The Texas General Land Office primarily serves the schoolchildren, veterans, and the environment of Texas. The agency does so by preserving our history, maximizing state revenue through innovative administration, and through the prudent stewardship of state lands and natural resources. This position is with our Enterprise Technology Solutions program area. Performs moderately complex (journey-level) project management work. Work involves coordinating the planning and initiation of projects at various levels of completion; monitoring the progress and schedule of projects; and communicating with project stakeholders, management, and other relevant parties. May assign duties and responsibilities and coordinate the work of project staff. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InformationTechnology.pdf In order to receive Veterans' preference, a copy of Form DD#214 is required at time of interview.
Essential Job Elements:
Plans, manages, and oversees assigned technology projects. Establishes and maintains project plans, milestones, task lists, deliverables, schedules, and budgets. Communicates necessary information to the project team, stakeholders, management, and vendors. Coordinates and facilitates project meetings. Complies and distributes status reports, meeting minutes, & other project information. Monitors and manages project related contracts. Monitors quality to ensure project deliverables fulfill the terms of the contract or specifications. Monitors and manages project cost and schedule. Develops statements of work, contracts, and amendments. Produces required reports and documentation for the Quality Assurance Team, auditors, and other oversight entities. Create meeting summaries, project charters, and other related project documentation. Ensure that projects follow accepted processes, procurements and contracts, and policies. Work closely with end users, ETS Business Services and ETS business analysts to learn the business needs. Make recommendations regarding how to use technology to accomplish business goals. Identify opportunities to improve the current system(s). Serve as liaison to Community Development and Revitalization (CDR) program staff, provides support and collaborates in the planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation for CDR related Purchasing and Contracting. Assist with the monitoring and reviewing of compliance with program policies, procedures, and rules for ETS as it relates to CDR software licensing administration. Assists in ensuring accuracy of records and appropriate licensing allocation. Assist with the collection, organization, analysis, and/or preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports including, but not limited to, IT reporting requirements and purchasing as it relates to CDR.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Two (2) years full-time experience working as a member of an IT project team in a role that includes project manager, project coordinator, or similar role that includes activities, such as planning coordinating, organizing, and/or managing projects. One (1) year full-time experience working as a member of a software application project team in a role that includes project manager, project coordinator, or similar role. May substitute full-time project management experience for required education on a year-for-year basis.
2+ years working on different kinds of software development or implementation projects. Leadership skills; ability to mentor, train, and develop staff. One (1) year full-time experience monitoring contracts throughout a project. One (1) year of experience performing business writing tasks, creating documents such as project plans, requirements specifications, contracts, solicitations for technology projects or statements of work. Experience presenting to groups and creating presentations and visuals using tools such as PowerPoint, Visio, Excel Charting, Word, or related software applications.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Ability to present to executive committees; ability to effectively communicate up, down, and laterally throughout the entire organization. -Strong systems analysis skills, including the ability to elicit and document business requirements. -Knowledge and understanding of the software development process. -Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and organizational skills. -Ability and desire to quickly learn and retain new information. -Ability to draft detailed documents such as statements of work, project plans, project scope documents. -Amazing work ethic; volunteers to take on additional assignments; willing to come in early or stay late. -Never-ending thirst for innovation and constant improvement. -Strong initiative and willingness to play any role necessary to help the team be successful. -Ability to engage diplomatically and objectively with stakeholders in establishing clear lines of responsibility and authority based on ETS policy and procedures. Communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats; to convey technical jargon in laymen's terms to individuals or in a group environment; and to identify important facts and data. Interpersonal skills, including providing direction, assisting with problem solving, and dealing effectively with people without having supervisory authority. Change management skills, including building trust among peers, customers, and project team members. The ability to provide clarity between various team members; manage other people's uncertainties during processes and times of change; strong organizational skills; and the ability to follow-through on actions assigned to others and self. Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects. Skill in prioritizing workload while working with a variety of projects. Ability to attend work regularly and adheres to established work schedule in accordance with agency leave and attendance.
This position requires the employee to primarily perform non-sedentary work; mobility (moving around the work-site) is routinely required to carry out some duties including extensive moving upon and traveling across uneven surfaces, rough terrain and/or desolate areas. Duties require the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, reach and/or steer a boat as needed. The position also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. This position requires the ability to read printed materials and computer screens. The position may require extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact and communication. The individual must be able to move and transport records, documents, boxes, equipment and all materials and related tools, weighing up to 50 pounds, when required. The individual must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time when commuting to and from assigned destination and when traveling on state business including fieldwork and training assignments. This position requires the ability to work outside and adapt to adverse weather conditions to include sea, sky and land environments.
Other (licenses, certifications, et cetera):
A writing exercise may be required of all candidates selected for an interview.
All applications for employment with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) must be submitted electronically by the job closing date through www.WorkInTexas.com. PAPER, FAX OR E-MAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please visit our website at www.glo.texas.gov for more information about applying for a GLO job posting.
The Texas General Land Office/Veterans Land Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or genetic information in employment or the provision of services. A criminal conviction records check is required for applicants who are selected for a position. The State of Texas requires all males who are 18 through 25 and required to register with the Selective Service to present either proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire. The U.S. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires new employees to present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. The Texas General Land Office is a non-smoking agency. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. In compliance with the FLSA, the GLO compensates overtime work though time off in lieu of payment.