Solicitations Close: January 22, 2014

QAT Global, a long term partner with the State of Nebraska, is seeking a highly skilled Project Manager to implement a new management system for WIC (Women Infant and Children).

The primary role of the Project Manager will be to provide project coordination for the WIC Program’s implementation of a NEW management information system (MIS) and electronic benefit technology (EBT) system, including the coordination and facilitation of contractors, NDHHS staff and the Project Steering Committee. Major responsibilities include: working with the WIC Program Manager on project oversight; accountability and reporting; coordinating project activities such as communicating with NDHHS staff, contractors’ staff, local WIC program staff, project stakeholders and USDA; coordinating and facilitating meetings and workshops held at DHHS; supporting and ensuring participation and input from the members of the project Advisory Committee; reviewing project planning materials; tracking and consolidating materials from review of project products and deliverables; ensuring the dissemination of project materials and communications; maintaining knowledge of the WIC program, project requirements and resources; and working with the project contractors for Project Management, Transfer and Implementation, and Quality Assurance.

The Project Manager will work cooperatively with NDHHS WIC and IS&T (Information Systems & Technology) staff, project contractors, USDA staff and local WIC program staff and others involved in the transfer of a new WIC automated data system and the implementation of EBT

Project Manager will:

  • Manage coordination of the partners and working groups involved in the project.
  • Work in multiple roles including project coordinator, facilitator, process change analyst and liaison.
  • Prioritize an individual work load that involves multiple project assignments and deadlines.
  • Work with contractors, program staff, technical staff and key users to identify, track and manage project issues as they arise.
  • Assure completion of work plans and schedules, project estimates, priorities, resource plans and status reports;
  • In Coordination with the Program Manager, provide project oversight, accountability and reporting;
  • Review and analyze project plans and make recommendations regarding project feasibility, direction and prioritization;
  • Oversee the completion of project deliverables;
  • Identify and manage project issues and escalate issues where necessary;
  • Identify and report project risks and develop mitigation strategies for management;
  • Identify resource needs, monitor project staff; and manage coordination of the partners and working groups engaged in the project (e.g., State staff, vendor staff, and project contributors).

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a minimum of six (6) years of experience managing large, complex, enterprise-scale system development and implementation projects.
  • Must have experience managing all aspects of the large-scale software development lifecycle (SDLC) including: requirements definition, design, development, testing, training, quality control and assurance, development methods/techniques, testing methods/techniques and implementation planning and execution.
  • Must have experience managing large-scale project using industry standard project management (PM) methods and tools.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to gather and provide information effectively, regardless of audience
  • Must have a deep understanding of project management tools and approaches to manage complex projects.
  • Must be proficient in a project management tool, (e.g. Microsoft Project); Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint; knowledge of Visio.
  • PMI Certification, prior state gov’t project experience beneficial.

QAT Global offers a competitive benefits package to include, Medical, Dental, 401k with Match, Short/Long Term Disability and Life Insurance.

Interested candidates please send your resume to brent_hodgen@qat.com  (there is an underscore between brent and hodgen)

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Brent Hodgen

has over 20 years of Human Resource experience and has spent much of his career doing IT recruiting. He joined QAT Global in 1999 as the Human Resource Manager. He is a dedicated recruiter who believes in high levels of customer service.

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