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789526-GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III - 40053040

Date:  Jan 13, 2023
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 789526 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: 789526-GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS CONSULTANT III - 40053040

Position Number: 40053040 

Salary:  $49,000.00 - $70,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/28/2023 

Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.

 

In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply for positions at DEO that fit their skill sets.

 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)

 

Let DEO’s mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the link : http://www.floridajobs.org/

 

The Work You Will Do:

This position serves as a Project Manager within the Division of Workforce Services and plays a key role in the FL WINS Program. The FL WINS Program is a multi-agency collaboration to integrate multiple workforce services program websites. In this role, the incumbent will be assigned to the Florida Department of Education (DOE) to represent DOE on the FLWINS Program Management Team. As a part of the FL WINS Program Management team, the incumbent will implement solutions using best practices based on Project Management Institute (PMI) standards. Additionally, this exciting role will involve agency coordination, public speaking, contract oversight, strategic planning, and budget reviews.

 

The Difference You Will Make:

DEO is a fast-paced work environment in which critical thinking and commitment to serving the citizens of Florida is a vital to the Agency’s vision. As a member of the Division of Workforce Services, you will help to support the Agency goals through providing affordable, reliable, effective, and secure technology services.

 

How You Will Grow:

DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies.  Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of HR Training and with our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In accordance with DEO’s Vision and Mission, the employee:

  • Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
  • Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
  • Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and also exhibits good listening skills.
  • Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO's available resources and tools.
  • Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.

 

These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader.  We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.  We make available other career growth opportunities such as CPM “Certified public Manager”, Certified PMP “Project Management Professional”, LinkedIn Learning and Gartner GTP access.

 

Where You Will Work:   

This position will be located onsite at the Florida Department of Education. Additionally, the incumbent will occasionally work onsite at DEO. The position is eligible for occasional remote working/teleworking.

 

Tallahassee is Florida’s Capital City and continues to grow attracting development and new business. Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend.  DEO is in Downtown Tallahassee, the political epicenter that draws in visitors each year to visit the Capitol. Each spring, the legislative session opens, and people pour in to see the State perform its business. So regardless of what brought you here, being here will guarantee you an experience vibrant with entertainment, culture and delight. Tallahassee is:

  • Known for its beautiful parks, rolling hills and oak trees, canopied roads, hotels, dining, museums, arts, music and natural resources (https://talgov.com/ )
  • Home to major college campuses, Florida State University(FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
  • Approximately 22 miles from the nearest beach ( https://choosetallahassee.com/beaches-near-tallahassee/ )
  • Within a state having no state income tax for residents of Florida

 

WORKING FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS MORE THAN A PAYCHECK!!

* State Group Insurance coverage options+                                               * Retirement plan options, including employer

   (health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental options)                    contributions (FYI, please click www.myfrs.com)

* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year                              * Annual and Sick Leave Benefits

* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)                         * Flexible Spending Accounts          

* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)    * Ongoing comprehensive training provided             

* Career Growth                                                                                           * Highly skilled, professional environment                 

 

+For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

  • We care about the success of our employees.
  • We care about the success of our clients.
  • We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences and ourselves.
  • A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and professional employees.

 

Pay:

$49,000 - $70,000 Annually                     

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

 

This position is employed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and serves as a project manager supporting the Florida WINS (FL WINS) Program. The role will represent the Florida Department of Education (DOE) as a member of the FL WINS Program Management Team. Responsibilities include managing the overall planning, execution, delivery, and transition of multiple projects of high complexity. Duties include coordinating efforts across several teams, managing project issues and risks, and closely monitoring and controlling projects. This position will be required to liaise, analyze, plan, and evaluate the business needs of the stakeholders. Responsibilities include managing customer expectations, proactively closing expectation gaps, and ensuring projects are executed under strategic guidelines and standard governance practices.  

Project Manager for FL WINS

  • Works with all FL WINS stakeholders and other staff to coordinate program management activities
  • Assist the Program Management Team to be effective and efficient in managing projects
  • Support long-range strategies and administers policies and procedures to achieve operational objectives
  • Creates, manages, and ensures adherence to project management processes, policies, and procedures, including those identified in the enterprise project management governance process.             
  • Works with staff and leadership to identify business technology program requirements and scope.
  • Guides efforts to procure services and systems, such as coordinating deliverables and negotiating vendor contracts
  • Monitors team progress by attending regular team meetings to assess risk, identify conflicts, barriers, and issues, and facilitate the development of resolutions and action plans.
  • Coordinates reports of team progress to upper management through regular status updates, maintaining all required documentation for visibility into team efforts.
  • Works to ensure the use of project management tools and programs to effectively track, monitor, manage projects.
  • Assists and participates in internal and external audits/evaluations of project management procedures and activities
  • Manages multiple tasks, activities, and/or projects to ensure they are effectively tracked, follows FL WINS Program, DEO and DOE documentation standards, and remains on schedule, within scope, and within budget.
  • Participates in budget reviews, Legislative Budget Request (LBR) analysis and legislative discovery for initiatives.
  • Assists with reviewing and analyzing newly enacted state legislation and proposed legislation to prepare impact assessments.
  • Creates, updates, and reviews documentation as required based on the project management methodology used.
  • Assists with quality assurance of assigned team member work products.
  • Assists with recruitment and retention activities to develop staff and team, as needed. 
  • Identifies and monitor training needs for the team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Knowledgeable of project management methodologies.
  • Skilled in project plan creation
  • Skilled in issue and risk log management
  • Skilled in change control
  • Skilled in communication planning
  • Skilled in project reporting
  • Ability to gather data and develop reports for leadership.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbal and written, with a wide range of audiences.       
  • Ability to communicate technical information.       
  • Ability to build relationships with a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to work with and facilitate cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to participate in group discussions and manage conflicts to achieve meeting objectives.
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and generate solutions.
  • Ability to drive cross-business teams.
  • Ability to make presentations.
  • Ability to plan and organize work.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records.  

 

Minimum:

  • Two (2) years of project management experience.

 

Preferred:

  • Possess one of the following certifications:
    • CCBA from IIBA
    • CBAP from IIBA
    • PMP
    • PMI BA          
  • Possess a Florida Certified Contract Manager certification
  • 5+ years of Project Management experience
  • Business Relationship Management experience
  • Change Management experience

 

 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee