ECCATS Project Manager (Enhanced
Child Care Automated Tracking System)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Contract Type: PROPOSAL BID; 6 month Temporary-to-Hire
Total of 5 year
award (3 year base, plus two 1-year options)
Summary of Duties:
The Maryland State
Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Early Childhood is seeking a Project
Manager to oversee and direct the Enhanced Child Care Automated Tracking System
(ECCATS) project team, which is comprised of various contractor resources. The
Project Manager will also coordinate with State personnel to turn business
ideas into fully executed project plans.
include overall project planning, governance and management. Duties shall focus
on project planning, monitoring and control, and serving as the primary liaison
with MSDE and MSDE stakeholders. The position shall ensure the appropriate
application of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body
of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the State’s Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in
managing projects. This position will manage all aspects of technical support
for the Office of Child Care Tracking Systems, including ECCATS and the Child
The Project Manager
is assigned the management of ECCATS service requests and is responsible for
all work performed on the data system. The Project Manager performs
day-to-day management of system enhancements identifies issues and
risks and recommends possible issue and risk mitigation strategies associated with
the project. The Project Manager also acts as a facilitator between MSDE and
the technical contractor resource procured as part of the project team. The
Project Manager identifies critical paths, tasks, dates, testing, and
acceptance criteria; and provides solutions to improve efficiency (e.g., reduce
costs while maintaining or improving performance levels). The Project Manager
monitors issues and provides up-to-date status reports as well as demonstrates
excellent writing and oral communications skills.
The Project Manager
must also demonstrate strong leadership skills and provide oversight for the
MSDE plan to modernize the current data tracking system, including the
migration of data to a cloud environment. The Project Manager is expected
to maintain the progress, mutual interaction and tasks of various parties in
such a way that reduces the risk of overall project failure, maximizes
benefits, and minimizes costs.
Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Computer
Science, Information Systems, Business or other related discipline.
degree or project management certification is preferred.
least five (5) years of experience in project management.
least five (5) years of experience in managing IT related projects and must
demonstrate a leadership role in at least three successful projects that were
delivered on time and on budget.
understanding of the complete system development lifecycle from project
inception through operations and maintenance.
possess excellent communication skills to work with stakeholders and technical
team members, as demonstrated during oral presentations with MSDE.
certification as a PMP.
(10) years of experience managing state websites and systems that are directly
used by Maryland citizens and businesses.
(3) years of experience managing a major IT project, including use of the state
System Development Life Cycle.
(3) years of experience managing child care licensing, subsidy and/or
(3) years of experience managing technical contracts or task orders.
(3) years of experience in managing systems that utilize the IBM DB2 as the
(3) years of experience managing the development and maintenance of
Microsoft.Net based systems.
(3) years of experience in Maryland State systems that interface with FMIS, or
involvement in projects that combine COTS implementations with custom software
possess an understanding of system design using UML.
have an understanding of data modeling
be able to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
and be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills in leading technical
personnel through the delivery of complex projects.
Level One Personnel is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.