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Washington State Patrol IT Project Management - Senior/Specialist #0665 & #1400 in Washington

Job Title: IT Project Management - Senior/Specialist #0665 & #1400

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 01/13/22 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 01/31/22 3:45 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $7,123.00 - $9,348.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, Washington

Department: Washington State Patrol

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Description ( Benefits ( Supplemental Questions (

This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Application review will be ongoing, therefore applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as possible. The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible.

About the Agency:

The Washington State Patrol ( is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life of our citizens and prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.


IT Planning Section:

The IT Planning Section provides expert level technology planning and project management leadership, consultation, and delivery to create the agency's technology roadmap and Division Technology Plans (DTP). This section also plans and manages technology projects to meet WSP's largest and most complex enterprise automation and technology infrastructure needs, and develop continuity of operations plans that support the agency's essential information technologies.

We are looking for a dynamic project manager with passion and a proven track record of managing technology projects that will change the way WSP provides services now and into the future. If you are an experienced project manager that wants to help shape an agency that provides safety and security for the citizens of our state, then the WSP is the organization for you. We are in the process of building a roadmap that facilitates emerging technologies in various fields to include but not limited to Law Enforcement, Forensic sciences, Fire Fighter training and support, Criminal investigation, and 911 communications support across the state. You will have a direct impact on shaping interactions between state, local, tribal, and federal agencies in all areas the WSP functions. The WSP team takes this mission as a personal challenge to provide the best service possible.

Apply today and JOIN our TEAM!

This is what you will do:

This position provides senior level technical and organizational leadership for technology projects that deliver technology advancement within the Washington State Patrol and its partners.

The objective of this position is to deliver business value to the agency, divisions, and citizens while incorporating new technology into business practices.

Effective project management, relationship management, contract and vendor management, and release and organizational change management are used to successfully complete assigned projects. Integrate federal, state, and agency policies while planning and implementing information technology and data systems.

This position works with the Executive Sponsor(s) and technology senior leadership on technical project deliverables, resources, budget and technology performance. This position develops key metrics required to monitor the success of implementation while working with the business divisions to ensure goals are also met.


Required Qualifications:

  • Have a total of eight years of advanced project management experience (normally obtained through a total of ten to twelve years) as an IT professional in an enterprise organization or post-secondary education that counts year for year of experience managing projects. The education degree must be related to project management, information technology, or other closely related discipline and issued from an accredited institution.

Example: a Bachelor's degree in Information technology or business management from an accredited institution and four years of experience as a senior-level information technology project management professional in a government agency or organization of similar size and complexity.

  • Competency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in management or information technology or comparable experience.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) PMI certification or Certified Public Manager (CPM).

  • Familiarity with ITIL, COBIT, or other industry best practices for IT program and portfolio management, and strategic planning.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Extensive experience with management of large technology procurements in Washington State government.

    Supplemental Information:

Why work for the Washington State Patrol?

  • An opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington

  • Career growth opportunities

  • A culture of respect, commitment and trust

  • Opportunities to impact your community

  • Employment opportunities that recognize military veterans and/or military spouse per Governor Executive Order 19-01

  • Work/Life balance opportunities which may include:

  • Infants at Work

  • Telework

  • Alternate Work Schedules

  • Qualification for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program (

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

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.

How to Apply:

To be considered you must apply online at (Click on the APPLY button above) . You must complete the entire application to be considered.

Condition of Employment

On August 9, 2021 Gov. Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 21-14, that requires all employees of executive cabinet agencies to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine, by October 18, 2021, as a condition of employment. Pursuant to this mandate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a part of the hiring process. Your vaccination status will be verified on your first day of employment. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes.


Veterans’ Preference:

Applicants wishing to claim veterans’ preference MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. Veterans’ preference will not be applied unless the required documentation is attached to your application.

For additional information on veterans’ preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here ( .

We thank you and are grateful for your service.

Selection Process:

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.

Polygraph & Background Investigation:

Prior to hire, a polygraph examination and background investigation including criminal record history will be conducted.

Applicants are required to sign a release of information and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict standards 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 History and Background Questionnaire and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be cause for rejection of potential employment.


Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, all position required or applicant specified education must be verified. If a High School diploma or equivalent is required but the applicant indicates a degree has been earned, the accredited degree will be accepted in place of the High School diploma or equivalent. 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 official transcripts at the appropriate time.

Union Notice:

This position is in a collective bargaining unit.

Other Information:

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, Equity, Inclusion in the workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The WSP strives to create and foster an inclusive culture inspiring everyone to be their authentic selves, speak openly, and be courageous. The WSP continues to focus on equitable hiring, training, and promotional practices and policies through innovative recruitment and retention solutions. Partnering with our communities helps the WSP provide the best in public safety services now and into the future.


Please contact Melodie Wulfekuhle at (360) 704-2307 or

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