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Project Management Qualifications

Project Manager I

Work at this level is limited in scope with individuals managing small to medium-sized projects or sub-projects under close supervision of another project manager or supervisor. These projects are characterized as impacting a single business unit; utilizing existing technologies; requiring integration with other applications or business processes; having minimal project visibility, impact, or risk; and requiring reporting and communication at the agency level.

This position typically requires the project manager to have a bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science, computer or management information systems, or a closely related field, and two years of work experience that involved business process analysis; or a bachelor’s degree with a major in another field and four years of the work experience described.

Project Manager II

Work at this level is considered fully-qualified project management with individuals managing projects of medium to large size, scope, and risk with general supervision. These projects are characterized as crossing multiple business units with similar or related functions; utilizing new or multiple technologies; possessing an increased level of project visibility, impact, and risk; and requiring reporting and communication at the agency, enterprise, and/or executive levels.

This position typically requires the project manager to have a bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science, computer or management information systems, or a closely related field, and three years of work experience that involved business process analysis, project plan development, group facilitation, and management of staff; or a bachelor’s degree with a major in another field and five years of the work experience described.

Project managers in this position will typically have a CompTIA Project+ or PMI CAPM certification.

Project Manager III

At this level, work involves managing large-sized projects with little or no supervision. These projects are characterized as crossing multiple business units which have stakeholders with diverse and conflicting needs; utilizing multiple and/or emerging technologies that impact the enterprise; requiring integration of multiple applications or business processes; possessing high project visibility, impact, and risk; requiring complex reporting and communication at the agency, enterprise, executive, and legislative levels. Projects managed at this level represent a significant capital investment for the agency or state.

A bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science, computer or management information systems, or a closely related field, and four years of work experience that included managing communications, cost, staff, change, scope, and risk associated with project assignments; or a bachelor’s degree with a major in another field and six years of the work experience described.

Project managers in this position will typically have a PMI PMP credential.

 

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