Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: E1049 / IT Project Mgr 1
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 12

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under direct supervision, provides basic professional level support in routine to moderately complex areas such as coordination and oversight of project plans for small, well-defined projects including implementation schedules and coordinating resource estimates for department projects. Serves as practice and process resource to client departments in the implementation of complex projects. May supervise or provide functional direction to support staff and/or student employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Uses discretionary judgement within known parameters to coordinate and oversee well-defined small-scale projects through final implementation using structured project management methodology. Makes recommendations and provides updates to management on project progress.
  2. Serves as a process and practice resource to the project team, and recommends appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances; may supervise or provide functional direction to support staff and/or student employees.
  3. Reviews initial project proposal for small scale, well-defined projects of moderate complexity and provides feedback for consideration.
  4. Reports and makes recommendations to appropriate parties on costs, timescales and resources.
  5. Supports analysis and consultation on the design and implementation of effective administrative processes for well-defined project, to include input in process analysis, redesign, and organizational effectiveness.
  6. Follows the established change control procedure in consultation with immediate supervisor, and ensures that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are approved; works with project owner to schedule changes in the work environment related to projects.
  7. May act as representative of the project team for the project management aspect when providing project status to clients and/or stakeholders.
  8. Participates in or may create communications for project teams, sponsors and university constituents.
  9. Provides regular and accurate reports to stakeholders and immediate supervisor as appropriate; obtains supervisory guidance and approval as appropriate.
  10. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to evolving methodologies for technical project execution and participates in decisions to adopt new methods.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution and/or experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified may be interchangeable on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques and tools.
  • Skill in the use of project management software.
  • Group facilitation and communication skills.
  • Basic skill in providing/presenting project and practice information and concepts to a project team.
  • Ability to assess routine project problems, understand operational needs, and provide creative solutions.
  • Familiarity with IT information technology, to include a range of hardware, software, and infrastructure.
  • Ability to recognize and identify problems, concerns, and challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position Requires: Developing and carrying out a well-defined project of a small or routine scale, typically less than 500 project hours, for a departmental unit, and/or in support of a larger project.

Conditions of Employment

  • Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by the department.
  • Successful candidate may be subject to a criminal background check prior to starting work.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/01/2023