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IT Project Manager- Full time- Temporary position

at City of Phoenix

Pay: $73,653 to $109,658/year
</span></span></p><p><span><span><strong>SALARY</strong></span></span></p><p><span><span>$73,653- $109,658 annually
Posted: 2/13/2019
Job Status: Full Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 29409
Keywords: technology, system

Job Description

Job ID
Professional & Supervisory;Technology
Full/Part Time


If you want to be a part of a transformational team, responsible for handling the 5th largest city’s various modernization projects, then this job is for you.

The City of Phoenix is seeking experienced and a highly-motivated Information Technology (IT) Project Manager to oversee different initiatives or projects, monitor the progress and completion, and ensure clients’ expectations are met. Department projects underway include: 1) A computer-aided dispatch/automatic vehicle locator (CAD/AVL) hardware and software replacement for the Public Transit Department and 2) A computer-aided dispatch/records management system procurement and replacement (CAD/RMS) for the Phoenix Fire Department. Phoenix currently has two openings for an IT Project Manager. The position is fulltime, 40 hours/week. However, this recruitment may be used for other IT Project Manager positions as well.

To be a successful candidate, you will need to have proven experience in IT project management, including the implementation of major, multi-year technology projects. The ideal candidate possess diplomacy, command control of the project and high emotional intelligence to juggle multiple stakeholders. Proficiency with a project management tool, such as Microsoft Project Server (Project Web App - Online) would be ideal for documenting, monitoring and reporting the development of projects.

Working for Phoenix Information Technology Services Department means the successful candidate will be a part of a customer-service focused team that is at the forefront of building relationships with department-clients. Project Managers will work closely with the Deputy Chief Information Officer of Project Management Office (PMO) and actively contribute to a PMO Center of Excellence. Project managers are integral to the modernization initiatives at the City of Phoenix.

This is a temporary position that is intended for the duration through project closure. Public Transit’s CAD-AVL project is expected to last less than a year and the Phoenix Fire Department’s CAD/RMS project is expected to last three years. Both positions will be funded through June 30, 2019 with a possibility of renewal.


Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.


$73,653- $109,658 annually. Appointment can be made above the minimum depending upon qualifications.

The temporary position will have benefits but will not earn city retirement credits or participate financially into the city’s retirement program. If the successful candidate is a current City employee, all benefits will still be applicable and the employee will still contribute to their pension. Temporary positions are not covered under civil service rules, and thus employment is considered "at-will" and employees may be separated at any time.


  • Three years of experience in IT program/project management
  • Three years of experience managing IT program/project teams
  • Three years of vendor management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, information technology, or related field
  • This is a salaried/exempt position, and incumbents must have the ability to work after hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Only the highest qualified candidates will be posted to the eligible to hire list.
  • This position may be subject to Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) background standards. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment must be fingerprinted and will have their fingerprints used to check the Criminal History Records of the State of Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Any records returned will be reviewed to determine the candidate’s suitability for the job.
  • Some positions and assignments within the City may be required to pass specific background checks and/or a polygraph relative to the department. The general factors for disqualification are listed at
  • Some positions in this classification require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess an appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license, possess personal insurance coverage, and have an acceptable driving record.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Includes the job requirements listed above, plus:

  • Excellent customer service and business relationship communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to produce excellent written project documentation
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Word, OneNote, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio
  • Experience in public sector industry and/or public safety systems
  • Experience with end-to-end COTS applications implementation and support
  • Current PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP); PMP in progress may be acceptable with years of experience
  • Other certifications and skills such as Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, Agile and Scrum
  • Master’s Degree in Business/Public Administration, Information Technology or a related field
  • Administrator experience using Power BI and/or PWA (MS Project Server-Online)

The successful candidates will be integral in the implementation of key projects that will modernize the way the City delivers its services to residents and customers. Additionally, the successful candidates will appreciate the outstanding benefits package, including professional development funds in support of increasing knowledge and expertise in the industry. With Phoenix’s generous paid vacation time, the successful candidate can enjoy the city’s many attractions, including major sports and cultural events, award-winning restaurants, fascinating museums and endless outdoor activities. Phoenix is an emerging leader in technology, and we want individuals who are ready to be a part of this exciting transformation.


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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