Information Technology Specialist I

  • Caltrans
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jun 02, 2021
Full time Government Information Technology

Job Description

Be a part of a Project Management Unit (PMU) where you are in a Project Management position where you actually manage projects from initiation to closeout.  At Caltrans you will be a part of a PMU that works with full project teams (Project Management, Business Analysis, Development, and Testing).  Be a part of the IT Project Management Unit as we embark on projects that are innovative (GIS, Connected Corridors), managing with multiple methodologies (Waterfall, Bi-Modal, Agile/Scrum), working with robust tools (JIRA/HP ALM/ALM Octane/SharePoint).  We also offer opportunities for professional growth and training.   

Under the general direction of the Information Technology Supervisor II, the incumbent will function as a lead analyst for complex, sensitive and/or major projects undertaken by the Project Management Unit (PMU). The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Information Technology (IT) Enterprise Portfolio Management Services is responsible for the management and oversight of all reportable and delegated projects with IT components in the Department. This responsibility requires the PMU to define methodologies, policies, standards, processes, and direct activities for the Enterprise Portfolio which includes various processes such as Concept Papers, Project Feasibility Studies, Project Management, Contract Management and Project Oversight.

The incumbent's responsibility will entail various levels of responsibilities including: 1) Serving as a Project Manager or IT Project Lead for projects with IT components. This work entails a wide variety of complex and analytical tasks relative to project management including, but not limited to, Project Feasibility Studies, Project Plans, Business and Technical Requirements, Risk and Issue Management, Contract and Vendor Management, and all project related reporting. 2) Serving as a subject-matter-expert regarding IT Project Management policies, procedures, and processes. In this capacity, the incumbent will provide recommendations to IT management on the implementation of IT Project Management processes, procedures, and standards.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

Special Requirements

The Statement of Qualifications is a narrative discussion of how your education, training, experience, and skills meet the minimum and desirable qualifications and qualify you for the position. The Statement of Qualifications serves as a documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing and should be typed and no more than two pages in length. 

When completing the SOQ, please title the page “Statement of Qualifications” and include all relevant experience, education, and training for each question below and explain your answers thoroughly. 

1.       Describe your experience as an IT Project Manager as it relates to IT Projects.

2.       Describe your experience with the California State IT Project Management
Process (or equivalent process you have experience with) and specific project management deliverables that you have personally created.

Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum qualifications based on a pattern of education from the classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your degree/transcripts and/or license along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position. If selected for the position, Official sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Caltrans DHR Contact
(916) 227-5183

Hiring Unit Contact:
Katherine E Taylor-Jewell
654-1109 ext: