Project Manager 3 - Grade 25

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 101 positions statewide.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Project Manager Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Project Manager Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Project Manager Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Project Manager 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Project Manager 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Project Manager 3 25 $93,530 $117,875
Project Manager 4 27 $103,784 $127,830
Project Manager 5 29 $114,976 $140,815
Project Manager 6 31 $127,433 $155,130

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

This title may exist in more than one negotiating unit. This salary schedule represents the most typical salary for this title. Click here to view additional salary information regarding the various bargaining units.

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Job Duties

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.


Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. Job postings on StateJobsNY will contain the most up-to-date qualifications.

How to Apply

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Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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