MO Project: Contextual Branding

Information Technology Senior Specialist

Information Technology Senior Specialist

Job Posting Number: 
Opening Date: 
Closing Date: 
Job Location: 
Jefferson City - Cole County
Merit Type: 
Salary Range: 
$3,333.34 – $3,541.67 semi-monthly
Position receives State benefits including health care, retirement, and vacation
IT Specialty: 
Project Management

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, transcripts & DD214 (if applicable), and contact information for 3 professional references to: 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

The MEDES Project Director manages is responsible for the strategic aspects and risk of large State of Missouri Projects which generally requires vendor engagement and has several different project initiatives within the entire Project Program, specifically the current MEDES Program. This position is the most responsible authority regarding the overall status of the project. This position manages, oversees and makes work assignments to senior project managers from both the state and vendors working on large scale strategic projects within the overall program. This position provides leadership and management to the overall project and discusses project status, project issues and potential solutions with State of Missouri Senior Management including Department/Division Directors and the ITSD CIO. This position is also responsible for communicating project status with federal partners, if required. This position manages and directs very large project budgets.

  • Responsible for strategically overseeing, monitoring and managing large IT projects from an executive level.
  • Responsible for acting as the most responsible authority over assigned projects.
  • Responsible for making key decisions, adjusting budgets and adding resources and related project governance processes.
  • Responsible for providing project status to senior management, such as the State PMO Director, State CIO, Department and Division Directors and other federal and state partners.
  • Responsible for managing IT and program team members and allocated resources.
  • Responsible for receiving regular reports from the project managers and/or team leads.Responsible for managing and working with Project PMO and IV&V Contractors.
  • Responsible for working with agency directors and executive management regarding agency goals; directs feasibility studies, survey activities and studies to determine information technology requirements and recommends solutions; and manages project implementation.
  • Works with state cabinet level directors and other state executives in addition to legal counsel to direct the preparation of project assessment quotation and PAQ /bid specifications for submission to vendors
  • Reviews vendor proposals; and communicates with vendors regarding large scale projects and hardware and software solutions.
  • Leads the development of budget recommendations and monitors expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations; recommends cost saving measures.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Comprehensive knowledge of: managerial techniques, administrative practices, and personnel management; information technology principles and practices; project management principles; fiscal management, budgeting, grants, contract management, procurement/bid process; agency functions and inter relationships. Ability to manage staff, provide leadership, manage change, and achieve results. Ability to manage multiple items at one time and establish and maintain working relationships.

Important Information

Applicants must meet the following qualifications: 

Please include the job posting number and job title when applying for this position.

Applicants need to be eligible to work in the United States.

If you are claiming veteran or parental preference please indicate this in your application materials. If you are a veteran please include a copy of your DD 214. You may also claim a preference if you are a surviving spouse of a veteran. In order to qualify for Parental Preference you must have left the state workforce to care for young children and been a full-time homemaker and caretaker of children under the age of ten (10) and were not otherwise gainfully employed for a period of at least two (2) years