Public Safety Systems Portfolio Manager

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Public Safety Information Technology Portfolio Manager supports and represents key public safety stakeholders in critical projects across the university. This position manages stakeholder relationships for critical public safety applications and systems and provides an interface to development teams as it relates to project management. Supported functions include emergency alert and notification systems, security camera systems and interface software, and emergency communications systems. This position requires close communication and daily interaction with the division of information technology, emergency management, and police department to ensure that business goals are clearly defined, communicated and achieved for Public Safety as a whole at the University.
The successful candidate must be able to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders from numerous business units across the university. This position also serves as the focal point of change management and requirements gathering for supported public safety systems across the university enterprise. This position will facilitate the change management process to ensure adequate documentation, testing, and approval are in place. The successful candidate will be called upon to provide project management support for information technology projects relating to public safety applications, systems, or other initiatives. These tasks will include activities such as functional/process requirements collection, communication, schedule and work breakdown coordination, as well as monitoring and controlling.
In collaboration with stakeholders, the successful candidate should be capable of facilitating strategic and life cycle planning of software, hardware, and other resources related to supported applications and systems. This may include developing and maintaining inventories, projecting costs, identification of technological solutions and replacements, and serving as a consultant and key advisor to supported public safety agencies.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in information technology, business, systems engineering, a related field, or equivalent combination of education/training and work experience.

Experience supporting and planning public sector projects, with emphasis on requirements collection.

Demonstrated Project Management and/or Change Management experience.

Previous experience preparing reports/documents and presenting information.

Ability to effectively communicate with management and stakeholders.

As this position is designated as emergency personnel, the successful candidate must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary to respond to critical incidents.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in information technology, business, systems engineering, or a related field.

Experience supporting and providing guidance to public safety stakeholders.

Relevant professional certification such as ITIL, Scrum, Agile, or PMP.

Experience with formalized project management methodologies.

Experience with formalized change management methodologies.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

$60,000-$65,000; Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

August 13, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Malcolm Beckett at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: June 16, 2021
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