How to write an IT Project Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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IT Project Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of IT Project Manager job titles

    IT Project Manager
    Senior IT Project Manager
    IT Project Manager (with Citrix proficiency)
    IT Project Manager (Part-Time)
    IT Operations Manager
    Information Technology Project Manager

IT Project Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an IT Project Manager job summary

Our growing company is currently seeking an experienced IT Project Manager. In this role, the IT Project Manager will be responsible for the administration of network and server infrastructure within all departments, planning of technology projects, managing our team of IT professionals, implementing technology security and the execution of all technology-related tasks and initiatives. The successful candidate will also be the liaison with telecommunications providers, and will support our company’s telecommunications infrastructure.

IT Project Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of IT Project Manager responsibilities

    Provide technology strategy planning
    Integrate information technologies into the company for optimal effectiveness
    Understand current and future business goals and ongoing IT issues to ensure business success
    Develop a renewal and upgrade schedule for company software programs and
    Ensure that employees are following computer use policies, information security and privacy
    Participate in recruitment, orientation and ongoing training of new IT staff
    Supervise and direct IT personnel

IT Project Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of IT Project Manager skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
    CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) certification required
    6+ years’ experience as an IT professional
    2+ years’ supervisory experience in an IT Department
    In-depth knowledge of VMWare, Microsoft Windows, Google Apps administration, network administration and service desk administration
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Able to clearly communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

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