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Natural Resources, Department of

Project & Portfolio Manager 

Job Announcement Code(s): 18-03526

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  Job Working Title:
    IT Project and Portfolio Manager

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay is between $43.00 - $50.00/ hour ($89,440 - $104,000 annually). This position is in Pay Schedule / Range 07-32. Pay on appointment for current or former state employees may vary based on the applicable provisions in the State Compensation Plan. Current State employees applying as a transfer applicant will require DPM approval for pay on transfer increases. Contact the HR Specialist for more info.
Kayla Weisensel, HR Specialist, 608-266-6831,
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Deadline to Apply:
Applications must be complete and finalized before 11:59PM CST on the deadline date. Once you finalize, you cannot make changes to your application.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hiring a Project & Portfolio Manager to work within the Division of Internal Services, located at 101 S. Webster St, Madison.

In addition to many appealing benefits, the DNR offers a fun, casual work environment, flexible scheduling (depending on the position), and opportunities for career development. The DNR is an inclusive, diverse agency that prides itself on commitment to sustainability and giving back to the community by participating in fundraisers for charities. Come join the Department of Natural Resources where you can contribute to rewarding and meaningful work!

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Position Summary:   The Project & Portfolio Manager role manages key complex technical Joint and Sole IT projects. They are a creative, big-picture thinker who is responsible for developing and maintaining the PPM framework and its integration across the organization. This position works to create transparency to complex technical DNR projects and their integrations with the Division of Enterprise Technology (DET) and other State agencies, to help ensure quality delivery, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. Provides transparent project reporting, tracking and management services and tools that fit with the organizational culture and project management maturity level of the DNR.

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Special Notes:   Employment will require the selected candidate to pass a background check. DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.

Qualifications:   Required skills for this position include experience in all of the following criteria:
   - Project management (e.g. gathering requirements, mapping data requirements, process improvement techniques, creating process flows, proposing alternative business process, etc.)
   - Systems architecture and / or systems design
   - Programming skills with languages such as .Net, Oracle, Java, etc
   - Analyzing security risks and developing mitigation strategies

Additionally, best-qualified applicants will have the following preferred skills:
   - Experience with tools and approaches used to analyze and implement optimizations to department-wide PMO
   - Managing projects using an agile software development methodology through the entire IT project lifecycle
   - IT certification(s) (e.g. PMP, Scrum, COBIT, TOGAF, etc)

How To Apply:   If you have not already done so, create an account by clicking the green “Log In” button at the top of the main Wisc.Jobs page. Click the “Create New Account” button and follow the directions. Once you have an account, click "Preview Assessment" and follow the instructions to create your custom cover letter & resume for this recruitment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Add the new documents to your account before applying. You will be sent an automatic e-mail confirming that the application process has been completed. We will also correspond via e-mail for assessment results and other steps in the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and cover letter and what should be included in these materials, click here.  

Current permanent classified state employees and former permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration via transfer, voluntary demotion or reinstatement must apply through Wisc.Jobs.


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