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IT Statewide Project Officer (Pmo, 50550174)

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State Of Louisiana Baton Rouge , LA 70804

Posted 2 months ago

Supplemental Information

The Division of Administration/Office of Technology Services has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of TS-316. (Req. #107734)

This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee. There is no Civil Service written test requirement.

A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

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The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.

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Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041.(Please include the job # OTS 092118b MD with your fax) The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

For further information about this posting, please contact:

Mary DesOrmeaux

HR Analyst

Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources




A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in information technology or telecommunication network design.


Two years of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for one year and six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year and six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

An associate degree in computer science will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in computer science, management information systems (MIS), quantitative business analysis--computer science, electrical engineering, information systems and decision sciences, computer engineering, telecommunications, or computer information systems will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A master's degree in the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

Certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), or Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) will substitute for the four years of required experience.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts


To provide planning and/or technical services assistance and consultation to agency and departmental management for the efficient and economical current and future use of information technology on a statewide basis.




Broad direction from an unclassified Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Director, or higher level Information Technology personnel.




Division of Administration.


Differs from Information Technology Statewide Project Leader by absence of responsibility for program management.

Differs from other related jobs by statewide scope of responsibility.

Examples of Work

The Office of Technology Services aims to be a responsible partner in delivering innovative, effective, and reliable solutions that support and enhance the IT functions within Executive Branch Departments. The Office of Technology Services will work to increase the return on the State's investment in technology by promoting smart decision-making, solving problems intelligently, increasing the rate of project success, and fostering a skilled and professional staff.

This position is within the Office of Technology Services (OTS), Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) and is responsible for functionally directing and managing teams of IT Statewide Systems Analysts and IT Statewide Program Analysts in support of IT projects statewide. The incumbent will act as the primary project manager on IT projects within agencies statewide.

In addition, the incumbent will implement and direct PPM standards for project management, documentation, quality assurance, scope assessment, and risk assessment to ensure successful implementation of supported projects. Supervision is received from an IT Statewide Project Leader or higher-level authority.

The duties of this position include the following:
40% Performs lead project management duties for IT projects statewide:
1.Meets with management at the Department level, including Department Undersecretaries,

Agency Directors/Fiscal Officers, Program Leaders, and IT leadership, to coordinate successful project implementation and completion.
2.Implements and directs PPM methodology for project management, documentation, quality

assurance, scope assessment, and risk assessment to ensure successful implementation of

supported projects.
3.Manages and assigns duties to the project team and other OTS resources as required by the

project work plan.
4.Reports progress to Department management and staff.
5.Suggests changes to the team structure to better suit individual project needs.
40% Performs management and administrative functions for the team:
1.Establishes goals, project plans, objectives, and overall direction for the team.
2.Meets with management in the Division of Administration to facilitate efficient project needs

processing in the legal, contractual, and fiscal areas.
3.Plans and coordinates all activities and services provided.
4.Evaluates progress toward goals and objectives.
5.Reports progress to Department management, OTS Leadership, and the PPM Project Leader and Director.
10% Assists with the development of PPM's document library and standards, including documents for project initiation, requirements definition, project plans, training guides, testing plans, scope definition, communication, dashboards, and risk management.
5% Reviews and evaluates potential impact of new and emerging technologies on staff and supported projects. This includes reviewing and recommending software products, tools and training courses; developing specifications for RFPs; and negotiating with vendors to obtain software or services as needed.
5% Performs or directs the performance of special tasks as assigned. This includes such tasks as directing another team in the absence of the manager; directing/assisting in the preparation of highly complex specialized reports; serving on design review committees and Quality Assurance teams for projects statewide; participating in the development and review of PPM policies and procedures.

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IT Statewide Project Officer (Pmo, 50550174)

Expired Job

State Of Louisiana