Senior IT Project Manager

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, OR (Remote)
  • Nov 17, 2023
Full time Information Systems IT Manager Project Manager Government Information Technology

Job Description

You want more from your employer. You have worked as a Senior Technical Project Manager in various IT environments, but something has been missing. You want to work with teams that focus on people – a healthy Oregon - rather than the financial bottom line of a for-profit company.

You are interested in making change happen for Oregon. With the Oregon Health Authority’s goal of eliminating health inequities by 2030, you can be actively involved in removing systemic racism and historic injustices, making health care and services available to all Oregonians, regardless of background.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Senior IT Project Manager to join an excellent team and work to advance their IT operations. This is a full-time permanent opportunity for anyone to apply. This position is Management Service – Managerial and not represented by a union.

The Office of Information Service’s mission is to deliver technology solutions and services that support Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Health Services in helping Oregonians achieve health, well-being, and independence.

More information about the Office of Information Services and current job opportunities can be found here 


What you will do!

As a Senior IT Project Manager, you will develop and manage the execution of comprehensive or high-risk project plans, budgets, schedules, and controls from project initiation to project close-out.

This position offers you the opportunity to lead the decision-making process throughout the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services for the detailed requirements, design, testing, and start-up operations related to the development and implementation efforts of achieving the long-term goals of the customer agency.

What we are looking for!

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (Please clearly outline how you meet the minimum requirements and special qualifications in your application/resume/cover letter. Failure to do so might disqualify you from consideration)

a) Seven years of professional level experience related to the class concept; OR

b) Six years of professional level experience related to the class concept AND an Oregon Project Management Associate Certification; OR

c) Four years of professional level experience related to the class concept AND a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, or a closely related field; OR

d) Two years of professional level experience AND Project Management Professional Certification awarded by the Project Management Institute.

Desired Attributes

  • Experience managing large complex multi-million-dollar projects that involved implementing COTS and/or SaaS, developing custom software solutions and/or organizational transformations.
  • Experience managing projects using Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to successfully apply project management knowledge in ambiguous and unique circumstances while managing a cross-functional team with internal matrix resources and external contractors.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal soft skills
  • Excels at establishing and building relationships.
  • 5 or more years of Project Management experience in the last 7 years that included using project management best practices and standard methodologies such as PMI (PMBOK), PRINCE 2, etc.
  • Proven success in navigating complex organizations with loosely defined structures and boundaries.
  • Proven ability to recognize and anticipate emerging project risks and business priorities and to address those developments through risk mitigation, contingency plans, and communication strategies.
  • Management experience in risk mitigation and project stewardship.
  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities, and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable, and underrepresented populations.

What's in it for you?

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays.
  • Eight (8) hours of vacation per month, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • Eight (8) hours of sick leave per month, eligible to be used as accrued.
  • 24 hours of personal business leave per fiscal year, eligible to be used after 6 months of service.
  • Pension and retirement programs 
  • Opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.
  • A healthy work/life balance, including fulltime remote options as well.


Salary Range: $6,480 - $9,541 (monthly)

Location: Salem, OR / Remote

The work of this role may be conducted remotely with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. Candidates must reside in the United States to work 100 % remote.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity and anti-racism.

How to Apply

Please apply via Workday at the following link:


Close Date: 11/29/2023



$6,480 - $9,541 (monthly)