Information Systems Project Manager

County of Contra Costa
Full Time, Permanent $115,781 - $155,158 Per year CA Contra Costa County Fire District, 2945 Treat Blvd, Concord, CA 94518, United States Apply before 5/22/2024 11:59


Bargaining Unit: Local 21 - Supervisory Management    

Contra Costa Health is seeking qualified individuals to fill two (2) vacancies in the Information Systems Project Manager classification. 

Why join the Contra Costa Health? 
Contra Costa Health is the largest department of the Contra Costa County government, employing more than 4,260 Full-Time Equivalents.  CCHS is an integrated system of health care services that cover health at every level:  the individual, the family, and the community.  For low-income and uninsured residents of Contra Costa County, Contra Costa Health is the safety net, providing medical services not available to them elsewhere.
Contra Costa Health is committed to:

  • Providing high-quality services with respect and responsiveness to all 
  • Community health improvement and environmental protection 
  • Working in partnership with our patients, cities, and diverse communities, as well as other health, education, and human service agencies 
  • Encouraging creative, ethical, and tenacious leadership to implement effective health policies and programs 
We are looking for someone who is:
  • Able to serve as a project manager on large systems programming and analysis projects
  • Able to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • Able to help increase morale by establishing clearly defined expectations using exceptional oral and communication skills
  • Knowledgeable and familiar with project management methodologies
  • Good at negotiation and works well with large teams
  • Organized, adaptable, and a problem-solver
What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Managing various large-scale projects for the various divisions within the department
  • Conferring with hardware and software vendors; assisting with the evaluation and selection of contract firms providing programming and analysis services and may assist in contract negotiations with vendors
  • Supervising the conduct of feasibility studies, the preparation of time study estimates, and progress reports on assigned projects
  • Serving as a project manager on major complex systems programming and analysis projects including network administration, quality assurance, and database management or data integrity and recovery
  • Managing time to ensure work progress stays on schedule according to project plans and specifications
  • Developing, planning, and monitoring project budget(s) and delivering business and computer system applications within budget estimates, using current business and project management metrics
  • Managing assigned projects including monitoring project and budgetary performance and compliance with applicable specifications, rules, regulations, and laws related to business applications, systems, and programming
  • Ensuring quality and timeliness of work performed and final products, and supervising and assisting in the preparation of initial and final systems design and documentation necessary for delivery to customers
 A few reasons you might love this job:
  • You will work with highly skilled team members who care about their customers and community and are passionate about their work
  • You will have the opportunity for growth
  • You will operate with a high level of autonomy and responsibility
A few challenges you might face in this job:
  • Working on multiple projects with emphasis on different technology platforms and knowledge
  • You may have to work under pressure and need to deliver resolutions in tight timeframes
  • You may have to work with multiple divisions that may have differing priorities for the same project
Competencies Required:
  • Critical Thinking: Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks
  • Innovative Problem Solving: Identifying and analyzing problems in order to propose new ways to do business
  • Professional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the job
  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing
  • Handling & Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations
  • Involving Others (Engaging Teams): Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes
  • Negotiating: Reaching mutually satisfying agreements and compromise
  • Leadership: Guiding and encouraging others to accomplish a common goal
  • Leveraging Technology: Applying technology for improvements in organizational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Project Management: Ensuring that projects are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives
To read the complete job description, please visit the website,
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future openings for up to six (6) months and may be used for other County Departments. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, data communication, information processing, or a closely related field. 

Experience: Four (4) years of full-time experience managing complex information systems projects which must have included three (3) years of - project management responsibility for large applications systems and team leadership experience. 

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.

Desirable Qualifications: 
- Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
- Previous projects in Health Care
- Knowledge and previous experience with Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems
- Knowledge and previous experience with Agile Methodology

Selection Process

  1. Application Filing and Evaluation: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement and supplemental questionnaire by the final filing date. Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  2. Oral Interview: The oral interview will measure candidates' competencies as they relate to the job. In the oral interview, candidates must achieve an average passing score of 70% or higher on each of the oral interview competencies, as well as an overall passing score of 70% or higher. These may include but are not limited to: Critical Thinking, Delivering Results, Oral Communication, and Project Management. Tentatively scheduled: May 30-June 3, 2024 (Weighted 100%). The assessment will be administered remotely using a computer; You will need access to a reliable internet connection to participate in the assessment.  
  3. Final Selection Interviews: These will be scheduled by the department once the eligible list is established.
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.For recruitment specific questions, please contact Sanyukta Singh at  For any technical issues, please contact the GovernmentJobs’ applicant support team for assistance at +1 855-524-5627.

After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.


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