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Data Technical Specialist (ITDM - Journey) - Multiple Positions (DOH5532)

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The initial review of applications begins on June 8, 2021. Apply early!

The Data Technical Specialist positions support our COVID data administration and data processes and instances, platformed data, dashboard and the methods used to transport the data from our operational data stores to the reporting and visualization data environments, these positions must work with multiple lines of business and multiple technologies in order to adequately perform their duties.  

In these positions, you'll consistently apply tactical expertise with a knowledge and understanding of standard data technologies to ensure the ongoing maintenance and data delivery of tools and associated data for our data rich environments.

These positions will need to understand the agency's COVID-19 data, business processes, strategic direction and impacts they have on internal/external stakeholders and the internal organization. This understanding is used to ensure current state of data engineering within the agency is kept manageable and identifies and guides agency efforts while ensuring data pipelines evolve in response to business solution needs (planning, analysis, design, configuring, and problem solving).

You'll partner with other technical teams, business analysts and software engineers to develop the processes that capture, organize, and route data so that it can be used to gain insights important to business through the reduction of data points that may not be relevant.

Other duties include:

  •    Managing and maintaining data environments and organizing data events to make reporting, analysis, and using data easier.
  •    Implementing processes (applications of the pipelines) that create, maintain and improve the insight into real-time trends by leveraging functionality provided by business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools.  
  •    Creating and maintaining automated data processing products that minimize slow-downs and vulnerabilities associated with the various stages of data intake and movement.
  •    Working directly with other data Specialists, Business Subject Matter Experts, and application developers to convert operational capabilities.
  •    Focusing on processes (and development of) for collecting, parsing, provisioning, and sharing large data sets, in order to provide the right data sets and visual tools for analysis to the data scientists.

These positions are a part of the team that is responsible for the implementation and management of various systems and the data that supports the Department of Health and Statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The impact of these systems and the data supported is across the department, across the state and at the federal level. Impact is to the general public, Local Health Jurisdictions, laboratories, hospitals, clinics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The team will be working with various vendors and other state agencies as necessary to support this work.

This recruitment will be used to fill four (4) full-time project, journey-level IT Data Management positions within Health Technology Solutions (HTS) which are currently funded through July 31, 2023.

The duty station for this position is in Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval.

Learn more about the positions by viewing the complete position description. 


About the Department of Health 

The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state.  

Our Values 

Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are:

  • Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives. 
  • Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all. 
  • Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone. 
  • Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us. 
  • Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day.  


Benefits of Working for DOH 

Washington is America's Top State, according to U.S. News (2021), and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.  


Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state's capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.


We also offer:

  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions. 
  • Growth and development opportunities.  
  • A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes. 
  • Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work. 
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work. 
  • An Infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.  
  • A modernized workplace.


What we're looking for  

Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. Our ideal candidate is outward even when confronted with others that are not open or collaborative. They demonstrate resilience to model outward behaviors even when stressed or tired.

Required Qualifications

  •    Option 1: A Bachelor's degree or higher in Information Technology program or a closely related field; and four (4) years of professional experience in one (1) or more of the following IT disciplines: Systems development, data administration, database management, data pipeline engineering.


  •    Option 2: An Associate's degree or higher in Information Technology program or a closely related field; and six (6) or more years of professional experience in one (1) or more of the following IT disciplines: Systems development, data administration, database management, data pipeline engineering.


  •    Eight (8) or more years of professional experience in one (1) or more of the following IT disciplines: Systems development, data administration, database management, data pipeline engineering.


  •    Two (2) or more years of experience in the software development field.  
  •    Experience in the following:

o    SQL Data Administration at an Enterprise level performing SQL Server 2012/2014/2016/2019 database administration.

o    Building and maintaining reports in SSRS.

o    Developing SSIS packages, Building Cubes and Datamart in SSAS.

o    Data architecture, data administration, data analysis, data modeling, reports. development, data pipeline development or database administration.

Application Process

Intrigued? Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

  1.    A cover letter, describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are interested in this position.

  2.    A current resume.

  3.    Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) someone you have supervised or led.

Important Note: Do not attach documents that contain a photo or private information (social security number, year of birth, transcripts, etc.) or documents that are password protected. These documents will not be reviewed and may cause errors within your application when downloaded.

Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should 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 remove or cover any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers and year of birth.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. We prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability.

This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.

Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions

With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:

  •    Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
  •    Occasionally work more than 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
  •    Occasionally travel typically locally or regionally, to meet with clients, conduct business, or attend or provide training.

If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Skyler Jones at (360) 236-4408, Skyler.jones@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can't log in, password or email issues, error messages).



This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.


Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.


Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.

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