Project Manager 1 (PN 20036243) - Hybrid Eligible Job at State of Ohio, Columbus, OH

  • State of Ohio
  • Columbus, OH

Job Description

Join Our Team!

Accepting applications for Project Manager 1

About Us:

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities oversees a statewide system of support and services that ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of people with developmental disabilities. To learn more, visit

What You'll Do:

* On behalf of the Director, leads and manages of initiative and projects within the Ohio LifeCourse Nexus team, including projects aimed at access and inclusion that reduce the challenges faced by marginalized populations seeking and receiving services in the developmental disability system and from other sources. Provides recommendations to advance accessibility, improve quality, and eliminate disparities in developmental disability services. Develops strategies, collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, and drives meaningful change to create an environment that values and respects all people living with developmental disabilities; Develops project plans, timelines, and budgets for initiatives. Monitors project progress, identifies potential obstacles, and implements corrective actions as needed to ensure successful project execution. Coordinates cross-functional teams and allocates resources effectively to achieve project milestones. Approves payment within projects and work with contractors and/or grantees to ensure project deliverables and requirements are being met; develops comprehensive Ohio LifeCourse Nexus strategy that aligns with the department's mission, goals, and values, incorporating strategies to reduce the challenges faced by marginalized populations; collaborates with senior leadership to establish measurable objectives, key performance indicators, and timelines for initiatives; works closely with internal departments, external partners, and community organizations to foster collaboration and gather insights for informed decision-making.

* Designs and delivers training programs that enhance understanding of priority concepts, fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace. Collaborates with subject matter experts to create educational materials, workshops, and seminars; reviews and analyzes existing policies, procedures, practices, and system wide services to identify opportunities for promoting accessibility and inclusion to all people with developmental disabilities. Develops recommendations and work with relevant teams to implement changes that align with best practices; establishes methods for tracking and measuring the impact of initiatives to reduce barriers faced by Ohioans with developmental disabilities. Produces regular progress reports for senior leadership. Analyzes data to identify trends, areas for improvement, and success stories; represents the department in external events, conferences, and forums. Collaborates with community organizations to create partnerships that further agencies' strategic goals. Works closely with internal departments, external partners, and community organizations to foster collaboration and gather insights for informed decision-making. Establish relationships with diverse stakeholders to ensure representation and inclusivity in all initiatives.

* Performs other functions within range & scope of position to direct policy for the DD population.

This position is telework eligible under the agency's current telework agreement.

What's in it for you:

At the State of Ohio, we take care of the team that cares for Ohioans. We provide a variety of quality, competitive benefits to eligible full-time and part-time employees. For a list of all the State of Ohio Benefits, visit our Total Rewards website! Our benefits package includes:

Medical Coverage

* Quality, affordable, and competitive medical benefits are offered through the available Ohio Med plans.

Dental, Vision and Basic Life Insurance

* Dental, vision, and basic life insurance premiums are free after completed eligibility period. Length of eligibility period is dependent on union representation.

Time Away From Work and Work/Life Balance

* Paid time off, including vacation, personal, and sick leave

* 11 paid holidays per year

* Childbirth/Adoption leave

Employee Development Funds

* The State of Ohio offers a variety of educational and professional development funding that varies based on whether you are a union-exempt employee or a union-represented employee.

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

* OPERS is the retirement system for State of Ohio employees. The employee contributes 10% of their salary towards their retirement. The employer contributes an amount equal to 14% of the employee's salary. Visit the OPERS website for more information.

Deferred Compensation

* The Ohio Deferred Compensation program is a 457(b) voluntary retirement savings plan. Visit the Ohio Deferred Compensation website for more information.

3 yrs. exp. in project management (i.e., management & development of project/program requirements, design, development, testing/pilot, training & full scale implementation), with experience to be commensurate with project/program &/or position description on file (e.g., specific human service program area, management information sciences, fiscal); 12 mos. exp. in budgeting & calculating cost projections of program/projects.

* Or successful completion of 2 yrs. post-secondary education majoring in business administration, public administration, computer science/information technology, social science, or health, with major being commensurate with project to be assigned; 12 mos. exp. in budgeting & calculating cost projections of program/projects.

* Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Job Skills: Project Management

Technical Skills: Human Services, Policy Direction, Project Management, Public Relations

Professional Skills: Analyzation, Collaboration, Interpreting Data, Managing Meetings, Public Speaking, Strategic Thinking

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, For contractors, Remote job,

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