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Title:  IT Project Manager V

Application Deadline Date:  Open Until Filled
Req ID:  14922
Department:  Digital Services Agency

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $36.36


Ensure excellence in State IT projects as a Portfolio Manager in the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) of the Agency of Digital Services. The Mission of the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) for the Agency of Digital Services is to continuously improve the project management process, seeking increased efficiency, greater transparency, and elimination of unnecessary process, in order to deliver the most value to Vermonters from information technology projects.  This mission is accomplished by establishing relationships between our business and technology partners in the implementation of the State of Vermont's strategic initiatives. This position is responsible for oversight of the Portfolio of projects related to the Agency of Human Services, Department of Vermont Health Access.

This position may include project management in addition to portfolio management assignments. As a Portfolio Manager, you will be responsible for resourcing projects with qualified Project Managers and Business Analysts and to ensure the project is then managed successfully. Other responsibilities include: providing procurement assistance to agency sponsors and internal staff for technology related activities; supervising project managers and business analysts; facilitating independent reviews for projects over $1 million in lifecycle costs; providing oversight for all projects within your portfolio by attending steering committee meetings as an advisor, reviewing project documents for quality, escalating risks and issues to ADS leadership as appropriate; participating in IT strategic and prioritization activities with Business Partners and IT Leaders and reporting out on portfolio progress to members of ADS leadership, business partner leaders and the Legislature.

Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, is very customer service oriented, and has excellent verbal and written communication skills. He/she brings a solid understanding of project management standards as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), has experience with direct supervision of staff, considerable experience managing large IT projects and experience managing budgets, contracts and multiple vendors. Preference will be given to candidates that possess a Project Management Professional and/or Agile certification.

Who May Apply

This position, IT Project Manager V (Job Requisition #14922), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This position is open until filled. The State of Vermont posts vacancies for a minimum of ten business days. Positions posted as open until filled can be removed at any time after the initial ten day period. After the initial posting period, departments may begin interviewing and may close the posting without notice.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Stacy.Gibson-Grandfield@vermont.gov
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.

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
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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