Job Posting: Project Manager – Technology & Process Improvement, Gresham, OR

Job Posting: Project Manager – Technology & Process Improvement, Gresham, OR

 

The City of Gresham is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic project manager who is passionate about excellence in public service.  In this role, you will work in a nimble, collaborative and practical environment, and manage significant Citywide business process improvement projects that are outlined in the City’s Three-Year Technology Strategic Plan. You  will be part of a team of creative and dedicated individuals committed to innovation and process improvements.

This position is anticipated to last two years and can provide a flexible schedule for the right candidate who would like to work 32 – 40 hours/week.  Schedule to be determined with mutual agreement between the chosen candidate and the City.  This position is represented by the Teamsters Local 223 and includes a full benefit package.

Gresham is a diverse community rich in history and natural beauty. The fourth largest city in the state of Oregon, Gresham has grown from a rural, farming community to an urban area with a high quality of life for its residents and business community. Our diverse and growing population includes young professionals, growing families, new immigrant communities and long-time residents.

Our residents and visitors enjoy the city’s unparalleled natural beauty in our 23 city parks, 15 miles of trails and 942 acres of open space, as well as a temperate year-round climate. Less than an hour away, the Mt. Hood National Forest and Columbia River Gorge offer fun weekend getaways for skiing, hiking, wind surfing, fishing, camping and more.

Position

Under the guidance of the Technology Senior Manager, this position will be vital to progress and be responsible for projects that make measurable improvements in daily operations of the City.  Projects range from the development and rollout of a digital collaboration workspace to the creation of a document management strategy and implementation of a new learning management system (LMS).

We are looking for someone who can effectively lead teams in multi-phase, cross-departmental business improvement projects. This work will entail the full project life cycle, including problem definition, scoping, evaluation of alternatives, development and execution of the project plan, and recommendations for continuous improvement. You will manage and participate in multiple projects simultaneously, ranging in subject matter from process and change management initiatives to information technology projects. You will utilize your strategic thinking to identify solutions to business problems. We desire someone who can work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders.  Your ability to be adaptable in a variety of roles including project manager, business analyst, and change management facilitator will be highly valued.  Public speaking and presentation skills are also important to this role.  Ultimately, we seek someone who is creative, brings energy, builds trust, and has fun while making a positive difference in an organization that serves a large and vibrant community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong business analysis and project management skills and practices.
  • Proven experience leading change management efforts.
  • Excellent time and priority management skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team and facilitate critical project decisions.
  • Be open-minded, nimble and quickly adapt to changing situations and priorities.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to commit to and deliver on timelines and budgets.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Knowledge of local government budgeting and contract management and administration.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a culture of teamwork and communication.

 

Qualifications

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

For the PM I

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Information Technology, or a related field;
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in development and implementation of programs, project management, budgeting and planning, facilitation, and staff supervision;
  • Three years of experience managing small to mid-sized projects; and
  • Experience leading technology or business process improvement projects.
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) or other project management certification is preferred but not required.

For the PM II

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Information Technology, or a related field;
  • Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible professional level experience in development and implementation of programs, project management, budgeting and planning, facilitation, and staff supervision;
  • Seven or more years of experience managing complex medium and large sized projects; and
  • Experience leading technology or business process improvement projects.
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP ) Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) or other project management certification is preferred but not required

Selection Process

Required application materials in order to be considered include:

  • A complete and detailed online application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions
  • Resume (submitted as an attachment)
  • Cover Letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your skills and abilities as they relate.

To Apply:

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A review of application materials, minimum qualifications and experience will determine those applicants to be invited to an interview.

If you desire a modification of this process to accommodate a disability, please provide your request in writing, or by phone to 503-618-2729, upon submitting the required documents.

An offer of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check.

The City of Gresham provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with state law.  Any candidate wishing to have their qualifying veteran’s preference applied to the process must submit a qualifying document (DD Form 214 or 215) at the time of application providing proof of eligibility that includes discharge status. Disabled veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran’s disability preference letter from the US Department of Veteran Affairs at the time of application.