Technical Project Specialist I

Lexington, KY
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Technical Project Specialist I (Project Manager) will report to the Assistant Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, and be a member of the Strategic Project Management Team. This individual will manage full scale project plans using appropriate tools keeping projects on time and within budget. Facilitate definition of project scope, goals and deliverables. Track project tasks, timelines, and resource requirements. Implement and manage project changes to achieve project outputs. Communicate and collaborate, both internally and externally, on project status and metrics. Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations. Track project milestones, staff time, deliverables, problems, and solutions. Share information effectively and in a timely manner to support the work of project team members. Create recommendation reports as part of project after action reviews identifying successful/unsuccessful project elements. This individual will be expected to lead and facilitate project team meetings and independently determine next steps. Candidate must sit for the CAPM/PMP certification exam, within 1 year of successfully completing the 90 day probation period.

Job Title
Technical Project Specialist I

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
3L100:Planning Finance and Administration

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for extended periods of time at workstation; attending meetings across campus.


Primarily days (i.e. Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm). Please be aware that as an exempt position, job duties may occasionally require additional time in the evenings, nights and/or weekends to accomplish work goals in excess of 40 hours per week.


Initiative; Project Management; Problem Solving; Communication; Tools: O365, Basecamp, Trello, Smartsheet, Windows, Timeline, Mindjet MindManager, SAP, Excel.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

PMP, Grant Management.

Candidate expected to sit for the CAPM/PMP certification exam, within 1 year of successfully completing the 90 day probation period.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe, in your opinion, the most important skill a project manager needs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe a complex project that you managed from start to finish. Discuss how you managed resources, determined risks, assignments, schedules, etc. and how you followed up to ensure everything was completed. Be sure to include the project outcomes.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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