Project Manager 4 - Grade 27

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This title exists within Various New York State Agencies and has approximately 46 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.

An individual's final salary is determined by the Office of the State Comptroller. This salary schedule does not reflect any Special Salary Treatments

Job Duties

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 Mangers 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 Project Manager must understand, identify and apply project management tools and techniques appropriate to each project phase and across the nine knowledge areas.

Project Managers 4 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 skill-sets and capabilities, and other factors such as the size of the project's budget, number of team members, and their skill level.

View the classification standard for this title which illustrates the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.

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 permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

Either A. three months as a Project Manager 3, Grade 25 (formerly Project Manager 2, Grade 25);

Or B. one year as a Project Manager 2, Grade 23 (formerly Project Manager 1, Grade 23).

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

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 email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

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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