Project Manager/Business Analyst

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Project Manager/Business Analyst
Classification Title Information Technology Consultant - Career
Job Summary

Information Resources & Technology (IRT) provides essential information technology services for campus operations and innovative technology solutions to facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Planning and Strategic Projects, this position will work under minimal direction to independently coordinate, plan, support, and execute enterprise-wide and division information technology projects. The incumbent will manage the Project Management Life Cycle from beginning to end, establish multi-disciplinary stakeholder and project team buy-in, apply his or her knowledge and understanding of industry-accepted methodologies (i.e., Project Management Institute [PMI]) and lessons learned from past experience to facilitate project success, and provide imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions to a wide range of problems. Using technical experience and training, the incumbent works with Information Security, Networking, Operations, and other IT departments to plan for proper system and security design and best practices. The incumbent works within the Project Management Office on the project portfolio and works with all the IRT departments and functional divisions during the course of managing projects, with an emphasis on projects incorporating technology to support student success and teaching and learning. As part of the Project Management Office, the incumbent will also help develop and implement maturing project management policies and procedures. This incumbent will develop a thorough understanding of IRT services and how they each support projects.
The incumbent will work in alignment with campus-wide and organizational goals.
Work hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM; other hours as required.
Note: All IRT employees should be familiar with the mission of the University, the University Strategic Plan, and the campus information technology strategic plan.
This position will access information assets containing protected data as defined in the CSU Data Classification Standard only if needed in order to accomplish an authorized task. Access must be based on the principles of need-to know and least privilege. This position will report any real or potential risk or threat to the security of campus devices, applications, or data to the Information Security Office. In accordance with CSU policy, the incumbent must read and sign an appropriate Information Confidentiality Agreement.

FLSA Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is exempt, (not eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

4,372 – 9,877 monthly

Hiring Range $6,250.00 - $7,500.00; Starting salary for very well qualified candidates will typically be near the mid-point of the hiring range
Salary Grade/Range 2
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Other hours as required
Department Information

Minimum Qualifications

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Information Technology Consultant, depending on the nature of the position assignment, may include working knowledge of common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems.

Required Qualifications

1. Three years experience and proven ability to independently plan and manage complex projects with a technical component and with broad division or university impact.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
2. Working knowledge of Project Management and Project Management systems.
3. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with users at multiple levels of the organization
4. Excellent communication skills including writing, speaking, facilitation, and presentations
5. Demonstrated experience successfully working with Information Security, Networking and other IT departments to plan for proper system and security design and best practices during project planning and execution.
6. Demonstrated personal accountability and creative problem solving skills.
7. Demonstrated experience and commitment to providing excellent service to diverse faculty, staff, and students.

8. Demonstrated experience with effectively completing assignments, prioritizing based on strategic goals, and meeting deadlines.

-Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in related area such as computer science, management information systems, information technology, business, or related field from an accredited university.
2. Five years of experience as Project Manager using project and portfolio management software ( for example: Microsoft Project Server, Innotas, Team Dynamix, etc.) in the role of project manager for documenting, storing, and sharing project charter information, plans and schedules, team information, issues, risks, and communications.
3. University experience in a technical or technical project management area.
4. Experience leading projects that involve aspects of IT Governance such as web governance, data governance, etc
5. Experience leading projects using technology to support student success, including projects in areas such as admissions, registration, or advising
6. Experience implementing process improvement and process automation.
7. Experience working with users, leaders, and decision makers to ensure strategic and effective decision making occurs in process and project work.
8. Demonstrated understanding and applicable experience of higher education organizational structures and mission.
9. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
10. Familiarity with agile project management concepts desired.
11. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Visio etc.)
12. Ability to effectively present process improvement ideas, alternative solutions, and workflow concepts in applicable written or presentation formats such as Context Diagrams, Use Cases, Workflow and Swim Lane Diagrams.
13. Ability to use consultative and facilitative skills to gain consensus on specific outcomes and requirements.

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Hiring Preference Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
Conflict of Interest
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0121P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 09/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Priority Review Date 10/11/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-7251
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the highest level of education obtained.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctoral or Professional Degree
    • Some college
    • None of the above
  2. * How many years of project management experience do you have?
    • Less than one year of experience
    • One to three years of experience
    • three to five years of experience
    • five or more years of experience
  3. * Do you have a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents