Job Description The Department of Social Services (DSS) is comprised of the administrative units of the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). HRA is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality by providing New Yorkers in need with essential benefits such as Food Assistance and Emergency Rental Assistance. DHS is committed to preventing and addressing homelessness in New York City by employing a variety of innovative strategies to help families and individuals successfully exit shelter and return to self-sufficiency as quickly as possible.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is DSS s technology services organization. Its mission is to support the daily, emergent, and long-term needs of both agencies. ITS creates and enhances the technology infrastructure and computer applications that support HRA and DHS and develops applications, including a variety of client eligibility and recertification systems, case management systems, housing systems, employment/work engagement services, revenue producing computer matches, claiming systems, and personnel systems.
Information Technology Systems (ITS) is recruiting for an IT Project Specialist, to function as an IT Budget and Contract Specialist, who will:
Develop IT project budgets and funding requests. Prepare statements of work (SOW) and other documents needed for projects using services provided by vendors. Develop IT vendor requests for proposal (RFPs) and participate in vendor solicitations, selections and negotiations. Track IT vendor and consultant contracts and budgets. Review vendor financial documentation such as timesheets, invoices and audit forms.
Co-ordinate with external teams in managing complex IT projects which involves tracking project deliverables by identifying and managing project risks, determining resource needs and perform reporting.
Track IT Project spending for a portfolio of projects to ensure strategic alignment with the organization and track total cost of ownership and report on metrics.
Prepare and monitor IT Consultant Services Plans, to estimate fiscal year spending for each budget/object code.
Prepare ongoing obligation and spending variance analysis and burn report for critical IT Projects to determine the need to request additional funding as necessary utilizing FMS system.
Develop, review and maintain requisite documentation and funding requests submitted to Office of Budget Administration (OBA) for approvals.
Develop and maintain monthly and quarterly financial reports to monitor the operation of funded programs, expenditure and funding status in order to ensure IT contract compliance.
Create interaction models and interface designs for IT projects based on established standards, business and technical requirements and input from functional team members. Participate in human-centered design activities, user research, software prototyping and usability testing.
Ensure that software products and solutions are appropriately tested to meet functional (usability) and technical (performance) requirements. Create test cases, test scripts and defect reports. Execute test scripts and document progress and results. Collaborate with business analysts to understand business requirements. Collaborate with technical teams to understand application capabilities, environment set up and defect fixes.
Assist in developing and analyzing complex computer software applications facilitating the processing and activities associated with the acquisitions of IT Professional Services, HW/SW licenses, subscriptions, maintenance, microcomputer, telecommunications hardware and software items. Assist in developing new IT portfolio and management reports.
Participate in the design, User Acceptance Testing, maintenance, and documentation of IT contract / budgeting applications such as electronic Procurement and Contracts Tracking System (ePACTS), and Human Resources Management System (HRMS) and provide feedback to development staff on the application and user acceptance standards.
Provide assistance in design and systems planning and development by researching and analyzing problems. Recommend solutions to assist management in meeting agency goals. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in computer science, engineering, human computer interaction, interactive media, digital and graphics design, data visualization, communication or a related field, and four years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or
2. An associate degree from an accredited college in computer science, engineering, human computer interaction, interactive media, digital and graphics design, data visualization, communication or a related field, and six years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or
3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and eight years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or
4. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to \"1\", \"2\", or \"3\" above. Preferred Skills At least five years of experience in handling complex IT projects for a large Corporate / Government Agencies.
Experience in IT budget & contract management for a large corporate / Government Agency.
Experience in preparing complex budget reports for IT projects.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
Advanced Excel skills. Additional Information **LOAN FORGIVENESS
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DSS/HRA/DHS qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working fulltime and meeting the program s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements: To Apply Click \"Apply Now\" Button Hours/Shift Normal Business Hours Residency Requirement New York City Residency is not required for this position
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