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Project Management Specialist

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Bachelor's degree

What They Do

Analyzes and coordinates the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing, and budget of a product or service on a per project basis. Leads and guides the work of technical staff. May serve as a point of contact for the client or customer.

This career is part of the Business Management and Administration cluster Operations Management pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Assigns duties or responsibilities to project personnel.
  • Communicates with key stakeholders to determine project requirements and objectives.
  • Confers with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Creates project status presentations for delivery to customers or project personnel.
  • Develops or updates project plans including information such as objectives, technologies, schedules, funding, and staffing.
  • Identifies project needs such as resources, staff, or finances by reviewing project objectives and schedules.
  • Identifies, reviews, or selects vendors or consultants to meet project needs.
  • Monitors costs incurred by project staff to identify budget issues.
  • Monitors project milestones and deliverables.
  • Monitors the performance of project team members to provide performance feedback.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Work Hours and Travel

  • Overtime work


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