Job Detail

Organization: Washington State Department of Ecology
Title: IT Application Development - Journey
Location: Multiple Locations, Statewide WA

Posted: 2023-08-07
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Do you enjoy working with a high performing team, constantly challenging yourself, and learning new things? Do you enjoy staying busy and taking on a variety of duties? Do you want to work in a place that truly values you and your ideas to improve processes and allow you to exceed your customers’ expectations? If so, then this job is for you.

The Information Technology Management Unit within the Department of Ecology’s Water Resources (WR) program is currently looking to fill an IT Application Developer - Journey position. This position can be located in any of the following Ecology offices.

Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.
Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA.
Central Region Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA.
Eastern Region Office (ERO) in Spokane, WA

Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

Please Note: If the final location of this position is determined to be in our Northwest Region Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. there will be an additional 5% pay increase due to its location in King County. In this instance the salary range will be $6,938 - $9,331 per month.

Agency Mission: Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations.

Program Mission: The mission of the Water Resources Program is to support sustainable water resources management to meet the present & future water needs of people & the natural environment, in partnership with Washington's communities.

Tele-work options for this position: This position is eligible to telework up to 90% of the time. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and is subject to change.

Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on August 18, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before August 17, 2023. If your application isn't received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth *Click here for more information

About the Department of Ecology

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people. To learn more, check out our Strategic Plan.

Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:

A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
Continuous growth and development opportunities.
Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

Our commitment to DEIR
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.

Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.

Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.

Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.

Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.

We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.


What makes this role unique?

We are a cross-functional team of 10 Information Technology professionals who are dedicated to providing advanced software applications to support the Water Resources program’s environmental specialists, engineers, inspectors, and policy makers.

In this role, you will work in a supportive and professional environment with fantastic people who are passionate about the environment, understand the importance of work-life balance, and are focused on continual improvement and learning. You will contribute to diverse projects using ESRI GIS tools, Microsoft development stack and agile methodologies to tackle some of today's most challenging and exciting IT systems.

What you will do:

- Develop new or maintain existing geospatial applications and web maps using Microsoft development stack and ESRI’s suite of products.
- Serve as the technical leader of moderately complex GIS application development projects.
- Working with business teams, analyze and develop requirements for GIS information systems.
- Perform spatial analysis that require expert working knowledge of ArcGIS software, GIS database fundamentals, spatial data concepts of accuracy, coordinate reference system, and map scale.
- Track, resolve, and document critical application issues/bugs and log enhancement requests.

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