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Title:  IT Project Manager V - Portfolio Manager

Application Deadline Date:  12/27/2022
Req ID:  38289
Department:  Digital Services Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $38.30


At the State of Vermont, our strategy and people help us deliver the most successful IT investments supporting our business partner agencies. Now, we are seeking an experienced portfolio manager who can add a fresh, unique approach to our team. In this role, you'll support the full project lifecycle for a large portfolio, with a focus on leading project-level reviews, optimizing and maintaining project standards, proactively identifying improvement, analytical reporting, and training staff. Not only will you be comfortable having high-level conversations with business leaders to understand individual portfolios, but you'll also help us define KPIs and create a strategic roadmap for EPMO-wide continuous improvement activities.  


We offer a competitive benefits package that includes a great health insurance plan including vision and dental insurance and a hybrid telework schedule that allows for 4 days of remote work.


Objectives of this Role:

  • Effectively use metrics and data visualization to report progress and support data-driven decision-making at the team or organization level
  • Develop and implement project management methodologies and best practices to build on our team's skills and capabilities
  • Contribute to the establishment of a common set of practices, tools and templates for portfolio, program, and project-level management and ensure standards are being followed
  • Provide procurement assistance to business partner agencies by reviewing procurement documents and providing feedback on project management and business analysis services, vendor qualifications, EPMO expectations and deliverables in IT contracts and requests for proposals.
  • Facilitate the project intake process for IT Activities and collaborate with IT Leaders and business leaders on prioritization, resourcing, and budgeting of projects for the portfolio 
  • Produce and analyze portfolio/project-level reports against key performance indicators
  • Escalate issues that threaten portfolio and project success


Necessary Skills and Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of budgeting and planning procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of project management principles and practices including work breakdown structure development.
  • Considerable knowledge of project contract review and management.
  • Considerable experience managing project types with phased implementations that include multiple business units, vendors, and consultants.
  • Considerable knowledge of business analysis methods and application of those methods.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills as well as negotiation and conflict management abilities.
  • Ability to lead and work in a team environment.
  • Experienced meeting facilitator.
  • Experience with direct supervision of subordinates including goal setting and appraisals.
  • Understanding of technology basics.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Competent with office automation and tools.

Who May Apply

This position, IT Project Manager V - Portfolio Manager (Job Requisition #38289), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Stacy Gibson-Grandfield at
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.


A fingerprint-supported background check may be required based on the assigned job duties and location.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. Work outside of regular business hours may be expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Six (6) years or more of experience in the field of information technology where the primary role was project manager.


Certification as a Project Management Professional AND four (4) years or more of experience in the field of information technology where the primary role was project manager.

Preferred Qualifications

Agile Project Management Certification

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier