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Project Manager

City of Chicago-Department of Finance
Chicago, Illinois 60602
  • Job Code
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time






Comptroller's Office


Number of Positions: 1

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY AT THE FOLLOWING URL: https://chicago.taleo.net/careersection/100/jobsearch.ftl 


  • Manages and directs a major and large scale program or project of significant size and scope in terms of budget, operations and/or staffing
  • Manages professional staff and directs the functions and operations of an organizational section or unit; establishes and implements policies and procedures relating to section’s objectives

  • Consults with staff and consultants to determine scope of services, budgets and specifications for projects; established timelines and implements processes to track and monitor the progress of projects and the accomplishment of key objectives

  • Functions as a specialized advisor to executive level managers or functions as a technical specialist or expert level professional in a given profession, specific technical area or operational area

  • Coordinates and administers citywide initiatives, departmental programs and special projects of a complex and technical nature

  • Develops and negotiates contract terms and monitors services provided by private contractors ensuring contract provisions meet program specifications
  • Develops strategies, analyzes work flows and productivity and recommends and implements functional and technological improvements to ensure operational efficiency
  • Assists in the development of internal procedures, guidance and training for staff, and facilitates efficiency strategies for operations
  • Prepares and analyzes data and reports on program activities, productivity, performance management, operating and personnel costs, and work operations

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class


LOCATION:                Department of Finance

                                    Comptroller's Office

                                    City Hall

                                    121 N. LaSalle St., Room 700          

                                    Chicago, Il 60602


DAYS & HOURS        Monday through Friday, Normal Business Hours





Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or a field of study directly related to the responsibilities of the position, plus five years of project management work experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Disclaimer – “Accredited” means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.
Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:
  • Previous experience conducting performance audits 
  • Previous experience interpreting and analyzing reports from complex data systems
  • Previous experience managing and leading a group of fellow professionals and developing and implementing a cooperative and accountable team structure
  • Previous experience investigating and identifying potential risks and developing testing instruments to audit and demonstrate compliance
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel 
NOTE: To be considered for this position, you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered). If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.
Education & Employment Verification – Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
This position requires applicants to successfully complete an interview which will include a written exercise and/or skills assessment as part of the interview. The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral and written parts of the interview, will be selected.

Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:  All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City of Chicago as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required. 
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at (312) 744-4976 (voice) or (312) 744-5035 (TTY). Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.
City of Chicago                                                            Department of Human Resources
Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor                                                  Soo Choi, Commissioner
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59 pm C.D.T.  Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59 pm CDT on March 16, 2020. No exceptions will be made.

Job Posting

: Mar 2, 2020, 12:01:00 AM | 
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External
: Mar 16, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
BU: 00 | Salary: Up to $90,192.00/Annually 

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Salary Details

Salary: Up to $90,192.00/Annually 

Pay Basis



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

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