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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:31 AM

Position Summary: The Senior Director, Portfolio and Project Management provides leadership and guidance for technology as part of a critical initiative to create and maintain a uniform approach to IT portfolio, program, and project management, and serves as a change agent for continuous improvement through improved and/or enhanced methodologies. The Senior Director, Portfolio and Project Management will also apply project management knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to support Program and Project managers and drive the development and application of project management methodology and culture, including supervising personnel and communicating policies, objectives, and goals of all IT projects to senior-level business and DIIT staff. Performs related work. Reports to: Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Strategy and Governance Direct Reports: Directors, Program Managers, and Project Managers Key Relationships: Coordinates and documents efforts with DIIT Directors, Program and Project Managers, and other staff involved with projects. The Senior Director communicates with senior managers to ensure the smooth operation and effective delivery of all projects undertaken by the Division of Instructional and Information Technology. Interacts with executive and senior-level DOE business and DIIT personnel as needed. Responsibilities * Directs, establishes, coordinates, and develops the role of the DIIT Portfolio and Project Management function. This includes: * Portfolio Rationalization, aligning portfolios, programs, and projects with business organization, strategy, goals, and objectives; * managing Portfolio, Program and Project functions and teams; * working with the business in identifying new and managing existing IT programs and projects; * utilizing PMO's criteria/templates to establish and manage project standards and controls; * reviewing existing PPM practice methods and procedures and continuously measure performance; * implement PPM Practice procedural and methodology improvements, as required; * assigning projects to Project Management Office staff and monitoring progress. * Oversees and documents PMO business processes and internal controls, including those performed by other DOE and DIIT entities in support of the PMO. Makes applicable recommendations for improved processes and controls and assists with implementing and institutionalizing related policies and procedures. * Tracks performance metrics for all IT programs and projects throughout the organization and maintains centralized accountability for management of IT project portfolios. * Works with senior business and DIIT management to provide strategic and tactical advice on program/project planning and execution. * Serves on Project Oversight and Steering Committees for portfolio and project governance. Presents proposed and completed projects to advisory boards in order to provide information and to seek approval for project implementation, funding, and other resources. * Manages staff responsible for responding to Department of Education (DOE) user DIIT project or BAU related requests. * Creates and maintains information technology project plans that communicate project tasks, milestone dates, issues, risks, resources, and project status. * Develops and maintains communication plans to ensure a cogent and continuous flow of information to assist in institutionalizing DIIT stewardship improvement and audit readiness. * Provides project oversight and control of the lifecycle stages of multiple projects, including conceptualization, planning, contract execution, delivery, and termination. * Performs high-level analysis of information systems issues, evaluates alternatives, and makes logical recommendations based on findings, project management procedures and techniques, including the interpretation of work plans and standards. * Sets priorities and plans; assigns, trains, and supervises the work of subordinates. Qualification Requirements: Minimum * A master's degree in computer science from an accredited college and three (3) years of progressively more responsible, full-time, satisfactory experience using information technology in computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, database administration, planning of data/information processing, user services, or area networks at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity in the areas of computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration, or planning of data processing or in the supervision of staff performing these duties; or * A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four (4) years of experience as described in "1" above; or * A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or recognized accrediting organization and six (6) years of experience as described in "1" above; or * A satisfactory combination of education and experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or recognized accrediting organization and must possess at least three (3) years of experience as described in "1" above, including the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in "1" above. Note: The following types of experience are not acceptable: superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design, implementation or management of the product; use of word processing packages; use of a hand held calculator; primarily the entering or updating of data in a system; the operation of data processing hardware or consoles. Preferred * Five years PMO, Portfolio, Program, and Project management experience. * Knowledge of government costing, budget and expenditures; County government processes and procedures; and project management methodologies/tools/techniques. * Ability to effectively present information to top management as well as employees. * Skilled in leadership, negotiating contracts, statistical analysis, and capable of developing solutions for complex, integrated business problems. * Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. * Knowledge of networked computer system environments and network engineering principles; network system access and security guidelines and procedures; network applications, operating systems, and other software applications unique to the DOE; application integration and software delivery methodologies and techniques; management and personnel administration methods, techniques and policies; techniques and practices for effective, efficient and cost effective management of allocated resources; IT program planning principles; and DOE policies and procedures. * Ability to use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other department managers; and demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships in bringing people together to solve problems. * Skilled in reviewing needs of DOE departments and prioritizing information systems to meet their needs. * Knowledge of contract development and management; methods and techniques of tracking, recording, and presenting information; research techniques and modalities. * Ability to make quality decisions while maintaining composure and work effectively under tight deadlines. * Internal candidates preferred. Salary: $125,000+ (Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.) Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Applications will be accepted through January 18, 2018, until 3:00 pm NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at

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