Washington State Web Developer (ITS4) in Tumwater, Washington



This recruitment is open until the position is filled. First screening of applications is expected to occur on *September 28, 2016, so your prompt response is encouraged. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time during the recruitment process.

Here at the Department of Retirement Systems, we are responsible for providing the information, tools, expertise and services that ensure our members receive the retirement benefits they earn while in public service.

As the administrators of eight public retirement systems, 15 retirement plans and the Deferred Compensation Program, we serve a vast and diverse population. Our customers include fire fighters, teachers, government employees, and public safety and law enforcement officers who expect to the treated respectfully, to receive responsive service, and for the information they receive to be right. We are dedicated to our customers and to meeting and exceeding these expectations.

Our office is located in Tumwater, part of the Olympia/Tumwater/Lacey tri-city area on the southernmost tip of Puget Sound. We are part of a community rich in history, culture and natural beauty.


We are currently recruiting to fill two vacant web developer positions. This recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur. The successful candidates for these positions may be placed at the IT Specialist 3 or 4 level, depending on skills and qualifications. A structured training plan has been developed that includes a maximum of one year of training at the IT Specialist 3 level before advancing to the IT Specialist 4.

Working in a professional team environment, you will develop and maintain applications that allow our customers and partners access to data that supports our members' retirement accounts. These applications are critical for the agency to provide service to its customers and need to be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except during scheduled maintenance).


The desirable qualifications include:

  • Intermediate proficiency in analyzing, designing, consulting, developing, and/or supporting software products;
  • At least one year of experience utilizing Visual Studio and .NET programming;
  • Intermediate proficiency using MS SQL Server;
  • Intermediate proficiency utilizing JQuery, Bootstrap, or other related JavaScript Framework;
  • Intermediate proficiency utilizing middleware as an integration tool to access the IBM Mainframe; and
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following competency areas:

Analysis Studies and reviews documents and information closely; readily identifies information that is not pertinent and understands when additional or verifying data is needed. Uses data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make recommendations/decisions.

Researching and Gathering Information Effectively identifies, collects, organizes, and documents relevant data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation.

Customer Focus Dedicated to meeting the expectations of customers. Delivers high quality services and products. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships. Committed to continuous improvement and always acts with the customer in mind.

Managing Workloads Effectively organizes and prioritizes multiple, sometimes complex assignments, often involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on-time. Transitions easily between tasks; is able to incorporate project work into established workload and meet deadlines. Supplemental Information

Interested applicants who meet the qualifications and competencies in this announcement are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Be sure to complete all sections of the electronic application and answer all supplemental questions. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the work history section of the application template. Only those applicants whose background and experience most closely matches the desired qualifications and competencies of this position will be considered for this opportunity. The quality and completeness of the application, along with the ability to follow stated application instructions, will be considered in determining whether applicants will move to the next phase of the screening process.

NOTE: As part of our hiring process, we require an employment reference for the preferred candidate from his or her current or most recent supervisor. If the preferred candidate is a current or recent state employee, we will also review the personnel file as part of our process.

The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, military veterans, persons of disability, and persons over 40 years of age are encouraged to apply. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternate format, may call the Human Resources Office at (360) 664-7220 or TTY Relay Service at 711.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-06430

Department: Dept. of Retirement Systems

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $4,678.00 - $6,288.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA