City of Ventura

City of Ventura
Salary: $94,938.48 - $127,219.04 Annually
Deadline: October 20, 2019

Under direction of the Information Technology Manager, exercises independent judgment and responsibility in directing and coordinating the strategic planning, implementation and coordination of complex medium to large-scale information technology projects.

The Ideal Candidate will...
  • have experience managing multi-agency technology projects.
  • demonstrate a proven track record of successful vendor management, contract negotiations, and project budget management.
  • effectively manage conflict, and possess excellent communication skills.
  • have the ability to develop and deliver quality presentations.
  • ensure projects are completed within allocated timelines and budgets.
  • possess prior experience implementing Tyler Technologies, Hyland OnBase ECM systems, and ERP systems (highly desirable).

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provides exemplary customer service to all individuals by demonstrating a willingness to be attentive, understanding, responsive, fair, courteous, and respectful, and to actively participate in maintaining a positive customer service environment.
Independently directs complex, medium to large-scale Information Technology projects and manages vendor contracts.
Develops Information Technology project plans and charters; sets and manages project schedule; manages product backlog; and, develops and implements communication strategy and plan, and other project management artifacts.
Analyzes project risks, develops risk mitigation strategies and maintains the project's risk register.
Collaborates with the project's Executive Sponsor and Business Team.
Organizes and collaborates with Agile project teams to prioritize work via development of a Sprint Plan and facilitates development of a product backlog.
Uses Business Process Reengineering methods and Change Management strategies.
Develops change management plans that include consideration of the human elements.
Coordinates the work of project team members and manages project team through regularly scheduled meetings.
Participates in the development of the business case, cost/benefit analysis and feasibility of proposed Information Technology software development and/or infrastructure projects.
Organizes and facilitates project team meetings and steering committee meetings.
Develops procurement and statement of work documents.
Evaluates vendor responses and assists in the vendor selection process.
Monitors project status by comparing project progress to the project plan.
Reports directly to Information Technology management (Executive Sponsor, Section Manager and Steering Committee) by preparing briefing papers and giving presentations.
Independently facilitates meetings and workshops to gather project requirements; determines needs and solves problems independently to facilitate collection of business requirements.
Independently analyzes and develops requirements for complex, medium to large-scale enterprise information systems and infrastructure projects to include cost/benefit analysis; documents information systems requirements to include user acceptance criteria via detailed user stories and/or use cases.
Consults with managers, staff and external partners to analyze technology needs and problems; analyzes and resolves highly complex problems involving multiple system integration issues.
Develops business cases and recommends solutions so that management has the information needed to make sound decisions.
Identifies opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and/or non-system driver changes; assists in the preparation of proposals to develop new systems or to facilitate operational change.
Identifies the needs of stakeholder groups by applying Business Process Modeling (BPM) techniques to develop as-is and to-be process models.
Defines key performance indicators (KPI) or other measures to assess the solution's performance and effectiveness.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:  practices, principles and concepts of Information Technology projects and contracts; current project management principles, concepts, practices, methodologies, tools and techniques; appropriate initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of project deliverables; system development lifecycle used for the development of new systems and system enhancements; cost/benefit analysis; organization, administration, purchasing and budget principles; and, file maintenance and report generation methods.  

Ability to: communicate effectively across multiple lines of business; manage project financials, scope changes, risk mitigation and other measures to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget; manage resources with budget and policy parameters; negotiate and influence mutually beneficial project objectives; effectively manage project teams; organize and facilitate meetings; effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, stakeholders, vendors and customers; gather and analyze complex administrative data and problems and evaluate alternative solutions; make creative recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with departments, customers and vendors; work effectively in a dynamic, changing environment; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; and, prepare and maintain a variety of reports, presentations and records.

License:  Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.

Certificate: The following certifications issued by the Project Management Institute are highly desirable:
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Program Management Professional (PgMP)
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in project management, information systems, computer science, business system analysis or a related field and four years of progressively responsible information technology project management experience. Public agency project management experience is preferred. Other Information