Hybrid Telework IT Project Manager 1, Office of Project Management, PN 20064577

Based on job duties, this position is designated as telework eligible on a hybrid basis (i.e., working at least 2 days per week in the office); the selected applicant must complete the initial training period prior to being eligible to telework. All requests to telework are reviewed and must be approved by ODOTs Chief Human Resources Officer.

Who We Are:

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) oversees building and maintaining the nation’s 5 th largest interstate system and the 2 nd largest number of bridges. We take pride in providing safe and efficient roadways for the people of Ohio and to the people traveling within our great state. And in order to achieve that, we do A LOT! From Planning, Engineering, Construction to Law, HR, Communications, IT and everything in between, ODOT has a career for just about everyone. ODOTers are hardworking, passionate, and dedicated to public service. We strive to achieve our agency’s vision every day: To be a long term, reliable, professional, and highly productive organization.

We Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: ODOT values its diversity, and is committed to cultivating an inclusive and equitable work environment for all employees – one where differences are respected and celebrated. Our agency continues to build a workforce that champions the advancement of DEI principles and initiatives.

Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to utilize the Careers.Ohio.Gov Website Portal, send an email to odi@das.ohio.gov .

ODOT’s Mission Statement:

To provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place. We will:

-Take care of what we have

-Make our system work better

-Improve safety

-Enhance capacity

What You Will Do:

  • Manages all aspects of assigned projects and is responsible for project planning, scheduling, and budgeting, ensuring projects are executed on timely basis, within budget, properly documented and completed with attention to detail.
  • Generate various documentation types (Per PMO standards) that support the project and maintain up to date versions of documents.
  • Act as liaison between various stakeholder groups (business unit, Information Technology, project team, vendors, management) throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Communicate effectively to all stakeholder levels, keeping all groups informed and up to date on project status, schedules, finances.
  • Assist developers, business analysis, quality assurance analysts and users in understanding project goals, objectives and expectations.

Who we are looking for:

  • Ability to lead complex information technology projects, including infrastructure, third-party vendor, software development and other project types.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Ability to run efficient and effective meetings.
  • Vendor management skills.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Good presentation skills.

Benefits to you:

-Extensive benefits including medical, vision, dental and basic life insurance

-11 paid holidays per year

-Paid time off with vacation, sick and personal leave accruals

-At least a 14% employer contribution in to your OPERS pension plan

-Pay increases pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code

-Employee Tuition reimbursement programs

-Work/Life Balance

-The opportunity to work on an important mission

Official Position Description:

Manages project(s), with or without sub-projects, that covers all phases of project management with activities & responsibilities resting primarily within the Office of Project Management & whose primary stakeholders are management, staff &/or end users. Directs delivery (i.e., does not require direct involvement of but may be overseen by higher-level authority of agency) to end users/clients (e.g., agency employees, outside agencies, public customers) for operation/use; focuses on testing, monitoring & modification of delivery to end users; assists in writing policy. Defines project requirements, quality standards, time lines, assignments; determines & evaluates risks which may affect project; defines specific activities to be performed to produce project deliverables; evaluates deliverables & ensures project is ready to move on to its next phase; addresses any problems found in testing/piloting; ensures scheduled timeframes are met. Assumes overall accountability for the project & must be proficient in utilizing project planning tools (e.g., Microsoft Project, Excel to create Gantt Charts). Must possess an understanding of relational database concepts & programming languages [e.g., J2EE technologies, Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Servlets, Java Server Pages (JSP), Microsoft .NET, Sybase, Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, Oracle]. Works with management to determine & allocate resources.

Utilizes computer & related software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) to create progress reports & technical & system documentation (e.g., flow charts, system architecture, user manuals, use & test cases) & to prepare training material, information for conferences &/or project status reports; travels to present material as needed. Interviews stakeholders to determine needs & expectations; maintains regular contact with stakeholders to market products or services & obtains feedback which involves independent direct involvement with local stakeholders as necessary; manages & negotiates change (e.g., cost, assignments, objectives) within assigned project(s); determines need for division of given project into subprojects & distribution of work for subprojects (e.g., outside source) & oversees activities conducted within each subproject. Manages change control processes to ensure all policies & procedures are followed. Attends meetings, conferences &/or workshops on related topics.

Position designated Career Professional per Section 5501.20

Successful completion of 2 yrs. post-secondary education majoring in business administration, public administration, computer science/information technology, social science, or health, with major being commensurate with project to be assigned; 12 mos. exp. in budgeting & calculating cost projections of program/projects.

-Or 3 yrs. exp. in project management (i.e., management & development of project/program requirements, design, development, testing/pilot, training & full scale implementation), with experience to be commensurate with project/program &/or position description on file (e.g., specific human service program area, management information sciences, fiscal); 12 mos. exp. in budgeting & calculating cost projections of program/projects.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Job Category
Job Type
Career Level