We have an immediate opening for an Associate Project Manager. The Associate Project Manager will manage multiple middle to large sized cross-functional projects and will lead the planning, execution, maintenance and if necessary, training phase of a program. You will also design and lead the pilot testing phase and apply lessons learned for the benefit of the final program design. This position will facilitate the definition of the project problem statement, scope and goal as it pertains to ADEQ's Mission and identify risks to the scope, schedule and budget; develop methods or use proven project management tools and implement countermeasures whenever necessary. This position within the Office of Environmental Excellence will be required to be able to effectively communicate with Division leadership, ELT, and the public as required by the project. These communications may take the form of an email, phone call, or in person or virtual presentation of material.
Major Responsibilities includes:
• Management of major cross-functional programs amongst all three ADEQ Divisions, such as updates to the Known Ongoing Unauthorized Impact (KOUI) tracking methodology (Trello and Tableau based flow boards), facilitating project planning meetings, and setting project management expectations. This position will include sharing improvements to programs with managers and staff in the Air Quality, Water Quality and Waste Program Divisions through well-planned and coordinated meetings and presentations.
• Management of the flow of data used for Office of Environmental Excellence metrics (VSR, Tier IV board, KART dashboard)
• Creating and delivering KOUI Project Management Training including the training materials, schedule and overall implementation of the project.
• Supporting the Quality Management System, tasks may include management of training program, metrics, etc.
• Mentoring PMs within the Divisions, planning and facilitation of a Project Management Resources Group
• Ability to create concise presentation materials by organizing and visualizing information for executive level decision-making
• Knowledge of Project management methods and techniques, AMS or Lean methods, data evaluation tools and methods
• Knowledge of ADEQ programs and/ or site assessment and remediation experience
• An environmental engineering or geology or hydrology undergraduate degree is required with at least 8 years of experience as a project manager
• Project Management Professional certification is preferred, but not required.
• Methodical and focused approach to project management, ability to drive projects to completion, persistence, life-long learner
• Experience with Microsoft Project and/or other project management software
• Expertise in spreadsheet software (Excel, Google); Tableau, or software application development experience is a plus.
• Must be able to set up, facilitate and keep meetings and schedules on time; problem solving using ADEQ and other lean processes and tools
• Must have excellent understanding of grammar and writing skills.
Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
· 10 paid holidays per year
· Accrual of sick and annual leave beginning at 12 and 13 days per year respectively for full-time employees
· A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
· A robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability
· An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
· We promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility
· We offer a variety of learning and career development opportunities
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
ASRS Lifetime Pension Benefits
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting HPO@azdeq.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.