Do you consider yourself a master of project management? Do you know the Information Technology (IT) space like the back of your hand? Do not let this career advancing position pass you by.
The Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a senior-level Program Manager with experience managing multi-layered high-level IT projects. This position is responsible for the identification and orchestration of many project campaigns in supporting the evolution of technology services for the agency.
The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.
- Overall management of multiple programs, which may include several sub-projects
- Leads planning and implementation of programs
- Manages programs based on repeatable standards and practices where possible but also may require defining new approaches
- Defines the programs missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements
- Resolves project or functional area conflicts
- Develops methods to monitor program or area progress and takes corrective action
- Assists with managing the program budget and resource allocation
- Ensures that the agreed-upon service levels and customer requirements are met
- Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes
- Analyzes potential risks and future impact of decisions
- Proactively and routinely identifies, mitigates, and reports program progression
- Responds promptly to customer needs
- Takes a customer-centric approach to problem-solving
- Identifies opportunities and implements solutions to improve efficiency and reduce waste
- Leads initiatives to develop solutions and processes to meet needs
- Identifies unique innovative approaches
- Prioritizes and plans work activities
- Sets goals and objectives
- Communicates activities and results as appropriate
- Participates in reviews of assigned and completed tasks
- Reviews and recommends equipment, resources, and software
- Assists with the development or preparation of department-level budget
- Identifies and monitors required resources
- Trains and schedules staff
- Manages a team of Business Analysts and Project managers
- Drives on state business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment
- Theoretical and practical aspects of project management
- Interrelationships among various internal & external organizational functions
- Mastery with Program Management Professional (PgMP) Examination Specification
- Principles of effective management and supervision
- Practical use of program and project tools and techniques
- Strong customer service
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Written and verbal communication
- Advanced program management
- Management and supervision
- Effective listening
- Balance, prioritize, organize, and track multiple tasks
- Delegate work
- Work collaboratively in teams and across organizations
- Synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly
- Build strong relationships inside and outside the organization
- Develop and write program or project plans or roadmaps: this includes the scope, mission statements, program timelines, milestones, resource planning, testing requirements, and design
- Lead team(s) to design solutions for clients
- Effectively articulate the relationship of the program(s) to other work units or programs
- Have a deep and broad understanding of current and anticipated needs and priorities of internal and external clients
- Bachelor’s degree
- Ten (10) or more years of experience with coordinating large projects in the role of project management and/or program management (or equivalent experience)
Arizona State Project Management Certification
Requires possession of, and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.
We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
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.