June 17, 2023
exempt from overtime
The project manager works closely with the director and other colleagues in support of Catamaran—a large, streamlined system for regulatory compliance management for the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Special Education (OSE). Catamaran project managers assist the director and senior project manager with their assigned OSE unit(s), becoming fluent in the specific work performed by those units. The project manager assists in administrative tasks to keep projects on schedule for high-quality delivery; they also support the development of project-specific designs, training materials, and other materials for a successful project launch.
Catamaran is a cloud-based application developed over the last 16 years by Public Sector Consultants in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education. Catamaran makes state and federal activities and reporting requirements easier and more useful to special education leaders and professionals throughout the state. For more information about Catamaran, visit https://training.catamaran.partners/.
- Assists in creating project scopes, schedules, and follow-on administrative tasks
- Supports project status and meetings by creating agendas, taking/distributing notes, and performing other administrative tasks
- Assists in identifying and managing project risks and issues, participating in solutions as needed
- Supports state and federal requirement monitoring, manages client expectations and stakeholder communications, and implements an effective project governance system
- Creates regular internal and external project status reports for staff, clients, and subcontracting partners
- Provides administrative support for managing subcontracting partner participation on assigned projects
- Documents process workflows, requirements, system/feature designs, and test plans under the guidance of the director or senior project manager
- Supports a well-defined project management process and ongoing process improvement initiatives
- Develops subject matter expertise under the guidance of the director or senior project manager
- A bachelor’s degree and one or more years of work experience or five or more years of relevant work experience
- Strong ability to gather and translate client requirements into effective solutions
- Passion for problem solving with technology
- Basic knowledge of project management methodology and/or software life cycle concepts preferred
- Basic understanding of and/or experience with workflow diagramming software, such as Visio; project management software or tools; and relational databases and/or data sets
- Experience working in a collaborative, project-driven environment
- Salary range of $71,800–$94,000 commensurate with education and experience
- Eligibility for company profit share
- Competitive medical, dental, life, disability, voluntary vision, and voluntary legal insurance plans
- Company 401(k) contribution
- Paid time off granted upon start date
- Eleven paid holidays per year
- Paid parking
Expectations for All PSCers
- Collaborates and communicates well with staff and clients in a fast-paced environment with diverse people and projects, fostering a supportive, creative working environment for all PSC colleagues
- Demonstrates initiative, critical thinking, and sound judgment to generate ideas, work approaches, presentation of information, and issue resolution
- Manages workload effectively while engaged in multiple projects concurrently with high accuracy and attention to detail, seeking clarification when appropriate
- Adheres to PSC’s quality assurance processes
- Seeks areas of personal growth and identifies steps toward success, including mentorship, ongoing learning, and professional development opportunities
- Is occasionally available beyond regular work hours as necessary to respond to staff and firm needs
New employees will work in the office a minimum of three days per week for employee onboarding and team relationship building. Work is primarily performed indoors, with extended periods at a computer or on the telephone. The nature of the work involves multitasking, completing repetitive tasks, and having contact with the public and clients.
Why Join Our Team?
We know that employees want more than a job—they want to be part of a community. We offer opportunities to take on meaningful work, get involved in the community, grow professionally, and to learn from a diverse network of colleagues. Your time and talent make a difference beyond the office and extend into the community around you. For us, culture is a way of being, bringing our whole selves to work, and showing up for our colleagues—many of whom we call friends. We’re more than the work we do, and we’ve all got social, emotional, and physical lives that flourish with a healthy work‐life balance. At PSC, we understand that we benefit from the sum of our individual differences, self-expression, and life experiences. Our clients also benefit from having access to different perspectives and a broad range of problem-solving approaches. It’s that rare place where you can be true to yourself and your passions while still working collectively toward an important and common goal—making a difference for our clients and the people we serve. We foster openness and inclusivity, share triumphs, and cultivate lessons learned. The deep care and dedication we have for each other and our communities shine through in our unique personalities and commitment to a job well done. Want to know more? Learn about why PSC is a great place to work.
Public Sector Consultants is a certified Women‐owned Small Business and a Women’s Business Enterprise, and we are committed to creating a space for all voices to be heard and understood. We have served hundreds of government agencies, nonprofits, associations, and regulated industries in our more than 40‐year history. We take pride in our role as an independent, nonpartisan public policy consulting firm that is trusted, respected, and engaged in our community. We don’t just follow best practice, we create it. PSC strives for excellence in relationships with both clients and colleagues and was recognized as one of the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces in 2020 and 2021, as well as a 2021 winner of Crain’s Business Detroit Cool Places to Work contest. Since our founding in 1979, PSC has built a reputation as the consulting firm of choice for anyone working to better people’s lives.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of Michigan and beyond through the development and implementation of innovative, actionable public policies.