**THE POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED**
The Arizona Department of Agriculture is currently recruiting for a Project Manager to join our Information Technology team. We are seeking an individual who is detail oriented, self-driven and able to manage multiply projects at the same time.
This position will report to the IT Manager and will be responsible for managing internal and external IT projects, resolve and/or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas, monitor project or area progress and escalate as appropriate. Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes and proactively and routinely identifies, mitigates and reports project risk. Will assist with policy and security audits. The position requires independent judgment and decision making, confidentiality of proprietary agency and industry information. The position will respond promptly to customer needs, responds to request for service and assistance, manage difficult or emotional customer situations. Responds to requests for assistance through the agency help desk and other duties as assigned.
Manage internal and external IT projects.
General working knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management.
General knowledge of the Department's methodologies and tools.
General knowledge of the Department's policies and procedures.
Proficiency with Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks.
Experience with project management for software development.
Build relationships with customers; strong customer service.
Develop and write technical documentation
Adapt to a changing development environment.
Communicate complex IT terminology to non-technical personnel.
Maintain a long term goal oriented approach to IT projects.
Promote a team oriented approach to IT projects and support.
Bachelor's degree plus 3 years or more similar experience in similar IT environments.
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
An ability to include the relevant statutes or rules in the development process, requires understanding of language used.
The Arizona Department of Agriculture offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
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). Mandatory condition of Employment for all employees who meet the eligibility and membership criteria defined in statue. Current contribution rate is 12.44%. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melissa Meek at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.