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TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER

New York City Campaign Finance Board

New York City Campaign Finance Board

IT · Full-time
New York, NY, USA
90,000 – 100,000 USD per year
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

The New York City Campaign Finance Board manages New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is a centerpiece of this progress.

We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program.

We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable. You would be working with a team that is mission driven and committed to continuous improvement.

The technology unit of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYC CFB) is responsible for custom software development, networking, technical support, and cybersecurity. The unit works to develop and maintain software systems tailored to the organization's needs, manage and secure the organization's network infrastructure, and protect against potential cyber threats.

CFB’s technology unit seeks an experienced Technical Project Manager.

Reporting to the Executive Project Manager, with broad scope for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, the Technical Project Manager is responsible for helping to manage technology projects related to the implementation and maintenance of application portfolios. You will develop and maintain project schedules, lead project meetings, and work closely with various stakeholders to ensure successful project outcomes. The ideal candidate will be able to facilitate technical discussions and absorb technical documentation and will be able to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously, with excellent communication and leadership abilities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with CFB Technology leadership and CFB units to help advise CFB units on their technology strategy and work with them to implement next generation solutions.
  • Interface with Technology Unit software/systems engineers to drive technical solutions, identify deliverables, estimate work efforts, define milestones and manage resources
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive project plans, schedules, and budgets within the Microsoft environment, including Azure and Sharepoint.
  • Help supervise the work of vendors and consultants.
  • Ensure project milestones and deadlines are met and stakeholders are kept informed of project progress.
  • Conduct project reviews and recommend and implement process improvements to enhance project outcomes.
  • Ensure that projects align with the established project management methodology and adhere to project management principles.
  • Report to Executive Project Manager with work progress on a regular basis as required
  • Assist in conducting retrospectives on major projects and suggest process improvements, including opportunities to use technology to improve workflow and efficiency.

Essential Skills

  • Experience managing projects with budgets of $1 million or more.
  • Ability to interpret data analyses for operational insights and areas of needed improvement.
  • Knowledge of performance tuning, security, scalability.
  • Knowledge of CRM systems, particularly Salesforce.
  • 3-6 years of enterprise-scale technical experience with application portfolios, cloud and hybrid infrastructures for data and analytics, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management
  • Experience with application development, cloud architecture & deployment related risk
  • Experience utilizing and understanding of fundamental differences in Agile (Scrum) and traditional Waterfall methodologies (e.g. Jira, Scrum Master or Product Manager experience)
  • Experience with at least one of the following cloud platforms: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Experience in full project management life cycles with both custom development, operational enhancements and package-based application deployments
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of product lifecycle management and ability to follow technical discussions and absorb technical documentation.
  • Strong collaboration and team-building skills, with the ability to work cooperatively with stakeholders to achieve mutual objectives.

Additional information

The City of New York provides generous medical benefits (including dental and vision through respective unions or funds), retirement, tuition reimbursement, and additional ancillary benefits. CFB offers a flexible and hybrid work schedule.

The CFB is an equal-opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact access@nyccfb.info or (212) 409-1800.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply through NYC Government Jobs | Explore Careers | City of New York (https://cityjobs.nyc.gov/)

  • Please search apply to the job ID number listed above.
  • Resume and cover letter are required for consideration.
  • Note that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

For more information on careers with the NYC Campaign Finance Board visit our website at https://www.nyccfb.info/ to access the full listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our agency.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by at least twelve-semester credits (or the equivalent of twelve-semester credits) in accounting, auditing, business or public administration, computer science, economics, finance, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related area of study and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in accounting, auditing (including compliance or investigative auditing), business or public administration, business analysis, computer science, database administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic management or research, statistics, graphic design, personnel or human resources administration, user experience design, or a closely related field; or
  2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of experience as described in “1” above; or
  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

New York City Campaign Finance Board is an equal opportunity employer.