IT Application Development - IT Manager

State of Washington
Full time Full day
Olympia, WA

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is looking for an IT professional to join the Information and Policy Section as the IT Application Development – IT Manager. This position will be located in our Headquarters (HQ) office in Lacey, WA.

We are looking for applicants who can provide strong leadership and direction to a group of IT professionals who support the critical work of TCP. The ideal candidate will possess excellent people skills and a strong IT background, experience supervising and mentoring IT professionals, and the ability to professionally and effectively communicate with a diverse audience.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts

The core work of TCP is pollution prevention and environmental cleanup. Our Underground Storage Tank program inspects thousands of facilities across the state to detect and prevent leaks before they create new cleanup sites. Cleanup work includes both the Voluntary Cleanup Program and larger, more complex formal sites. We also provide grant funding to local governments to help with cleanup and we educate and engage the public.

Some of the tasks for the IT Application Development – IT Manager position include:

Provides technical leadership for the Toxics Cleanup Program's IT strategy.

  • Creates and sets strategic vision for technology use across the program, and integrated within the agency.

  • Performs research, documents option analysis, and develops recommendations to program and agency management.

  • Works to ensure that Ecology staff, management, legislators, partner agencies and the public have access to accurate and up to date information about TCP's work.

  • Ensures coordination between all IT activities within the program that intersect with other Ecology programs and the agency's Information Technology Service Office, as well as our state and federal partners.

  • Fosters collaborative relationships across the program and the agency to understand business needs and offer solutions that are meaningful to the business, and are supportable into the future.

Manages, supervises, and controls the on-going activities of the Information Communications Unit.

  • Manages the planning, staffing, organizing, and evaluating of the strategic direction for the unit.

  • Sets the unit's daily activities and priorities.

  • Sets priorities and establishes goals for each member of the team.

  • Professionally communicates job expectations, determines standard work practices for unit, schedules work assignments, and directs the work of employees.

  • Monitors and evaluates the work performed by the unit, and provides coaching and mentoring feedback as appropriate.

  • Conducts performance evaluations, coaches, corrects, and recognizes staff.

  • Ensures proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained so the Collective Bargaining Agreement is adhered to.

  • Recruiting, interviewing, making selections and hiring IT staff so that the unit has the "right" people to support TCP's core mission.

  • Applying organizational policies, guidelines and standards to further develop and maintain a high performing IT team.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be March 20, 2020. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before March 19, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Please to do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology program or closely related field; and five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: consultation, systems development, systems analysis, database management, technical support troubleshooting, project management, server management, supervisory or team lead experience in IT field.


An Associate's degree or higher in an Information Technology program or a closely related field; and Seven (7) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: consultation, systems development, systems analysis, database management, technical support troubleshooting, project management, server management, supervisory or team lead experience in IT field.

Additional years of experience can substitute, year for year, for education.


Seven (7) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: consultation, systems development, systems analysis, database management, technical support troubleshooting, project management, server management.


Two (2) or more years (full-time equivalent) of supervisory or team lead experience in IT field.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising, leading and mentoring IT professionals in team and individual capacity.

  • A Bachelor's degree with focus on computer science, project management, or related field.

  • Experience with Agile project management and software development.

  • Education and knowledge of environmental sciences and supporting science based business areas.

  • Professional level experience consulting, designing, programming, maintenance and/or supporting work for moderate or large size organization.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives, Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help

Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See for more details.

  • See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents as an attachment to your application:

  • A Cover letter that clearly describes why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualifications.

Please to do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

Other Information:

If you need assistance applying for this job, please e-mail Please do not send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Jeff Johnston at: Please do not contact Jeff to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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