FMB Project Manager

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Multnomah County

Do you enjoy combining your research, developing, and organizational skills? We would like to hear from you.

This Work Matters!
The FBM Project Manager supports the Financial Business Management division by researching, developing, and managing large-scale and complex technical projects. You will lead projects from initiation and planning to execution and close-out and are responsible for communicating the project status with sponsors and stakeholders.

You will use your knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of project management to be effective at organizational change management. They will use effective oral, and written communication, and presentation skills, including the ability to articulate concepts to staff, partners, and stakeholders.

As the FBM Project Manager your analytical and problem-solving skills are used to facilitate and monitor project progress including the ability to manage competing activities and multiple projects.

A successful FBM Project Manager will center equity in policy and practice and in service to the Health Department’s value of racial equity and its mission to reduce health disparities.

Every employee has a responsibility for promoting equity. The person in this position is responsible for creating a work culture of safety, trust, and belonging. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County’s attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.

Primary Responsibilities:

Project Initiation and Planning:

Facilitate stakeholder meetings to identify needs and build consensus and collaboration.
Define project scope, roles, and training; clarify achievable deliverables, and identify resources.
Define project timelines and evaluate project activities and outcomes.
Prepare project budget as required.
Develop robust sustainability plans in partnership with operations and leadership teams to ensure continued delivery of project initiatives.

Project Execution and Monitoring: 

Lead multi-stakeholder, cross-division/department project teams.
Facilitate project-related minutes and ensures accurate documentation of project-related activities.
Develop and monitor adherence to the project plan, and hold project team members accountable for assigned deliverables.
Identify problems, risks, and barriers and develop and implement mitigation strategies; modify project plans as necessary in response to unforeseen changes or unexpected developments.
Identify training needs and coordinate the delivery of required training.
Monitors project scope and impact using an equity lens and work to bridge divergent groups and perspectives.
As needed, represent the division in meetings, hearings, committees, or other venues related to the project/s. Make formal presentations to the stakeholder groups as needed. Prepare and submit project and/or grant reports or progress reports.

Project Communication: 

Communicate and regularly give status updates during all stages of the project with division leadership, project sponsors, and key stakeholders.
Adhere to communication standards as directed by leadership and ensure the successful implementation of the project communication plan.
Confer with management staff as needed to discuss and resolve issues critical to the project’s execution and success.

To Qualify
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in lieu of education, equivalent years of practical experience will be considered)
  • Three (3) years experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position
    (Equivalency 7-10 years of qualifying training and/or experience)

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exception as a qualification of employment.

The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date.

Screening and Evaluation
The Application Packet:

A complete online application
A resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
A cover letter that expands on your resume and provides additional details on your experience.

Internal candidates: After you have submitted your application, please check your Workday inbox and complete the Veterans’ Preference Questionnaire prior to the application deadline.

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

Initial review of minimum qualifications: You need to address the minimum qualifications in the application. Your application will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the recruitment process.We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.

  • Supplemental questions
  • Phone screen
  • Oral exam
  • Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
  • Background check and reference checks

Note: The application (resume and cover letter) should demonstrate your work experience/ skills and how it is related to those shown in the overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.

Please be mindful of checking your email inbox for messages from the Recruiter as you may be emailed requesting additional information. If a response is not received in a timely manner your application may not be considered.

Additional information:
Type: Represented

Location: This position is eligible for routine telework, however the incumbent must reside in Oregon or Washington. The onsite work location for this position is at the Gladys McCoy Building: 619 NW 6th Ave,   Portland, OR  97209.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply. Note: Veterans’ Preference does not apply in a transfer process.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions? Please contact the recruiter.

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide