facilitating meetings of diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to see a broad view of an issue or challenge across typical organizational lines and beyond the present
  • Ability to create, convey, and instill a unified vision and purpose
  • Ability to see past the moment and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to achieve organizational goals and objectives
  • Ability to navigate relationships involving complex, emotional, and/or value-based issues in order to influence and achieve positive results
  • Ability to define, analyze, and find solutions for difficult or complex problems
  • Ability to view the big picture



  • Government / Civil Service
Posted: 2022-11-03 Expires: 2022-12-18

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