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Missoula County Project Manager in Missoula, Montana

MISSOULA COUNTY invites applications for the position of: Project Manager

SALARY: $23.35 Hourly + DOE
DEPARTMENT: Project Management
OPENING DATE: 01/11/21
CLOSING DATE: 01/25/21 05:00 PM
BARGAINING UNIT: Non-Union Personnel Plan
WORK SITE: Missoula County Administration Building
SCHEDULING/HOURS OF WORK: Full time Monday through Friday

TO APPLY: Please include with your completed application: College Transcripts (unofficial are accepted), A Letter of Interest, and a Resume. Please complete all sections of our online application even if a resume is requested/attached. Incomplete application may be disqualified.
Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.

DEFINITION: Plans, executes, and finalizes County projects according to objectives, deadlines and within budget for the Projects Division of the Office of Internal Services.
Defines project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and designated staff. Effectively communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders. Determines the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyzes results, and troubleshoots problem areas. Develops best practices and tools for project execution and management. Estimates the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals. Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel. Defines and continually manages project expectations and success criteria. Plans, schedules and tracks project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools. Identifies and negotiates with department heads for the acquisition of required personnel from within the County. Assesses need for additional staff and/or consultants and recruits, as necessary, during the project cycle. Develops full-scale project plans and associated communications documents. Works with communications staff to develop public information documents. Drafts and submits budget proposals and recommends subsequent budget changes where necessary. Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations. Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans. Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team. Coaches, mentors, motivates, and oversees project team members and contractors. Conducts project post implementation review and creates a recommendations report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements. Coordinate common requirements across simultaneous projects to provide seamless delivery of projects, including identifying and analyzing risks.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree is required. Degrees best suited to this position are business administration, public administration, and MIS. Project management certification is desired. Requires five years of professional project management experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
The work is commonly performed in an office or meeting room setting with a considerable amount of time using a computer keyboard. Requires occasional visits to remote sites. Requires occasional attendance at night or weekend meetings and occasional out of town travel. Has frequent contact with the Chief Information Officer and members of the Senior Leadership Team. Has frequent contact with Missoula County department heads, supervisors, employees, and the public. Coordinates work efforts with the Senior Leadership Team. Has occasional contact with state or federal government offices. Contact is primarily to gain or provide information; and to coordinate work efforts and project related activities.


200 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Position #2020-00109