University of Nebraska Medical Center

DHHS Project Manager

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking a forward thinking, results driven and highly professional individual to as as our temporary Project Manager. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop and implement systematic internal processes to improve the outcomes and drive success on large complex initiatives and projects within DHHS. Must be highly organized and effective at communicating goals and building relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders. Have successful experience in coordinating, organizing and daily monitoring and reporting of projects. 


As a Project Manager you will coordinate, plan and initiate all activities around the Olmstead Plan to comply with Nebraska Statutes: 81-6, 121 and 81-6, 122 (https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=81-6%2c121)

• Research and learn other State’s Olmstead Plan and provide cross division/development of plan
• Compile and distribute updates and reports for Legislature and other stakeholders
• Develop project budgets, schedules, work plans, resource requirements and cost estimates
• Ensure the successful completion of highly visible projects with statewide impact
• Familiar with scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, in order to effectively coordinate activities of the team
• Direct, develop, and evaluate projects using accepted project management methodologies
• Initiates projects and obtain authorization and commitment from stakeholders
• Manages project budgets, schedules, work plans, resource requirements, goals, milestones, and cost estimates
• Provide metrics and reporting to ensure projects stay on track
• Analyze complex information and develops plans to addresses issues identified
• Develops and implements communication plans for stakeholders, management, and leadership
• Identifies potential risks and obstacles to project completion and develops strategies to resolve, minimize, or avoid them
• Create change management strategy for the agency to ensure successful implementation
• Ability to work with stakeholders with competing interests to resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in project management, business administration, public administration, business information systems, or a field related to the functions of the hiring agency AND four years of experience as a project manager with the responsibility to oversee the coordination, planning, initiation, and completion of major/long-term projects. Additional experience as a project manager may substitute for the educational requirements on a year for year basis. OR Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of: project management theories and practices applicable to highly complex projects; systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor’s performance; and local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken.

Skill in: project management; addressing changes in scope and budget; operating computers and applicable computer software; directing multi-functional teams.

Ability to: manage large project activities from inception to successful implementation; establish project goals and objectives; exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions; analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues; recognize changes and determine their impact; demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills; identify project risks and gaps; prepare reports; communicate effectively with agency staff of various levels, public officials, and the general public; work with stakeholders with competing interests and resolve conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner; and plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others.

View the job description and apply online here.