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IT Application Developer Journey (In-Training)

Company: State of Washington Dept of Ecology
Location: Lacey
Posted on: December 30, 2019

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SunIRef:it IT Application Developer Journey (In-Training) State of Washington Dept. of Ecology 261 reviews - Lacey, WA $71,700 - $94,068 a year State of Washington Dept. of Ecology 261 reviews Read what people are saying about working here. Description Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference! If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit. The Environmental Systems Support (ESS) Unit within the Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) at our Headquarters building in Lacey, WA is currently looking to fill a permanent IT Application Developer Journey (In-Training) position. ESS is a cross-functional team of 14 professionals who are dedicated to providing advanced software applications to support the agency's scientists, engineers, inspectors, and policy makers. We work extremely closely with our internal and external customers to rapidly respond to their business needs, ensuring that the solutions we provide effectively contribute to Ecology achieving its mission. In this role, you will work in a supportive and professional environment with fantastic people who are passionate about the environment, understand the importance of work-life balance, and are focused on continual improvement and learning. You will contribute to meaningful projects, working with varying customers using the Microsoft development stack and agile methodologies to tackle some of today's most challenging and exciting IT fields, such as Big Data, mobile field data collection, telemetry, data quality assurance, data discovery and search, accessibility, and integration of disparate data and analytics to create business intelligence. Your work will directly support the creation of new science and policy that is focused on making measurable improvements in the environment of the State of Washington. We are looking for candidates who possess strong communication skills, domain knowledge, and experience working in a supportive team-oriented environment, with collaboration competencies. Applicants must have proficiency with software application development as it relates to modernizing legacy applications, integrating with Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software, Extract Transform and Load (ETL) experience using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and building on Model View Controller (MVC) architecture. As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at ****************** and follow, like or visit us on , , , Instagram or our blog. Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts Duties Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land, and water for the benefit of current and future generations. Program Mission: The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is the central provider of strategic and tactical support for the use of Information Technology (IT) within Ecology. The mission of ITSO is to create and support useful technology services that adapt for the future and support Ecology's mission. Unit Mission: The Environmental Systems Support (ESS) Unit is specifically tasked with the mission to provide application architecture, development, implementation, and maintenance support for environmental data systems used by many different stakeholders, including: Ecology headquarters' and regional staff for research, analysis, decision and policy-making; staff from Federal and State partner agencies for research and analysis; local municipalities, for reporting and analysis; the public, for reporting and informational purposes. The unit supports the work of these stakeholders, who may be required to report environmental data to Ecology or use ESS databases for reporting, research or analysis purposes, or interact electronically with Ecology to achieve a common goal of protecting, preserving, and restoring the environment through scientifically verified initiatives. This position is funded by the Environmental Assessment Program (EAP), one of ten environmental programs in the Department of Ecology. EAP is charged with monitoring Washington's environmental quality, focusing on marine water (Puget Sound and coastal waters), rivers and streams, groundwater, and marine and freshwater sediments, as well as providing scientific consulting to other Agency programs. EAP monitors for many types of pollutants including toxic contaminants. EAP also runs a large environmental laboratory (Manchester Environmental Laboratory in Manchester, WA) and a laboratory accreditation office that accredits labs throughout the state. Some of the key work activities at the Application Developer Journey level include: As a journey-level Microsoft application developer in the Environmental System Support (ESS) Unit, independently design, develop, test, maintain, and enhance complex applications for the environmental programs we support. Use journey-level skills and experience to provide independent consultation and analysis on medium to large-scale projects that involve new technology, technical and organizational complexity, and integration of information systems and data. Designs, implements, maintains and manages various complex environmental databases. Independently gathers end-user requirements and designs complex computer systems to best meet business needs. Keeps knowledge up to date with current technologies. This position may work alone on medium-to - large size applications, or in collaboration with a team of journey and senior level developers on more complex applications. Position-specific projects and responsibilities: Works as part of the team that supports the Environmental Assessment Program's (EAP) prioritized application development efforts. The current Monitoring Program Automation (MPA) project represents the foundation for environmental monitoring planning, field execution, mobile data collection, and data management for the Freshwater Information Network (FIN). MPA is being developed in-house and is key to the Environmental Assessment Program's scientific work. MPA allows users to plan field collection events, capture environmental data on mobile field forms with offline support (Progressive Web Apps), manage data, and efficiently make that information available to the public. Maintain legacy applications and integration of Custom Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software solutions that support the Manchester Environmental Laboratory and the Laboratory Accreditation staff. Drive data analysis efforts by working collaboratively with power users and scientists to ensure environmental data are available and accurate to effectively turn data into information. This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be January 27, 2020. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before January 26, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date. Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable. Qualifications Required Qualifications: At the IT Application Developer Entry Level - Pay Range 04 ($5558 - $7291) Monthly An Associate's degree or higher in Computer Science; Information Technology OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related program AND One (1) years of professional experience in computer application development and maintenance of small to medium scale web-based applications. OR Three (3) years of recent professional experience in computer application development and maintenance. Experience includes but not limited to analyzing, designing, implementing, maintaining and/or programming small to medium scale web-based applications. At the IT Application Developer Journey Level - Pay Range 05 ($5975 - $7839) Monthly (Goal Class) An Associate's degree or higher in Computer Science; Information Technology OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related program AND Two (2) years professional experience in computer application development and maintenance of small to medium scale web-based applications (A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field may substitute for all of the above except one year of the required experience). OR Four (4) years of professional experience in computer application development and maintenance. Experience includes but not limited to analyzing, designing, implementing, maintaining and/or programming small to medium scale web-based applications. Desired Qualifications for both the Journey and Entry levels: A Bachelor's degree with focus on programming/software engineering. Four years of information technology experience programming web-based software applications or developing information systems architecture using Microsoft development technologies such as C#/*******, SQL Server, and HTML5/Javascript for mobile applications. Professional experience with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). Professional experience programming, modernizing, maintaining and/or support work for moderate risk, accessible web-based software applications, and databases. Professional experience transferring end-user requirements into technology solutions centered primarily on Microsoft technologies. Ability and interest working collaboratively and communicating respectfully with a team composed of technical and business-oriented members. Experience with Visual Basic for Application (VBA) Why work for Ecology? Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment. A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance. Ecology employees may be eligible for the following: Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth Student debt and how working for Ecology can help Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See ******************************************************************************** for more details. See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information Supplemental Information Application Instructions Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable. Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. In order to be considered, applicants MUST attach a resume, and cover letter that describes their interest in this position. Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration. Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources. If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit ****************** to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click " Search." Other Information If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail ******************. Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page. If you have specific questions about the position, please email Christopher Moore at: ****************************. Please do not contact Christopher to inquire about the status of your application. The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed. This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call **************. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-************. 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