Job Title: IT Project Manager - (IT Computer Systems Manager, Level 2 - Temporary)
Job ID: 21477
Location: Central Office
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
I.T. Computer Systems Managers manage and direct an Information Technology area at a College or University level. They set policies and procedures, direct technical staff, and maintain responsibility for administrative as well as technical issues within their assigned area(s) of responsibility. They may manage major and/or large, complex information systems activities and/or manage a unit or group.
This job is in CUNY's Classified Managerial Service. The full specification is available on our web site at http://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ohrm/hros/classification/ccsjobs.html
Computer Systems Manager
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS) at the City University of New York (CUNY) supports the IT and telecommunications needs of CUNY's 24 colleges. CIS supports enterprise IT and applications; develops new technologies that advance University's core mission; builds, upgrades and maintains the University's network; operates the University's Data Center and help desk; develops disaster recovery and business continuity plans; and leads the CUNYfirst Enterprise Resource Planning Project (ERP), which integrates 25 university systems, covering student administration, financial management, and human resources.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Program Management Office, the IT Project Manager leads a wide range of IT projects, including the full lifecycle of systems and development initiatives through the application of project management tools and methodologies. The incumbent will work with IT Directors and other functional managers to initiate and drive projects and reach consensus on project scope and deliverables, to create the project charter and other documents. This role will be responsible in managing the project schedule, scope, budget, issues, risks, resource conflicts, and vendors assigned to projects.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leads a wide range of IT projects including application development, software and hardware deployment or decommissioning, and implementations of off-the-shelf software.
Documents business and technical requirements.
Develops and tracks project plans.
Executes projects in accordance with agreed schedule, budget, and scope.
Provides timely reports on deviations to the approved project schedule baseline and budget, and serves as the liaison for problem resolution and escalation. Recommends corrective actions.
Schedules, directs, and documents project team meetings.
Identifies, tracks, and champions the closure of project issues, risks, and change requests.
Communicates with project stakeholders including sponsors, steering committees, user community, and team members.
Manages testing and training activities, quality assurance reviews, and obtains change management approvals.
Identifies and implements milestone charts, dashboards, and project team reports for senior management.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Six (6) years of progressively responsible full-time paid information systems technology experience, at least 18 months of which shall have been in an administrative or managerial capacity in the areas of computer applications programming, systems programming, information systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration or a closely related area.
Education at an accredited College or University may be substituted for the general information systems technology experience at the rate of one year of college for 6 months of experience up to a maximum of 4 years of college for 2 years of experience. In addition a Master's degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for an additional year of the general information systems technology experience. However, all candidates must possess the 18 months of administrative or managerial experience described above.
This title has multiple levels. In addition to the minimum qualifications above, additional qualifications, such as education, experience, or certification relevant to the area of specialization are required.
Preferred Qualifications Include:
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent.
Knowledge and proficiency in system development life cycle (SDLC) methods and processes.
Ability to champion ideas and solutions, multitask under tight deadlines, and work in an environment with competing priorities.
Ability to work with and articulate the needs of university stakeholders including unit staff, subject matter experts, technical staff, administrators, faculty, and students; and possess strong interpersonal skills to build exceptional rapport with each of these constituent groups.
Proficiency with all Microsoft Office tools, including Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint, and a high proficiency in Microsoft Project.
Be a self-starter, work independently, take initiative, and be a problem-solver; and possess outstanding communication skills with the ability to facilitate group discussions and communications.
Experience working in a university environment.
Commensurate with education and experience.
IMPORTANT BENEFITS NOTICE:
Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after July 1, 2019
City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after July 1, 2019 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.
After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.
Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period.
An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
HOW TO APPLY
For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.
The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:
Open until filled with review of applications to December 16, 2019.
To be considered for appointment to this position, candidates must have filed for the Computer Systems Manager exam (Exam #9012).
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY
CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Internal Number: 21477
About CUNY City University of New York (System Level)
The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 269,000 degree-credit students and 270,000 adult, continuing and professional education students at 25 campuses across New York City. The University is an integrated system of senior and community colleges, graduate and professional schools, research centers, institutes and consortia. From certificate courses to Ph.D. programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to students of all backgrounds. It provides the city with graduates trained for high-demand positions in the sciences, technology, mathematics, teaching, nursing and other fields. As CUNY has grown, the University also has strengthened its mission as a premier research institution, building an array of modern facilities and expanding the ranks of its world-class faculty. Throughout its history, the University has been an integral part of the city and state through partnerships with public schools, economic development initiatives, immigration aid and financial advice services and other community outreach programs. Today, CUNY faculty and staff continue to benefit New York City — as well as the entire nation — by serving as policy exper...ts to business and government, advisers to nonprofit institutions, civic organizations and community groups. Students, too, are strongly encouraged to experience the cultural, educational and community-based opportunities of the five boroughs, through a network of internships and fellowships, to embracing the city as their campus.