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Project Management Office Manager

at State of Washington

Pay: $111240 to $116604/year
$111240 - $116604
Posted: 11/16/2019
Job Reference #: 2610851

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Special Note: This position is exempt from Civil Service Rules. For more information please see WAC 357-19-195.

This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of candidates will be November 12, 2019, and will continue weekly.

The Office of Financial Management's (OFM) mission is to support and improve government on behalf of all Washingtonians. As an employee of OFM, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals that works every day to fulfill this mission by providing vital information, fiscal services, policy support and technology services that the Governor, Legislature and state agencies need to serve the people of Washington.
What you will be doing
As OFM's Project Management Office Manager, you will provide direction and coaching to project managers, supervisors and team leads on project management approaches, standards and practices. You will be responsible for all aspects of these projects over their entire project life. Additionally, you will negotiate with multi-agency managers to assemble individual project teams and ensure that stakeholders understand the strategic objectives of the projects and integrate the individual projects, their dependencies and risks, to ensure quality and timeliness.

Who we are looking for
The ideal candidate will have the experience, training and passion for the project management discipline, while being patient, supportive and persistent in building and growing the project management office. The ability to dive into the details and see the bigger picture is essential, as well as being able to collaborate and communicate effectively with both the technical and business team members in a respectful, cooperative and creative way in working to achieve the organization's goals.

Why Work for OFM?
  • Dynamic, high-performing agency
  • Opportunities to make a positive, statewide impact
  • Support for employee growth and development
  • Modern work environment
  • Mobile and flexible work opportunities
  • Infants at Work program
  • A commitment to organizational health and wellness
  • Work/life balance


What will you be doing? – Duties Include:

  • Mentor, coach and supervise senior level project managers in the Project Management office.
  • Plan large-sized projects or multiple subprojects. This includes working and partnering with project stakeholders to define scope and deliverables for projects at the enterprise level, building cross-project work plans, working with project managers or project teams to estimate level of effort for project activities and prepare detailed project schedules.
  • Control large-sized or multiple subprojects. This includes ensuring project work plans are up-to-date, managing project resources, monitoring project budgets and contract status, making adjustments to plans where needed and reporting status to project stakeholders on a frequent basis.
  • Facilitate program and project team meetings to gather status information, resolve issues or facilitate team interaction.
  • Perform risk assessment activities across subordinate projects, including risk identification, mitigation, status and tradeoff recommendations that balance strategic needs and tactical actions.
  • Review project communication plans and content. Manage the coordination of key stakeholder meetings.
  • Define program and projects resource requirements and work with the Management Team to obtain resources (contractors, staff, and technology).



  • Five years of experience managing a range of medium to large information technology projects with increasing complexity.
  • Completion of formal Project Management coursework such as UW PM Certification or similar training (minimum of 72 hours of project management education/training).
  • Three years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management processes, techniques and tools.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Project Management Professional Certification.
  • Five years of experience in software application development process.
  • Experience with project tracking tools, like Microsoft Project.
  • Experience in high-level systems planning, design, development, pilot testing, installation, evaluation, operational management, and troubleshooting for information technology projects.
  • Experience managing vendor engagements with specific responsibilities of determining the statement of work, managing the selection process and management of deliverables.
  • Experience managing and/or working within a program structure delivering enterprise-wide outcomes.
  • Experience managing and directing subordinate projects with a program (business and IT).

Supplemental Information


The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the required and desirable qualifications described above.

Interested applicants are REQUIRED to submit the following:

  1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
  2. A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
  3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

NOTE:  Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
The Office of Financial Management is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, and ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam-era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process, or who wish to receive this job announcement in an alternative format may call 360-725-0158 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf: 711 Relay.

For questions about this recruitment or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 902-0461. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.