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Information Technology Project Manager III

Job Code 099500
Pay Plan Classified
Pay Grade 26
Occupational Category Info. Technology and Statistics
Effective Date 10/23/2022
Class Definition

This is the third level of five in the Information Technology (IT) Project Management series. Incumbents perform project management for a department or agency of Vermont State Government where, because of the structure of assignments, decision making and complexity are limited to carrying out established work processes and operations. Duties may involve management or oversight of technology and technology related projects. Project managers at this level work with information technology (IT) staff, subject matter experts (SMEs), and program leaders to coordinate planning, organizing, controlling, integrating, designing, implementing, and enhancing information systems and services for the State of Vermont. Work is performed under the supervision of a senior team member or supervisor.

Examples of Work

Creates, baselines, and executes project work plans, including scope, schedule, and cost, and revises as appropriate. Identifies and coordinates assignment of resources and ensures resource plan is carried out consistent with overall project goals and schedule. Project managers at this level monitor and control day to day operational aspects of one or more projects, and may also provide oversight of a project portfolio. Reviews deliverables prepared by vendor to ensure consistency with requirements and recommends acceptance or rework. Minimizes risk to State of Vermont and project sponsors through leadership of risk mitigation planning. Accomplishes document management, including version control, and creates project records. Accomplishes earned value management calculations and reporting by tracking team hours, progress in terms of scope, and expenses. Develop and administer project budgets. Prepare and present information to management or the legislature. Perform related duties as required.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. Work outside of regular business hours may be expected.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of budgeting and planning procedures as they relate to project management activities.

Knowledge of project management methods and application of those methods.

Knowledge of contract review and management.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Negotiation and conflict management skills.

Understanding of technology basics.

Competent with office automation and tools.

Ability to lead and work in a team environment.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Knowledge of meeting facilitation techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Information Technology field and Three (3) years or more of experience in the field of information technology where the primary role was project manager.


Certification as a Project Manager Professional AND three (3) years or more of experience in the field of information technology where the primary role was project manager.


Five (5) years or more of experience in the field of information technology where the primary role was project manager.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements