Remote/Local Project Manager with MS Project, TFS, Agile, DevOps, Teams, Visio, SharePoint experience

Job ID: MS-122560 (911090926)

Remote/Local Project Manager with MS Project, TFS, Agile, DevOps, Teams, Visio, SharePoint experience

Location: Jackson, MS (MDEK12)
Duration: 12 Months
Position: 1

Knowledge of PMI standards and Processes, and success in managing IT projects 5
Use of project management and work management tools such as MS Project and MS Team Foundation Server 5
Must be familiar with software and database development concepts to include creation of diagrams, flowcharts and workflows of business processes and data flow 5
Contractor should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in work related to IT Project Management using the Agile Methodology 5
Contractor should have at least 5 years of large-scale project management experience, with demonstrated ability to timely and efficiently lead projects which deliver high-quality operational and financial performance results 5
Must be able to effectively collaborate with Senior Management and other Project Team Members to ensure requirements are communicated, accepted, and meet expectations 5
Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment No Min
Excellent analytical skills No Min

Preference given to candidates with the below skills/experience. Must also meet minimum requirements.
Azure Dev Ops
MS Teams
MS Visio
Other Project Management Tools

The Mississippi Department of Education has a current goal for every community to effectively use a World-Class Data System to improve student outcomes. This goal has an outcome to increase the availability of quality data to drive decisions that improve student outcomes. We are planning to satisfy this goal in part by modernizing our current student information system along with improving the quality of data in connected systems. This will include web-based application development, and creation of dashboards and reports that will improve access, accuracy and ease of use for all stakeholders
The MDE requires professional project management services from a highly skilled individual(s) to provide operational and administrative support in the following tasks:
• Responsible for project tracking and reporting services to keep the system implementation process of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) on task and on budget.
• Ensure comprehensive management of defined initiatives that include monitoring of budget, resource availability, and organizational alignment; facilitate advancing of projects and effectively managing issues.
The professional activities required for this position includes but not limited to the following:
Project/Task Management:
• Continuously monitor project and document progress of project teams and contractors related to all timelines, roles/responsibilities, expenditures/costs, and deadlines.
• Monitor and communicate with all internal and external stakeholders recording any identified project risks.
Financial Management:
• Monitor expenditures and provide Director of Business Operations with expenditure and budget projections.
• Consolidate and manage financial reports, and provide regular reports to the Chief Information Officer.
• Leverage technology, continuous improvement and transformational change initiatives to optimize business processes.
Project Documentation:
Collect, review and/or develop, and archive the following project documentation components to include the following:
• Resource and Staffing Plan to document what resources (people, equipment, materials) and what quantities of each are being used to perform project activities, to include a complete account of key or required staff.
• Develop and implement plan to improve documentation processes required to ensure timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage, and ultimate disposition of project information to internal and external stakeholders.
• Budget Plan and documents to track and provide a complete accounting of costs for staffing, equipment, software, supplies, consulting, and other costs. A life cycle cost or total cost of ownership, projected out at least 5 years, should be included.

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