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COVID-19 Application Development Supervisor (IT AD Snr/Spec) DOH5449

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 direction.

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 work.

This is a full-time permanent IT Application Development - Senior/Specialist within HTS, Applications and Data Services (ADS)

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 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.

 DOH offers:

  • 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 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 bonding. 
  • A modernized workplace.

Duties Include

  •    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 architecture.
  •    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 statements.
  •    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 workloads.

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.

Required Qualifications

  •    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 management.  


  •    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 environment.
  •    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 Services (IIS).

o    Experience working with relational databases

o    Interpreting user requirements and software design documentation to be used for software development.

Application Process

Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.  Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

  1.    A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required qualifications for 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) 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 supervisory approval.  

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).




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.

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.

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