State of Washington - Olympia, WA

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The Department of Social and Health Services will improve the safety and health of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership and establishing and participating in partnerships.

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Accountability The Department of Social and Health Services(DSHS), Economic Services Administration (ESA), is recruiting to fill one Information Technology Specialist 5 (ITS5) position within the Division of Child Support (DCS) office located in Olympia.

This position serves as the technical expert in web programming and design for the Division of Child Support (DCS). The web applications designed, developed, implemented, and maintained by this position are in support of eleven offices with 1,300+ staff statewide, 39 prosecuting attorney offices, and other divisions and departments who rely on DCS information. These are mission critical applications that have high risk and high impact on the ability of the division to meet its performance goals.

Duties include but are not limited to:
Provides expert consultation, development, design, programming, troubleshooting, support, and problem resolution for the Division of Child Support intranet, internet, and other mission critical applications.

Utilizing broad technical knowledge as well as specialized knowledge of the agency mission and business needs, identifies and resolves operational problems for the Support Enforcement Management System (SEMS), tests multi-dimensional applications, develops standards, provides quality assurance, integrates business solutions, and writes decision packages.

This position provides leadership and expert consultation for large-scale projects and applies project management practices, principles, and skills.

This position p lans, coordinates, and manages the programs, applications, and services provided to staff and the public by the Division of Child Support internet and intranet.

This position leads in the design/re-design, programs, and maintains web based applications and databases where the majority of projects assigned are of larger size, more complex, and impact statewide offices/facilities.
This position conducts quality assurance, troubleshooting, support, maintenance, and problem resolution tasks for complex web/data applications that impact the division and it’s customers. This position performs database designs from logical models. This position develops, maintains, and implements policy on Internet use and web development. Assists with policy regarding privacy and security.

Four years of information technology experience such as consulting, analyzing, designing, programming, installing and/or maintaining computer software applications, hardware, telecommunications, or network infrastructure equipment, directing projects, providing customer or technical support in information technology; or administering or supervising staff who performed work in any of these information technology disciplines.

  • At least three years of THE ABOVE experience must include the following areas: • Consulting, design, programming, maintenance, and/or support work for moderate risk software applications and databases. • ASP.NET, ADO.NET, and Microsoft SQL Server. • Visual Basic .NET, C#, and Object Oriented Programming Concepts. • Visual Studio .NET • JavaScript, jQuery, XML 1.0 or greater, Cascade Style Sheets (CSS). • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. • Must be able to efficiently work independently, as a team leader, and as a member of a team. • Must be able to mentor, coach, and train other technical staff.
Supplemental Information:
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: NOTE: State employees may be required to provide their own transportation when motor pool vehicles are unavailable. Employees will not be reimbursed for out-of-pocket costs for damages and deductibles related to their privately owned vehicles. NOTE: If you are selected for an interview, you will be required to bring 3 professional references. SPECIAL NOTE: Attention to detail is important to the successful completion of your application for this position. * Carefully review your application before submitting .* You may NOT reapply to this posting for 30 days HOW TO APPLY: Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the “work experience” section of your application in NeoGov. In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online and complete the entire Application. A resume mailed, emailed attached to or embedded within the application will not substitute for the “work experience” section of the application. The information provided in your Application must support your selected answers in the application questionnaire. All answers are verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this requisition. A thorough reference check will be conducted for final applicants. NOTE: To apply for this position you will need to complete your application, supplemental question(s) AND attach a cover letter describing how you meet the required and desired qualifications for this position along with a current resume. Applications that do not have a cover letter and resume identified and attached (in the “attachments” section) may be disqualified from further consideration for this posting. . The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (360) 902-8056. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388. Should you have questions about completing the online application, please contact the recruiter at 360-902-8056. Or for a faster response, please email: If you have questions regarding this position (MP35), please call Paul Gronka at (360)664-5398

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