Information Technology

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents. The City of Somerville embraces and encourages an innovative, empowering, and collaborative workplace culture in a fast-paced, challenging environment. The City also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work-life balance. Not only is Somerville a “Model City,” as termed by The Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer.

Statement of Duties

The IT Project Manager is responsible for managing the evaluation, prioritization, planning, budgeting, and execution of new/existing systems initiatives for the City as well as the implementation of complex systems and interfaces. Employee performs numerous similar related duties.

Essential Functions

  • Manages the complete lifecycle of the Munis ERP application used across the city
  • Manages and delivers the required system deployment for each phase, stage or project
  • Ensures that the quality is achieved as planned for each milestone of the project 
  • Monitors actual progress, compares to baseline and reports progress against schedule
  • Manages and oversees projects for completion on time and within budget
  • Reports to respective stakeholders and escalates when necessary any unresolved issues
  • Conducts and manages system integrations tests and User Acceptance Tests
  • Monitors systems’ performance, availability, reliability and compliance to technical standards
  • Supports users as needed
  • Tracks and reports on issues and problems with the systems and follows-up with the vendor and users on resolution
  • Assigns duties and communicates expectations and duties to ensure successful implementation or project completion
  • Provides guidance and direction regarding the creation of goals, action plans and timelines as they pertain to department projects

Recommended Minimum Qualification

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years’ experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge: Previous working knowledge of Tyler Technologies Munis ERP (currently, Accounting, Budgeting, Payables, Contract Management, Purchasing, Billing, Payroll, Human Resources, Collections, Document Management and Administration) or other ERP applications. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Product Suite, including Outlook. Knowledge of one or more of the following Databases: SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL, Informix, DB2, Filemaker, or MS-Access. Familiarity with Microsoft Project or other scheduling software is preferred.

Abilities: Ability to understand Database schemas and tables and run custom SQL queries is preferred. Experience with Report Writer applications (Crystal Reports, SSRS, etc.); ability to install software, test functionality and maintain logs on project activities and generate reports; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain, manage and organize records and information; ability to make presentations to City employees and communicate complex technical details in a simple manner. 

Skill: Mastery of all skills associated with Software Deployment Life Cycle – Requirements, Deployment, Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing and product acceptance.

Work Environment

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening meetings or complete work assignments.

Physical and Mental Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

Physical Skills

Few physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. May also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.). 

Motor Skills

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting of papers.

Visual Skills

Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Friday, October 9, 2020 to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: [email protected]

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].

Full Time
$86,700 per year plus benefits
Application Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Application End Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2020