1070 IT Project Director

Recruitment #PBT-1070-074928

Introduction

1070 IT Project Director
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Applicants are encouraged to file immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than April 28, 2017

Position Description:
The IT Project Director is responsible for the overall management of multiple enterprise-wide projects in a healthcare setting. The position is responsible for managing the schedule, budget, scope, issues and risks of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget and at the required level of quality. The IT Project Director will provide leadership and direction to other project team members and may directly supervise a team of IS Business Analysts and related staff. In addition to project responsibilities, the position will provide coaching and support (on project methods and tool usage) to other project managers/team members. The position will also perform related duties as assigned.

Essential functions of the position include:
1) Lead the development and implementation of broad, coordinated plans to deliver projects or programs that meet the goals and priorities of the department.
2) Resolve or assist in resolving conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; develop methods to monitor project or area progress; and provide corrective supervision if necessary.
3) Continuously improve project management toolkits and methodologies used within IT; provide expertise and consulting to project managers in the process of project management and in the softer skills of team dynamics, team building, and group motivation.
4) Collaborate with business and IT staff to create project schedules; monitor and revise project schedules as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the projects.
5) Engage business and IT teams when managing issues and risks; mitigate risks and address project obstacles as needed.
6) Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.
7) Communicate status; effectively interface with stakeholders regarding project deliverables, status, and issues.
8) Supervise, assign, review, and/or participate in the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
• An associate degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field]; AND

Experience:
• Seven (7) years of verifiable experience in system administration, information systems development, maintenance and support, or information technology project management, including two (2) years of supervisory experience; AND

• Five (5) years of verifiable experience in information technology (IT) project management.

Note: Qualifying experience can be gained concurrently.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this class.

Substitution:
Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year of experience is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units, with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications requirement by the filing deadline unless otherwise noted.

Desired Qualifications:
The following desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring:
• Advanced degree in computer science or closely related field
• Project Management Professional (PMP) or higher certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), or possession of 4500 hours of verifiable project management experience and requirements to obtain PMP certificate within six (6) months of hire.
• Possession of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.
• Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience.
• Experience working within a healthcare setting.

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination, or departmental selection process.

Verification of education may take the form of a diploma and/or transcripts from an accredited college or university. Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Written verification of qualifying work experience must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative.

Note: falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Eric Benzel, by telephone at (415) 554-2931, or by email at eric.benzel@sfdph.org

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 100%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) as part of the online application process. Your responses to the SQ will be used to evaluate your experience including the knowledge, skills and abilities that you possess in job-related areas identified as critical for successful performance, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of: project management phases, techniques and tools; information systems development and maintenance.
  • Skill and Ability to: supervise and lead the design, testing, planning and implementation of complex projects for systems that impact many users; effectively manage project scopes, budgets, schedules and quality; exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in directing, controlling and planning projects or programs; manage project risks and escalate issues when needed; influence and negotiate with stakeholders and project teams to manage project directions and schedule; collaborate to develop alternate solutions, resolve conflicts and create productive partnerships; mentor and provide direction to team members and project managers; communicate effectively.

All responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are subject to verification and must be consistent with the information provided in your application.

Candidate scores from the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine your final score and rank on the eligible list.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be the Rule of Three (3) Scores. Additional position-specific selection mechanisms may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or Civil Service Commission. Information can be found at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resources Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other departments which use this classification, please visit http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing.

Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a FaceFitting Respirator.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Note:
The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at
www.jobaps.com/sf

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Information regarding Seniority Credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

Copies of Application Documents: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Exam Type: CPE
Issued: April 14, 2017
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: PBT-1070-074928
DHR Position #: 01132718
DPH / EB / (415)554-2931

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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