Technology Program Management Office
The Operations department is a service delivery organization that adds value to the region through programs and services that improve mobility, enhance the capabilities of local agencies, and enable SANDAG employees to perform their work using Information Technology services.
The Technology Program Management Office (TPMO) is a newly formed division within the Operations department that transforms business needs into information technology (IT) solutions through IT governance and effective project management. The Office leads the agency’s IT Governance program, supports the activities of the IT Steering Committee, maintains the IT and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) inventories of work, and provides leadership for IT and ITS project managers. The TPMO establishes standards and provides training on the use of the tools and services, and helps the agency ensure efficiency and collaboration through file sharing, document storage, discovery, and retention. The TPMO guides activities to ensure technology implementation meets the needs of the business and consistently delivers quality business outcomes, on time and within budget.
Technology Program Manager Role
The Technology Program Manager will manage the newly formed Technology Program Management Office (TPMO) and ensure IT programs and projects meet organization goals and requirements. This position will guide the development and implementation of TPMO processes and policies, coordinate activities among the project management staff, support the Information Technology Steering Committee, and work with department managers to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs.
The primary workplace will be the SANDAG office in Otay Mesa.
The Technology Program Manager position is ideal for an experienced individual with a strong interest in applying his/her expertise in the oversight and delivery of IT solutions. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with agency executives.Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for a candidate who has outstanding technical and analytical skills, as well as demonstrated team leadership abilities and project management expertise for technical projects/programs. Superior organizational capabilities, the ability to work collaboratively and build consensus with a variety of end-users/customers, and excellent communication skills are key characteristics for this position.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in information technology or a related field, and a minimum of seven years of recent experience developing, implementing, and maintaining major information technology projects, preferably in a public-sector environment, including two years of supervisory experience. Certification as a PMP, PgPM, or PfMP from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and/or an advanced degree is desirable.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position.
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
The Technology Program Manager is considered a Principal-level role and has an annual salary range of $82,989 to $132,783; the starting salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. To support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
How to Apply
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
This position is Open until Filled. The first review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or email@example.com.
Additional Application Requirement
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Question below. The information can be up to 500 words in length and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Prepare a statement summarizing an enterprise level technical project or portfolio of projects you completed that had multiple project deliverables and involved complex requirements, impacted business processes, and involved change management procedures. If you encountered any significant challenges during the project, explain what you did to overcome them.
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, candidates will receive written confirmation that their application has been received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. Based on this evaluation, the best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
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In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer