Organization: Department of Natural Resources WA State
Title: Forest Practices Information Technology Business Analyst, IT Business Analyst - Journey
Location: Olympia, WA, United States
Application Deadline: 2021-06-21
Forest Practices Information Technology Business Analyst, IT Business Analyst - Journey
This is a Full-time, Permanent, Represented position.
CLOSING DATE EXTENDED! The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at
any time. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit material as soon as possible.
Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has an exciting opportunity within our Forest
Practices Division. The IT Team of the Forest Practices Division is seeking senior level business
analyst and system administrator for the current statewide Forest Practices Application Review
system (FPARS) and for the new Salesforce system that will replace FPARS next biennium. This
position has the opportunity to meet program staff, landowners and stakeholders from the tribes
and other state agencies and build relationships through understanding and documenting their
business needs of the new system.
FPARS currently includes a Forest Practices Application Tracking system that includes tabular and
spatial data, an ESRI ArcServer mapping component, Forest Practices Activity Mapping Tool, and
the enforcement tracking component - Forest Practices Enforcement Tracking System. This
position ensures FPARS fulfills the regulatory responsibility for this statewide program in the review
of applications within the 48-hour mandate and by providing access for stakeholders and the
This position is key in the planning, designing, developing and deploying the business and
operations systems in support of core organizational functions and business processes for Forest
Practices IT projects. This position is the key liaison between business stakeholders and central IT
division development team. This position has the responsibility to lead cross-functional teams and
adhere to agile Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) control guidelines throughout the full
systems development life cycle. The positon documents core functionality and enhancements of
all FP Program information systems.
In both the current and new system this position administers stakeholder accounts and assures
systems are working properly by developing and implementing QA/QC procedures. The position
will create, test and implement minor functionality changes as well as modify existing functionality
in the new Salesforce system that will replace FPARS.
What will we trust you with?
• Detail oriented project work and consultation
• Creating and maintaining respectful working relationships
• Coaching others
• Creativity and innovation
• Planning future application architecture so that tools can be easily integrated
• Detail oriented without losing site of the big picture
• Collaboration and problem solving
A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, information systems, or related field.
May substitute 6 years of experience for education.
4+ years of IT business analysis experience designing, building, and deploying enterprise
technology solutions for high-risk/high visibility projects.
4+ years of software requirement elicitation (translation of business needs into technical
specifications) working with complex workflows and business rules.
Expertise and practical working knowledge of basic database management, data modeling,
and process modeling principles.
Our ideal candidate will also have the qualifications listed below:
Experience in the business domain of Forestry, Natural Resources Management or closely
Completion of a certificate or other program in project management (e.g. Scrum Master,
Product Owner, PMP).
Experience with the Salesforce platform including account creation and maintenance, report,
form and dashboard creation and minor additions or modification to the data model and
One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people
who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged
Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located in Olympia. For
more information on this area visit, http://olympiawa.gov.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected for most office activities.
When approved to return, staff are expected to report to their assigned duty station for work
activities or may be approved for telework based on DNR's telework policy.
About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Our mission is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands
and waters to meet the needs economically and socially for current and future generations. At DNR
we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and
are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and
inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and
protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic
DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:
Commitment to organizational health and wellness
DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s
Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups, visit here to learn more
Leadership that empowers and supports employees
Professional development opportunities
Educational and career development aid
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health
insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit
http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.
How to Apply:
To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov
You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. If
you experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application call
NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email [email protected]
Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the
position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the
References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
Complete all supplemental questions.
This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to
sixty (60) days.
Veterans wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or
other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.
We thank you and are grateful for your service!
Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an
alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at (360) 522-2500 or (360) 522-0143 or by
email at [email protected] Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation
are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-
800-833-6388 or www.washingtonrelay.com.
DNR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.
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