The Application Development Supervisor is the expert for Health
Technology Solutions (HTS) related to Data Interoperability for
Health Information that flows into the department. As electronic
Health Information Exchange (HIE) data is a key component for
transmitting information into and out of the Department of Health
(DOH), this position is responsible for ensuring our systems
operate seamlessly with this data. The use of key systems
that operate with our partner organizations must be architected,
configured and managed.
In this position, you'll manage staff and work with our internal
and external stakeholders to ensure our systems are kept up with
current technologies and managed appropriately. This includes
independently developing, architecting, designing, testing,
implementing and maintaining multi-dimensional web enabled
information systems used to provide, manage, monitor and assess
data required to make informed decisions at the enterprise,
division and business unit level. This position also supports
enterprise wide platforms that are used to integrate the data
systems into our health processing for the purpose of surveillance
and pandemic response.
Many of these are critical to agency business functions with a
primary focus on Public Health, Disease Control and Health
Statistics and reporting of these activities to other state, local
and Federal agencies, administering the DOH mission critical
functions of collection, management and distribution of data
pertaining to public health. The enterprise public health systems,
that this position supports, have impacts across the multiple
divisions within DOH and integrate with various systems to support
critical public health functions.
This position envisions, designs, recommends and implements
architectural applications for mission critical, complex systems
and applications for the agency. It recommends technical
solutions to management and executive leadership and ensures that
application and system architecture is logically consistent within
the principles, policies and standards established by DOH.
This position leads the architectural process, which involves
ongoing development and maintenance of DOH's application
architecture framework that aligns with agency and statewide
This position is part 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 is a full-time permanent IT Application Development -
Senior/Specialist within HTS, Applications and Data Services
HTS provides technology solutions and management in support of
the agency's mission, strategic plan, and the agency's IT
Portfolio. The Office ADS provides high quality technology
services by developing and implementing reliable IT systems,
providing and supporting mechanisms for collecting, managing, and
presenting data to ultimately maximize its usefulness for public
health decisions and business functions.
This announcement has been reposted to invite additional
applicants. Applicant review will begin on May 11, 2021.
About the Department of Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal,
state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay
healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness
and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide
education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our
state is prepared for emergencies.
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
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.
- 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
- A commitment to diversity and inclusion by fostering an
inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their
authentic selves to work.
- An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health
values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent
- A modernized workplace.
- Managing the use of Rhapsody message engine to
support Agency goals and objectives by coding and working within
the constraints of the Interoperability engine.
- Designing, developing, testing, implementing,
administering, or maintaining agency and business unit web
applications that interact with databases, web services or data
warehouses from software requirements specifications and other
related business analysis artifacts using Java, C, C#, JQuery, .NET
Frameworks and MS-Office products.
- Applying advanced technical knowledge and
considerable discretion to evaluate and resolve complex tasks.
- Providing leadership, mentors and educating
management and technical staff on issues related to application
- Providing strategic planning, holistic system
design and developing and documenting system architecture.
- Managing the data migration and data validation
processes for major IT initiatives that require the consolidation
of existing data structures into newly formed data structures in
support of current and future IT applications.
- Utilizing DBMS software (SQL Server, MS Access) to
design, develop, & maintain relational databases & applications
using simple to highly complex Transact-SQL queries and
- Compiling simple to highly complex stored
procedures, user defined functions, and queries using T-SQL syntax
that are well-structured and re-usable.
- Solving highly complex IT problems, including
defining & analyzing the problem, identifying & testing solutions,
choosing, devising & implementing the best solution, documenting
the changes in the agency configuration management tracking system
and evaluating the outcome.
- Supervising a staff of IT professionals which
including providing coaching, planning, assigning and monitoring
What we're looking for
Success in this position requires one to be a team player,
defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility
to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their
words and actions affect others.
- Option 1: A Bachelor's degree or higher in
Information Technology program or a closely related field; and
seven (7) years of professional experience in one (1) or more
of the following IT disciplines: IT consulting, applications
architecture, systems development, systems analysis, database
management, server management.
- Option 2: An Associate's degree or higher in
Information Technology program or a closely related field; and nine
(9) years of professional experience in one (1) or more of the
following IT disciplines: IT consulting, applications architecture,
systems development, systems analysis, database management, server
- Option 3: Eleven (11) years of professional
experience in one (1) or more of the following IT disciplines: IT
consulting, applications architecture, systems development, systems
analysis, database management, server management.
- Five (5) or more years of experience as developing
and implementing application solutions within a complex distributed
- Three (3) or more years of progressive
professional experience in the software development field.
- Two (2) or more years of experience as an IT
supervisor or team lead.
- One (1) or more years of professional experience
in the Integration/Installation and support of Orion Rhapsody and
API Development and Integration.
- Experience in the following:
o Using MS-Visual Studio Development tools to
maintain and develop agency or corporate level systems.
o Designing, developing, testing, implementing and
maintaining C#, .NET Frameworks, using tools such as Team
Foundation Server (TFS) or other source control tools.
o Developing and testing MS-SQL 2005/2008/2012
Transact SQL statements
o Managing/configuring Internet Information
o Experience working with relational databases
o Interpreting user requirements and software
design documentation to be used for software development.
Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to
submit your detailed application profile along with the
A letter of interest, describing how you meet the
specific required qualifications for this position.
A current resume.
- 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) a subordinate.
Important Note: Do not attach documents that contain private
information (social security number, date 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. Veterans, please feel free to attach a copy of
your redacted DD214.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal
opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working
environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our
policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color,
national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,
age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability
in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.
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 in excess of 40 hours per week
and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include
evening and weekends.
- Occasionally travel statewide to attend meeting
which may include overnight stays and evening work.
- The duty station for this position is 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.
An alternative work schedule may be considered upon request
and supervisor approval. Telework - once returned to the duty
station for work activities, may be considered upon request with
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