Information Systems Specialist 7 (Java Developer)
Secretary of State-Information Systems - Salem, OR

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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 information technology support services to all of the Agency's divisions in a complex environment which includes multiple client and server operating systems, multiple database management systems, and hardware from multiple vendors. This includes but is not limited to support services such as: consulting, contract administration, project management, development and support of corporate applications, data administration, corporate data server operations, PC support services, and network and systems administration.

The Java Developer participates in the design, development and maintenance of new and existing web based applications utilizing a variety of tools including Java, Struts II, Java Scripting, and AJAX.

The incumbent must be able to effectively organize projects and priorities while managing multiple tasks and display a strong customer service and teamwork approach.

This position is a limited duration position expected to last through June 30, 2015.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:


Five years of professional consultative, technical, or administrative experience providing expert advice and leadership in planning, development, coordination, and implementation of information systems.


(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.

  • Proven Agile Development experience
  • Experience developing web applications using multiple browsers and mobile devices.
  • Working knowledge of JQuery UI, PLSQL,SQL, JAXB
  • Understanding of relational database design concepts
  • Experience with bug and task tracking using automated tools
  • Experience with web application security
Additional Information:

This recruitment will close on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

Application materials must be received by the close date, and must be complete and legible. The Secretary of State’s office is not responsible for materials that are late, misdirected, illegible or missing as a result of transmitting through the State of Oregon, E-Recruit system. No exceptions will be made.

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The Secretary of State’s Office does not have procedures or policies in place for VISA sponsorships. Within three-days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

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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