Los Angeles Community College District

Chief Technology Project Manager (#1069)

$73.31-$90.82 hourly / $12,707.11-$15,741.88 monthly / $152,485.32-$188,902.56 annual


Plans, defines and develops strategies and standards related to multi-disciplinary technology initiatives, programs and projects; coordinates, manages, and evaluates the work of teams assigned to technology projects.

Typical Duties

Plans, organizes, and manages operations related to the design and implementation of major technology projects or portfolios of related projects.

Defines and develops rules, strategies and standards, coordinates project schedules, and monitors performance and progress of multiple projects.

Plans, manages, and evaluates the work of assigned teams and their assigned technology projects.

Interfaces with project managers and stakeholders to develop systems for progress monitoring and evaluation, communication strategies, change management, customer satisfaction, and other critical processes.

Participates with project stakeholders in assessing and modifying existing internal administrative structures which may be impacted by project implementation including, but not limited to, operational policies and procedures, workflow, forms, contracts, inter-unit dependencies, reporting structures, and supervision.

Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques.

Collaborates as needed with District-level technical managers and analysts across functional areas to coordinates complex cross-team work, tasks and activities; to manage major changes in project scope and/or approach; and to resolve major technical issues as they arise.

Coordinates and evaluates the work of third-party resources and vendors employed for technology projects.

Manages processing and negotiating of costs, scheduling of change orders, and resolution of complex disputes.

Coordinates, plans, manages and reports on budgets for assigned teams and their project portfolios.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Chief Technology Project Manager plans, defines and develops multi-disciplinary strategies and standards related to technology initiatives, programs and projects; coordinates, manages, and evaluates the work of teams assigned to technology projects.

A Technology Project Manager manages, coordinates, and facilities a portfolio of strategic multi-disciplinary technology initiatives, programs, and projects through project start-up, execution, monitoring and control, release, training, and closure phases.


General supervision is received from a classified administrator. General supervision is exercised over assigned professional and technical staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Information technology systems, infrastructures, web, and related technologies

Principles and practices of budget preparation and control

Principles, techniques, and tools of program management

Principles, techniques, and tools of project management

Principles, techniques, and tools of scope management

Principles, techniques, and tools of cost management

Principles, techniques, and tools of scheduling

Principles, techniques, and tools of risk identification, analysis and response

Principles, techniques, and tools of quality management

Principles, techniques, and tools of change management

Principles, techniques, and tools of transformational leadership

Principles of supervision, team building, training, and personnel management

Principles and techniques of business analysis and process transformation

New trends and developments in computer technology

Skill in:

Use of Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to:

Provide oversight and management of teams engaged in multiple concurrent technology projects of varying size and complexity following a robust procedural and governance structure

Effectively set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, meet deadlines, forecast and deliver resources, and organize work for one or more teams engaged in large technology projects

Forecast complex resource needs, identify and break down work into discrete and measurable tasks

Sell project goals, objectives, and approaches to gain the support of technology project stakeholders and users

Identify and implement necessary actions to resolve impediments to project delivery on schedule

Accurately and thoroughly document project plans, statements of work, processes, procedures, changes and project artifacts pertaining to project implementation

Communicate technical and business knowledge, ideas, and information effectively, clearly, and openly

Resolve conflicts and promote cooperation

Actively contribute to a culture of constructive collaboration and innovation with and among colleagues

Write clear, comprehensive, concise, and organized reports, presentations, communications, and instructions for diverse audiences

Effectively allocate and utilize the human, fiscal, and physical resources available for assigned area

Motivate, direct, train, and develop others

Consistently use and promote professional standards and practices related to technology

Stay abreast of current trends and technical advancements related to assigned projects and acquire knowledge of new technologies and software in order to solve problems

Travel to off-site meetings

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in computer information systems, computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, or a related field,


Five years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in managing large, complex technology projects, two years of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity. Experience in a higher-education environment is desirable.


A Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent such as successful completion of a recognized college-level project management curriculum. A Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification is desirable.

A valid Class “C” California driver’s license is required.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodation

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

CLASS: 1069; EST: 11/6/2019;