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CPA- CAPPS Project Mgr IV

Texas State Government Austin, TX
  • Expired: October 17, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Join the Fiscal Management team as a Project Management, to assist the Comptroller in his role as the state's chief accountant. You will be assisting in the Statewide Fiscal Systems section to administer and facilitate all of the ERP/CAPPS related projects.


Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. In order to complete the supplemental questions please go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login and access your profile. Go to CAPPS Recruit to Sign In (Link: )
All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.   If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

DIVISION: Fiscal Management

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week with occasional evening, weekend and holiday hours. Hours may change based on business needs and may vary in accordance with division policies for Work Alternative Schedules (WALT).

Performs project management for CAPPS and all related deployment activities, steady state activities and application development. Develops and monitors efficient and valid work plans. Provides effective resource scheduling and oversight. Creates and maintains appropriate project documents, monitors projects, works with peer managers from business area(s), information technology areas, contracted staff and external entities to coordinate, plan, assign, and evaluate the work of the project staff. Reviews deliverable content expectations, acceptance criteria, and ensures project deliverables are met. Assists with identifying amount and type of resources needed for new projects, and works with information technology, business areas and contracted vendors to get the required resources assigned and dedicated to projects. Provides feedback to management/supervisors on performance of assigned team members. Monitors and presents the status of assigned projects, issues encountered on the projects, and project solutions for resolving challenges impacting scope, budget, milestones, resources, and quality of project work products. Identifies and implements process improvements in the area of project management and makes recommendations regarding project approval. Manages projects that cross business units, may involve contracted resources and external entities and that require coordinating, planning, and scheduling during project requirements gathering, development, testing, conversion, and implementation stages. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree. 

 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related field of study. 

 Eight (8) years of experience performing project management functions, which must include experience facilitating meetings and work sessions.
 Five (5) years of experience managing software development projects, process improvement/reengineering projects or a combination of these types of projects.
 Three (3) years of project management experience in an information technology environment to include; experience in a matrix management environment, technical development and operations, and/or software development processes.
 Experience leading and managing large ERP related projects.
 Experience with Extreme/Agile Project Management Practices.
 Experience using the State of Texas statewide financial systems (USAS, USPS, SPRS, HRIS, SPA, TINS, or CAPPS).
 Experience with ITIL or related methodology.
 Project management experience in an information technology environment to include experience in a matrix management environment, technical development and operations, and software development processes.

 One (1) additional year of experience performing project management functions, which must include experience facilitating meetings and work sessions may substitute for thirty semester hours of the education requirement with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours (four years).

Project Management (PMP) certification is preferred.

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.
This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact. It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers.


 project management techniques and strategies
 facilitation methods
 limitations and capabilities of computer systems and of the techniques used in the design of non-automated systems
 Fiscal Management's statewide financial systems, policies and procedures
 software development life cycle methodology
 software change control processes
 human resources, payroll, and accounting processing procedures
 system security standards and internal controls

 utilizing MS Project or other electronic media to organize and track information and work progress
 utilizing a personal computer in a Windows environment and Microsoft software
 identifying and analyzing resources needed and actions to be taken to ensure division needs are met with a quality product (Research, Analysis and Verification)
 prioritizing, identifying and communicating project resources and updates needed to complete multiple projects concurrently within scheduled deadlines (Project Management)
 effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication)
 identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving)

 willingly share information and expertise with others
 work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork)
 adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability)
 meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service)
 effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence)
 be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity)

In order to receive veteran's preference a copy of your DD214, VA disability rating (if applicable) or a DD1300 must be attached to your application.
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance.
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Austin, TX