Employer: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
System Analyst (Information Systems Specialist 6)The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality strives to build and sustain an inclusive environment that embraces and values diversity. Employees at all levels of the agency work together to foster fairness, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or physical or mental disability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed preferred qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualification. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application.Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon’s environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). At DEQ, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land, and water. Here is a video about DEQ: https://youtu.be/iP3K7JoLe1kThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) currently has a full-time opportunity for a System Analyst (Information Systems Specialist 6) in Portland, Oregon.Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality. The Central Services Division (CSD) assists the Agency in achieving its mission by providing central management services for the agency in accounting, budgeting, information systems, human resources, health and safety, training, policy and organizational development, purchasing, and facilities management. The division serves headquarters and 3 regional divisions, the Vehicle Inspection Program, and the Laboratory and Environmental Assessment Division. Services are provided for over 700 positions, various local and regional governments, and directly to citizens. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.What you will do!You will evaluate client (end user and program manager) information, requirements, and technology needs, and recommend appropriate technologies. You will design, develop and implement new application software systems for state-wide use and modifications/configurations to existing systems or new Commercial Off the Shelf Systems (COTS). You will help support data migration efforts from legacy systems to new systems. You will coordinate the work of programmer/analysts and programmers, system users and others as a project team leader. You will identify threats and opportunities arising from changes in technology and recommend appropriate responses. You will make recommendations for agency-wide systems development policy. You will work with a fun and collaborative team to achieve high customer support and satisfaction.What’s in it for you!The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! We offer a competitive benefits package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members, as well as paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. In addition, we offer membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and you have the opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). If you are passionate about Oregon’s environment, apply today! This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.What are we looking for?Minimum Qualifications: 5 years of information systems experience, OR a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field, AND 1 year of information systems experience.Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:A good working knowledge of relational database theory and application.Experience with database development and implementation in a multi-user, multi-site environment. Specific experience developing SQL Server and Visual Studio transaction processing systems and distributed applications is desirable. Knowledge of .NET and ASP.NET protocols and operations.Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, SQL, Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, and other data manipulation software.Experience developing, collecting, modeling, and managing data sets and systems, preferably environmental data sets.Experience with major database migrations and implementations.Experience designing small databases, data tables, queries, reports and working with JSON objects.Experience conducting system analysis, including identifying system requirements and choosing appropriate data management tools.Experience developing and documenting processes, procedures, and techniques. Preferred experience in using PowerShell or Windows Scripting.Ability to effectively communicate ideas, recommendations, and technical information to technical and non-technical people.Working Conditions: Work is conducted primarily in a fast-paced office setting with extensive daily use of a computer.Occasional state and interstate travel required to attend meetings, trainings, conferences, etc.Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays in response to emergency conditions, such as a system malfunction.Often works under tight deadlines. Priorities often shifted – requires flexibility, adaptability, and a positive attitude.How to Apply: (complete the application in full)External Applicants Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. Click this link for the External Candidate job aid, and view this video for additional information.Internal Applicants (current State of Oregon employees): Apply through your employee Workday account. View this job aid for assistance.Helpful Tips:Be sure to attach a resume and cover letter.Allow yourself plenty of time to complete and submit the application, resume, and cover letter.Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity.This posting closes at 11:59 PM on the close date listed.Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.Workday performs best in Google Chrome.Click here for Resources and a Job Support Page. Please Note: In addition to your related work experience and education, DEQ will use the desired attributes and minimum qualifications above, under the “What are we looking for?” section to determine whom to interview. Please make sure your attributes and minimum qualifications are clearly demonstrated in your application material.COVID-19 Vaccination Information:The State of Oregon is requiring all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval of the vaccines, whichever is later, unless the employee receives a medical or religious exemption/accommodation. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. For more information, visit https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Documents/executive_orders/eo_21-29.pdf.Veterans Information:DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information on veterans’ preference, please visit Veterans Resources, or call the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs at: 1-800-692-9666. For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.Pay Equity: As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005, the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. Please visit http://www.oregon.gov/das/hr/pages/equity.aspx for more information. Please note: the salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect an additional 6.95% (6% goes to PERS and .95% covers payroll taxes). Please review the Classification and Compensation page for more details.Work Authorization:DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. On the first day of employment, all hires will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. In addition, hires will have three business days from their first day of employment to present documents that establish employment authorization and identity.Questions/Need Help?If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Rebecca Zanskar, Human Resources Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 807-8937. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.