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The Attorney General’s Office is recruiting for a permanent, full-time IT Project Manager in the Information Services Division. This Information Technology Specialist 4 (ITS4) position is located in Tumwater, Washington.
The Information Services Division (ISD) provides support and consulting for legal technologies. This includes the development and delivery of AGO computer and telephone network infrastructure and the operation of network hardware and software platforms to provide AGO staff access to their work products and communications. The division also provides eDiscovery litigation support, custom software development, business intelligence and data management services. Data security and disaster recovery are key to the maintenance and operations of the AGO's voice and data systems. The division ensures compliance with state governance policies and standards, and ensures that all electronic services function properly and securely.
This position will work on the Business Technology Services team, which leads large agency projects with our software development team. ISD uses a blend of Agile and Scrum methodologies for project execution with a waterfall approach for project initiation and prioritization. ISD creates custom software solutions as well as configures off-the-shelf software for solving business needs. See THIS VIDEO to learn more about ISD specifically.
If the following applies to you, then this is an excellent opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge while supporting the best public law firm in the country:
You love a full, fast-paced day and are constantly wondering "Where did the day go?"
You like organizing things and like keeping others on task.
You enjoy getting your hands in the details of big events.
You like creating a minimal viable product.
The ideal candidate for this high visibility role will be a team player who will help attorneys deliver legal services better, faster, and less expensively, through optimized work processes and better use of existing and newer technologies. We have fun, we strive to provide innovative tools for our legal teams, and we want you to join our team.
This position serves as a senior IT project manager. This position uses advanced technical and specialized knowledge and a complete understanding of the customer's business to independently provide technology related project management, business analysis, and problem resolution to the Attorney General Office staff.
This position will work with diverse teams to develop requirements from our staff and implement strategic project plans. You will work with project requests from the organization to ensure the coordination and delivery of high quality and innovative projects.
This position enables agency staff to provide excellent legal services to protect the rights of the people of Washington State, recover revenue for the State, and disburse recovered funds to the people of Washington State.
IT Project Management
Manages multiple medium projects at one time or one large project using industry standard project management techniques including Agile and SCRUM methodologies.
Acts as a Scrum Master on software development projects of various sizes.
Accountable for IT project deliverables and meeting milestones needed to implement or enhance IT systems.
Independently decides which rules, processes, resources, materials or equipment to use to accomplish the work.
Coordinates project meetings with business users, IT teams, and third party vendors.
Assists with technical configurations, design mockups, user testing, and project deployment.
Prepares and presents status reports and case studies; tracks key metrics to show value/ROI and impact on client service; and manages timelines and budgets effectively.
IT Business Analysis
Perform senior level industry-standard business analysis processes when planning, designing, and implementing IT systems to meet the business requirements of customers.
Translate business needs into technical requirements to establish new IT systems as well as improving existing business related IT systems.
Develop requirement documents, cost/benefit analysis, risk analysis, affinity charts and process/workflow diagrams, and identify opportunities for improvements.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or closely related field, or equivalent experience; AND (2) years of IT experience such as consulting, analyzing, designing, installing and/or maintaining computer software applications, directing projects, or providing customer or technical support in information technology. Additional experience may substitute year-for-year for education.
Two (2) years of information systems experience in applying Project Management Institute (PMI), or equivalent, best practices for project management.
Two (2) years of information systems experience in applying International Institute of Business Analysis's
Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), or equivalent, best practices for business analysis.
The PMI and BABOK experience may be obtain concurrently with the IT experience.
The most competitive candidates will possess these additional preferred qualifications:
Law firm work experience and an understanding of how to support the delivery of legal services.
Project management certifications or advanced project management training. For example, PMI's Project Management Professional certification; University of Washington's Project Management course; or South Puget Sound Community College's Project Management courses.
Training and experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies, including experience being a Scrum Master.
Experience using Microsoft Office products (including SharePoint), case management systems, and litigation technology software.