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Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 1883737
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Project Manager I

Position #: 00004314
Posting Type: Civil Service
FTE: 1.00
Representation: Non-Union
Department: DoIT-Admin-Business-Finance

Primary Function:
The Project Manager leads, plans, supports, and executes university-wide IT projects. This position provides strategic input for project plan development, budget, and scope . He/She manages the Project Management Life Cycle from beginning to end and establishes cohesion for achieving
multi-disciplinary stakeholder and project team buy-in. This position applies industry-accepted methodologies (i.e., Project Management Institute [PM/}) to ensure adherence to project management standards and requirements and to provide both university and external state/local government stakeholders with continual reports on project progress and performance . He/She provides project management subject matter expertise (SME) to the Division of Information Technology and mentors and coaches Project Management Office (PMO} employees. This position performs project management research to improve and refine skills and to identify trends and best practices for improving PMO performance . The Project Manager I reports to the Associate Director for Project Management.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Project Manager leads, plans, supports, and executes university-wide IT projects.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelors degree in an IT related field and three (3) years of experience in design, development/programming, implementation and testing of technical solutions to support software applications and systems
six (6) years of experience in design, development/programming, implementation and testing of technical solutions to support software applications and systems

2. Two (2) years of work experience in a supervisory or lead worker capacity

3. Must obtain a PM certification (Certified Associate in Program Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP)) within one year

Education and Experience Preferred:

Working Hours: 8am-4:30pm
Hiring Rate/Range: Commensurate with experience and internal equity; position includes eligible benefits
Posting Date: 03/25/2020
Closing Date: 3/30/2020
Priority Review Date:
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For information about Northern Illinois Universitys benefits package, please visit:

Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine length of experience.

Transcripts are required to be uploaded at the time of application (if multiple transcripts, please attach each transcript in a separate PDF file). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; official transcripts will be required if hired.

If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts in order to earn all available points as applicable.

Once your complete application is submitted and the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification and any special requirements associated with this particular position.

Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated from your education/experience and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed from the employment register in accordance with State Universities Civil Service System rule 250.60(h)(10).

If eligible for veterans preference points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this posting in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.

Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

For more information on the Information Technology Manager/Administrative Coordinator, including typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications and testing requirements, please visit:

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In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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