Project Manager at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Project Manager
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Must have the following in order to apply:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Four (4) years of experience
Workforce development and/or unemployment compensation experience
Knowledge of Department of Labor Employment and Training programs to include one or more of the following: Wagner-Peyser, Workforce Investment Act, Trade Adjustment Assistance
Knowledge of relational databases and basic SQL query techniques
Experience interfacing with customers, internal managers and staff
understanding of Employment and Training programs related to day-to-day operations and federal reporting requirements
Knowledge of the software development life cycle
Proficient in MS Office to include: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Project
Ability to work independently or in a team environment
Written and verbal communication skills
Organizational skills
Preferred Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field; or equivalent experience preferred
PMP, SCM, CAPM certification, or formal project management training preferred
Required Screenings:
Criminal background and professional reference check.

Job Description:
Responsible for the Software Development life cycle using the GRID methodology specifically designed for the company. The candidate will be accountable for leading and managing the implementation of workforce development and/or software solutions for state and regional clients. Responsibilities will also include managing workforce development and/or Unemployment Compensation software products for Virtual One Stop clients in order to assess client needs, meet and exceed client expectations in terms of quality of product and service, and manage the delivery of software solutions. You will work among a team of software engineers, developers, project managers and QA for support and collaboration of client specific deliverables.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Project Management
Create, maintain, and execute an information technology project plan that communicates tasks, milestone dates, status and resource allocation
Coordinate with designers, engineers, QA, other subject matter experts, vendors, service providers, and clients to deliver milestones according to the project plan
Articulate design rationale and functional strategy as it directly relates to accomplishing goals, when applicable
Oversight and management of the day-to-day operational aspects of one or more projects
Maintain and manage the overall project plans and milestone reports to ensure accurate and timely reporting of project status, issues, risks, and concerns
Coordinate delivery of development and production releases that meet quality assurance standards
Assist technical team in specifying design and development tasks
Assist quality assurance team in creating test plans and testing efforts
Review deliverables prepared by the team before passing to the client
Apply project management methodology and enforce project standards
Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
Communication
Facilitate team and client meetings
Keep the client and project team well informed of project status, issues and issue mitigation strategies
Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
Communicate relevant project information to superiors
Prepare presentations and conduct training sessions at the annual User’s Conference
Technical
Possess an understanding of application programming, database and system design
Understanding of Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
Ability to analyze system requirements relative to the base software functionality and configuration
Write software requirements based upon analysis of client’s needs
MS SQL server and query knowledge
Leadership
Manage the process of innovative change
Identify opportunities for improvement and make suggestions for change
Teamwork
Acknowledge each team member’s contributions
Work with both technical software developers and non-technical state and local government clients to make sure that final deliverables meet client requirements
Coordinate client training with training staff and assist where necessary
Prepare and deliver training updates via webinars
Ability to work as a team player across time zones and geography with business analyst, development and QA teams in
Client Management
Provide client support, including monitoring of incidents and change requests, and answering client questions submitted via an online issues/change management system, via email or via phone
Manage day-to-day client interaction, and investigate and answer client questions
Obtain, discuss, and follow-through with feedback from the client
Set and manage client expectations
Seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships
Build a knowledge base of each client’s organization and objectives

Work Environment:
We offer a fast paced, team oriented environment with a casual dress code.

Days & Hours:
Monday thru Friday, full time position.

Pay:
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

See full details and apply at https://geographicsolutions.com/company/careers