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Washington State IT Application Development - Journey in Tumwater, Washington


IT Application Development -Journey Information Technology Headquarters Tumwater, Washington

Important Note: Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive, 20-08 this position will be subject to one furlough day per month beginning August 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.

* To be considered for the first round of interviews please have your applications submitted no later than October 11, 2020*

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to take on the dynamic role as an Offender Management Network Information (OMNI) Sentence Structure Time Accounting (SSTA) Developer – Journey level for our Information Technology Unit. This is a full-time, permanent position.

Our mission at the Department of Corrections (DOC) is to 'improve public safety by positively changing lives'. With a vast number of innovative sustainability programs, and evidence-based practices used to reduce recidivism, Washington State is highly regarded as a strong leader in the field of Corrections. For additional information about our agency, please visit

This position is responsible for delivering and managing DOC's mission critical Offender Management Network Information (OMNI). DOC fulfills its mission through OMNI application by managing of facilities, treatment, sentencing, movement, discipline, and other important/reliable data (which is accessed by many criminal justice stakeholders) on Offenders in Washington State. This position streamlines major internal business processes through OMNI application, and boosts the productivity of staff. This position requires expert-level analytical and programming skills to develop high quality Java code for end-users of agency applications. This position supports ongoing application development and maintenance activities pertaining to scope, objectives, estimates, unit testing, design, and coding. This position is charged with a considerable amount of responsibilities that require full understanding of business process, problem solving skills, innovative solutions, consulting, oversight, and effective communication on highly complex technical issue with significant levels of risk to DOC's Offenders. Other duties include business planning, quality assurance, research, and recommendation of new technology, and subject matter expertise. This position is responsible for translating visions into physical plans, which requires capabilities in design and product development.

To begin the online Application Process:

Click the green 'Apply' button located at the top right corner of this the job posting. Sign in or create an account. Be sure to attach the following to your completed application:

  1. A cover letteroutlining your quali?cations.
  2. A detailed chronological resume'.
  3. And at least three professional referenceswith a phone number and an email address for each. Click "Accept & Submit" to submit your application.

Incomplete application packages may disqualify you from the process.


Key responsibilities of an *OMNI SSTA Developer - Journey Level *include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain Offender Management Network Information {OMNI} System
  • Elicit requirements to develop and maintain software applications
  • Plans, analyzes, and develops requirements for application development and enhancement
  • Develop. Designs, constructs, and maintains software applications using department standard software namely Java, Hibernate, Spring MVC, Rational Application Developer for WebSphere, and DB2
  • Fixing any defects and enhancements for Sentence Structure Time Accounting.
  • Support maintenance activities pertain to scope, objectives, estimates, unit testing, designs, and coding

  • Review the work

  • Write Unit Test
  • Support and assist Deployment process
  • Conducts research, recommends technical solutions to solve business problems, and enhance the performance and quality of applications. Recommends, establishes, and follows standards and guidelines for developing web-based applications

  • Troubleshoot problems

  • Research and recommend solutions for the Offender Management Network Information {OMNI} application needs
  • Support and assist Deployment Process

  • Uses Rational Application Development tools to update OMNI Properties per request of OMNI deployment process for all Test Environments.

  • Creates OMNI Build Release as needed Qualifications

Required: A Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field AND 4 years of experience in Java application development and support using tools such as IBM Rational Software.


An equivalent combination of IT related training and experience may substitute year for year for education.


Two (2) years’ experience utilizing one or more of the following:

  • Hibernate
  • Spring MVC Framework
  • JQuery
  • DB2
  • Junit

Five (5) years’ experience in writing and/or modifying existing programs, documenting solution programs for application systems.

Demonstrated experience in logical data modeling and relational data architecture to meet system specifications.

In-depth knowledge of design patterns, enterprise integration patterns, and patterns for modern enterprise architecture

Expert level communication skills to include written, verbal, and listening

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of access authentication methods Knowledge of computer algorithms Knowledge of database systems Knowledge of how system components are installed, integrated, and optimized Knowledge of human-computer interaction principles Knowledge of information security systems engineering principles Knowledge of mathematics, including logarithms, trigonometry, linear algebra, calculus, and statistics Knowledge of operating systems Knowledge of organization's enterprise information security architecture system Knowledge of organization's evaluation and validation requirements Knowledge of Privacy Impact Assessments Knowledge of software development models (waterfall model, spiral model, etc.) Knowledge of software engineering Knowledge of system design tools, methods, and techniques, including automated systems analysis and design tools Skill in the use of design modeling (e.g., unified modeling language)

Desired: Knowledge of Subversion source control tool (also TortoiseSVN, VisualSVN server)

Professional Knowledge of Cruise Control continuous integration tool.

Experience with Database administration and programming using a database management software in addition to DB2, such as SQL Server, etc.

At least one of the following professional Level-2 certification as defined by the Department of Defense 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program such:

  • Security+
  • GSEC
  • SCNP
  • SSCP

Front-End Web Development Certification Supplemental Information

Mission: The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives. Our Vision: Working together for safer communities. Our Commitment: To operate a safe and human corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.

Our Core Values:

  • Cultivate an environment of integrity and trust: Corrections values partnership and trust. We foster openness and support courageous conversations. We are committed to doing what we say we are going to do by being accountable and taking personal ownership in our actions.
  • Respectful and inclusive interactions: Corrections appreciates and values individuals by promoting an inclusive and diverse environment, which encourages safety. We respect, value, and listen to the thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of our stakeholders and consider the impact on those we serve as well as each other.
  • People's safety: Corrections believes in creating an environment that values physical, mental, and emotional security and well-being. We honor those who advance safety for all.
  • Positivity in words and actions: At Corrections, we assume positive intentions and believe there is a shared desire for the best outcome. We consistently demonstrate positive behavior and always put forth our best effort.
  • Supporting people's success: Corrections is committed to our community – understanding individuals, instilling hope, embracing change, and providing opportunities For additional information about the agency, please visit


  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

  • Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.

  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.

  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.

  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.

  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.

  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.

  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.

  • Promote inclusiveness.

  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email DOCHQHRRECRUITMENTS@DOC1.WA.GOV or call us at (360) 725-8572. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $6,154.00 - $8,074.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Job Number: 2020-06342

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

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