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Date: Feb 6, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 28157 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle

Working Title: SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER - 76000078

Position Number: 76000078 

Salary:  $60,000.00 - $75,000.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 02/19/2018 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Information Systems Administration

Bureau of Strategic Business Operations


*Open Competitive Advertisement*


In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history.  Software systems, actual work experience, and years of employment must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.



$60,000.00 – 75,000.00 Annually

Contact Person: Shannon Byrum, (850) 617-2079


The Organization:

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.


Our Benefits include:

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at:


Description of Job:

The Sr. Project Manager will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with agency strategies, commitments and goals.  This Sr. Project Manager will also provide leadership, coaching and guidance to project teams on the use of project management tools and techniques to ensure that departmental policies, procedures, guidelines and best practices are being followed. This individual maintains excellent communication with management both within and across organizations to ensure smooth running of all projects undertaken by the Strategic Business Operations teams.


Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience:

  • Progressive project management experience.
  • Working in a Project Management office.
  • Proficiency in project management principles, methods, techniques and tools.
  • Proficiency in the use of project management technology tools, including Microsoft Project.
  • Working in and/or managing Governance processes.
  • Using Microsoft applications/products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, and/or SharePoint to produce reports, project documents, and process flow diagrams.


Preference will also be given to applicants who have a PMP certification, as well as, to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree or above from an accredited college/university or an Associate’s degree in a computer related field.         


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Project budgeting skills.
  • Project management skills including ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex projects.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management.
  • Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of applications (including Microsoft Project) and/or familiar with project management technology tools (preferably the Daptiv portfolio management web tool or similar Portfolio Management Tools).
  • Proficiency in project management principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective management of projects from initiation through project closure.
  • Ability to facilitate medium to large groups of people at various organizational levels for the purposes of planning, problem solving, or strategy development.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills.


Job-Related Requirements: 

  • A complete CJIS Level II Background Investigation is a condition of employment.


General Information:

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment fingerprinting, and a background investigation.

The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.

HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.


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.  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