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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/08/24

Vacancy ID151951


AgencyGeneral Services, Office of

TitleDirector of Project Management Office (Special Assistant) - VID 151951

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $133453 to $168606 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Harriman State Campus, Building 5

City Albany


Zip Code12227

Minimum Qualifications 12 years of progressively responsible experience leading medium and large-scale business innovation projects including at least 3 years working on Public sector IT projects. PMP certification or equivalent combination of training and experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to work in environments that can challenge innovation.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of internal and external audiences, both in formal and informal circumstances, and where necessary to gain their agreement and acceptance.
• A diverse portfolio of project experience that demonstrates an interest in continuous learning, commitment to the process, and successful outcomes.
• Knowledge of cost management principles and practices to evaluate returns and risks of business solutions.
• Ability to absorb complex technical information and communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. Ability to analyze and solve problems with innovative, creative solutions.

Substitution: A bachelor’s degree can substitute for up to four years of the required experience. A master’s degree or higher in a related field substituting for an additional year of experience.

Duties Description • Inventorying and assessing existing services and innovation efforts.
• Identifying challenges to business operations and potential solutions of varying ambition.
• Consulting leadership on options that not only satisfy the demands of the business but may invest in future capabilities.
• As Director of the Project Management Office, engaging the Project Management Office resources to execute across multiple projects a lifecycle that values the voice of the customer, change management, iterative outcomes, and systems thinking, through a thoughtfully defined process.
• Setting budgets and managing project resources including business subject matter experts, vendors, and up to executive leadership.
• Developing new and strengthening existing partnerships with State agencies, local institutions, vendors, and others to expand our pool of knowledge and available resources.
• Aiding the Deputy Commissioner of Shared Services in developing an environment that values innovation, good governance, and creative thinking.
• Provide thought leadership in resolving issues and mitigating risks to ensure that programs and projects are completed on time, within budget, and to specifications - Use best practices and standard project delivery methodology - Coordinate cross-functional delivery teams and effectively manage resource plans to balance workload - Communicate effectively with leadership, stakeholders, and delivery teams.
• Perform the full range of supervisory responsibilities.
• Perform other duties and special projects as required.

Additional Comments NOTE ON TELECOMMUTING: Employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to the agency’s Telecommuting Program Guidelines.

Travel may be required (approximately 10%) depending on assignment.
Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s License issued by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle is required, or otherwise demonstrate the capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources/AG

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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