Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen
The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill the Software and License Analyst role. The position is a Management Analyst 4 classification.
In this role, you will be responsible and accountable for the procurement and reporting of technology software and licenses, agency wide. You will have direct input into procurement and purchasing of several million dollars of technology spending on an annual basis. The purpose of this position is to identify, track and manage the software and license contracts and service level agreements with the agency’s technology vendors.
The mission of the Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is to create and support useful technology services that adapt for the future and support Ecology’s mission. ITSO’s mission is realized by focusing on the following strategic objectives and outcomes:
- Modeling behavior that demonstrates trust and integrity, accountability, and adherence to Ecology’s Core Competencies.
- Engaging in continuous learning, process improvement and proactive communication with our business partners so that we deliver high quality services that leverage modern technical solutions and meet the business needs.
- Advancing the Portfolio Management program for transparent decision-making, and mission driven prioritization.
- Managing agency systems to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability by evaluating business need, cyber threats, risk, and maintainability, so that agency data is accurate and reliable.
- Leading enterprise data management; promote agency defined data standards and industry best practices, architect technical systems integrations, and provide technical support for hardware and software tools allowing the agency to make data driven decisions.
Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of June 3, 2022. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before June 2, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
About the Department of Ecology
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. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people.
Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:
- A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.
- An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.
- Continuous growth and development opportunities.
- A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.
- Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.
Our commitment to DEIR
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.
Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.
Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.
Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.
Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.
We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.
What makes this role unique?
This position uses a blend of business analysis and technology vendor management skills. This position influences program managers, budget managers, and customers to make data driven decisions to ensure technology purchases align with statewide technology standards and purchasing policies. The position develops and continuously improves processes to collect, analyze and evaluate IT software and license usage data and recommends procurement strategies that are economical and benefit the agency. Activities include developing specifications for large, complex or unusual procurements projects such as enterprise wide IT software tool implementation like; Zoom, DocuSign, or Gov Delivery.
What you will do:
- Independently perform market analysis on highly complex purchasing projects and take appropriate procurement methodology action to ensure project goals are met.
- Collect, analyze and evaluate license counts on a wide range of software tools.
- Ensure proper approvals are obtained for purchases, when purchases do not follow traditional Purchase Tracking System (PTS) routing.
- Ensure technology software licenses are in compliance with software licensing agreements.
- Manage software and licensing processes to support license compliance and ensure documentation and information regarding the purchase and use of licenses is maintained and organized, to be presented in the event of an audit.
- Design, create and publish reports/charts on various licensing and contract metrics as directed by management.
- Develop and continuously improve processes that ensure technology software requests have been properly vetted and are approved for use within Ecology.
- Maintain and update approved agency software lists.
Experience for both required and desired qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment, educational and volunteer experience. See below for how you may qualify.
A total of Eight years of experience and/or education as described below:
Professional level Experience providing senior level professional analyses to management, staff, and customers regarding complex issues that impact programs and policies.
Education involving a major study in business administration, public administration, health administration, law, environmental law, finance, economics, statistics, environmental management, environmental or public policy, or a related field.
All experience and education combinations that meet the requirements for this position:
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
It is expected this position will become Prosci Certified in Organizational Change Management within 18 calendar months of onboarding. The certification program and continuing education will be funded by ITSO.
We highly encourage you to apply even if you do not have some (or all) of the desired experience below.
- One year of experience working in procurement of IT equipment, software, and services.
- Analytical Thinker.
Note: Having some (or all) of this desired experience may make your application more competitive in a highly competitive applicant pool.
Ecology seeks diverse applicants: We view diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect through a broad lens including race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, military background, language, education, life experience, physical disability, neurodiversity, and intersectional identities. Qualified candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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It’s in the applicant’s best interest to submit all of the documents listed below. Applications without these documents may be declined.
- A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.
- A resume outlining your experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.
- Three professional references.
Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.
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Additional Application Instructions for Current 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.
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.
Why work for Ecology?
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.
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 your health and financial security a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to life/work balance.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Student debt: how working for Ecology can help
Collective Bargaining: This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
Equal Opportunity Employer: 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, military spouses 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.
Note: This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification across the agency. Once all the position(s) from the recruitment announcement are filled, the recruitment may only be used to fill additional open positions for the next sixty (60) days.