The salary listed does not include the scheduled 3% general salary increase effective 7/1/2019.
Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference! If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.
The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is looking to fill an Senior Application Developer (IT Specialist 5) position. This position will be located in our Southwest Regional Office (SWRO) in Lacey, WA. This position has been identified as a Senior Web Developer position within our organization.
We are looking for candidates, who possess strong communication skills, programming skills, and experience working in a supportive team-oriented environment, mentor to others and possess collaboration competencies. Applications must have proven proficiency with software application development as it relates to modernization, integration with multiple system software packages, experience using SLQ Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and building applications with Model View Controller (MVC) architecture.
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.
Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts
Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. The agency's vision is that our innovative partnerships sustain healthy land, air and water in harmony with a strong economy.
Program Mission: The mission of the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is to protect human health and the environment for the people of Washington by preventing, reducing, or eliminating exposure to contamination to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable communities. TCP has also established five outcome goals:
Build a workplace of choice;
Clean up more sites;
Prevent underground tank leaks;
Develop the new TCP; and
Invest in and support communities.
Unit Objectives: The Information Communication Unit (ICU) provides information, tools and services that support Ecology staff and managers in their efforts to clean up contaminated sites. The ICU develops and maintains information systems to support three main groups:
Some of the key work activities of the Senior Application Developer position include:
Lead Software Engineer who supports the planning, designing, programming, testing, deployment, and maintenance steps in the software development life cycle.
Provides application architecture and programming oversight for the development of scientific information systems to help constituents analyze the state of the environment at cleanup sites in Washington State.
Makes software architecture recommendations to ensure compliance with agency programming and information management standards.
Collaborates with project managers and business teams to gather end-user requirements, and translates requirements into designing system architecture and user interfaces to meet business needs.
Evaluates new software development products and programming languages.
Conducts research to assess industry direction related to software development methodologies to advance best practices within the agency.
The successful candidate for this position will lead development efforts to diverse projects, working with varying customers using the latest Microsoft development tools and agile methodologies to tackle some of today's most exciting IT challenges, such as mobile field data collection, data quality assurance, data discovery and the integration of disparate data and analytics to create a cohesive business intelligence unit. Your work will directly support the creation of new applications that are focused on making measurable improvements in the environment of the State of Washington.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be June 3, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before June 2, 2019The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
Why work for Ecology?
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.
A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Student debt and how working for Ecology can help Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
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The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
An Associate's degree or higher in Computer Science; Information Technology OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related program
Two (2) years of recent senior-level professional experience in computer application development and maintenance of large projects and/or major organization-wide systems.
Four (4) years of recent senior to expert-level professional experience in computer application development and maintenance. Experience includes but is not limited to analyzing, designing, implementing, maintaining and/or programming large scale and/or organization-wide information systems.
A Bachelor's degree with a focus on programming/software development and/or engineering.
2 years of experience as QAJQC tester.
1 year of experience in Accessibility testing and knowledge of toolset.
Knowledge of ADA, Section 508 refresh, WCAG 2.0 level AA, and W3C WAI ARIA.
Accessibility certification, Federal Trusted Tester, International Association of
Accessibility Professionals (IAAPl certification, Deque Web Specialist training.
Professional experience consulting, designing, programming, maintenance and/or support work for moderate risk software applications and databases.
Experience with manual keyboard testing techniques and code inspection.
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In order to be considered, applicants MUST attach a resume, and cover letter that describes their interest in this position.
Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.
Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.
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Internal Number: 2019-TCP3954-04912
About Department of Ecology
Our vision: Our innovative partnerships sustain healthy land, air, and water in harmony with a strong economy.
Our mission: Protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.