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SENIOR INFO TECH BUSINESS CONSULTANT - 42005020

Date:  Jul 30, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 682521 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: SENIOR INFO TECH BUSINESS CONSULTANT - 42005020

Position Number: 42005020 

Salary:  $48,876.45 - $65,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 08/18/2022 

SENIOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS CONSULTANT

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

OFFICE OF AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Shelley Harden, (850) 755-8072

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of information technology, project management or business analysis experienceor

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course of study in computer science or management information systems, and two (2) years of information technology, project management or business analysis experience; or 

Five (5) years of information technology, project management or business analysis experience.

Possession of a valid Class E Driver License.

***ATTENTION CANDIDATES***

To be considered for a position with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

  • All fields in the Candidate Profile must be completed (an attached resume is not a substitution for the information required on the candidate profile).
  • Work history, duties and responsibilities, hours worked, supervisor, and formal education fields, etc. must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position.
  • Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services values
and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NOTES:

Successful applicant must pass a background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment.

JOB DUTIES:

This position resides in the Office of Agriculture Technology Services’ Project and Portfolio Management Office (OATS PPMO) and is responsible for providing project management services to the offices and divisions of the department.

Facilitate and/or participate in individual, small group, and large, formal meetings.

Monitors progress of requests, projects, and initiatives, facilitates movement, and effectively communicates project and portfolio status, tasks, and information to stakeholders, management, and team members in a timely and clear fashion.

Manages assigned projects by following industry standard project management methodologies such as the Project Management institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and assists in the evolution of department project methodology, processes, and standards.

Conducts planning, scheduling, and implementation activities to implement technology solutions that meet business needs.

Works with team members to identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.

Works with project team members to define, create, and maintain required project documentation and templates, including but not limited to, the Risk and Complexity Assessment, project charter, project plan, security plan, spend plan, scope, schedule, communication plan, deliverables, change logs, issue logs, risk logs, meeting agendas, and weekly project status reports.

Identifies and manages technical and non-technical issues and risks that could impact projects. Uses problem solving skills to remove obstacles, resolve conflicts, and mitigate risks when possible and escalates to management when appropriate.

Participate in the creation and review of procurement documents related to assigned projects and serve as contract manager for contract(s) related to assigned projects or initiatives.

Coaches, mentors, and motivates project team members for assigned projects.

Develops collaborative relationships with team members and customers, performing background research to understand the business of the department and its offices/divisions, and providing best practice advice and service to offices/divisions on their projects.

Assist the PPMO Manager in the development, implementation, and management of the PPMO and the department Information Technology Life Cycle (ITLC); assist in the creation or update of business, technical, or project management templates; assemble good examples of each.

Analyzes project proposals, initiative requests, and current business processes and identifies opportunities, risks, gaps, and missing information.

Exercises a disciplined thought process to evaluate problem statements and possible solutions, resulting in a formal recommendation for process, policy, or technology changes.

Identifies opportunities for measurement of project and portfolio performance, and recommends tool, process, and policy improvement strategies to mitigate risks, improve quality, and establish sustainable processes and controls.

Provide administrative and technical support for the PPM tool.

Perform related work as required, which will include, but not be limited to, adherence to the policies and procedures of the department's Information Resource Security Program (Chapter 8 of the Department's Supervisory Manual) and allocate time as requested for Disaster Recovery activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be goal oriented and action focused, pragmatic and self-disciplined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and business process documentation principles sufficient to facilitate redesign discussions with stakeholders.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations.
  • Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment where the role may not directly control resources.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, coordinate, monitor, and report on multiple projects and work assignments to meet deadlines and complete goals.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others and provide feedback and guidance.
  • Ability to recommend process improvement strategies and actions to mitigate risks.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and present results and recommendations on next steps.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to management analysis activities.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including technical and non-technical staff and all levels of management.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.

SPECIAL NOTES:

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