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Senior Project Planning Specialist

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Category:IT / MIS / Networks
Listing Type:Job
Employment:Full Time

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The Senior Planning Project Specialist coordinates a cross-functional team of Technical and System resources. These resources cover areas that include, but are not limited to, hardware platforms, networking, support, operations, and application interfacing. Key responsibilities for IS program management, and therefore the SPPS's responsibilities, are to oversee a portfolio of projects, including defining and implementing work plans and key milestone policies and procedures - establishing an appropriate levels of detail for work plan definition, milestone tracking, work plan maintenance and status reporting. This will include mentoring and coaching less experienced project managers as well as the development of system technical requirements definition, design, implementation and support transition.


A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. If the bachelor's degree is in any other field, formal education in Project Management or equivalent work experience is required. Experience in managing large, complex Information Technology projects is preferred.

Demonstrated experience successfully managing teams and multiple projects in a matrix environment is preferred. Demonstrated experience using Project Management software tools is required. Experience with MS Project, MS Project Server, MS Word, and MS Excel is preferred. Experience as an IT systems analyst is desired. Experience in the healthcare industry is preferred.

Understanding of project management techniques and communication skills needed to successfully direct complex projects is required. Extensive knowledge of MS Project and MS Project Server is required. Black Belt Certification in MS Project Server is preferred. Knowledge of analysis, design, and configuration of complex systems in PC, mainframe, and client-server-based environments is desired. Thorough understanding of current trends and strategies in healthcare and their application to information technologies is preferred.

Special Skills/Equipment:
Must demonstrate strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Must perform duties in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision or direction. Must demonstrate organizational, problem solving and project management abilities. Must demonstrate the ability to influence without direct control and/or authority. Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and prioritize multiple objectives in a rapidly changing environment. Certification in Project Management by a nationally accredited organization is desired. Must be able to evaluate workload, available resources, and to adjust schedules and priorities as required. Must be able to observe and evaluate employee performance and take corrective action when necessary, including the provision of proper training. Must possess the ability to organize, analyze, and interpret statistical information. Able to communicate complex issues in both oral and written form in terms clearly understood by technical and non-technical audiences. Possesses skills at documenting service levels, implementation progress, and outcomes. Must be skilled at specifying network hardware and software requirements, interacting with technical vendors, and determining and negotiating desirable contract terms.

Physical Requirements:
Requires some travel and the ability to adapt to flexible work hours. Requires the ability to work in a virtual office within the organizations IT office, at the customer site, on the road, or at a home office.

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