Information Technology Project Manager II - PSERN

IT Project Manager, Telecommunication Network, Cellular Radio Network, Land Mobile Radio Network
Full Time
$101,283 - $128,382
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

King County Information Technology (KCIT), the central information technology provider for King County, is seeking an Information Technology Project Manager II for a three year Term-Limited-Temporary position to assist the Puget Sound Emergency Radio System (PSERN) project by providing project management support to further project initiatives.  This IT PM II will involve in the PSERN project implementation of the PSERN Land Mobile Radio system, DC Systems, Microwave Radio Network, Video and Monitoring Systems including the installation, testing, and maintenance.   



  • Perform project management in arranging system installation and testing with PSERN vendors, regional partners, site owners and system users.
  • Coordinate activities related to the field installation, optimization, testing, maintenance, and acceptance of the PSERN Land Mobile Radio system, DC Systems, Microwave Radio Network, Video and Monitoring Systems as part of the PSERN project.
  • Oversee all project management efforts related to the DC Systems, Microwave Radio Network, Video and Monitoring Systems such as monitoring and controlling the vendor work, tracking deliverables, meeting and communicating with stakeholders, managing internal and external resources, monitoring quality, prioritizing activities, and updating project documentation.



  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working as an IT Project Manager on major IT projects (at least $5 million budgets) working with complex stakeholder environments.
  • Minimum of 10 years of field deployment experience including work with land mobile radio network, cellular radio network or telecommunication network.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with MS Project and developing schedule tools to manage and track major IT projects, as well as experience developing other project control documents for IT project management.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and controlling day-to-day project activities, issues, risks, quality and budgets.
  • Ability to prioritize activities and requirements according to business needs or strategic objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience managing vendor relationships, reviewing and approving vendor deliverables, managing and monitoring vendor work progress and performance, negotiating and managing contract changes as well as implementing corrective action plans as required.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing network integration, testing, cutover, and acceptable training and testing plans while juggling the needs of the business continuity requirements and minimizing disruptions during system implementation.
  • Ability to support senior and subordinate IT Project Managers, as well as provide staffing for formal Boards and Committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to present oral or written reports to key stakeholder group including department directors, external partners and elected officials or their designees.
  • Full understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Project Management Methodology principles that embody the PMBOK.


  • Experience with land mobile radio deployment
  • Experience with cellular system deployment
  • Experience with telecommunication system deployment
  • Prior experience in public sector/government IT organization a plus

The work environment is mostly indoors in a general office environment with minimal exposure to health and safety hazards. It does involve outdoor on site visits, and requires travel in a county vehicle. This will require a valid WA state driver's license.

Please include a resume and cover letter that describes how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position (please see detailed cover letter instructions below). These materials are supplemental to your application. You must still completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter.
Cover letter requirements: In addition to the description of how you meet or exceed the requirements for this position, please include answers to the following two questions:

  1. How many years of experience working as an IT Project Manager on major IT projects (at least $5 million budgets) working with complex stakeholder environments and enterprise wide services do you have?
  2. Briefly describe your experience working as an IT Project Manager on major IT projects (at least $5 million budgets) working with complex stakeholder environments and enterprise wide services.

Applications will be screened for qualifications and clarity.  Competitive applicants may be invited to participate in an interview.
This position is represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 17 Information Technology bargaining unit.

Puget Sound Emergency Radio Network (PSERN) Project
PSERN is a $273 million project that will replace the emergency radio system for King County and regional partners. Working with multiple jurisdictions at multiple levels, the County is leading this project on behalf of the regional partners. The County has begun implementation of the project and expects project duration of 3 to 4 more years. The County will be lead for all project activities including replacement of all electronic communications infrastructure, upgrade of radio towers and associated building structures and the replacement of ~16,000 end user radios for approximately 160 radio system customers. This is a multidimensional project that includes the following components: state of the art land mobile radio technology, multijurisdictional governance and operational changes and adherence with County IT project oversight.
King County values the balance between work and life outside of work.  We offer an outstanding benefits package, 10 paid holidays, life insurance, an employee assistance program and much more.  Please visit our website to learn about King County's commitment to employee's health and wellbeing:
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible.  Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
King County Chinook Building 401 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98104
This position is expected to last approximately 3 years.
King County offers a robust benefits package to support you and your family in a variety of ways. To learn more about the benefits offered here, please visit the Benefits website at:
Please contact Shannon McCourt at (206) 263-6957 or email to check the status of your application.

Posted By

Shannon McCourt

401 5th Avenue, Suite #600 Seattle, WA, 98104

Dice Id : RTL986969
Position Id : 2017-07498
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