Washington State Senior Application Developer – Public Health Lab COVID-19 Systems Lead (DOH5087) in Shoreline, Washington
Application review is ongoing
The Department of Health works to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington State. We lead changes in policies, systems, and environments to prevent illness and injury, promote healthy families and communities, and encourage healthy lifestyles. We do this by focusing on places where people live, learn, work, recreate, seek healthcare, and worship.
This position is part of a team that is responsible for the implementation and management of various systems and the data that supports the Department of Health and statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of these systems and the data supported is across the department, state, and at the federal level. The impact is to the general public, local health jurisdictions, laboratories, hospitals, clinics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The team will be working with various vendors and other state agencies as necessary to support this work.
This team will provide high-quality technology services by developing and implementing reliable IT systems, and providing and supporting mechanisms for collecting, managing, and presenting data to maximize its usefulness for public health decisions and business functions. This is a lead technical position for the Public Health Laboratories (PHL) COVID-19 support team. While this position is responsible for all application development and managing all application support for the PHL, it also manages many data services that are local to the PHL.
As the primary point of contact for application systems in the PHL, this position has responsibility for ensuring continuity of operations between various IT applications that span many critical business functions. You’ll also have the opportunity to provide data management, systems administration, and IT architecture services in support of PHL systems. This position sets the tactical direction and provides technical leadership for the applications being supported in the public health lab. This direction is in the form of technical decisions on when and how to upgrade the technologies being supported.
The duty station for this position is Shoreline, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) and occasional work onsite at the Public Health Laboratories is required. Incumbents must have internet access and connectivity. When approved to return full-time, the incumbents are expected to report to the duty station for work activities. Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval. Note: Under the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, this position may be subject to one furlough day per month beginning August 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.
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*Note: *Under the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, this position may be subject one day per month beginning August 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.
About the Department of Health Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.
Benefits of Working for DOH Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
The City of Shoreline boasts a unique history and character derived from original settlements dating back to the late 1800s. The quality that drew early settlers to the area remains dominant to this day: location. The City of Shoreline offers classic Puget Sound beauty and the convenience of suburban living with the attractions of nearby urban opportunities. Over the years, the Shoreline community has developed a reputation for strong neighborhoods, excellent schools, and abundant parks.
A* *healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
- Growth and development opportunities.
- A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
- Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
- An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
- A modernized workplace.
Some of what you’ll be doing:
- Leading a team of IT professionals by managing and coaching them through technical conflicts and challenges.
- Providing input into expectations and performance plans to help the supervisor and managers with IT professionals on their day-to-day operations.
- Engaging with lines of business managers and technical leaders to align agency IT investments with agency mission and goals, and independently developing conceptual and logical artifacts so that application capabilities are aligned to business outcomes.
- Integrating new technology across various agency systems, and transitioning existing systems to new systems and dealing with complex issues related to the use of new technology.
- Developing new and innovative public health enterprise information solutions.
- Creating a definition of application standards, classification, and procedures in support of highly complex cross-functional data integration initiatives.
- Designing and implementing database and data management solutions.
- Independently solving highly complex IT problems, including defining & analyzing the problem, identifying and testing solutions, and choosing and implementing the best solution.
- Utilizing concepts that are outside normal processes and integrating them into an operational capability.
- Conducting system, unit testing, and performance testing for the program, divisional, and agency-wide supported systems.
- Ensuring the applications being supported meet applicable state/federal security standards and are secure and stable.
- Leading a team that develops and supports enterprise-wide application solutions. This position is responsible for mentoring and directing journey and entry-level staff to ensure they are capable of supporting the systems in their area. What we’re looking for This position must understand complex business problems and develop a wide range of advanced, creative, and custom solutions. Success in this position requires one to be a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.
Option 1: A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Information Technology program or a closely related field; AND seven (7) years (full-time equivalent) of progressive professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: consulting, analyzing, designing, programming, installing and/or maintaining computer software applications. Additional years of experience can substitute for education on a one for one basis.
Option 2: An Associate’s degree or higher in Information Technology program or a closely related field; AND nine (9) years (full-time equivalent) of progressive professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: consulting, analyzing, designing, programming, installing and/or maintaining computer software applications. Additional years of experience can substitute for education on a one for one basis.
Option 3: Eleven (11) years (full-time equivalent) of progressive professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: consulting, analyzing, designing, programming, installing and/or maintaining computer software applications. Additional years of experience can substitute for education on a one for one basis.
- Two (2) or more years of experience as an IT supervisor or team lead.
- Experience in the following:
- Using MS-Visual Studio Development tools to maintain and develop agency or corporate level systems.
- Designing, developing, testing, implementing, and maintaining C#, .NET Frameworks, using tools such as Team Foundation Server (TFS) or other source control tools.
- Developing and testing MS-SQL 2005/2008/2012 Transact SQL statements
- Managing/configuring Internet Information Services (IIS).
- Experience working with relational databases
- Interpreting user requirements and software design documentation to be used for software development
Application Process Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
- A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position.
- A current resume.
- Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
Important Note: Do not attach documents that contain private information (social security number, date of birth, transcripts, etc.) or documents that are password protected. These documents will not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded. Veterans, please feel free to attach a copy of your redacted DD214.”
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
- Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
- Occasionally work more than 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
- Occasionally travel throughout the state (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.
- Occasionally the incumbent will be contacted outside of business hours to address emergency or urgent business needs
If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Zach Covington at (360) 236-2406, Zach.Covington@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by neogov, 855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages).
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The salary listed includes 5% premium pay due to the duty station of this position being located in King County.
Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.
Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.
Salary: $7,692.00 - $9,815.00 Monthly
Location: King County - Shoreline, WA
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Department: Dept. of Health
Job Number: DOH5087
Agency: State of Washington
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