PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Recruitment #21-132-2051

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference in one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States? Can you work as part of a team, with inspiration, vision, and creativity? Are you passionate about the role of technology in supporting the mission of local government? Loudoun County?s Department of Information Technology is currently seeking a full-time Project Portfolio Manager. This position will:

  • Require a thorough understanding of IT project and portfolio management and the professional skills and abilities to develop, manage and oversee the Department?s portfolio of projects
  • Lead, manage and motivate the Project Portfolio Office team to achieve tactical and strategic goals - Proactively work with DIT and County Departments to facilitate practices that meet the objectives and standards of the Project Portfolio Office
  • Provide leadership and direction on project management principles and practices and support to those groups and individuals within the Department who manage and deliver projects
  • Develop and deliver action-oriented portfolio scorecards, metrics, governance, and reporting to support business and executive decision making
  • Provide day-to-day analytic and strategic leadership for key organization-wide strategic initiatives to ensure implementation is consistent with the vision of the County and that project or program outcomes meet or exceed expectations
  • Partner with other County departments to ensure proper planning and investment reviews align with the County's annual budget process
  • Provide scenario analysis and planning for a range of outcomes-focused on project scheduling and resource allocations
  • Report to the IT Business Manager

Job Requirements

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with major course work in business, public administration, and/or information systems and 4 years of experience.

Special Requirements

We are seeking an individual with:

  • Direct experience in a Project Portfolio Management or Business Analyst role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to communicate information technology concepts to technical and non-technical audiences at various hierarchical levels, ranging from board members to technical specialists
  • Local government experience preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Experience with Planview software and LeanKit tools is preferred
  • Experience with ServiceNow software tool is preferred

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

The successful candidate will undergo an extensive background/credit check, fingerprinting and DMV check.

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