Senior IT Project Manager - ITS5, St. Paul, Minnesota

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Created 10/26/2018
Reference 27047
Category Miscellaneous Computer Occupations
Job type Full-Time
Country USA
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Join the 2,000+ professionals who are bringing strategic vision to state government as part of Minnesota's information technology agency. Work for Minnesota IT Services and be part of a cutting-edge organization that is emerging as a national leader in government IT. This position exists to serve our partners at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The Minnesota IT Services @ MDH team provides services for over 250+ applications and delivers the information technology driving one of the leading public health systems in the nation, working to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans.
Our culture promotes collaboration, demands continuous improvement and encourages innovation in IT delivery. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for Minnesota IT Services @ MDH.

Job Details

Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 5

Working Title: Senior IT Project Manager
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 10/25/2018
Closing Date: 11/08/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
Division/Unit: Department of Health (MDH)
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $32.24 - $55.13 /hourly; $67,317 - $115,111 /annually
Job Class Option: Project Management
Classified Status: Unclassified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214-Professional/MAPE
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No

Job Summary
We are seeking a high-energy, self-motivated, results-driven Senior IT Project Manager, with exemplary communication skills, executive level stakeholder management and strong leadership. This position will manage large, complex, and highly visible projects, requiring leadership throughout the project life-cycle and collaboration with a variety of business, technology and possibly vendor resources. The Senior IT Project Manager is the primary contact throughout the project lifecycle and is responsible for delivering projects within budget, agreed upon timeline, and with quality.
This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; this position is anticipated to last up to three (3) years.


Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume.
This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience performing IT project management functions, including implementation of large scale, cross-functional projects in a technology environment.
Experience must include:
  • Demonstrated achievements in project leadership, including planning, directing and implementing complex projects on time, within budget and with desired functionality.
  • Experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC), Agile and Iterative methodologies, preferably gained by having a multitude of project roles over their career.
  • Experience managing project budgets and finances.
  • Experience with RFP’s, writing and managing contracts, and vendors.

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification required within 12 months.

**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification**

It is the policy of the Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
Education Verification

**MN.IT will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.**

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and experience with the following technologies or methodologies: Application hosting, Cloud experience, Agile software development (concepts, methodologies, principles, standards, and best practices), SDLCs, COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf software), SaaS (Software as a service), business areas and processes
  • Experience and knowledge of industry best practices in project management, business analysis, and design techniques and use of Agile methodology
  • Ability to ensure quality and consistency across multiple projects in the use of project planning, scheduling, scope, and risk management, status reporting, change control, issues resolution and other project management controls and practices
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse team, resolve interpersonal conflict, motivate and develop team members, and influence stakeholders and key decision-makers
  • Knowledge of Minnesota IT Services and general knowledge of health care programs
  • Resource or capacity planning experience
  • Cost allocation experience
  • Experience in working on cross-disciplinary projects
  • Experience giving formal presentations to business audiences
  • PMP certification preferred or thorough knowledge and demonstrated execution of project management methodology, including documentation
  • Effective communication with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to learn quickly and immediately apply new knowledge
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing and ambiguous environment
  • Experience with Business Analysis, working with teams to capture requirements, identify business needs, success criteria, and establish test plans
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrable ability to effectively lead change, resource management, motivating and coaching
  • Ability to manage a high volume of work and diverse range of projects and activities
  • Effective communication with a variety of stakeholders

Application Details

Why Work for Us
The State of Minnesota IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management’s discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career!

How to Apply
Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to
To be considered for any Veteran’s Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.
RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.
CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to:

If you have questions about the position, contact Dana Matson at
Minnesota IT Services is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. Minnesota IT Services recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
It is the policy of MNIT Services to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need. To request an accommodation for an interview, please contact Dana Matson at
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