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SENIOR TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIST- Project Management Office (PMO)

Company: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers. This is advanced professional, technical, administrative and lead work of more than average difficulty in research, design, planning, procurement, and implementation of technology solutions; recommends technology for meeting business needs; leads technology upgrade initiatives; and collaborates with staff external to the immediate team as well as vendors. Position will have a focus in project management, application administration or technology support, either of which plays a lead role in a team setting. NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS. Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan! That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/PublicServiceLoanForgiveness for more information or to see if you qualify. This job classification is in Management Category II for benefits purposes, which includes Eight (8) additional Management Vacation days per calendar year and a monthly vehicle allowance of $340.00. This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Leads a team of technology strategists and information technology professionals as a team lead, and provides input for hiring and work performance/evaluations
  • Lead Team members to ensure project work adheres to standards and procedures
  • Manage project portfolio to balance project work according to strategic benefits and resource availability
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related and unrelated projects through the complete project life cycle process, from project initiation to closeout, including continuous monitoring, control and communications.
  • Assist the division manager with verifying that projects produce the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case
  • Manages technology projects and other initiatives as assigned
  • Develops deployment schedules and task identification and resource assignment for technology projects and initiatives
  • Coordinates with outside vendors and City customer department personnel to ensure information technology initiatives are completed
  • Collaborate with the Information Technology Services department, assigned functional business areas, external consultants, and other stakeholders on various aspects of the implementation project
  • Identifies information system problems; develops solutions and recommendations
  • Works closely with the division manager on planning and strategic initiatives
  • Makes recommendations for improvements in project management methodologies and procedures in the Information Technology Services department
  • Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of a department-wide project management framework, governance, and reporting process
  • Identify issues impacting assigned functional business areas and lead efforts to resolve them with the project team
  • Performs business analysis and recommends purchases of new technology hardware, software, and peripherals
  • Develops Request for Proposals (RFP) documents, serves as part of evaluation committee, and provides narrative for selection recommendation
  • Coordinates response to technology incidents and communicates response progress to customers and other information technology team members
  • Develops, documents, and implements workflows and procedures
  • Develops cost-benefit analyses and statement
  • Provides after hours technology support as needed
  • Develops end user training plans and conducts training
  • Stays abreast of developments in the technology field
  • Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related field.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience planning and managing or administering technology related projects or systems.
  • Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.
  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. PREFERENCES:
  • Experience leading a team.
  • PMP, CBPP, CSM, or similar certifications. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work. PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time but may walk or stand for brief periods of time. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Keywords: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale , SENIOR TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIST- Project Management Office (PMO), IT / Software / Systems , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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