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Information Systems Specialist 6 (Programmer Analyst)

Posting Date: 01/28/2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Agency: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Salary Range: $5,155.00 - $8,347.00 Monthly
Position Type: Employee
Position Title: Information Systems Specialist 6 (Programmer Analyst)
Job Description:

Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources! 

Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
This position is with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) located in Salem.

Would you enjoy a rewarding career in support of one of Oregon’s premier natural resource agencies? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team of professionals in the Information Systems Division in Salem. This exciting and challenging position will provide maintenance and development of custom applications for the agency. Consider joining our team and apply today!

This recruitment will remain open until filled with the first review of applicants being conducted on February 7, 2022. Apply now as this recruitment may close at any time.

Initial interviews are anticipated to be held via phone, video or virtual interview due to the current situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Did you know:
We offer full medical, vision and dental plans with employees paying either 1-5% of their rates
You will start out accruing 8 hours of sick and 8 hours of vacation leave per month, with your vacation leave accruals increasing every 5 years
You have access to 24 hours (3 days) of personal business leave to use at your discretion each year
You receive eleven paid holidays per year (this includes Thanksgiving and the day after)
AND you will be automatically enrolled into the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) program.

Not from Oregon, no problem! If you enjoy the outdoors, Oregon is the place for you. We have glaciated mountain peaks to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the massive Columbia River Gorge to the north. You can fish 365 days a year, and there is hunting for big game, waterfowl and game birds. The Oregon coast attracts thousands of people who clam, crab and fish in the ocean for halibut, salmon and tuna. The outdoor opportunities are endless when it comes to fish and wildlife in Oregon! Oregon is known for their vineyards, breweries and adventures for the whole family to enjoy. To learn more about the department, the work we do, and see our beautiful state, view the following video at

What you will do:
• Perform system maintenance using testing procedures to pinpoint errors and inefficiencies. Propose and implements solution to problems. Assist users, programmers and analysts in resolving technical problems encountered on development servers and desktop computers. Test and review programs and/or program modifications written by oneself or another programmer. Provide base training to users in operation of new data processing systems and software packages.
• Test all modifications and verify the accuracy of modified output with the users prior to implementing revised programs. Create, test, and review new development process methodologies. Review and evaluate code developed by oneself and other programmers to ensure quality and adherence to established standards. Create project and task estimates and manages work within the development lifecycle and process. Develop software applications using disciplined software development processes, working on one or more development projects of small and large complexity at the same time. Test and implement application components the team has developed or modified. Ensure that design documents are drafted and kept up to date for all software applications and ensures documentation of code consistently throughout the development process.
• Provide input on estimating the feasibility and cost of producing software systems, along with schedule estimation for system implementation. Research new technologies, development tools, and software development methodologies and make recommendations
regarding acquisition and utilization.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Working Conditions
• Perform a high volume of detailed, technical work in a multi-programming environment requiring continuous use of, and exposure computers on a daily basis. Work in close quarters in an open, modular concept environment with a diverse group of people, which includes regular walk-through traffic, and some machine noise. Must regularly coordinate production activities with computer operations and data entry operations staff. May occasionally be required to move a terminal, other data processing equipment, office furniture, etc. Will be required to travel occasionally to conduct or participate in training classes or for job assignments in-state.

• Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours.

We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience:
Minimum Qualifications:
• Five (5) years of information systems experience in database administration/application development/production task development; OR
• Associate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field; AND three (3) years of information systems experience in database administration/application development/production task development; OR
• Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND one (1) year of information systems experience in database administration/application development/production task development

Requested Skills:
• Developing Microsoft SQL development, debugging code written by others, C#, .Net, ASP.Net, HTML, XML, SQL Server, including SQL Stored Procedures
• Analysis/design/coding on Client Server and Web-based systems
• Information systems experience in programming
• Programming languages, frameworks, and programming suites experience in visual studio and .NET programming, HTML5, C#, Javascript, AngularJS, Entity Framework, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Bootstrap
• Experience in the software development field

The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to the removal of your application for this specific position. For more information, visit our policy listed here.

Veterans - If you are an eligible veteran and you meet the qualifications, veterans' preference points will be added to your score.  For more information on veterans' preference points visit and select Veterans resources under Resources. Please do not attach veteran documentation to your initial application, after you have applied you will be sent a task in your
Workday account to provide your veteran documentation at that time.

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If you are passionate about natural resources, we invite you to join our team and assist with furthering ODFW’s mission by partnering with communities and sharing how our work has a positive effect on Oregon’s fish, wildlife and their habitats. ODFW is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce as we strive to represent and better serve our neighboring communities. Our most important asset is our employees, and each person brings unique, different, and important contributions to the workplace and community we serve.  With Oregon’s changing demographics, a workforce that reflects this change will make us stronger and create an opportunity for better decision making. Consider joining our team as we lead ODFW into the future!

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer