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ASP.Net/C# Developer (IT Analyst III) - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

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Location: Tacoma, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #12399
Posted: March 27, 2018

Are you a skilled professional that enjoys programming, troubleshooting and managing web-based applications critical to the success of an organization?  If this is you, apply to join our Environmental Health Division as Programmer, Online Food Worker Card Class system.  This is a Regular, Full-time (1.0 FTE) position.

This position will serve as the lead in support and development of the online food worker card class system. The online food worker card class system serves all local health jurisdictions in the State of Washington. The system provides food worker education for over 300,000 food workers each year, increasing knowledge of safe food handling processes and decreasing the occurrence of food borne illness in the community. Check out our site at

Some of what you’ll do:

  • Design, code, test and implement fixes and enhancements to the application
  • Support and troubleshooting the application, infrastructure and services
  • Document application, system specifications and services
  • Coordinate and manage vendors in support and development of the application

    What you bring to the table:

    • Knowledge of and skill in ASP.Net, MVC, C#, MS SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
    • Skill in designing and coding applications
    • Skill in planning and organizing work activities to meet established objectives.
    • Ability to pass a background investigation.
    • Desirable but not required:
      Knowledge of AWS, project management and infrastructure design and maintenance.

    Successful candidates will demonstrate these competencies:
    • Customer Service- Focuses efforts on discovering and meeting the needs and expectations of customers: the public we serve, employees we supervise, vendors, community and stakeholders
    • Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems, weighing the relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions before making a recommendation
    • Decision Making- Makes educated, effective and timely decisions, even when limited information is available; perceives the impact and implications of those decisions
    • Utilizes active listening skills and responds to others as appropriate
    • Develops and/or translates complex professional information into understandable messages and talking points for technical and nontechnical audiences
    • Demonstrates knowledge of how technology impacts health message delivery
    • Demonstrates knowledge of the role that culture plays in communication and is able to interact sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, and professional backgrounds.
    • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
    • Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure. Remains active and commits to implementing change, despite challenges, recovers quickly from setbacks. Recognizes effects of cumulative stress in self and co-workers.
    • Flexibility- Is open to change, adapts to shifting circumstances or unexpected obstacles.

      Who should apply:

      A bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field; And, three years of information systems experience involving software systems design and development, programming, system administration and analysis within a network environment; Or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience leading IT system projects and/or systems design desired.

      Ability to pass a background investigation.

      Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

      Work Setting: Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in government office environments.

      The potential for dealing with dissatisfied or angry customers exists, requiring skills in conflict resolution.
      Tools and Equipment: Duties require the use of standard office furniture and equipment (e.g. desk, filing cabinet, computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, etc).
      Physical Demands: Work involves special physical demands such as lifting and carrying 25 - 50 lbs (e.g. computers, boxes of paper, supplies, etc). Ability to lift and transport computer and network equipment.
      Travel: Driving a vehicle requiring a license.
      Some travel is required, and is typically local or regional, to meet with clients, conduct business, or attend or provide training.
      When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department.

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