Washington State Patrol WordPress/SharePoint Support - IT SPECIALIST 3 #0162 - Oct 2017 in Washington

Job Title:

WordPress/SharePoint Support - IT SPECIALIST 3 #0162 - Oct 2017

Opening Date/Time:

Thu. 10/12/17 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

Wed. 10/25/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time


$4,399.00 - $5,770.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent


Thurston County – Tumwater, Washington


Washington State Patrol

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Are you looking for:

  • Excellent benefits?

  • Career growth opportunities?

  • Opportunities to impact your community?

  • A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust?

    As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

  • 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;

  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;

  • Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;

  • Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;

  • IT Specialists who leverage technology to enhance and sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and statewide emergency communications

  • Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people.

  • Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently.

Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!


Why you should apply:

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 Information Technology Division (ITD) exists to leverage technology to enhance and sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and statewide emergency communications to facilitate the accomplishment of all agency goals.

This is what you will do:

As a member of the Application Development and Support Services Section, you will provide development expertise for the SharePoint environment and WordPress Content Management system which supports this agency-wide business critical application. The position:

  • Designs and develops SharePoint/Web application and WordPress external web site and content management applications that support WSP business operations.

  • Maintains and supports the existing SharePoint and external Web sites

This is who you will work with:

You will have daily contact with customers via email, telephone, and in person. You will interact with business divisions and other agency technology teams and technical staff.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Computer Science or Information technology OR two years of paid information technology technical work experience

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

Required Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills - Ability to communicate, advocate, negotiate, listen and partner with a variety of individuals and groups internal and external to Washington State Patrol.

  • This includes the ability to facilitate interagency work teams. Develops and mentors staff, and provides an atmosphere of positive communication.

  • Application Development and Support – Ability to analyze, design, develop, test, and implement information applications.

  • Problem Solving – The ability to define business and technology issues, identify root causes, and develop strategies to resolve the problems.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Two years' experience as a SharePoint site owner

  • Two years experience with Web-Based sites and applications

  • Completion of SharePoint Essentials Training Course

  • Completion of WordPress Essentials training course

  • Two years' experience working with WordPress, HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS and /or Dreamweaver

Supplemental Information:

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service.


If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Melodie Wulfekuhle at (360) 704-2307 or melodie.wulfekuhle@wsp.wa.gov.


Please complete the on-line application process at www.careers.wa.gov.

Please include a RESUME and LETTER OF INTEREST explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.


The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible.

The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more panels.


For candidates that pass the on-line supplemental questionnaire process, and based on a review of your application materials, you may be invited to the next phase of testing which could include tests related to typing speed and accuracy, reading comprehension, spelling, data entry speed and accuracy, and prioritization AND/OR an oral interview.


Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc.

During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.


Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, position required and/or highest level of applicant specified education will be verified. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.


This position is in a collective bargaining unit and as a condition of employment you will be required to become a union member or pay a fee as outlined in the Master Agreement.


Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace

and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.