Information Systems Specialist 6 (TESTING ANALYST)
Secretary of State-Information Systems - Salem, OR
Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

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The Oregon Secretary of State is one of three constitutional offices created at statehood. An independent constitutional office, the Secretary of State answers directly and solely to the people of Oregon.

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The Secretary of State employs approximately 200 full-time, part-time and temporary employees. The Secretary oversees the functions of seven program Divisions: Archives, Audits, Business Services, Corporation, Elections, Human Resources and Information Systems.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The Information Systems Division provides custom application development, off the shelf application implementation and information technology support services to the seven Agency divisions. Most new development applications are designed for public use, developed in Java and available through the web. The infrastructure is a complex environment which includes multiple client and server operating systems, multiple database management systems, and multiple hardware platforms.

This position with oversight from the primary Testing Coordinator, develops test cases, automated test scripts and supporting software in order to ensure code and services comply with client requirements. The test engineer will analyze, review, validate and report test results. A specific, major task is to migrate extensive libraries of Selenium IDE scripts to Selenium RC. Other responsibilities include web security analysis and testing.

This position is a limited duration position expected to last through December 31, 2013.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:


Four years of professional, consultative, technical, or administrative experience designing, constructing or analyzing information systems. Experience must include activities in software application testing;


(a) at least 30 quarter (20 semester) credits in computer science;
(b) two more years of experience providing a knowledge of information systems theory and principles.

15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level computer science, software engineering, information systems, or equivalent credits may substitute for one year of the professional experience.

All Applicants must submit a photocopy of all transcripts with their application to receive credit for college degrees or coursework. Credits must be from an accredited college or university. Transcripts must include name, coursework and indicate that a degree was obtained. On-line transcripts are acceptable.

Successful candidates must pass a criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

Desired Experience
  • Experience working in an Agile Development environment
    Proven experience in web usability testing
  • Attention to detail and superior analytical skills to ensure accurate reporting and robust quality assurance objectives are met
  • Prioritizing complex workload dynamically in a changing environment

Additional Information:

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The selection process consists of a review of your application materials and an evaluation of your education, experience and training. Please note that your response will also be evaluated for English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the needs of the position will be invited to interview. Final candidates may be asked to participate in additional interviews.
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