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Working As A Project Specialist

  • $69,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Project Specialist Do At Cigna

* Completion of the care management summary for High Cost Claimant reporting, following corporate guidelines 
* Research and presentation of findings to support the Market Medical Executive / Clinical Consultant to facilitate timely problem resolution 
* Performs root cause analysis on escalated issues and recommends system/ process improvement to leadership for improvements/ corrections 
* May lead a small to mid-sized project to implement recommended improvements
* Provides tracking and trending reports to management on the reasons and costs of escalated issue resolution 
* Utilize critical thinking to identify and present resolution to escalated issues  Work with multiple matrix partners in a fast paced environment

What Does A Project Specialist Do At Republic Services

* Maintains open communications with Implementation Project Manager, Conversion Specialist, Program Administrators and management to gain agreement and an understanding of client implemented services.
* Defines descriptive set up instructions for Conversion Specialists and Implementation Coordinators to set up the billing database, account conversions in process and 3rd party set up for new National Accounts.
* Reconcile client set up file with system set up to ensure accounts are set up correctly.
* Reconciles service runs to the Exhibit to identify variances and account for them, and provides direction to the accounting department to make adjustments in invoices/accounts accordingly and correct issues as appropriate.
* Reviews account activity and may develop client, and department reports.
* Provides status of implementation projects to Implementation Project Manager and the Implementation Management Team as appropriate.
* Creates ad hoc data management tools using MS Excel and MS Access for internal and external use.
* Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.
* The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified.
* Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company

What Does A Project Specialist Do At Staples

* Operations Management
* Define initiatives in partnership with the business owners(Category Merchants, DMM's, and GMM's)
* Collaborate with business owners and cross-functional partners to create a unified strategy, project plans, and
* implementation timelines
* Implement all initiatives
* Work with team to identify and implement new strategic initiatives to test/roll out targeted towards driving sales and
* margin growth
* Use strong analytical and financial skills to ensure initiative resource needs will align with expected return on investment
* Performance Management
* Develop understanding of all key performance metrics-sales, adjusted margin, inventory management and turn
* Monitor ongoing performance for initiatives relative to financial goals
* Develop and project manage short-term plans for mitigating risks and address opportunities
* Drive cross functional leadership to execute changes in strategy based on recommendations

What Does A Project Specialist Do At American Bank

* Develop detailed project schedules, budget estimates, and business/technology
* requirements in collaboration with internal team members and key stakeholders.
* Identify stakeholders and identify components required to plan and complete
* testing, including determining the appropriate amount of time required,
* coordinating with internal and external departments, and scheduling space,
* hardware, and personnel required.
* Coordinate project activities with appropriate staff and project partners, as
* well as build, develop, and grow any internal relationships vital to the
* success of projects.
* Leads teams through as-is and to-be process mapping required to understand
* business and technical requirements.
* Collaborate with business units in the definition, development, testing and
* deployment of ways to streamline existing processes with new technology.
* Analyze, design, develop, and implement new projects and enhancements to
* existing applications, as well as perform new product research.
* Identify and document project risks and issues.
* Ensure adherence to all bank
* policies relative to Regulatory Compliance such as the Bank Secrecy Act, USA
* Patriot Act, Anti
* Money Laundering Act, and Privacy Act.
* Manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise
* contingency plans.
* Facilitate meetings with key stakeholders to resolve issues and escalate to
* senior project manager as needed.
* Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation using standard PMO
* tools and resources.
* Develop and facilitate end-user training when required.
* Establish and maintain relationships with vendors and third-party service
* providers.
* Assist in the creation of month-end reporting for project portfolios.
* Assist with administration duties in Clarizen, the Bank’s web-based project
* management software.
* Work efficiently, independently, and frequently autonomously.
* May perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
* May require some travel between various branches

What Does A Project Specialist Do At Raymond James

* Represents department on projects.
* Participates in building project plans for assigned projects.
* Conducts research, documentation, and testing for projects.
* Provides input and assistance on Process Improvements efforts.
* Conducts requirements gathering for projects.
* Creates and maintains internal project management tools for assigned projects.
* Provides input, monitors, and updates project schedules.
* Assists in defining and clarifying project requirements and parameters with project managers.
* Maintains documentation and communications.
* May train others to use required project management methodologies and provides some user support for project management software and templates.
* Provides administrative support to assigned project management teams and may assist with technical and vendor support.
* Conducts research, documentation and analysis to identify impacts associated with initiatives.
* Creates Business Case documents to communicate and prioritize intermediate level initiatives.
* Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned

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Project Specialist Career Paths

Project Specialist
Programming Specialist Service Manager Regional Service Manager
Area Service Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Program Manager
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Analyst Business Analyst Business Manager
Business Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Property Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
General Manager Maintenance Technician Facilities Maintenance Manager
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Senior Manager Controller
Finance Director
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Specialist Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Global Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Operations Manager Managing Director
Head Operator
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Project Director Operations Manager
Human Resources Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Driver Operation Supervisor
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Product Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Human Resources Coordinator Recruiting Coordinator
Resource Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Assistant Vice President
Risk Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Senior Consultant
7 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Engineering Manager Product Development Manager
Senior Manager, Product Development
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Program Director Trainer
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Product Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Operations Manager Site Manager
Site/Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Program Director Operations Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Staff Specialist 3.7 years
Senior Specialist 3.7 years
Project Manager 3.4 years
Project Analyst 3.0 years
Project Team Lead 2.4 years
Project Specialist 2.0 years
Project Consultant 1.9 years
Top Careers Before Project Specialist
Internship 7.4%
Manager 3.7%
Consultant 3.2%
Teller 3.2%
Specialist 3.0%
Top Careers After Project Specialist
Consultant 5.8%
Specialist 4.4%
Manager 3.7%
Volunteer 2.7%

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Project Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

52.1%

Male

45.4%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

60.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

9.1%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.2%

Mandarin

5.2%

Chinese

5.2%

French

4.9%

Italian

3.9%

German

3.9%

Japanese

2.9%

Cantonese

2.6%

Portuguese

2.6%

Carrier

2.3%

Polish

2.0%

Korean

1.3%

Russian

1.3%

Arabic

1.3%

Hindi

1.0%

Croatian

1.0%

Tagalog

1.0%

Hebrew

1.0%

Vietnamese

0.7%

Romanian

0.7%
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Project Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

27.3%

Strayer University

5.0%

Michigan State University

4.4%

Boston University

4.4%

University of North Texas

4.2%

Arizona State University

4.2%

University of Southern California

4.2%

George Washington University

4.0%

Texas A&M University

4.0%

Northeastern University

3.8%

Temple University

3.6%

University of Houston

3.6%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.6%

Pennsylvania State University

3.6%

Capella University

3.4%

Florida State University

3.4%

Kaplan University

3.4%

Webster University

3.4%

Liberty University

3.1%

University of Maryland - University College

3.1%
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Majors

Business

34.7%

Project Management

5.5%

Management

5.3%

Communication

5.1%

Psychology

5.1%

Accounting

4.8%

Finance

4.0%

Marketing

3.9%

Computer Science

3.6%

Criminal Justice

3.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.1%

Health Care Administration

2.8%

Human Resources Management

2.7%

Electrical Engineering

2.5%

Interior Design

2.5%

Information Technology

2.4%

Political Science

2.3%

Biology

2.2%

Education

2.1%

Graphic Design

2.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

42.2%

Masters

23.8%

Other

18.6%

Associate

8.2%

Certificate

4.4%

Doctorate

2.0%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.1%
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Real Project Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SAB Basis Project Specialist Volke Consulting, Ltd. Greenville, SC Jan 02, 2016 $145,600
IST Technical Project Specialist Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 26, 2016 $145,000 -
$168,200
Project Specialist (Construction/Development) Forest City Employer New York, NY Feb 12, 2016 $144,040
IST Technical Project Specialist Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 25, 2016 $140,000 -
$168,200
Digital Project Specialist The Ogilvy Group LLC New York, NY Apr 11, 2016 $140,000
Sales Project Specialist Triumph Marketing Solutions, LLC Davie, FL Aug 23, 2016 $136,469
Validation Project Specialist Valsource, LLC Downingtown, PA Feb 10, 2015 $135,658
Project Specialist Accenture LLP Houston, TX Sep 14, 2015 $123,178
Project Specialist Accenture LLP Summitville, OH Sep 01, 2015 $120,000
Project Specialist Accenture LLP Irving, TX Sep 01, 2015 $120,000
Project Specialist Accenture LLP San Francisco, CA Jul 01, 2015 $120,000
Project Specialist Accenture LLP San Francisco, CA Jan 28, 2016 $120,000
Project Connect Specialist-Record To Report (R2R) SME MRC Global Inc. Houston, TX Jul 20, 2015 $118,495
Project Specialist MUFG Union Bank, N.A. San Francisco, CA Sep 09, 2015 $84,500 -
$87,000
Project Specialist I Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Aug 21, 2015 $83,192
Project Info Specialist III Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Nov 18, 2015 $81,869
Strategic Project Specialist QBE Americas, Inc. New York, NY Sep 08, 2016 $81,827 -
$93,600
Strategic Project Specialist QBE Americas, Inc. New York, NY Jun 06, 2016 $81,827 -
$93,600
Project Specialist Altair Productdesign, Inc. Dearborn, MI Feb 15, 2016 $81,664
Project Specialist Cisco Systems, Inc. Iselin, NJ Sep 15, 2015 $81,474 -
$105,200
Project Specialist Cisco Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 06, 2016 $80,933 -
$106,800
Project Connect Specialist-Quote To Cash (Q2C) SME MRC Global Inc. Houston, TX Jul 20, 2015 $66,269
Project Connect Specialist-Quote To Cash (Q2C) SME MRC Global Inc. Houston, TX Jun 22, 2015 $66,269
Project Specialist Blue Star Management Services, LLC Miami, FL Sep 17, 2016 $66,200
Business Project Specialist Deloitte LLP New York, NY Jun 27, 2016 $66,000
Technical Project Specialist The University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Jan 03, 2016 $65,645
Customer Project Specialist Schneider Electric USA, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $65,270 -
$80,557
Customer Project Specialist Schneider Electric USA, Inc. New York, NY Jun 20, 2016 $65,270 -
$78,165
Project Specialist Peerless Mfg Co Dallas, TX Jun 24, 2016 $65,000

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Project Specialist

Average Yearly Salary
$69,000
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$46,000
Min 10%
$69,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Chevron
Highest Paying City
Clearwater, FL
Highest Paying State
Florida
Avg Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a Project Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Project Specialist in the United States is $69,681 per year or $34 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $46,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $103,000.

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Top Skills for A Project Specialist

  1. Project Management
  2. Procedures
  3. Customer Service
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  • Facilitated improving coordination between engineering, project management, and configuration management operations.
  • Provided assistance to the program management team with administrative procedures.
  • Establish file maintenance programs in customer service and monitor established record retention policies to ensure compliance.
  • Administered cash management of multiple federal grants to ensure compliance with established federal and state protocols.
  • Collaborated with VP of Collateral Management and Government Bankers to process Letters of Credit from initiation to data entry to distribution.

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