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Senior Implementation Consultant 


Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) offers a diverse solution portfolio that allows organizations to better align strategy to execution. Our four core disciplines – Management Consulting, DevOps, Software Quality Management and Organizational Development – provide the visibility, planning, and agility needed to accelerate strategic change. Today, more than hundreds of organizations have made the right business improvements to optimize processes, instill governance, ensure security, build future leaders and capitalize on success. Founded in 1996, VIP has delivered measurable results for commercial, federal and state and local organizations big and small. VIP has offices across the U.S., including its corporate headquarters in Folsom, CA. For more information please visit

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VIP is seeking a Senior Consultant with experience manage Agile software implementation and with analysis and configuration of the Accela Civic Platform suite of products. The resource will be responsible for managing the day to day project activities including the project schedule, status, resources, issues & risks, etc. In addition, the resource will supplement and assist the team with the configuration of the Accela solution. This position is also responsible for implementing the design, managing design issues to resolution and deployment of the solution. This resource should be comfortable conducting detailed business analysis, configuring the Accela platform and conducting unit testing and facilitating User Acceptance Testing. This role is based at the client site in Sacramento, CA.

  • Report to the Project Manager and customer weekly on project status, risks, issues, deliverables, schedule, etc.
  • Manage and lead the implementation team to ensure successful implementation
  • Work with Agency SMEs to facilitate requirements gathering sessions for Accela configuration: capture workflow(s), data collection and management requirements, business rules, conversion and reporting requirements for Accela Licensing and Case Management, Accela Citizen Access, Accela GIS, Accela Mobile, and Electronic Document review.
  • Produce functional and technical specifications to meet Accela configuration, systems integration and reporting requirements.
  • Develop prototypes as required to demonstrate Accela solution options.
  • Implement Accela configuration and business rules as required.
  • Support data conversion and interface activities.
  • Manage and lead report analysis.
  • Support GIS and EDR analysis and configuration.
  • Provide Accela training (e.g. Core Team training, Admin training, Train The Trainer, etc.).
  • Participate in project meetings with client representing the functional and technical aspects of the project.
  • Facilitate User Acceptance Testing with the customer.
  • Support Sales team as needed in pursuit of new business opportunities.
Position Requirements

Ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a proven track record in implementing software solutions including, at a minimum, the Accela Civic Platform. Candidate should have experience in Agile/SCRUM implementation methodologies.
Candidate must be organized and analytical, able to lead a team of professionals, adept at working in a team environment, able to communicate effectively, develop technical documentation, and able to handle multiple priorities in a fast moving environment.

Additional qualifications are:

  • Must possess at least five (5) years of experience project managing a software solution, preferably Accela based solutions.
  • Must possess at least five (5) years of experience as a business/system analyst developing business and system requirements, preferably for Accela based solutions.
  • Must possess at least three (3) years of experience in the use and configuration of Accela Licensing and Case Management
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of experience in the use and configuration of Accela GIS.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of experience in the use and configuration of Accela Citizen Access.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of experience in the use and configuration of Accela Mobile Offices.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of experience in the use and configuration of Accela’s document management component.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of experience in Accela Reporting.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of experience in Accela EMSE Scripting.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of experience in Accela Portlet Development and Integration.
  • Must possess at least two (2) years of experience in Accela Advanced Event Scripting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable technical concepts and practices.
  • Works with senior managers and executives to provide industry vision and strategic direction with regard to their expertise.
  • Guide the determination of information technology inadequacies and/or deficiencies that affect the functional areas ability to support/meet organization goals.
  • Provides guidance and direction to other professionals, acts in a consulting and/or advisory capacity’ coordinate resolution of highly complex problems and tasks, possess ability to meet and operate under deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We are looking for a wide range of skills, including:
  • Good communication with clients/operational managers – listening and providing answers
  • Ability to facilitate project team and meetings both on-site and remotely
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to build from good relationships with clients/operational managers and colleagues
  • Ability to gather and assimilate information
  • Up to date knowledge of technical applications
  • Good knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practice
  • Ability to be adapt and prioritize
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions

This job operates in an office setting which incurs moderate noise and aromas consistent with a business office. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

This is a largely sedentary role; however, some physical attributes are required, for instance, manual dexterity/typing, read, count and write to accurately complete all documentation, the ability to lift up to 25 lbs. as well as, ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Division Visionary Integration Professionals  
Req Number INF-19-00020  
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