Project Manager 2

Grade 25

New York State has approximately 76 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Project Manager 1

    Grade 23

  2. Project Manager 2

    Grade 25

  3. Project Manager 3

    Grade 27

  4. Project Manager 4

    Grade 29

Summary of Job Description

Project Managers apply a wide range of specialized knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to direct and coordinate human and material resources at all phases of a project-origination, initiation, planning, execution and control, and closeout. A project is a temporary effort with defined objectives and results undertaken to develop, modify, or enhance a product, service or system; it has a specific beginning and end date. Project Managers balance competing demands and mitigate risks to ensure the delivery of an acceptable product to stakeholders and the project sponsor that is within budget, scope, time and quality standards.

Project Managers may be assigned to a Project Management Office or to a program area that has a continuing need for project management skills. In either assignment, the depth and breadth of skills and knowledge, and the duties performed, are comparable. Project Managers perform tasks across all nine project management knowledge areas-project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, procurement and risk. Each knowledge area includes a grouping of skills and abilities, all of which are necessary to successfully guide various activities of a project. A Program Manager must understand, identify and apply project management tools and techniques appropriate to each project phase and across the nine knowledge areas.

Project Managers 1 and Project Managers 2, are distinguished by the depth and breadth of the knowledge areas that they must apply to successfully manage a project or portfolio of projects. The complexity of a project is determined by project scope, risk exposure, span of control, diversity of skills-sets and capabilities, and other factors such as the size of the project's budget, number of team members and their skill level.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position.

For qualified employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have had three months permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Project Manager 1.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have current certification from the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP); Program Management Professional (PgMP); or Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP).

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-585 38-241

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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