Expert Software Developer (ITS 5)
Office of Application and Data Services
Initial applicant review begins on August 15, 2018.
As an Expert Software Developer you'll provide advanced technical level IT services by designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining multi-dimensional information systems used to provide, manage, monitor and assess data required to make informed decisions at the enterprise, division and business unit level.
You'll support the business's ability to be a community health partner using innovative methods to provide quality health information, assessment services for taking public health actions, and conducting assessment activities to improve the health of the people of Washington.
This is a full-time permanent position.
Learn more about the Public Health Laboratories.
Learn more about Shoreline, Washington. About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website , DOH Infographic , and see what it's like to Work@Health !
DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several Employer of Choice initiatives, including:
We are committed to diversity and inclusion
. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
We have an engaging Wellness@Health program
which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
We support a healthy work/life balance
by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace
by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
We have an Infant at Work Program
that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
What will you be doing? - Duties include:
Developing, testing, and maintaining all agency and business unit applications supported by the Public Health Laboratory (PHL) IT unit, or as assigned.
Configuring Internet Information Services in hosting environments to enable use of web-enabled applications by external or internal users and to ensure DOH security standards are met.
Designing small to enterprise level N-Tier agency and business unit web applications that interact with multiple data source types, web services or data warehouses.
Participating in development projects for DOH supported applications and systems including developing application design documentation, completing assigned development tasks, contributing to monthly project status reports and attending regularly scheduled project team meetings.
Designing, implementing and supporting pre-production environments such as development, test and quality assurance for small to enterprise level systems.
Planning and developing test plans, cases and scenarios for all products developed or supported by the PHL IT unit.
Designing, developing, & maintaining databases and applications using simple to highly complex database queries and statements.
What we're looking for - Required Qualifications
An Associate's degree or higher in Information Technology program or a closely related field; AND
three (3) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: consulting, analyzing, designing, programming, installing and/or maintaining computer software applications.
Five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: consulting, analyzing, designing, programming, installing and/or maintaining computer software applications.
Three (3) or more years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in the software development field including experience performing the following:
o Using MS-Visual Studio Development tools and Open Source tools to maintain and develop agency or corporate level systems.
o Using Microsoft SQL Management tools or Open Source alternative to develop and maintain back-end codes and database objects
o Experience working with relational databases.
o Interpreting user requirements and software design documentation to be used for software development.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:
Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
Work in a tobacco, drug, and alcohol-free environment.
Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
Occasionally travel locally or regionally which may include overnight stays.
Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
Interact and work with customers, some of whom may be frustrated or distressed in a positive, friendly and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Skyler Jones at
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Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click Apply to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
1. A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position.
2. A current resume.
3. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
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Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.
Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office.
More than Just a Paycheck!
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs. Read about our benefits:
The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months. Actual benefits may vary by appointment type or be prorated for other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information.
Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state. Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses. Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts. To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website . Retirement and Deferred Compensation
State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems ' web site. Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options. Vacation (Annual Leave)
You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165 .
Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays:
New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday Third Monday in January Presidents' Day Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day First Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after Christmas Day December 25 Personal Holiday Employee's selection each calendar year
*Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice. Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information. Social Security
All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system. Sick Leave
Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130 . Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.
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