Job Vacancy Information Technology Specialist 4 (Software Developer) State of Oregon

Job title: Information Technology Specialist 4 (Software Developer)

Company: State of Oregon

Job description: Initial Posting Date: 05/11/2022

Application Deadline: 07/11/2022

Agency: Judicial Department

Salary Range: $6,655 – $10,839

Position Type: Employee

Position Title: Information Technology Specialist 4 (Software Developer)

Job Description:

Open Until Filled: The close date of this posting is “continuous.” This means that the announcement will remain open until all positions are filled. However, applications are processed every Monday, starting on May 16, 2022, and the announcement may close at any time.

Benefits: Oregon Judicial Department provides a variety of employee benefits that includes health, dental and vision coverage, and paid leave. Optional employee-paid benefits include life insurance, long- and short-term disability, long-term care, flexible spending accounts, and commuter benefits. New employees who are not already Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) members will participate in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and the Individual Account Program (IAP) after six calendar months of employment in a qualifying position. The OPSRP plan can provide a lifetime pension after five years of service and the IAP is a separate investment account in addition to the pension. Employees also have an opportunity to participate in the , a 457(b) deferred compensation retirement plan. For additional information on OJD employment benefits, .

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REQUIRED: A cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes listed below. It is important that you attach a cover letter and provide examples of when you performed similar work to what is in the Requested Skills and Attributes. This means that a generic cover letter you have used to apply for other jobs is likely not enough to get you an interview. We read every letter, and we are looking for candidates that follow these instructions and provide the information we need to make a decision. Prepare your cover letter before starting your Workday application.

REQUIRED: a completed work history, either through your completion of the Job History (internal candidate) or Work Experience (external candidate) portion of your Workday profile, OR by attaching an updated resume.

Your cover letter and work history must demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, Special Qualifications, and Requested Skills and Attributes, listed below.

You must follow all Instructions to be considered for this position.

Failure to provide a completed work history and cover letter may result in your removal from consideration.

We are hiring an Software Developer (Information Technology Specialist 4) to join the Enterprise Technology Services Division (ETSD) in the (OSCA).

As an Software Developer…

You will provide technical assistance to ETSD staff, research analysts, management, end-users, and Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) vendors or stakeholders. You are expected to develop and manage working relationships with these customers as well as effectively communicate in written and oral formats to explain difficult technical information.

Your main role will be to provide technical support for circuit court application services. This includes responding to and resolving help desk tickets, identifying, analyzing, and solving problems arising from case or financial management, as well as other system integrations deployed to the OJD production environment. You will evaluate, troubleshoot, diagnose, document, and resolve system integrations problems or any issues in the OJD case or financial management systems. You are expected to develop and run scripts, queries, and reports against the case or financial management databases through various Windows and web applications including Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and other data import/export techniques. You will also provide SQL database assistance both intra- and inter-agency for problem resolution, upgrades, and new requirements.

Researching, analyzing, documenting, and configuring integration changes with an effort to retain or improve efficiency and effectiveness of court operations and statistics will be part of your duties. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to review, analyze, and introduce new integration solutions to specific business needs.

Assigned tasks may be changed to accommodate workload and organizational needs. We welcome all candidates who are inspired by .

What can help you get a chance to interview?

It’s important to know your application will be read by an actual person, not a computer algorithm. When we read your cover letter, we are looking to see if you are writing to us, at OJD, and whether you have addressed the Requested Skills and Attributes listed below. Using a generic cover letter is likely not going to get you an interview, so please take the time needed to personalize your cover letter.

Instructions for Work History/Resume and Cover Letter

This recruitment requires a cover letter and a complete work history that addresses the Requested Skills and Attributes. To be considered for this position, you must follow these instructions:

Resume/Work History

Attach your updated resume in the Resume / CV / Cover Letter section of the application. The attached resume file should include your name.


Complete the Job History/Work Experience portion of your Workday profile if you are not using an updated resume.

Cover Letter

Attach your cover letter (not to exceed two pages) in the Resume / CV / Cover Letter section of the application. The attached cover letter file should include your name.

In the body of your cover letter, please include responses to all eight (8) Requested Skills and Attributes listed below.

Address the cover letter “To the Hiring Manager.”

Failure to follow these above points may result in rejection of your application. All application materials will be evaluated for consistency of information, and your letter will be evaluated for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and language use in addition to demonstrated experience.

Minimum Qualifications

(These must be evident in your resume for full consideration.)

Must have three (3) years of responsible, technical experience that typically supports the knowledge, skills and abilities requirements listed for the position.


Must possess a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, management, business or public administration, or a closely related field.


Any equal to six (6) years of experience that support the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.

Note: An advanced degree in information technology, computer science, business or public administration, management, or a closely related field could substitute for some of the required work experience.

Special Qualifications

(These must be verifiable in your application.)


Requested Skills & Attributes

(These must be verifiable in your application and addressed in your cover letter for full consideration.)

Experience communicating technical issues to a variety of users and user levels.

Skill presenting information clearly and logically, orally and in writing.

Proficiency writing scripts or modules such as with TSQL and PowerShell.

Knowledge of tools for constructing SQL database structures.

Knowledge of methods and procedures for designing, developing, monitoring and maintaining applications.

Experience identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Experience evaluating system efficiency and suggesting improvements.

Experience in the following areas: SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, Coding in C# and JavaScript, Node.js and Vue.js, and Microsoft BizTalk.

Working Conditions

This is a full-time position. The work schedule currently is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is FLSA exempt and not eligible for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 per work week.

Occasional required after-hours, early morning, evening, night, and weekend work.

Occasional travel to court locations throughout the state (with overnight stays).

Often involves in-person, email, video, and phone contact with confused or frustrated people.

Frequent phone and in-person contact with people from diverse backgrounds.

The following equipment will be used on a regular basis: tablet/telephone with optional headset, computer equipment, personal computer with screen monitor, hand truck, and ladder.

Lifting and moving computer equipment or other office equipment weighing up to 25 pounds may be required.

Requires on-site availability as needed for project management, task activities, or other necessary assignments as directed by management.


Criminal Background Check

You will be subject to a criminal background check if you are a finalist. Adverse results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may result in disqualification if the circumstances are directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.

United States Employment Eligibility

OJD does not offer visa sponsorships. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security’s confirming you are able to work in the US.

Future Vacancies

Apply now if you are interested in this or future vacancies. This job announcement may be used to fill future vacancies in this class of work.

Veterans’ Preference

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given preference in the recruitment process. To receive preference, veterans must attach the appropriate documentation after they receive an email in their Workday in box requesting the information to verify eligibility. The action item, asking veterans to attach their documentation, will arrive after they have submitted their initial application materials. Visit the Oregon job opportunities for additional details, information, and resources.

Conduct Expectations

Because of the Oregon Judicial Department’s role in providing justice and upholding the rule of law, employees of the Department are required to meet the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics while on the job, and also to maintain those same high standards when taking actions in their personal lives that could reflect on the Department. As an employee, you will be expected to preserve the confidentiality of information received in the course of OJD employment.

Pay Equity

As an employer, the Oregon Judicial Department complies with Oregon’s pay equity law. We determine salary from applicable professional experience and education. For more information on pay equity,

Employee Benefits

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Questions and Support

If you require an alternate format to complete the application process, call 503-986-5930, or TTY: Oregon Relay Service 711 for the hearing impaired. Be prepared to describe the alternate format needed.

Workday related information and resources are available at .

For questions about a specific Oregon Judicial Department job posting, call 503-986-5930.


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Location: Salem, OR

Job date: Fri, 13 May 2022 01:24:03 GMT

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