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Announcement - 13-61 All Job Openings
Job Title:Systems Analyst 3 (Project Management Office Analyst)
Post Date:November 4, 2013
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:One (1) new state-funded position
Location:1966 Twin Towers East , Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Project Management/Data Collections Division/Office of Technology Services
Description of Duties:
Under the general direction of the Director of Data Collections, maintains the functions of project management; establishes and maintains the policies and procedures for project management methodology; and serves as effective liaison between the business departments, the project management office (PMO) governing board and the technology services office.  Duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining a master schedule that tracks and reports on technical services implementation efforts across Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) operations; creating, refining, and enforcing a structured process for the design, development, testing, and deployment of all systems; participating in departmental strategic and budgetary planning processes; preparing and administering work unit operating budget; providing recommendations on policies and goals desired; developing information systems strategies with the IT project manager by defining strategy, objectives, and identify cost/benefit impact to the GaDOE proposed projects; monitoring and actively participating in all stages of project development including research, design, programming, testing and implementation; supporting project initiatives, including identifying and analyzing preliminary business needs, budget considerations, time and resource estimates, defining the project scope and objectives, and getting business user sign-off; assisting with reviewing all necessary work plans and related project management to ensure documentation is completed in sufficient detail to provide for adequate management and control, as well as consistent with overall master schedule and dependencies; maintaining documentation of changes to scope, timelines, milestones, and deliverables, and identifying dependency implications; identifying, analyzing, and responding to and monitoring project risks; collaboratively determining prioritization of risks and maintaining a comprehensive issue, risk, and decision documentation, as they relate to project timelines and co-dependencies, and coordinating solutions development; and leading and coordinating PMO update meetings, and documenting project status and issues.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related field and five (5) years of experience in the utilization of a structured project management OR Associate's degree or certificate from an accredited program and six (6) years of experience in the utilization of a structured project management OR two (2) years of experience as a Systems Analyst 2 or equivalent in the utilization of a structured project management.  Experience must in include two (2) years in a PMO position. 
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, eight or more years of experience in one or more of the following:
• Demonstrate understanding of complex project management and leverage knowledge of organization to identify risk and evaluate impacts on the business.
• Experience in program management, or coordinating long-term, cross-functional projects.
• Demonstrated communication skills and reporting skills.
• Demonstrated thought leadership skills and creativity, as well as strong analytical skills.
• Strong work-ethic and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to communicate financial results and analytics to non-finance people.
• Demonstrate understanding the overall project critical path, and how small changes to project timelines will impact workstream interdependencies.
Pay Grade 20 – Annual salary range $57,289.84 (minimum) to $100,124.90 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience and available funding.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement. Hiring salary dependent on current employment, training and experience.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007