Business Project Manager
Location: Montpelier, VT, US
Position Type: Permanent
Schedule Type: Full Time
Hourly Rate: $28.92
The Vermont Department of Labor is seeking a highly motivated, innovative, and experienced project manager to join the operations team in the Business Office. As a Business Project Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing a variety of department-wide planning and process improvement initiatives. Projects may be short-term, long-term, or ongoing. An example of a short-term project is the revision of an internal administrative procedure. An example of a long-term project is working with division leaders to set up and maintain systems for tracking performance metrics related to the Department's strategic plan. An example of an ongoing project is acting as the DocuSign administrator, ensuring the Department is using the platform to increase the automation/efficiency of business processes.
- Independently track and facilitate/manage all required action steps to ensure timely completion.
- Analyze current process, research state and federal requirements, recommend improvements and work with Department leaders to draft new administrative practices and procedures.
- Engage and involve affiliated Department staff and partners, tracking their progress and providing them the support they need to successfully implement their part of the project. Encourage collaboration and feedback.
- Seek out diverse perspectives and encourage creative and innovative solutions.
- Consider equity and access implications for those who will be impacted by the changes.
- Look for department-wide resource gaps and make recommendations for training, identify partnership development, and other creative solutions.
- Coordinate department-wide training and development efforts needed to ensure successful implementation of new or revised business processes. Training may also be focused on knowledge or skills needed to meet the Department's strategic planning goals and objectives. Monitor and track training completions using the state's LMS or other tracking system.
- Provide guidance and support to members of the Department's senior team who are implementing the performance and business process changes within their Divisions.
- Substantial expertise and experience managing multiple projects from beginning to end, including problem solving and getting through or around the inevitable roadblocks with minimal supervision or direction.
- Significant experience in continuous improvement and large-system change management.
- Strong skills and experience in process analysis and data driven decision making.
- Ability to identify inequities in processes and implement solutions that ensure equity and access. Knowledge of equity and trauma informed practices is a bonus.
- Ability to develop solutions that satisfy stakeholders with different, often conflicting experiences and concerns.
- Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form. Experience conducting interactive training is a bonus.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with others.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently to meet deadlines and achieve goals.
- Skilled in and experience with Microsoft 365 products, specifically Word, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Outlook, and Excel. Experience setting up automation functions is a bonus.
This position is expected to report to the Department's central office in Montpelier, and the successful applicant will be expected to work on-site, full-time, Monday through Friday. In order to help with work/life balance, alternative work schedule requests will be considered. Work hours must be between 7:00am – 6:00pm.
Who May Apply
This position, Business Project Manager (Job Requisition #26186), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Beth Meyer-Ehrich at Beth.Meyer-Ehrich@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Beginning September 15, 2021, State of Vermont Executive Branch employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to regular COVID-19 testing and masking requirements.
Work is performed in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required.
Bachelor's degree AND four (4) years or more of experience where the primary role was project management.
Associate's degree AND six (6) years or more of experience where the primary role was project management.
High School diploma or equivalent AND eight (8) years or more of experience where the primary role was project management.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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