IT Project Manager

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City of Nampa


IT Project Manager

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Plans, executes, and finalizes projects according to strict deadlines and budgets. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle

The principal function of an employee in this class is to act as the central point of contact and management for all IT projects at the City of Nampa. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the IT Director, but much leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the! IT Steering Committee (ITSC), City Council, Department Heads, other City employees, vendors, and contractors/consultants. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment. 



Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Essential Functions Statement(s)


Strategy & Planning

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Accurately determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete projects of all sizes.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.

Operational Management

  • Effectively manage the Project Portfolio for the City of Nampa.
  • Attend regular ITSC meetings and provide updates and guidance on proposed and ongoing projects.
  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Keeps ITSC, project participants and other stakeholders accurately informed concerning project progress, including present and potential problems and suggests new or improved ways of addressing such problems.

Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate project participants and stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of project tasks and activities. 

Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines. 

Communicates information and states concerns in a clear, professional and easy for all to understand manner. 




5 or more years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution. 

Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project.

Familiar with programming languages, including C#. 

Database and operating systems experience with Microsoft Windows and SQL. 

Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies. 

Strong familiarity with various project management methodologies, including, but not limited to PMBOK, Prince2, Waterfall, Agile and Scrum and Lean 6 Sigma. 

Familiarity with ITIL and Lean 6 Sigma practices. 




Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment where work priorities change daily.

Perform the essential functions of the job with minimal direction and supervision

Build and maintain complex project tracking systems and tools and provide regular, easy-to-understand project tracking reports and dashboards.

Follow complex instructions, both verbal and written.

Maintain current knowledge of new technology. Ability to identify and recommend/assign the appropriate project management methodology to each project based on appropriate criteria and scope.

Display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations. 

Communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job per! formance.

Complete assignments in a a timely fashion.

Understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations.

Maintain prompt and regular attendance. 

Perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation and ability to work in a safe manor in an office and field environment in all weather conditions. 

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.  


Competency Statement(s)

Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 

Analytical Thinking – Using a logical reasoning process to break down the work through a situation or problem to arrive at an outcome. Recognizing fundamental elements of a situation, clarifying the situation, examine the facts, evaluating, interpreting and integrating solutions. 

Commitment to Safety – Understands, encourages and carries out the principles of integrated safety management; complies with or oversees the compliance with safety policies and procedures; completes all required training; takes personal responsibility for safety.  

Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.  

Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures. 

Detail Oriented – Ability to pay meticulous attention to all aspects of a situation or task no matter how small or seemingly unimportant. 

Problem Solving – Ability to identify problems and issues of varying complexities and to find effective solutions for or to deal proactively with work-related problems with few guidelines. 

Relationship Building – Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers. 

Reliability – Ability to be dependable and trustworthy. 

Systems Analysis – Ability to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. 

Technical Expertise and Usage – Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information. Acquiring and applying technical and functional knowledge in a technological area of specialty. 

Time Management – Ability to effectively utilize available time for the completion of necessary job tasks. 


Bachelor’s Degree (four year college or technical school): Required

Project Management Institute certification – Project Management Professional.

Project Management Institute certification – Agile Certified Practitioner.


5 plus years of experience in Project Management

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Computer Skills:

5 or more years of experience utilizing Microsoft Project or other project management software to manage, monitor, optimize and communicate project objectives, goals, milestones and tasks.  



& Licenses:

Valid State of Idaho Driver’s License.  


Other Requirements:

Must be able to Pass an extensive background check and possible polygraph.  

Application Due:


Salary Range:

5,000-5,833 DOE