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IT Project Manager

Location:Houston, TX
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:IT - 13211
Description:In addition to the duties/tasks cited above that are common to most project manager positions, IT project managers perform or are responsible for managing most of the following:

  • Identifies customers' information systems requirements;
  • Analyzes information systems requirements or environment;
  • Designs or conducts analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses, or other research;
  • Evaluates, monitors, or ensures compliance with laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures;
  • Purchases or contracts for IT services, equipment, products, supplies, property, or other items;
  • Integrates information systems subsystems;
  • Develops information systems testing strategies, plans, or scenarios;
  • Identifies standards or requirements for infrastructure configuration or change management;
  • Participates in change control (for example, reviewing configuration change requests);
  • Develops or implements information systems security plans and procedures; and
• Ensures appropriate product-related training and documentation are developed and made available to customers.


Qualifications:In addition to the knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies required of all project managers, IT project managers also require specific knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies in applying most of these:

  • Configuration Management - Knowledge of the principles and methods for planning or managing the implementation, update, or integration of information systems components.
  • Data Management - Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and tools of data management, such as modeling techniques, data backup, data recovery, data dictionaries, data warehousing, data mining, data disposal, and data standardization processes.
  • Information Management - Identifies a need for and knows where or how to gather information; organizes and maintains information or information management systems.
  • Information Resources Strategy and Planning - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of information technology (IT) assessment, planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, such as IT baseline assessment, interagency functional analysis, contingency planning, and disaster recovery.
  • Information Systems/Network Security - Knowledge of methods, tools, and procedures, including development of information security plans, to prevent information systems vulnerabilities, and provide or restore security of information systems and network services.
  • Information Technology Architecture - Knowledge of architectural methodologies used in the design and development of information systems, including the physical structure of a system's internal operations and interactions with other systems.
  • Information Technology Performance Assessment - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools (for example, surveys, system performance measures) to assess the effectiveness and practicality of information technology systems.
  • Infrastructure Design - Knowledge of the architecture and typology of software, hardware, and networks, including LANS, WANS, and telecommunications systems, their components and associated protocols and standards, and how they operate and integrate with one another and with associated controlling software.
  • Systems Integration - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and procedures for installing, integrating, and optimizing information systems components.
  • Systems Life Cycle - Knowledge of systems life cycle management concepts used to plan, develop, implement, operate, and maintain information systems.
• Technology Awareness - Knowledge of developments and new applications of information technology (hardware, software, telecommunications), emerging technologies and their applications to business processes, and applications and implementation of information systems to meet organizational requirements.


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