About the City of Somerville

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents. The City of Somerville values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout our hiring practices; these values are embedded in our mission and work environment—furthermore, we encourage applications from a diverse range of professional experiences and skillsets. We embrace and encourage 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, it is also a model employer.

 

  • Now Hiring: IT Project Manager/Surveillance Technology Reporting

Department: 
Information Technology
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

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Lead project manager in the planning and implementation of a Time & Attendance system across the entire city.
  • Collaborates with department heads on new purchases related to surveillance technology and building impact reports as necessary.
  • Assists in management of the complete lifecycle of the Munis ERP application used across the city.
  • Act as advisor for any new technology or process automation
  • Act as a vendor liaison as required
  • Manages and delivers the required system deployment for each phase or stage of projects.
  • Ensures that the quality is achieved as planned for each milestone of the project. 
  • Monitors actual progress, compare to baseline and report progress against schedule
  • Manages and oversees projects for completion on time and within budget.
  • Reports to respective stakeholders on any unresolved issues and escalates when necessary
  • 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
  • Directly supervises some project related activities for information technology program related employees
  • 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
Requirements: 

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:

  • Extensive experience in the areas of time and attendance and payroll systems is required.
  • Deep experience with implementation, testing and support of a time and attendance system in a complex environment (Executime, Kronos, Workday, etc.)
  • Knowledge of building policy documents designed in the area of surveillance technology equipment and software is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Expertise in accounting, payroll, and billing processes preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Product Suite including Outlook.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Project or other scheduling software is desired.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following Databases: SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL, Informix, DB2, Filemaker, or MS-Access.
  • Experience with Report Writer applications (Crystal Reports, SSRS, etc.).

Abilities:

  • Install software, test functionality and maintain logs on project activities and generate reports.
  • 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.
  • Ability to understand Database schemas and tables and run custom SQL queries is preferred.

Skill:

  • 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: Minimal 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. There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment or photocopy paper (up to 30lbs.). On occasion, more physical effort is required when moving or setting up computer equipment.

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. Skills in repairing computers and related equipment may require more precise fine motor skills.

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

Application Procedure: 

This position will remain open until filled. Send your resume and cover letter to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

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.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x 2250 or nbacci@somervillema.gov.

Hours: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$90,202.68 annual plus benefits
Application Start Date: 
Thursday, September 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Required

To better protect the health and safety of staff and the public, all City of Somerville employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. Reasonable accommodations will be made for medical and religious reasons.