Project Manager DFPS
Agency: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).
Location: 2323 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, Texas 78754
Closing Date for Resumes: July 18, 2017 @ 5:00 PM (CT).
Contract Type: W2 with benefits
Visa requirements: US Citizen, Greencard Holder, EAD. No H1B
A seasoned project manager is requested to perform Project Management responsibilities to lead the CPS program through their Transformation activities that have implications for the CPS caseworker system and the modernization efforts. The Worker will also serve as a single point of contact for technology-related project communications between CPS and DFPS IT. The role will be responsible for high-level coordination of (a) multiple, concurrent IMPACT projects, (b) identification and prioritization of business processes/functions that need to be redesigned before system specifications can be developed, (c) planning and scheduling of CPS staff resources to support business process work, system design sessions, design review, and user testing, and (d) communication and training plans, scheduling, and execution. The project manager must also have a variety of experiences with organizational change and communication activities.
The project manager will work closely with key CPS leaders, CPS IT Liaisons, other designated internal program staff, and additional contractor staff working on this effort. The Worker will also work in concert with designated IT staff on business process redesign documentation that meets both CPS program user and IT needs, and ensure the caseworker system requirements and design specifications are clearly articulated for development. The project manager will help ensure the CPS Use Cases are fully documented and program project plans stay on track.
10 Years Project Management Life Cycle Processes and Documentation
10 Years Strong verbal and written skills with all levels of an organization; from line staff to executive staff with experiences developing reports, project statuses, and presentations.
8 Years Developing and interpreting Use Case Documentation
8 Years Facilitating requirements development activities; developing requirements documents; and documenting narratives for requirements documents.
8 Years Managing competing interests of stakeholders and assisting stakeholders in reaching consensus on decisions and next actions.
1 Year Strong understanding of DFPS/CPS processes, particularly various stages of service within casework and the casework system.
1 Year Experience with caseworker system requirements.
1 Year Experience with DIR-specific project templates for Project Delivery Framework, e.g., business case, project plans, status reports, issues and risk registers, etc. Writing samples may be requested.
1 Year Understanding of federal requirements statewide automated child welfare information systems (SACWIS).
3 Years Advanced skills using Microsoft Project, Visio, and SharePoint.
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