IT Project Manager

February 27, 2023
Application ends: February 28, 2025

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Note: This recruitment will remain open until we fill the position. We reserve the right to make a hiring decision at any time, which is why it’s in your best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

What this job is about
The One Washington program is preparing to modernize and integrate the state’s core enterprise finance, procurement, budget, human resources, and payroll functions – and how these integrate with people and systems among all state government entities.

The IT Project Manager will lead and manage enterprise IT projects and deliver results using proven project management methodology to support the transformation of enterprise administrative, business systems, and implementation of information technology solutions.

Who we are

Our work at the Office of Financial Management serves as a crucial part of the decision-making that the governor, Legislature and state agencies do each year. As an employee of OFM, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals who work every day to provide vital information, fiscal services, policy support and technology services to the governor, Legislature and state agencies.

Working alongside policy experts and researchers in areas such as education, climate change, natural resources, social supports, and public health, you get to see how the governor, Legislature and state agencies use our work to serve the people of Washington.
If being part of legislative and policy change matters to you, you’ve found the right agency.

What we offer our employees

  • Foster an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to hire, cultivate and retain a competitive workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
  • Encourage a healthy life/work balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, wellness program, mobile arrangements and telework opportunities.
  • Employees (and their families) have coverage options for medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance.
  • Opportunity to enroll in state retirement programs and a deferred compensation plan.
  • A minimum of 14 days of vacation leave per year and 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year.
  • OFM offers a commute trip reduction program, tuition reimbursement, membership to statewide Business Resource Groups and an Infants-at-Work program.

See our Benefits page for more information.




What will you be doing?

  • Provide leadership, consultation, and oversight to project team members and stakeholders throughout the duration of the project.
  • Establish and collaborate on IT plans of action, priority setting, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
  • Work closely with the One Washington IT functional area and internal OFM IT to determine project needs and risks.
  • Develop IT required project documentation including, but not limited to: project integration plans, scope, schedule, cost, quality, resources, communications, risk, procurement, and change management technology proof of concepts.
  • Manage information technology change, risk, and quality management processes throughout project lifecycle.
  • Coach and mentor Project Team members on IT implementation needs, standards, processes, best practices, and templates.
  • Coach and mentor agile teams to ensure project delivers the desired outcome and benefits.
  • Serve as agile process coach and trainer, driving change, tying actions to customer value.
  • Communicate key project information, including issues, risks, changes, and accomplishments to internal and external partners.
  • Provide project management services, including status, projection and budget updates, lead meetings, drive project/task to completion, and manage governance and gateways.
  • Research existing and new/innovative approaches to IT project management standards, processes, best practices, and templates.
  • Develop and organize project work plans identifying all tasks necessary to complete project work-streams.
  • Ensure project controls are consistently used and the data is reasonable based on project knowledge.
  • Perform contract management as needed.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, public administration, business management, project management or closely related field.*
  • Five years’ experience successfully managing a range of medium to large projects with increasing complexity, for example:
    • Experience tracking and reporting project statuses including scope, schedule, and budget.
    • Designing metrics and tools to accurately reflect performance towards project milestones and developing project controls.
  • Four years’ experience facilitating teams through complex and challenging topics.
  • Experience managing interpersonal relations internally and externally to the program.
  • Experience in agile software application development process.
  • Experience with high-level systems planning, design, development, testing, installation, evaluation, operational management, and troubleshooting for information technology projects.
  • Experience communicating technology or project management topics in business terms.
  • Experience managing vendor engagements to efficiently manage deliverables.
  • Additional relevant experience may substitute for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification; SCRUM Master Certification; and/or Agile Project Management Certification.
  • Formal project management coursework such as PM certification.
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning system implementations.
  • Additional experience in business analytics, data conversions at enterprise, enterprise architecture framework, and/or NIST, FedRamp, HIPPA, and PII security.