Washington State DSHS Information Technology Specialist -Data Manager in Olympia, Washington


Are you ready to be part of a dynamic and innovative team managing data, solving complex problems, ensuring data integrity, and making a difference for Washingtonians? By working for the Research and Data Analysis (RDA) team, you can play a critical role in supporting policy-relevant research projects and health care reform strategies.

In this opportunity you will be responsible for merging data from a variety of different sources, including DSHS administrations and other state agencies. Other responsibilities will involve: importing external data, verifying quality of data, developing strategies to report data in a usable format.

What we are looking for:

  • Strong background in business rule validation; data linking and error checking; identification of areas for process improvement.
  • Curiosity, inquisitiveness, and an ability to learn new concepts in a fast-paced and dynamic field.
  • Thorough understanding of database design and structural relationship concepts
  • Ability to efficiently write and maintain programming code in SAS and SQL
  • Ability to work effectively with other agency program and/or fiscal staff to understand, extract, and manage cross-agency data.
  • Ability to ensure that all products deployed are thoroughly tested and meet the business requirements
  • Ability to complete work within deadlines

Individuals who should apply: Professionals with 4 years of information technology (IT) experience such as consulting, analyzing, designing, programming, installing and/or maintaining computer software applications; directing projects; providing customer or technical support in information technology; or administering or supervising staff who performed work in any of these IT disciplines.

Screening of application materials will be on-going with the first review on October 10, 2016. We will be reviewing applications weekly and encourage you to apply as early as you possible. The hiring manger may make a hiring decision after initial review of applicants.

Be prepared to provide a copy of your chronological resume and a letter of interest to accompany your application. These may be requested by the hiring manager at a later date.

If you have questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact Brenda Fitzpatrick at (509) 363-5032 or brenda.fitzpatrick@dshs.wa.gov job number 09827.


Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.


Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-09827 ZA44

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 11/5/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

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: $4,762.00 - $6,247.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA