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Working As A Project Specialist

  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $76,027

    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
Program Manager Business Development Manager Supply Chain Manager
Business Process Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Contract Project Manager Contracts Manager
Contractor, Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Analyst Project Planner Project Controls Specialist
Controls Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Analyst Technical Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Information Technology Project Manager Delivery Manager
Delivery/Program Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Project Management Office
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Solutions Architect Enterprise Project Manager
Enterprise Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Analyst Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Project Lead
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Business Analyst Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Data Analyst Data Manager
Manager Data Services
8 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Director Of Social Services Service Consultant
Manager Of Consulting Services
8 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
14 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Instructor Project Coordinator
Senior Project Coordinator
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Service Program Manager
9 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 Employers Before
Internship 7.4%
Manager 3.7%
Consultant 3.2%
Teller 3.2%
Specialist 3.0%
Top Employers After
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
Digital Project Specialist The Ogilvy Group LLC New York, NY Apr 11, 2016 $140,000
IST Technical Project Specialist Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 25, 2016 $140,000 -
$168,200
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 San Francisco, CA Jul 01, 2015 $120,000
Project Specialist Accenture LLP Irving, TX Sep 01, 2015 $120,000
Project Specialist Accenture LLP Summitville, OH Sep 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 Jun 22, 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 Jun 20, 2016 $65,270 -
$78,165
Customer Project Specialist Schneider Electric USA, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2015 $65,270 -
$80,557
Project Specialist I Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. Bentonville, AR Aug 30, 2016 $65,000

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  1. Project Management
  2. Procedures
  3. Compliance
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  • Worked directly with Project Management coordinating computer hardware installations and other deployment and repair functions for various customer contract project work.
  • Helped develop and refine course evaluation procedures into an advanced, efficient process for soldier/customer feedback to University of Maryland management.
  • Reviewed residential loans ensuring compliance with appropriate company and secondary market investor standards.
  • Prepared monthly financial report to board of directors - data entry/graphic software utilized.
  • Provided technical support to Procurement, Subcontracting and Construction activities related to the Project.

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