NIC Inc. PROJECT MANAGER in Denver, Colorado

DescriptionColorado Interactive, a subsidiary of NIC Inc., the nation's leadingprovider of eGovernment services (NASDAQ: EGOV), is looking to add anEntry Level Project Manager to manage web-based projects and serviceimplementations for the state of Colorado's web portal ( all project activities to achieve stated project goals, objectives,budgets and schedules.Develop key project documentation, including, but not limited to, taskorders/work orders, statements of work, requirements and specificationdocuments, comprehensive project management plans and all associatedsub-plans, deployment plans, and lessons-learned documents.Work with the cross-functional teams to identify, articulate, and mitigateproject issues and risks.Proactively manage internal project teams, and when necessary, consultantsand/or external vendors.Effectively manage resource allocations, resource scheduling,inter-project and external project dependencies.Implement and execute comprehensive stakeholder management and communicationplans.Create and deliver presentations on project goals and plans, includingprogress reports.Analyze and effectively report on project metrics - e.g., ETC, EV,profitability, project progress, issues and risks.Perform other Project Management related duties as requested to achieveorganizational objectives. Preferred Qualifications & Personal Attributes:3-5 years of Project Management experience leading project teams, as amember of an IT Project Management Office (PMO), or as an individualcontributor within an IT department.Diverse and wide-ranging IT and project management experience.Demonstrable history of implementing project management best practicesleveraging multiple methodologies.Experience with E-Commerce projects, specifically online payment enginesand/or credit card transactions.PMP, PMI-ACP, Scrum Master or similar project management certification.ITIL ITSM Foundation certification.Positive Attitude - Displays enthusiasm for the industry.Self-aware - Understanding of personal abilities and honest assessment ofareas requiring growth. Solicits feedback and listens to others- acknowledgesopportunity to improve.Reliability - Committed, punctual, accountable.Professionalism - Ability to ethically communicate effectively in writing andverbally. Soft skills to represent the organization clearly and accurately.Initiative - Ambition and self-motivation to keep learning and improvingthemselves and others. Takes advantage of opportunities for moreresponsibility. Focus on career development of self and others. Dedicationto the PMO efforts and strategic plans of the business. Seeks continualimprovement.Respect - Sets clear expectations for self and others. Exhibits activelistening skills and solicits/considers views of others when making decisions.Integrity - Honesty, trustworthiness, forthrightness, accountability. Requirements:Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Engineering, Computer Science, orother related scientific, technical or business discipline.Willingness to obtain PMP, PMI-ACP, Scrum Master or similar projectmanagement certification within 180 days.Strong understanding of the full SDLC and SDLC Methodologies (Waterfall,Agile, RUP, etc.)Experience performing risk and issue management including strategies relatedto identifying risks, tracking and mitigating risks.Hands on experience using PM Tools to manage project execution (i.e. JIRA,Smartsheet, Salesforce, etc.)Demonstrated effective group facilitation skills.Ability to identify and understand complex problems/issues and developeffective solutions.Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and meet deadlines.Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Benefits:Competitive compensation programNo-cost group medical/dentalPaid vacation/holidaysStock purchase planDiscretionary matching 401(k) contributions with 100% vestingDisability insuranceLife insuranceCompany we