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Project Manager

Tallahassee, FL Posted: 01/16/2022

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of 5 years IT work experience, including 2 or more years managing projects.
  • Experience with JIRA.
  • Experience with collaboration tools.
  • Must have excellent communication with management both within and across organizations to ensure smooth running of the Projects Office.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, and all levels of management.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of applications (including Microsoft Project) and/or familiar with project management technology tools.
  • Ability to maintain detailed project plans (scope, project management processes, and work breakdown structures).
  • Experience with meeting facilitation and documentation.
  • Experience creating and presenting internal and external status reports and detailed status reports suitable for presentation to the Legislature and Steering Committees.
  • Proven ability to lead a project team and effectively conduct the project to meet project objectives.
  • Ability to identify priorities and keep staff focused on priority tasks as directed by Project Managers.
  • Ability to identify the scope of the project and report scope creep.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with criminal justice technology.
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence preferred.
  • Aptitude for nurturing a collaborative, upbeat, positive working environment that values creativity and innovation.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Actively participate as a key member of the project team by acting as the primary liaison between the business unit, ITS and vendor.
  • Coordinate the contract management efforts to include ensuring deliverables and milestones are met while validating vendor performance.
  • Participate in the development of the competitive procurements necessary for system implementation.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of project documentation, strategies and plans.
  • Project assistance in the preparation of documentation to support grant applications, budget requests, and support documentation.
  • Provide problem-solving expertise and complex analysis of project risks and opportunities.
  • Review change requests and escalates any changes that may inhibit the success of any of the projects.
  • Tracks key project milestones and makes suggestions for adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers.
  • Assists with project communication.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of project documentation, strategies and plans.
  • Helps in the preparation of informational items to support grant applications, budget requests, and support documentation.
  • Assists with the coordination of resources between the Project Managers in the Data Projects Program.
  • Monitors and manages feedback and responses to and from the Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) vendor.
  • Works with users to understand business requirements.
  • Participates in testing efforts with various system stakeholders and other applications.
  • Leads and participates in team meetings, stakeholder meetings, and technical meetings.
  • Supports the project team and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Creates and updates documentation as required by project team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience.


  • Must have Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
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