Project Manager – Operations Jobs in Philadelphia, PA at City of Philadelphia

Title: Project Manager – Operations

Company: City of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Company Description
A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.
What We Offer:
Impact – The work you do here matters to millions.
Growth – Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
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Benefits – We care about your well being
The Office of Innovation & Technology (OIT) is the central IT agency for the City of Philadelphia headed by the Chief Information Officer (CIO). OIT oversees all major information and communications technology initiatives for the City of Philadelphia – increasing the effectiveness of the information technology infrastructure, where the services provided are advanced, optimized, and responsive to the needs of the City of Philadelphia’s businesses, residents, and visitors. OIT responsibilities include: identifying the most effective approach for implementing new information technology directions throughout city government; improving the value of the city’s technology assets and the return on the city’s technology investments; ensuring data security continuity; planning for continuing operations in the event of disruption of information technology or communications services; and supporting accountable, efficient and effective government across every city department, board, commission and agency.

Job Description
This position, under direction of the IT Manager of the Operations Project Management Office (Ops PMO), leads and directs high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration.

Essential Functions (The ideal candidate will be able to)

Administer all aspects of assigned projects throughout project life cycle (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/control, closing).
Manage projects of various sizes and diverse IT areas and teams within the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) and across the City.
Develop project plans for a project team, deliverables, work/tasks, resources, and schedules to meet project goals on time and on budget.
Ensure that appropriate stakeholders are represented and involved in projects.
Review team progress on tasks regularly, escalate issues and risks appropriately to resolve problems and reduce project risk.
Fashion well-designed and -implemented project communication to help maximize the adoption of new technology solutions.
Control changes to the project scope, schedule, work/task assignment and structure, communications plan, and costs using appropriate verification techniques.
Author, curate, and edit comprehensive project documentation.
Communicate with all groups affected by the project including end users, technical teams, stakeholders, executives, and vendors.
Strive for quality standards and apply them to all project artifacts and deliverables.
Support project team throughout project through leadership skills and positively supporting team members.
Maintains awareness of current practices and future trends in project management processes and best practices.
Coordinate project activities for certain projects and initiatives, as directed by the IT Manager of the Operations PMO.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Competencies, Skills, and Abilities:

Conducting and leading project meetings and teams
Orientation to customer service and support
Ability to identify, anticipate, and solve critical issues
Proven track record managing complex projects.
Strong written and oral communication skills (including ability to present ideas in user-friendly, business-friendly and technical language) and interpersonal skills with a focus on relationship-building, listening and questioning skills.

Knowledge of:

Broad-based technology in multiple business applications and environments
Project management knowledge, including SDLC, Waterfall, and Agile
Request for Proposal (RFP) process and contract negotiation
Strong knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Working effectively across organizational boundaries

We care more about what you can do than where you learned how to do it. That said, a bachelor’s degree is a good foundation for the work, and job-related experience around the competencies above is acceptable as well. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of supervisory, management, or project management experience.
Additional Information
Salary Not to Exceed: $90,000
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
Did you know?

We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
We offer Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
Generous retirement savings options are available

The successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire

Please note that effective September 1, 2021 the City of Philadelphia is requiring all new employees to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to [email protected] For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

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