at Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Essential Functions

35%  Under general direction, serves as a Project Manager on assigned highly complex projects for Unit B in the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT):

  • Leads multiple project efforts with minimal guidance, which includes, but is not exclusive to, developing project team members schedules, delegating project team assignments, monitoring, and implementing project budgets as well as resources, assessing project risk and threats and preparing related documentation, etc.
  • Informs Senior Project Manager and/or DoIT staff serving as a project sponsor/liaison of project concerns, issues and/or problems and implements solutions.
  • Analyzes status reports, project plans and technical project metrics reports for feasibility.
  • Designs and implements modifications to technical project plans to ensure agency resources are engaged in value-add activities that reflect agency project goals.
  • Communicates technical project metrics and audit results to Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM).
  • Translates and summarizes highly technical, complex concepts and tasks included in project plans and charters into understandable terms.
  • Creates and tracks project status reports, project issue logs, action items, registration and follow-up log and project contact lists utilizing tools such as MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, Visio, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and the Enterprise Program Management system.
  • Maintains and drives project schedules to ensure projects stay on track.
  • Facilitates issue resolution and tracks project deliverables.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and reports the progress of projects to the EPMO.
  • Updates action items to ensure the direction of DoIT management is being carried out.
  • Utilizes Communication Management, Resource Management, Information Technology governance, Quality Management, Procurement Management and/or Risk Management in performance of duties.


25%  Reviews Enterprise Program technical project and operational performance metric reports related to DoIT projects created by the EPMO:

  • Analyzes and identifies metric trending and performance anomalies related to agency projects.
  • Communicates results to the EPMO and the Portfolio Management Manager.
  • Identifies, designs, implements, and recommends modifications to technical project plans to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently utilized and efforts are in alignment with project deliverables.


20%  Provides state contract and vendor management support on assigned agency projects to enforce adherence to project scope, budget, timeline, quality, and deliverables:

  • Estimates and budgets for future needs and cost of personnel, space, equipment, supplies and services.
  • Manages and reports project and contract expectations.
  • Tracks work orders, invoices, change orders, time reporting and other related activities.
  • Supports cross-functional, multi-agency team building, change agent networks and oversight committee development to ensure DoIT compliance with state contract requirements related to project objectives.
  • Analyzes administrative problems and adopts an effective course of action.

10%  Implements and evaluates standardized policies and procedures as identified by Enterprise Portfolio Management:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of new and revised policies, procedures, and performance standards.
  • Devises, directs, and evaluates the development and supporting policies, methods, procedures, and forms to implement changes in management functions.
  • Assists in interfacing agency needs with Enterprise Portfolio Management in order to obtain project objectives.


5%  Assists with directing program and project management functions for process documentation and automation:

  • Documents and maps current agency work processes with the goal of improving departmental procedures and creating the framework for process improvement and automation.


5%  Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

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Job Posting: 11977554

Posted On: Jun 14, 2024

Updated On: Jun 28, 2024

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