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Technical Project Manager - Job ID: 384305

The New York City Department of Correction is seeking a candidate to serve as a Technical Project Manager. The ideal candidate is a highly-organized and focused Project Manager with the ability to manage a wide range of complex technical projects. He/she will manage projects from beginning to end; define project objectives; develop and maintain project plans; create risk mitigation and communication documents; identify and document detailed technical and functional requirements including process flows and data sources. He/she will evaluate the needs of the Department and recommend cross-departmental innovative solutions; will work closely with the development, network, infrastructure and database teams to design, plan and implement technical solutions including leading and directing project resources through to implementation. Typical duties for this position will include but are not limited to:

• Perform project leadership functions, such as preparing project plans, specifying release candidates, monitoring and reporting on project progress, highlighting risks against the plan and desired solution, and mentoring team members;
• Communicate frequently with all project stakeholders to provide project status, risk analysis, technical recommendations and resource constraints that may impact strategic direction;
• Create, manage and update release schedules that cover the tasks, resource allocation and the overall project timeline;
• Provide subject matter expertise to the team throughout the software development life cycle/project life cycle by acting as the liaison to the respective design, development, quality assurance and support teams;
• Create business requirements documents, user stories and use cases to support application development requests;
• Work with QA teams and contribute to testing activities including smoke testing, functional, regression, system testing, integration and UAT testing;
• Troubleshoot production issues and support triage, reporting and correction of production software.

Minimum Requirements

1. Six (6) years of progressively responsible full-time paid experience supervising or administering computer operations involving a large-scale third generation computer at least 18 months of which shall have been in a managerial capacity.
2. Education at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the general experience described above (but not for the 18 months of managerial experience described above) at the rate of one year of college for 6 months of experience up to a maximum of 4 years college for 2 years or experience. In addition a Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration or any other Master's Degree in Management of Administration may be substituted for an additional year of general work experience. However, all candidates must possess the 18 months of administrative or managerial experience or managerial experience described above.

NOTE: The following types of experience are not acceptable: superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design, implementation or management of the product; use of word processing packages; use of a hand held calculator; primarily the entering or updating of data in a system; the operation of data processing hardware or consoles.

Preferred Skills

• Strong technical and project management skills.
• Solid understanding of SDLC, programming, databases, network and infrastructure.
• Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Project, Visio, Word and Excel are required.

Additional Information 

Taking and passing civil service exams are necessary to maintain employment with the City of New York. Please check the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) website ( for important exam filing information. Please ensure that you are either a permanent employee in the civil service title listed on this posting, or, that you file for the examination when there is an open filing period. For more information regarding the civil service process, please visit the DCAS website at: