Job Information

State of Minnesota IT Program Manager - ITS5 in St. Paul, Minnesota

Working Title: IT Program Manager

Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 5

Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 04/03/2024

  • Closing Date : 04/12/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Minnesota IT Services

  • Division/Unit : Department of Human Services / Project Management Office

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $37.45 - $64.04 / hourly; $78,195 - $133,715 / annually

  • Job Class Option : Project Management

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Professional

  • Telework Eligible : Yes

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Join the 2,500+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services ( (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at Minnesota’s largest state agency, the Department of Human Services (DHS). The MNIT DHS team supports complex and varied technical needs, including systems that provide health care coverage, deliver child protection and welfare services, and provide support for Minnesotans with special needs including mental illness, chemical dependencies, and physical or developmental disabilities.

As an IT Senior Project Manager, you will manage IT Systems Governance Groups (SGG) in the capacity of a Program Manager. SGGs oversee the development, enhancement or retirement of complex information technology & business area solutions, systems, processes, and services delivered on a statewide basis. Included are technologies that span the complete spectrum of IT systems, solutions, and processes to support, and enhance foundation infrastructure, services, systems, and enterprise software applications.

You will be the focal point for project and/or program initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure using industry best practices for service/systems creation and development and generally accepted standards outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and by MNIT Services.

Additionally, you will ensure quality and consistency across multiple projects in the use of project planning, scheduling, scope and risk management, status reporting, change control, issues resolution, and other project management controls and practices. The end goal of the position is the successful delivery of projects in a consistent and documented manner.

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework:

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience in performing IT project management functions.

Experience must include:

  • Risk Management, Defect Management, Conflict Management and other project management controls and practices.

  • Knowledge of Portfolio and Program Management.

  • Ability to manage conflict, develop team accountability, effectively deal with change, facilitate meetings, listen to stakeholders and project members, build consensus, negotiate, and persuade.

  • Experience mentoring, coaching, and guidance of other project team members.

  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding amongst all parties.

  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

A master’s degree in Information Technology or an IT related field substitutes for three (3) years of experience, OR an IT related bachelor’s degree substitutes for two (2) years, OR an IT related associate’s degree substitutes for one (1) year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Currently possess Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP).

  • Currently possess ITIL Foundation Certification.

  • Working knowledge of the PMBoK theory, principles, and practices of project management.

  • Working knowledge of development of new system functionality as well as an understanding of information technology.

  • Working knowledge of System Development Life Cycles (SDLC) and Project Management Life Cycles.

  • Working knowledge of software development relating to concepts, methodologies, principles, standards, and best practices.

  • Experience with delivering custom developed systems for the business, implementing Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solutions and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for the business.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)

  • Criminal History Check

  • Reference Check

  • Social Security and Address Verification

  • Education Verification

  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.