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IT Project Manager

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The Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) recently put a UI Tax system in place as part of a multi-state consortium.  They are currently in the process of drafting two RFPs for application support and infrastructure support.  Another consortium state is taking the lead on this effort.  The State of Maine is looking for a Project Manager (PM3) with the skills required to help with this work.
The Consortium RFP Project Manager Position will provide assistance with developing these RFPs, representing the interests of the State of Maine through the completion of the process.
This position will work full time out of the DOL office at 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, Maine.
This work includes establishing and monitoring a project plan that includes all steps required to research the needs of the department, draft the RFP and move it through the procurement process. This position will plan, budget, monitor, provide oversight and guidance, and report on the project using project management tools. 
The position will report to the lead consortium state as well as MDOL staff.  This position must comply with all State of Maine security and confidentiality standards and project status reporting requirements.
This position is required to have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Also required is proven successful work experience in project management and RFP development.
The role will require the following:
•    Excellent oral and written communications.
•    Proven experience writing RFPs, contracts, and/or grants.
•    Accountable for the approval and sign-off of the project plan with customer representatives, such as portfolio managers, and all affected project stakeholders.
•    Accountable for management of scope for the project and gaining agreement and approval of scope changes with customer representatives and affected stakeholders.
•    Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and customer representatives.
•    Direct work planning and scheduling work.
•    Manage and track the project progress against the project plan.
•    Coordinate and present proposals to agencies as necessary.
•    Identify and manage project risk and develop risk mitigation strategies, track to closure.
•    Ensure team leads adjust and revise estimates when necessary.
•    Anticipate issues and proactively address them. Resolve conflicts with sensitivity and tact.
•    Responsible for project compliance with standards and procedures.
•    Responsible to tailor and baseline all project templates.
•    Develop and facilitate achievement of project service commitments and performance metrics.
•    Ensure that tasks provide value and support the strategic direction of the project and meet service commitments; conduct reviews with agencies.
•    Accountable for the final project management evaluation review with stakeholders for approval upon project completion.
•    Communicate effectively with customers.
•    Identify and track issues.
•    Balance workload with team members’ capacity.