is now accepting applications for
the position of

(Project Administrator)

Salary: $4,489.00 Per Month

Opening: There is one opening with the Yakima County Technology Services Department. The Technology Administrator-Projects Administrator is responsible for industry standard project administration, design, oversight, planning and development. As directed by supervisor, interacts with contractors, software engineers, network architects, and others to assist in the scope, design, development and oversight of county technology projects. This recruitment could be used to fill similar jobs occuring within 90 days of the closing date of this posting.

Selection Procedure:
Applications and required Supplemental Questionnaires will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of past experience and training. Applicants claiming veteran’s preference eligibility will be required to complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference Form.

Essential Job Functions:
Project Scope and Design – Simultaneously prepares and/or monitors the preparation of multiple technology project definitions, scopes, designs, plans, diagrams, specifications, preliminary cost estimates, project schedules, and feasibility studies. Recommends consultant progress pay estimates for approval. Resolves problems and recommends corrective actions. Stays abreast of new policies, laws, rules, guidelines, or unique circumstances that may have an impact on, or design implications for, technology systems. Assures that project reporting is timely and accurate.

Works as a team with TS Project Manager - Project Construction – Simultaneously assists in the management of multiple technology projects and related activities; Monitors development progress; Recommends Approval of development languages, methods of development and project schedules; Performs and/or directs quality control and quality assurance activities recommending corrective actions as appropriate; Resolves problems, recommends pay estimates for approval; Processes, and organizes a myriad of contract documents related to local, state, and federal regulations and project requirements; Stays abreast of new policies, laws, rules, guidelines, or unique circumstances that may have a fiscal impact on, or development implications for, county technologies. Assures that reporting is timely and accurate.

Assists in coordinating project(s) activities with other jurisdictions, departments, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and regulatory agencies. Responds to questions and concerns of clients and the general public. Suggests resolution for conflicts to TS Project Manager. Attends Information Technology Committee meetings, departmental discussions, and presentations. May prepare reports and provide briefings to department heads and other county officials.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Duties are performed in an office setting and in the field; inter-county travel for meetings and/or site surveys is essential, and long distance travel may be required for training or meetings. Requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, lifting, reaching, mobility, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Equipment Operated:
Computer with an emphasis on MS Office, MS Project and related planning, design and project management software; telephone, calculator, and other general office equipment; automobile

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of: (upon entry)
Experience in project scope definition, development, project planning and design, construction or development schedules and process sequence. Software development theory and practices; methods of scope, definition, design, development, and maintenance of technology systems. Research methods and analysis techniques, and customer service principles and techniques.

Skills and abilities in: (upon entry)
Skill in performing PC operations, report writing and presentations, public speaking, teaching and coaching others, project management; Skill in the use MS Office, MS Enterprise Project Manager, Project Web Application, SharePoint; Skill in developing scope, deliverables, budgets, work plans, schedules, and acceptance criteria for IT related projects; Skill in software systems development oversight; Skill in ability to work effectively with technology customers to achieve desired results; building positive interpersonal business relationships and training in communications; Skill in determining priorities and making critical decisions.

Experience and Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Project Management, Business or related and two (2) years of experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of insurance, if requested.
Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
Demonstrated successful customer service technique,
Demonstrated ability to work fluently in MS Office, MS Enterprise Project Manager, Project Web Application, SharePoint and other software products.

This is a Teamsters Local #760 Bargaining Unit position. As a condition of employment you are required to become a member of the Unit or pay representation fees per the negotiated contract.

Selection Procedure:
For further information and application forms, contact:

128 N. 2nd Street, Room B27

Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, creed, political belief, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute. Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information.

Yakima County is a qualified Public Service entity for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service or contact your federal loan servicer.

If you are interested in the status of this position after closing, please see “Status of Openings” under the Job Opportunities tab on the Human Resources web page at www.yakimacounty.us. This will be the only method of status notification for this position.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.