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  • 1 West Wilson Street
    Madison, WI 53703

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Portfolio Manager

Wisconsin Department of Health Services • Madison, WI

Posted 1 month ago

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Travel - None
Government - Civil Service, Healthcare - Health Services
Information Technology, Government

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Job Description

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Bureau of Information Technology Services (BITS) is recruiting to filling a Portfolio Manager in Madison, Wisconsin.

DHS is located at 1 West Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison, near the State Capitol, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path. In addition, there are plenty of nearby restaurants, shopping venues, and Wednesday farmer's markets. Enjoy working in a 430,000 sq. ft. historic building located along Lake Monona. For more information about DHS, visit our website at

State of Wisconsin benefits include 3.9 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample amount of sick time, a top rated health plan, low-cost insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan. In addition to a top-rated benefits package, DHS also offers on-site yoga classes, indoor walking area and a supportive and collaborative work environment. Additionally, we offer a team-orientated atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance. This position will work Monday-Friday with day time hours.

Position Summary: 

This position provides project portfolio and project management services for customers of the enterprise Project Management Office Section (PMO) in the Bureau of Information Technology and Services. This includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Project life cycle management (project identification, definition, planning, design, development, testing, implementation, project close). 
  • Consulting, documentation, communication, coordination, and risk identification & management. 
  • Strategic planning, project prioritization, portfolio management, project and portfolio status reporting, and resource planning. 
  • Development, implementation and improvement of standards, policies and processes related to project portfolio management, project management, request management, project classification and prioritization. 
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring Department workforce members to help build project management skills and expertise.

Job Requirements

Minimally qualified candidates will have: 

  • 3 years’ experience managing a portfolio of projects. This includes tasks such as aligning projects with strategic goals, project and portfolio reporting, project resource planning, and/or developing and communicating a project portfolio management process.
  • 3 years’ experience managing multiple medium to large projects simultaneously through the entire project life cycle. Medium to large projects are defined as possessing 4 or more of the following criteria: 

  • Core project team with 10 or more people; 
  • 3 or more teams involved in carrying out the project work; 
  • Project duration of 6 months or greater; 
  • Project with key stakeholders throughout the organization 
  • Project impacting 1000 or more end users / citizens / constituents / customers 
  • Project with a budget of $50K or more

In addition, well-qualified candidates will have: 

  • A Project Management Certification (PMP). 
  • A Portfolio Management Certification (PfMP). 
  • Experience facilitating meetings or working with executive management or top leadership of an organization.

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