Salary: $80,064.00 – $107,676.00 Annually
Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Job Number: 2023-ITSO3700-06728
Department: Dept. of Ecology
Division: Information Technology Services
Opening Date: 05/19/2023
Closing Date: Continuous

The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an IT System Administration – Journey position. This position is locatedin our Headquarters Office inLacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station.

As a journey level system administrator within the Infrastructure and Operations section of the Information Technology Services Office, you will contribute significantly to maintaining the resilience, availability, and reliable operation of a diverse technical environment that supports an array of IT and business systems and services. Furthermore, you will assist in supporting the infrastructure needs of the entire agency across multiple sites throughout the state, including a large application development environment encompassing development, testing, and production operations. Ideal candidates will have experience working within technical teams to achieve objectives and the ability to engage and collaborate with other technical staff and key agency stakeholders. This important role calls for a resourceful, innovative individual. The systems and services you will assist in supporting are crucial for the daily operations of over 2000 employees based in 10 locations statewide.

Agency Mission: Ecology’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment for the benefit of current and future generations.

Program Mission: The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is the central provider of strategic and tactical support for the use of Information Technology (IT) within Ecology. The mission of ITSO is to create and support useful technology services that adapt for the future and support Ecology’s mission.

Tele-work options for this position: This position will be eligible for up to a 90% tele-work schedule. Applicants with questions about position location options, tele-work, and flexible or compressed schedules are encouraged to reach out to the contact person listed below in “other information.” Schedules are dependent upon position needs and are subject to change.

Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, we will review applications on June 02, 2023. In order to be considered, please submit an application on or before June 01, 2023. If your application isn’t received by this date, it may not be considered. The agency reserves the right to make a Hire any time after the initial screening date.

As a Web Server Administrator, you will contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of systems integral to the agency’s public website and all enterprise applications developed by Ecology staff. This role involves working in concert with administrative and development teams within the agency to address, analyze, and remedy usability and technical issues. As a key participant in the agency’s DevOps team, you will work with software developers to deploy and operate agency DevOps systems, contribute to the automation and streamlining of the agency’s operations and processes through these systems, and assist in the creation and maintenance of deployment tools using PowerShell. You will also help with monitoring tasks and aid in resolving technical issues in the agency’s development, test, and production environments.

What you will do:

  • Assist in the Web Administration and DevOps Engineering tasks under the guidance of senior team members.
  • As part of the web administration team, you will be involved in implementing application server architecture, and maintaining the agency’s enterprise application server infrastructure.
  • Offer technical support for Ecology’s enterprise software applications and automated deployment services under the supervision of a senior team member.
  • Contribute to project planning for the upgrade and expansion of web, application, and DevOps infrastructure projects.
  • Assist in deploying agency-developed applications using DevOps processes and principles.
  • Work on the resolution of technical issues related to the continuous integration (CI) / continuous development (CD) process using Azure DevOps, with senior oversight.
  • Support in maintaining agency source control solution(s) using Azure DevOps and GitHub.
  • Help create, author, and maintain build/deploy scripts using technologies such as Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Management Studio, and PowerShell.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and optimization of agency Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) implementation in alignment with Agile principles and values.
  • Collaborate with all parts of the agency business stakeholders on technology needs and leverage enterprise web and application infrastructure to meet strategic objectives, as directed by senior staff.
  • Learn from and collaborate with other System Administrators, Software Developers, and DevOps Engineers in System Administration and DevOps technology best practices and standards.

Required Qualifications:
Years of required experience indicated below are full-time equivalent years. Full-time equivalent experience means that any experience where working hours were less than 40 hours per week will be prorated in order to meet the equivalency of full-time. We would calculate this by looking at the total hours worked per week, divide this by 40, and then multiply by the total number of months worked. Examples of the proration calculations are:

  • 30 hours worked per week for 20 months: (30/40) x 20 months = 15 months full-time equivalent
  • 20 hours worked per week for 12 months: (20/40) x 12 months = 6 months full-time equivalent

Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, education, and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.

Option 1: Five (5) years of experience, within the last seven (7) years, in one or more of the following IT disciplines: IT consultation, systems development, systems analysis, IT project management, server management, virtualization, server storage, system administration, or converged compute, networking and storage.

Option 2: An Associate’s degree with a major study in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), or closely related field AND three (3) years of experience as listed above.

Option 3: A Bachelor’s degree with a major study in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), or closely related field AND one (1) year of experience as listed above.

*Additional combinations of education or accredited vocational training, as listed above, can substitute for all but one (1) year of experience.

*Completion of MCSE, MCE, Server+, or related certifications will qualify for one (1) year of required experience above.
All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:

Possible Combinations College credit hours or degree – as listed above. Years of required experience – as listed above.
Combination 1 No college credit hours or degree. 5 years of experience.
Combination 2 30-59 semester or 45-89 quarter credits OR Completion of MCSE, MCE, Server+, or related certifications. 4 years of experience.
Combination 3 60-89 semester or 90-134 quarter credits (AA degree) OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in IT or related program.  3 years of experience.
Combination 4 90-119 semester or 135-179 quarter credits. 2 years of experience.
Combination 5  A Bachelor’s Degree or higher. 1 year of experience.

Desired Qualifications:
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.

  • A Bachelor’s degree with focus on computer science, or project management, or database administration. At least two of the four years of experience should be within the last 4 years.
  • Professional level experience consulting, designing, programming, maintenance and/or supporting work for moderate or large size organization.
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Certification, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, or VCP: VMware certified professional.

Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.

Application Instructions
It’s in the applicant’s best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.

  • A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
  • A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.

For more information and to apply:

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