Associate Project Manager - PMO Office Relevant Educational Qualifications Job3 months ago - Other categories - Saint Paul - 14 views
What you would do in this job
- Update the Metropolitan Council's ITS architecture standards every four years.
- Facilitate architecture connections with the federal ITS architecture, MnDOT's ITS architecture, and other MPOs' ITS architectures.
- Create, refine, complete, audit, and archive ITS project and architecture documentation, as well as the Metropolitan Council's ITS architecture itself; collaborate to develop and maintain the ITS architecture for compliance with 23 CFR 655 & 940 and the Metropolitan Council's resolution 2016-9.
- Educate and workshop with staff on documentation standards, the ITS architecture, systems engineering for ITS, and Technology Governance for transportation technology projects.
- Communicate and collaborate with leadership, the IS Review team, and ITS project teams to plan, document, execute, monitor, and close ITS projects.
- Lead and facilitate the execution of technology projects, managing project budgets, documents, resources, and schedules to ensure that projects meet scope, cost and quality requirements as determined in the project planning stages.
- Help grow systems engineering for ITS knowledge and skills throughout the Council by providing guidance and mentorship to developing project managers; help define opportunities and gaps across the organization in growing ITS project management skills and leaders.
What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business Management or Project Management AND one (1) year of experience in managing IT and business projects, which includes successfully delivering solutions within designated timelines while managing multiple projects and demonstrating sound knowledge of project management tools and techniques, including up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
Associate's Degree in Computer Science, Business Management or Project Management AND three (3) years of experience in managing IT and business projects, which includes successfully delivering solutions within designated timelines while managing multiple projects and demonstrating sound knowledge of project management tools and techniques, including up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and best practices.
High School Diploma or Equivalent AND five (5) years of experience in managing IT and business projects, which includes successfully delivering solutions within designated timelines while managing multiple projects and demonstrating sound knowledge of project management tools and techniques, including up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and best practices. holders that are from different levels.
What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
- Completion of or training towards a project management certification such as the Project Management Professional (PMP).
- Experience managing projects with cross-matrix or cross-functional teams.
- Experience with transportation technology projects.
What knowledge, skills and abilities you should have within the first six months on the job:
- Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Lead teams by providing direction, delegating tasks, and removing obstacles to get work done.
- Build consensus and motivate people to act and participate.
- Conduct research and apply lessons learned to current pursuits.
- Build strong customer relationships and deliver customer centric solutions.
- Anticipate and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders.
- Develop and deliver multi-mode communications that concisely convey a clear message to different audiences.
- Handle constructive criticism and conflict situations effectively and with composure.
- Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Edge, and Teams.
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Developing, maintaining, and auditing project documentation, including writing project charters, implementation plans, standards checklists, resource plans, status reports and all other required project documentation.
- Flexible, forward-thinking project management and process development.
- Data entry and database updates.
- Working independently to meet goals in a timely manner.
- Identifying opportunities for improvement.
Knowledge in areas of:
- Project Management Institute (PMI) lifecycle.
- Technology Governance processes.
- Systems engineering for ITS methodologies and tools.
- The federal ITS architecture and Minnesota's regional ITS architectures.
- The Metropolitan Council's structure, operations, purpose, mission, and services, including a working knowledge of Metro Transit and Metro Transit Services.
- Portfolio and resource management.
What you can expect from us:
- We offer the opportunity to make a difference and positively influence the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
- We encourage our employees to develop their skills through on-site training and tuition reimbursement.
- We provide a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a good work/life balance.
More about why you should join us!
Union(s)/Grade: AFSCME / Grade F
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Safety Sensitive: No
What your work environment would be:
Work is performed in a standard office setting. Some positions may require travel between primary work site to other sites.
What steps the recruitment process involves:
You must qualify at each of the numbered steps below to be considered a final candidate for the job.
- We review your minimum qualifications.
- We rate your education and experience.
- We conduct a structured panel interview.
- We conduct a selection interview.
Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:
If you are new to the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a background check which verifies education, employment, and criminal history. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the job. If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.
If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services, Audit, or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards. A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the position.
IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.
The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please email (see application details) .
We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success! In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels. Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:
- Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
- Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
- Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
- Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance
The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council. You will have access to free:
- Well@Work clinic
- bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
- parking at many job locations
- fitness centers at many job locations
- Employee Assistance Program
- extensive health and wellness programs and resources
At the Council, your work matters. Our employees drive the buses, plan the parks, support development, treat wastewater, and plan for future growth — all services that help the Twin Cities and its residents thrive.