This recruitment is open until filled; however, the hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. It will be to the applicant’s advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible.
Washington State Patrol
Information Technology Division
About our Agency:
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is a professional public safety agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life as well as prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis. The WSP has approximately 2,200 employees and is organized into five bureaus: Field Operations, Technical Services, Forensic Laboratory Services, Fire Protection, and Investigative Services. More than half of all WSP employees work in a variety of non-commissioned jobs to support the Patrol's mission.
The Washington State Patrol makes a difference every day, enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public safety services.
This position has been designated as a possible "in-training"; as such, WSP may consider filling this position at a lower level. The salary range will depend upon which level the position is filled at and the qualifications of the successful candidate:
Information Technology Specialist 3 - Range 58: $3,991 - $5,233 per month
Information Technology Specialist 4 - Range 62: $4,406 - $5,779 per month
This position supports the development, deployment and maintenance of .NET applications in a Windows desktop and web environment maintained in the Windows Patrol domain. Administration responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Support and adhere to the Washington State Patrol Project Management Methodology.
- Provide programming and system maintenance for .NET application and database based upon the direction of the business partners. Will also provide Web Server Services maintenance of the Web Portal.
- Perform database modifications to implement approved modifications, data cleanup, and database and application upgrades for all partners.
- Serve as the Technical Lead for the .NET applications as a resource to the partners. Will function as a technical mentor, coach and trainer to others using .NET applications.
- SQL Reporting Services statistical reports development, maintenance and distribution to the business partners. This includes ad-hoc reporting or legislative requests of specific data for analysis of trends.
- Assist customers in preparing information technology level decision packages when requested.
- Analyze statewide trends and make recommendations for improvements and efficiencies in system performance and deployment.
- Provide workstation support for the applications to users in the Washington State Patrol.
- Attend meetings to discuss .NET related issues, provide status to stakeholders, and participate in the Information Technology Division's strategic planning.
- Develop and maintain designated content; ensure quality standards are met; support and adhere to the Washington State Patrol Project Development and Management Methodology.
- Serve as a project or application lead on moderate to large projects. Develop and maintain project plan/schedule for reporting to management. Design, test, evaluate, and document web applications (to include application interfaces and integration), and programs for customer acceptance.
- Consult with professional specialist to resolve complex technical problems. Design/re-engineer systems which may include tasks as system modeling, system mapping and planning system connectivity; or re-engineer existing systems. Build systems to meet required standards and integrate software.
- Act as a project leader for moderately complex information technology projects. Analyze business needs/processes. Develop program specifications for major, complex application modifications.
- Develop, code, test, and implement specifications for .NET applications.
- Design logical database models, request disk space, develop procedures and prepare models and data for loading.
- Develop application and project documentation. Consult with and make presentations to all levels of management and other senior technical staff.
Four years of information technology experience such as consulting, analyzing, designing, programming, and maintaining computer software applications, directing projects, providing customers technical support in information technology.
Posses superior skills in the technologies listed below:
- Skills in analyzing and debugging small to large complex applications.
- Strong communication skills with the ability to develop written application documentation including requirements specifications, functional specifications, and test and application deployment plans.
Demonstrate superior skills developing applications in the use of the following technologies/software with at least one year experience:
- SQL/Transact - SQL
- MS SQL Reporting Services
- XML WEB Services
- Windows Services
- WEB Services
- Cascading Style Sheets
Integrated Development Environment Tools:
- Visual Studio 2005 or above
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or above
- Team Foundation Server
Knowledge of Activity Directory (AD) & Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
Knowledge of Silverlight, Entity Framework, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).