Project Manager I or II, National Cash Automation

National Cash Automation (NCA), the Federal Reserve Cash Product Office's software development and support team, is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the Federal Reserve System's cash operations suite of automation solutions. The project manager positions may be either managing software development projects or preparation and roll out of the software to the internal customers.

The Cash Product Office (CPO) has a Project Manager I or II position available. Determination of the individual's position title will be commensurate with their level of expertise in one or more of the associated areas, prior working experience, and job responsibilities and expectations.

Project Manager Summary:

  • Responsible for coordinating or managing basic to moderately complex projects and is responsible for the documentation, testing and implementation of the project. Utilizes project management principles and processes to ensure projects are delivered on-time and within budget, adhere to quality standards, and meet customer expectations and business needs. Leads project team by assigning work to project members, advising project team and project sponsors of any status or implementation issues and recommends solutions as necessary.
Essential Accountabilities:
  • Coordinates or manages small to medium projects, ensuring (as appropriate) adherence to Technology Project Standards (TPS) project management, Software Development Framework (SDF) methodology and Application Development Methodology (ADM) principles and processes where appropriate.
  • Develops project plans that include all required artifacts and checkpoints.
  • May oversee development of business requirements, which align with the overall objectives and manage scope to plan.
  • Ensures cross-project dependencies are identified to establish priorities in project completion.
  • Tracks key project milestones and adjusts project plans and/or resources as appropriate.
  • Identifies required resources and assembles project team.
  • Ensures early detection of risks and appropriate risk response strategy.
  • Guides issues to closure and escalates obstacles as needed.
  • Oversees or participates in project related communications including, but not limited to, standards, annual project prioritization documents, and executive status reporting.
  • May include the development of competent and effective staff, setting challenging performance expectations and goals.
  • Bachelor's degree specializing in business, related computer technology or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Project Manager I: Minimum of 2+ years of project management experience or other related experience.
  • Project Manager II: Minimum of 5+ years of project management experience or other related experience.
  • PMP (preferred)
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Sound leadership skills required.
  • Must possess strong technological aptitude along with strong system and process analysis skills
  • Strong initiative, innovative thinking skills, and the ability to analyze details and adopt a big picture view.
  • Ability to build and promote a collaborative and team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, conduct meetings and deliver formal presentations.
  • A bility to work effectively and successfully in a highly matrix or virtual organization.
For consideration candidates must:
  • Submit a resume
  • Include a cover letter containing the following:
    • Describe which role of project manager you would prefer and why?
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are dedicated to sustaining an environment in which diversity is valued and differences are strengths. It is the Bank's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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