The position will support organizational and IT leadership in their efforts at overseeing, managing and leveraging the entire life cycle of IT investments and initiatives to optimally achieve enterprise goals and objectives. Facilitate and coordinate the efforts of senior leadership toward the establishment of the project portfolio definition, its structure and processes, from demand management and strategic alignment of projects and programs to portfolio categories and criteria through evaluation, selection and prioritization to execution, tracking and measuring the achieved results Ensure the oversight and coordination of dependencies across the projects and programs in the portfolio, and resolve or escalate conflicts. Defines, manages and directs the needed end-to-end PMO work effort, which includes leveraging best practices and techniques in identifying, quantifying and tracking the realization of expected benefits defined in business cases Builds and maintains relationships with senior leadership and key PMO stakeholders, and acts as a trusted advisor Leads the identification and implementation of project management processes, methods, tools, guidelines and standards in order to establish a stable framework that supports all project teams and stakeholders to improve the probability of successful project delivery Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring to PMO staff and project managers Conduct regular meetings with the senior executive bodies to inform and alert them of any issues arising from the performance of the individual projects within the portfolio to assure the on-plan usage and consumption of resources and funding, and to highlight any variances. Facilitates among the PMO stakeholders and organizational leadership a consensus around the mission and vision of the PMO organization to foster a project-management-oriented culture and mindset Regularly reviews and evaluates opportunities to improve the project management best practices in order to achieve higher maturity in PPM Performs other duties as assigned. Job Requirements Bachelorrsquos degree in information systems, business administration or related field, or equivalent work experience. PMP Certification, ITIL or equivalent technical certification required. Eight (8) years of management related experience in information technology based project management. Experience in diverse roles and increasing leadership responsibilities across major projects and programs. Demonstrated experience in managing "upward" among senior leadership. Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams. Substantial consulting leadership experience a plus. Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the portfolio objectives, inspire and motivate staff, and maintain alignment to the business strategy. Possesses a high degree of political sensitivity, astuteness and the ability to effectively use the informal power structure of the organization to achieve success and clear obstacles for the portfolio. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain and "sell" the portfolio goals and objectives to business as well as technical leadership. bull Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units. Familiar with industry trends and innovation. Strong analytical, conceptual and financial analysis skills, and familiarity with financial reporting tools. A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills. (This is a highly visible position with substantial impact.) bull Highly empathetic and able to vary styles of interaction to match the needs of a variety of business and technical audiences, as well as temperaments and personalities. Effective influencing and negotiation experience and skills in an environment with high competition for resources. Excellent analytical, strategic planning and execution skills. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver against financial and resource constraints. Expert with the use of reporting tools to monitor portfolio activities and analyze portfolio performance. Expert with one or more projectprogram management methodologies (such as PMI PMBOK, Agile and MSP) and across a range of projects and programs. Understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business and how they may be applied to the enterprise to drive digital business. Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic resource plan. ldquoIndividuals holding or considered for a position which has, or may have, access to criminal justice databases including the FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems, NCICTCIC and similar databases, must pass a national fingerprint-based records check prior to placement in such position and may be denied placement in such positions andor access to such systems. Individuals must also maintain the ability to pass the records check while in the position or until such time that the Commissioners Court and the County Civil Service Commission deem this position no longer has this requirement.rdquo Standard office environment An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves successful completion of each step. The steps include Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply. LOCTION 1201 Elm Street, Suite 2400 Dallas, Texas 75270 Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.