IT Application Development – Journey (Tumwater) job vacancy in State of Washington Parks and Recreation Commission (Tumwater, WA 98511)

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Company name : State of Washington Parks and Recreation Commission
Location : Tumwater, WA 98511
Position : IT Application Development – Journey (Tumwater)

Description :

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety, and winter recreation.
Our Mission The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington’s most treasured lands, waters, and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives. Our Vision Washington’s state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.
Washington State Parks employs more than 750 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.
___________________________ The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is currently seeking a full-time permanent
IT Application Development
(Journey) position at Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Headquarters in Tumwater, WA.

This posting will remain open until filled. It is in the candidate’s best interest to apply before September 6th
, 2022 when a first review of applicants will be completed. The hiring authority reserves the right to fill this position at any time after that date without notice.

For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the “Supplemental Information” section of this publication.


This position supports the agency’s transformation goals to adopt a business approach to park system administration by facilitating data communications and designing new business automation, data dashboards, and data analysis systems. This position will help modernize interpretation methods through development of custom mobile web systems. This position will also provide professional consultation for IT problem resolution, security issues, and agency policy issues.
Duties include but are not limited to:

Design, develop, and update systems using various programming languages including Microsoft, NET, SharePoint, Microsoft Power Platform, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, hypertext makeup language (HTML), jQuery PowerShell, and DotNetNuke (DNN).
Develop, patch, and reconfigure web systems to meet changing security requirements.
Research specific threats and responses options and develop response plans for agency web and collaboration systems.
Develop and optimize workflow leveraging web and network systems.
Research solutions for unique/new technology requests, and direct purchase of approved acquisitions.
Collaborate with IT team and WaTech agency to deliver services.
Collaborate and support the development of IT Policies, procedures, and standards.
Project coordination and communication for supported systems.
Collaborate with IT team to develop presentations and training materials.
Primary liaison with WaTech regarding issues with hosted web and ftp systems.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.**
Two (2) years of experience in enterprise-level web and system development.


Associate degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.**
Four (4) years of experience in enterprise-level web and system development.

**Each year of work experience may substitute year-for year of education.


Experience utilizing Microsoft.NET, Microsoft Power Platforms, CSS, JavaScript, HTML, jQuery, and PowerShell.
Experience developing with SharePoint
Experience utilizing Microsoft Power Automate.

Per Governor Inslee’s Emergency Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader), all Washington State Parks employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the time of hire. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you have verified your vaccine status. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact the recruitment team at

Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY: To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at You must attach in your application package the following:

Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
Current resume in chronological order.
Three professional references.
**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including “please see resume” may disqualify you from further consideration.
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified, and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). For more information:
Diversity Policy Statement:

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces and values the full spectrum of all community members’ contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:

Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability.
Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences.
Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society.
Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to all people of this state today and in the future.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strengthens our ability and commitment to serve all citizens.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and sustaining a working environment that includes, welcomes, and respects diverse identities of race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and more. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are invited to apply. Persons desiring any accommodations in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at
(360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For information about this position, please contact Harley Graves at
or (360) 902-8586.

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