Transit Systems 2021-06-07 2021-07-12

Project Manager of Information Technology III

Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority View more listings
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 132289


SALARY RANGE: $77,552.13 - $105,328.20 Annually

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

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The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools and fun seekers to entertainment, shopping areas and restaurants. We provide mobility to residents of the city as well as tourists, taking them to and from their hotels to historical neighborhoods and countless attractions. RTA’s system includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, two ferry routes and paratransit services. Our passengers take more than 19 million rides every year.

Director of Information Technology


To develop, manage, and administer all aspects of a project and ensure that projects are delivered on schedule and within budget within the Information Technology Department.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

  • Manages entire application system development life cycle or network infrastructure life cycle
  • Designs, runs, and manages continuous integration environments for build, automation and release management
  • Develops and maintains key agency Enterprise Application and Infrastructure products
  • Performs risk assessments, and develops and implements mitigation plans
  • Defines, implements, documents and performs tests on security controls in complex applications and infrastructure environments
  • Maintains the sensitivity and confidentiality of data and systems architecture environment
  • Implements innovative solutions utilizing emerging technologies
  • Manages various aspects of a project which may include finances, research, design, technical support, schedules, budget compliance, planning, and agency reporting
  • Oversees the development of project specifications and requirement
  • Manages a project’s scheduling, prioritization of work, budget development, monitoring, planning, and reporting
  • Reviews, analyzes, and interprets contract specifications and scope of work documents of a project to ensure conformance with requirements, regulations, codes, policies, procedures and plans
  • Reviews, analyzes, and monitors actual project performance to ensure conformance with scope, schedule, and budget
  • Attends progress meetings with members of the project team to report on status
  • Identifies problems and recommends resolutions to budget, cost, and schedule-related activities
  • Prepares reports for management
  • Participates in project outreach
  • Coordinates with various stakeholders
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of RTA are carried out
    Performs other job related duties which are in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA.

  • Theories, principles, and practices of project management
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations
  • Contract administration
  • Applicable business software applications
  • Local, state, and federal issues, including but not limited to labor, business, and environmental issues
  • Exercising judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Interacting professionally with various levels employees and outside representatives
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Analyzing situations and identifying problems
  • Preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Provide assistance in monitoring multiple projects to ensure compliance with schedule and budget
  • Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Recommend action plans, report on progress, review and comment on contract required documents, and respond to requests from executive management
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Negotiate contract terms
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Business, Planning, Public Administration or a related field

A minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years recent supervisory-level experience in project management, project funding and financing, or project delivery

  • Project Management Professional Certification preferred
  • A valid Louisiana Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
Must submit to criminal background check, the results of which must meet hiring criteria for the role.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. RTA provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Typical office situation
  • Close exposure to computer monitors and video screen
  • Sitting at a desk or table
  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Type and use a keyboard and mouse to perform necessary computer-based functions
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required

NORTA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions are based on job-related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority. This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

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