May 16, 2006



Kansas Secretary of State

Position (1):

Information Technology Project Manager / Analyst

Type of Position:

Full Time Exempt

Office Hours:

8:00 am 5:00 pm; Mon. Fri.



Responsible for planning and ensuring that projects are successfully completed on time and within budget. Work involves assessing the project characteristics, determining how to ensure the information technology project management methodology is followed, identifying the project management processes required, defining the problem, conducting a needs analysis and developing an initial concept around potential solutions. Responsibility also includes clearly defining milestones, deliverables, requirements, constraints, and project success criteria. Risk management, quality assurance, and change and configuration management activities are included as project management processes. This position will analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated and creative solutions. Analytical thought and communication skills are a requirement at this level. This position may supervise other staff on a project basis.


Work Examples

      Provide support for the project plan and budget by tailoring methodology to reflect project needs

      Assist agency in the development of project plans, budget requests, and project management procedures

      Evaluate and provide oversight of project plans for compliance with architecture, standards, methodologies, polices and guidelines

      Consult with agency business and IT managers regarding plans and progress of projects

      Coordinate and provide reporting on projects greater than $250,000.00

      Manage IT project plans and coordinate the work of project staff assigned to projects

      May make or participate in recommendations for equipment acquisitions by identifying both the budgetary and technological impact on agency programs

      May represent the project at conferences and meetings with personnel and system users

      Track project progress against established timeline and budget

      Identify and report on project deficiencies including performing risk assessments

      May provide IT project management support for testing prior to project implementation

      Give project related briefings as requested

      Meet with users and subject matter experts to analyze business processes and systems

      Define and communicate specifications to technical staff


Job Requirements

      Bachelors degree and three years experience with IT related project management or

      Five years experience with IT related project management

      Excellent communication skills



Special Requirements

      Kansas Bureau of Investigations Level 2 Security Clearance within 120 days of appointment

      Kansas IT Project Management Methodology certification required within 120 days of appointment


Salary Range

The starting salary for this position is $50,336/yr.


Work Environment

The Kansas Secretary of States office is responsible for numerous constitutional and statutory duties. This is on-going project management oversight and analysis work for various approved IT projects. Work activities are influenced by Kansas information technology project management methodologies, Information Technology Executive Council policies and procedures, agency strategic plans and goals, and the annual agency IT management and budget plan.


Application Requirements and Deadline

1.       Kansas Secretary of State Employment Application

To apply online, (or for a copy of an employment application for mail, fax, e-mail or hand delivery), please visit us on the web at:

2. Cover Letter*

3. Resume*


*MS Word and .pdf documents may be submitted electronically as e-mail attachments. Documents in other formats should be mailed, faxed or hand delivered.


This position will remain open until filled.


Employment Philosophy

The office of the Secretary of State does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap in the employment and treatment of its employees or in the admission or access to its programs and activities. The Secretary of States office is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Kansas Secretary of State

Memorial Hall, Room 140

Attn: Mike Brassel

120 SW 10th Ave

Topeka, KS 66614


(785) 291-3603


(785) 368-8032