Project Manager 3

Grade 25

New York State has approximately 96 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 Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Project Manager Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Project Manager 1

    Grade 18

  4. Project Manager 2

    Grade 23

  5. Project Manager 3

    Grade 25

  6. Project Manager 4

    Grade 27

  7. Project Manager 5

    Grade 29

  8. Project Manager 6

    Grade 31

Summary of Job Description

As a Project Manager 3, you would develop detailed scope statements, and document project requirements for complex projects by eliciting business goals, information needs, and relative priorities from end users, subject experts and others; balance resource alternatives and potential solutions; develop a project schedule including identifying and scheduling project deliverables, milestones and required tasks using project scheduling software; document and present resource needs to agency management and coordinates project activities with those of program areas; may manage project budget using project cost estimating tools; design and implement quality metrics to analyze project performance; develop project communication plan; compile detailed project reports and communicate project status to stakeholders; direct or coordinate the activities of project staff; identify risks and their potential impact on the project; manage contract relationships; make decisions on changes in project schedule; perform tasks to advance the programmatic goals of the PMO, such as analyzing the performance of projects in a project portfolio or inventory; conduct training on advanced project management topics, such as quality management, and risk analysis; plan and conduct project analysis sessions, such as project close-outs and Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions; and may supervise lower-level staff.

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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.

On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Project Manager 2.

If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before February 13, 2023, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

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.


How to Apply

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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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