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Washington State IT App Development – Entry in Tumwater, Washington

Description This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The agency reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial screening date on July 19, 2021. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. OIC CAREER OPPORTUNITY The Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) Information Services Unit is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill an IT App Development – Entry position. This position is assigned to the Operations Division, located in our Tumwater office. This position reports to the supervisor of the Application Development unit within the Application Services team and is an application developer responsible for application development and system support. This position is an integral member of the IT Application Services team which is a subset of the IT unit within the Operations Division of the Office of Insurance Commissioner. If you're interested in a dynamic career that protects consumers' interests and promotes a healthy business environment in this state, please apply and become part of our dynamic team. This recruitment may be used to establish a qualified pool of candidates for vacancies in the next sixty days. AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official. Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry. With a workforce of approximately 265 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the 'big picture' of what we do and why we do it. You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers. We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers. To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/ and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here. BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers: * An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans. * Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement. * Program for Public Service Loan Forgiveness _(if applicable) * _Free parking at our main office in Tumwater. * A stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund. * The fulfillment of public service. * Excellent work-life balance. * Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities. * Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. * Free Thurston County Transit public transportation. Duties * Complete software programming and development tasks as assigned in support of high-risk mission critical systems and software development projects in accordance with defined project timelines and quality expectations. * Independently plan development approaches and strategies to programmatically solve business needs. * Perform system support, troubleshooting analysis, and implement programming changes necessary to solve reported system issues and requested system enhancements. * Apply appropriate software change control procedures and IT “best practices” when applying software changes including to production, integration, test, and development environments. * Write and update documentation, including software requirements specifications, configuration management, software designs, software versioning, code documentation, software release notes, etc. * Perform “developer” level testing on programming assignments using defined test cases and perform data validation involving complex relational databases. Qualifications A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related field OR An Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related field and two (2) or more years qualifying professional IT experience. OR Four (4) or more years of recent professional experience in computer application development and maintenance. Experience includes but not limited to analyzing, designing, implementing, maintaining, programming, and/or technical testing medium to large scale software applications. * Qualifying professional IT experience is defined as experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: IT consulting, applications architecture, systems development, systems analysis, or database management.* Preferred/Desired *Qualifications of this position include:* Demonstrable experience working with a software development team that used the “Scrum” agile software development methodology. Three (3) or more years demonstrated experience with the following: * Microsoft .NET architecture framework (.NET 2.0 or higher) * ASP.NET * C# * Microsoft SQL Server * Object Oriented Design and programming * Visual Studio 2012 or higher Supplemental Information How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large green "apply" button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile. Please provide three (3) professional references on 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. The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "see resume" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete. General suggestions for creating a good application: * Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position. * Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation. * Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications. * Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one. Pay attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the experience. Detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'. * Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained experience or skills. * Make sure your application reflects your best writing. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or state rules of compensation (if currently a state employee). Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Marc Osborn at marco@oic.wa.gov. Other Information: * This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). * State law (RCW 48.02.090[5]) prohibits employees of the OIC from having any interest, directly or indirectly, in an insurance company other than as a policyholder. This prohibition includes the receipt of renewal commissions. If employment is accepted with this agency, you agree to abide by this state law. * If a degree or other credentials are listed by the candidate, proof will be required at the finalist stage. Candidates are encouraged to pre-plan for this. University degrees must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent. * If a degree was awarded outside the United States, candidates must provide a credential evaluation report. * Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. * If claiming veteran status, please send your DD 214 to recruitment@oic.wa.gov with IT AD Entry in the subject line. Please do not attach the DD 214 to your application materials. Please black out personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. * The Office of Insurance Commissioner is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the recruiter listed above. * If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing (log in, password or email issues) or completing your application (error messages), please call toll-free at (855) 524-5627. * For general questions regarding applying for jobs, contact the recruiter or careershelp@des.wa.gov. Salary: $68,700.00 - $90,120.00 Annually Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA Job Type: Full Time - Permanent Department: Office of the Insurance Commissioner Job Number: 2021-07126 Closing: Continuous Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov