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IT Application Developer (Journey)

Company: State of Washington Dept of Ecology
Location: Lacey
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

SunIRef:it Description The Department of Ecology's priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are still hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. The majority of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews. Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generation 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 the embraces the value of people and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit. The Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program is looking to fill an IT Application Developer (Journey Level) position. This position is located in our Headquarters office in Lacey, Washington. This IT Application Developer position is responsible for medium to large scale, state-wide, highly-complex information systems that are relied upon by agency staff, management and external stakeholders such as the regulated community and the public. This position uses advanced technical knowledge to develop and maintain program information systems (applications/databases), and support users in areas of assigned responsibility. As part of a team, this position performs analysis, system design, installation, maintenance, programming, quality assurance, troubleshooting, problem resolution, and consulting tasks for Hazardous Waste complex technical applications and databases. We need someone who has excellent people skills as they need to be able to work directly with staff to determine requirements for data systems and have ongoing communication to make sure the data systems are working correctly. 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 mission of the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program is to foster sustainability, prevent pollution, and ensure safe waste management of the millions of pounds of hazardous substances used and disposed of each year by businesses and households in Washington State. Over the longer term, we work with businesses and governments to achieve a system where waste is viewed as inefficient, and most wastes and unnecessary use of toxic substances have been eliminated. What you will do in this position: This software developer provides leadership in the areas of application design and programming for the development of complex environmental systems. These systems are used by Ecology staff, management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington businesses, and the public. You will: Support and maintain existing Hazardous Waste information systems in order to ensure they continue to support the Hazardous Waste and Toxic Reduction Program and agency needs in a secure and reliable manner. Consult with customers/business leads to analyze needs and problems. Set up sessions with them to understand requirements. Know the questions to ask, define the problem, determine needs, and solve problems. Design applications based on business needs and recommend software solutions. Use knowledge of technology to analyze and translate requirements so those requirements can be accurately incorporated into IT systems to the satisfaction of the users, thus allowing them to accomplish the work of protecting Washington's environment. Develop applications that can be used by other developers so Ecology applications are consistent and more easily maintained. Be a technical advisor ensuring system integration and simplifying software to reduce long-term maintenance costs. Lead User Acceptance Test (UAT) sessions to ensure applications meet end-user requirements. Conducts code reviews of other programmers'' projects to ensure system integration and simplification of the software implementation to reduce long-term maintenance costs. Collaborate with Ecology's Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) and software developers in other programs to cultivate agency-level development standards and best practices. Why join the team? Join a small, fun, collaborative team to solve problems together. Work alongside business teams in a direct line of communication that allows for fast turnaround and quick solutions. Be part of a team with a forward looking approach in technology development. Work in a stable environment on applications that help protect, preserve, and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. Enjoy a positive work-life balance with an employer who values your personal time and allows flexibility to get the work done. Who we are looking for: A well-rounded developer. Experience working in a supportive, team-oriented environment. Collaborative approach. Ability to quickly access a situation and make a decision Someone who can see the bigger picture of our applications and who uses them. Mentorship skills. Application testing skills. Someone with four years of experience in , SQL, TFS/Azure DevOps. Someone with two years of experience in JavaScript and/or JQuery. Experience with MVC preferred but not required. Someone with excellent people skills. Able to work with and communicate with a diverse audience. Please note: This position is being re-posted. If you would like to be considered for this position, you must reapply. This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be Wednesday. November 25, 2020. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before November 24, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date. Qualifications Required Qualifications: An Associate's degree or higher in Computer Science; Information Technology OR completion of a two year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related program AND Two years recent professional experience in computer application development, information systems architecture, and maintenance of large-scale projects and/or major organization-wide systems. OR Four years recent professional experience in computer application development and maintenance. Experience includes but not limited to analyzing, designing, implementing, maintaining and/or programming large-scale and/or organization-wide information systems. NOTE: This must include professional experience consulting, designing, programming, maintenance and/or support work for high risk software applications and databases. Desired Qualifications: 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. At least three of the four years of experience should be within the last 4 years. Professional experience programming, maintenance and/or support work for moderate risk software applications and databases. 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 Complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field. Please include as attachments: A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position. A resume outlining your professional experience. Please to do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable. Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume," may disqualify you from further consideration. . It is in the candidate's best interest to submit all of the documents listed above. Applications without these documents may be declined. 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." This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days. 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 Jean Rushing at: . Please do not contact Jean 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, military spouses 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-.

Keywords: State of Washington Dept of Ecology, Lacey , IT Application Developer (Journey), IT / Software / Systems , Lacey, Washington

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