Intermediate Project Manager

State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ3.6

Department of Economic Security

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All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Intermediate Project Manager

Central Human Resources

1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Openings: 1

The Intermediate Project Manager serves at the pleasure of the Department of Economic Security (DES) Central Human Resources (CHR) office. This position involves the application of analytical processes within the CHR office for improving employee performance. The responsibilities for this assignment involve the ability to provide insight regarding the process of gathering data and making advantageous, relevant decisions about how these processes can be improved upon. The Intermediate Project Manager serves the CHR office with oversight of assignments that are distinguished from similar assignments at the Project Management entry level by scope, complexity, delegated authority, and varied of duties in the assignment. Using human resource information system programs like HRIS to manage data with a high level of accuracy. This position is responsible for researching and presenting assigned data, developing ad hoc reports or metrics, meeting with management to address issues with recommendations, writing detailed reports for the Senior Project Manager, troubleshooting data, assisting in implementation of human resources programs, designing continuous improvement initiatives, and ensuring full compliance with data privacy guidelines. This position will work directly with human resources to design efficient instructional design by ensuring that certain job responsibilities are assigned to appropriate employees through performance evaluation tools and receiving maximum output for the business. The Intermediate Project Manager provides leadership, guidance, and recommendations in managing all aspects of a project’s life cycle and works with all related areas of the organization to define requirements, deliverables and timelines.

  • Manages multiple small to medium-sized projects. Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Recommends project standards, goals and procedures. Provides oversight of entry level and/or support employees in this area of responsibility.
  • Serve as coach to reinforce and enable the transition to the new management system and serve as a subject matter expert on process improvement methodologies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
  • Both theoretical and practical aspects of project management.
  • Agency’s methodologies, tools, policy, and procedures.
  • Trends and Principles of the Agency and Lean methodologies.
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Skill in:
  • Basic project coordination.
  • Analytical problem-solving process and research for Human Resources related data.
  • Understanding and anticipating needs and priorities of the Agency and its members.
  • Communication of information concisely with all levels of the Agency.
  • Human Resources Information Solution (HRIS), Tableau, and other similar applications.
Ability to:
  • Demonstrate excellent time management.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement of operations and streamline work processes.
  • Prioritize and organize multiple tasks.
  • Work collaboratively across the Agency.
  • Promote Lean methodologies and synthesize feedback including practical application and analysis tools.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and approach management with recommended solutions.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Business Finance or Business Analytics preferred, and three years of experience in project coordination and management (or equivalent experience).
  • In-state travel is required. An acceptable driving record for the last 39 months is required including no DUI, suspensions or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
  • Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees
  • Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions
The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 602-771-2880 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting the Staffing Unit [email protected] or 602-771-2870. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.