Office of Program Management
The Data, Analytics, and Modeling Department provides SANDAG member agencies, elected officials, other organizations, and the public with information and technical resources for regional planning, funding, and policymaking efforts. The department represents a broad range of expertise from land use and transportation modeling, programming and website development, applied social research, public safety, demographics, and economics. The information the department gathers, analyzes, produces, delivers, and maintains is essential to the success of SANDAG.
The newly formed Office of Program Management has been established to provide formalized program management support to ensure on-time delivery of key outputs supporting agency programs. Efforts in the next year include implementing policies and processes consistent with best practices and industry standards for providing formalized project management support, delivering an accurate, high-quality, and on time regional growth forecast and transportation scenarios supporting the 2021 Regional Plan, and expanding services into other program areas within the department.
Project Manager Role
In this new position, the Project Manager will coordinate the schedules of several complex interrelated projects to ensure on-time delivery of deliverables and outputs that support agency programs and efforts. In particular, this position works with leads in the department’s regional economic, demographic, land use, and transportation modeling programs to develop and coordinate resources in key program and project areas, identify and resolve potential risks, and reallocate resources to meet project deadlines.
This position is ideal for an experienced project manager with expertise in working with technical teams on complex, analytical projects. 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 senior staff. 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 an aptitude for analytical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and is experienced in all aspects of the management and delivery of projects. Superior organizational capabilities, the ability to work collaboratively and build consensus, and highly-developed communication skills are important attributes for this position.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in public/ business administration, business management, or a related field, and five years of increasingly responsible, professional project management experience. An advanced degree and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate 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.
This Project Manager position has an annual salary range of $71,689 to $114,703; 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, SANDAG offers flexible work schedules and employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
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 for will begin on Friday, June 28, 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.
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 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.
This position will work with highly skilled technical staff who work on projects involving data acquisition, data transformation, statistical model development, and analysis. Describe a project that demonstrates your experience managing a technical project that involved complex analytical or modeling efforts. What techniques did you implement in the project plan that helped ensure on-time delivery of deliverables and outputs.
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, all candidates will receive written confirmation that their application was received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. 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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