Washington State Project Manager in Tumwater, Washington


Project Manager Information Technology Specialist 5 Project Management Office - Information Technology

Headquarters - Tumwater, WA

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to fill the role of Project Manager within our Information Technology Unit. The position is located out of our Headquarters office in Tumwater, Washington.

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply directly at careers.wa.gov, AND attach the following documents to your application:

  • Letter of Interest, not more than one (1) page, explaining how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position.
  • Current, chronological resume; not more than two (2) pages, with relevant experience listed; AND,
  • Minimum of three (3) professional references including current e-mail and phone number. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.

We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the application materials submitted.

Agency Profile:

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State DOC professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

The DOC, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The DOC consists of the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Prisons Division, Offender Change Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Operations Division, Health Services Division, Correctional Industries Division, Reentry Division and the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board. The DOC employs over 8,300 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.9 billion.

DOC Offers:

  • Comprehensive compensation packages;
  • Training and development opportunities;
  • Flexible Schedules; and
  • The fulfillment of public service.


In this position, you will strategically partner with executives and senior leadership representing all business areas across the DOC as well a representatives of partner agencies and vendors to initiate, plan and manage the delivery of moderately complex and visible information technology projects to accomplish the agency mission, refine administrative efficiencies and improve the case management of offenders.

Some of what you'll do:

  • Work closely with executives and senior leaders in all business areas across DOC to identify solutions/alternatives to accomplish agency needs and strategic goals in a structured project environment.
  • Provide expert-level technical and organization leadership to plan the integration of new technologies with existing enterprise technologies and infrastructure.
  • Manage the analysis and identification of requirement and specifications for software, hardware and commercial "off-the-shelf" solutions.
  • Conduct risk assessments as part of formal planning to determine external oversight requirements for projects.
  • Actively manage decisions, issues, risks and change management processes consistent with the processes defined in the project management plan.
  • Maintain all project artifacts though the project lifecycle and publish accordingly
  • Manage budget activities for assigned projet to assure activities are completed within cost estimates.
  • Work with the executive sponsor and steering committee members to plan and conduct a post-implementation review identifying lessons learns and best practices
  • Prepare final budget closeout analysis and reports
  • Plan, manage and lead all aspects of an assigned project through the project life-cycle.



  • A Bachelor's degree*, or higher, from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education or the Counsel for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.
  • One (1) year of experience directing, leading or managing information technology projects, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • One (1) year of professional experience providing end-to-end project management from project initiation through implementation and close-out of an enterprise-level technology project using a structured approach comparable to the Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Two (2) years of professional work experience within an information technology environment with broad knowledge of infrastructure, networking, security, telecommunications, software development (requirements, design, development and testing) and operations.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills, including use of "plain talk" principles and the ability to present complex materials to wide variety of audiences in different formats.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating and resolving issues. *Additional experience directing, leading or managing information technology projects may be substituted, year-for-year, for education.


  • Project Management Certification.
  • Experience with government procurement and contracting.
  • Agile Software development experience. Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.


  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. *Phone number *AND_ email address are required for all professional references._

  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.

  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with people of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email lmgomezesposito@doc1.wa.gov or call us at (360) 725-8420. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $5,358.00 - $7,032.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Job Number: 2017-07449

Closing: 8/20/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov