Senior Project Manager

Salary $4,996.00 - $7,323.00 Monthly Location Salem, OR
Job Type Limited Duration Department Oregon Health Authority-Shared Services
Job Number OHA17-0249 Closing 3/22/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


We Value...service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity, innovation and partnership.

Limited Duration: This is a Limited Duration appointment that will/is expected to end on or before June 2019. Limited Duration appointments are regular status, benefits eligible, with a designated maximum length of service.

NOTE: A resume is required for this position (see additional information section).

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is a state agency dedicated to helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental and social well-being through partnerships, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. We are absolutely committed to ongoing innovation in the delivery of services, and to recruiting, developing and retaining dedicated employees.

OHA is the organization at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board ( which is working toward comprehensive health and health care reform in the state.

The Health Authority is focused on transforming Oregon's health system by:
• Improving the lifelong health of Oregonians
• Increasing the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians
• Lowering or containing the cost of care so it is affordable to everyone

OHA includes most of the state's health care programs, including Public Health, Health Policy and Analytics, Health Systems Division, and Oregon State Hospital. Incorporating the state's health care programs within one agency gives the state greater purchasing and marketing power to begin tackling the issues of cost, quality, and access to care.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. OHA fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.

This employment opportunity is with the Office of Information Service – Shared Services, under the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). There are three full-time, limited duration positions located in Salem (3990 Fairview Industrial Drive SE). These positions are classified and represented by a union. These limited duration positions are currently scheduled through June 2019. Employment beyond June 2019 will be dependent upon available funding and the needs of the program at that time.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Senior Project Manager positions will be responsible for developing and managing the execution of comprehensive or high-risk project plans, budgets, schedules, and controls from project initiation to project close. These positions will lead the OHA/DHS decision-making process for the detailed requirements, design, testing, training, and start-up operations related to the development and implementation efforts of achieving the long term goal of the agency.

Physical working conditions normally consist of those in a standard office environment. Travel out of state for conference attendance and travel to geographically dispersed program locations throughout the state may be required. Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record. If not, you must be able to provide an alternate method of transportation. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Occasional evening and weekend work is normal for this position.

You must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record. If not, you must be able to provide an alternate method of transportation.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
The work experience section of your application must include a clear description of your experience in order to determine if you meet the required skills (minimum and special qualifications) and at what level you meet the requested skills (desired attributes). Your answers to supplemental questions about your specific experience must also be supported in the work experience statements in your application form or, if requested, your resume. Supplemental materials such as cover letters and/or a resume will NOT be reviewed or used to determine candidates' qualifications unless the posting specifically states those materials are required from applicants.

Seven years of professional project management experience that included leading and managing discrete projects from initiation and planning through closure and evaluation.

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration or a closely related field may substitute for three years of the experience. An advanced degree may substitute for an additional year of experience.

Possession of an Oregon Project Management Associate Certification or Project Management Professional Certification awarded by the Project Management Institute is desirable.

Note: Transcripts are required to be attached to your application if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts must be from an accredited institution and clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; 3) the degree received and; 4) required courses completed with a passing grade. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education.


5 or more years of Project Management experience using best practices and standard methodologies such as PMBOK, and PRINCE 2.
Experience managing large, complex, multi-million dollar technology projects.
Experience managing cross-functional teams with internal resources and external contractors.
Ability to recognize and anticipate emerging project risks, budget constraints, business priorities, and client success criteria.
Ability to address project developments through risk mitigation, contingency plans, and communication strategies.
Management experience in risk mitigation and project stewardship.
Ability to apply project management knowledge in ambiguous and unique circumstances.
Experience in promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

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