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IT PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

Empower your future. Inland Power is looking for the best and brightest talent. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team committed to safe, reliable service at great rates.

SALARY RANGE: $95,384 - $119,230

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: FULL-TIME, 4 - 10s, MONDAY - THURSDAY - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The IT project administrator plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful delivery of IT initiatives, meeting business needs, and maintaining project timelines and budgets. The IT project administrator collaborates closely with cross-functional teams to gather and analyze requirements, define project scope, and ensure smooth project execution and successful outcomes. Skills in business analysis will bridge the gap between business needs and technology, ensuring that projects align with strategic goals of the cooperative. 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  1. Quality Work:  Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors.  Seek feedback, make corrections as needed.  Identify problems and solve them.  Strive to improve processes.  Work collaboratively with co-workers to implement systematic changes.

  2. Productivity:  Complete assigned work in a timely fashion.  Utilize slow periods productively.  Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

  3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge:  Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products, and/or processes involved.  Duly perform assigned duties.  Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

  4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication.  Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner.  Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

  5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc.  Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others.  Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships.  Contribute effectively to group efforts.  Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

  6. Accountability:  Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed.  Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

  7. Integrity:  Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers and membership.

  8. Professionalism:  Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect.  Dress in work attire appropriate to the position.  Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

  9. Support of Cooperative Goals:  Support Cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures.  Contribute effectively in support of the Cooperative.

  10. Problem-Solving:  Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems.  Explore multiple sources for answers, as required.  Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business needs, define project goals, and establish project success criteria. 

  2. Develop detailed project plans. 

  3. Elicit, document, and prioritize functional and non-functional requirements. 

  4. Create project schedules and allocate resources effectively. 

  5. Lead project teams and coordinate activities to ensure project tasks are completed on time, within scope, and within budget. 

  6. Conduct regular project meetings, status updates, and reviews to ensure alignment and transparency across teams. 

  7. Serve as a liaison between business and technical teams. 

  8. Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies. 

  9. Manage vendor relationships, contract negotiations, and renewals. 

  10. Ensure vendor solutions align with project goals. 

  11. Foster a positive and productive team environment, promoting teamwork, accountability, and continuous improvement. 

  12. Analyze existing business processes and workflows. 

  13. Identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and areas for process improvement. 

  14. Propose streamlined solutions. 

  15. In addition to these responsibilities, the IT project administrator may be assigned by the CTO to perform other duties from time to time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience:

  1. Bachelor of Science in computer science, information systems or other computer-related degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience and certifications.

  2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a project manager/lead/administrator. 

  3. Solid understanding of business analysis methodologies, tools, and techniques. 

  4. Proficiency in data analysis and visualization tools (e.g., SQL, Excel, Tableau, Power BI) is highly desirable. 

  5. Utility knowledge and NISC software experience preferred.


Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication, oral presentations, the ability to build strong working relationships, and the ability to interact positively with employees at all levels within the organization.

  2. Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, with a keen attention to detail. 

  3. Business analyst experience is a plus. 

  4. Strong understanding of project management methodologies. 

  5. Proficiency in project management tools and software. 
     

Software and Toolsets:

  1. ESRI ArcGIS Software (ArcCatalog, ArcMap, ArcGIS Server, AGOL, ArcPro, and related geoprocessing tools)

  2. AutoDesk AutoCAD

  3. MSSQL, Oracle, MS Office Suite

  4. Python Scripting and ArcGIS scripting API knowledge

  5. NISC Enterprise Software Suite (ABS, CIS, Mapping & Staking, OMS, AppSuite)

 

Mental Demands/Working Conditions:

  1. Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.

  2. Ability to manage diverse work functions while balancing and adjusting priorities in accordance with changing requirements.

  3. Ability to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly changing work environment.

  4. Ability to understand personal and departmental role in the bigger organization picture, and to respond as an effective team member.

  5. Ability to work under pressure.

The IT project administrator shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the cooperative.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If your credentials and interest match this job, please send your completed application, cover letter and resume to: hr@inlandpower.com or mail them to, Inland Power & Light Company, 10110 W. Hallett Rd., Spokane WA 99224-7435, Attn: Human Resources.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / ADA

Inland Power & Light is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.


EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers (www.inlandpower.com) page in English and Spanish.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will provide reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.

DISCLAIMER

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
 

Inland Power & Light will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

BENEFITS

Medical, vision, dental, 401(k), HSA/HRA, retirement plan, PTO, EAP, paid holidays, and disability insurance programs.

APPLICATION

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