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Flsb Unit Supervisor - IT Systems/Applications Specialist 6

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Washington State Seattle , WA 98101

Posted 2 months ago


Are you looking for:

  • Excellent benefits?
  • Career growth opportunities?
  • Opportunities to impact your community?
  • A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust?
    As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

  • Forensic Scientists who examine crime scene evidence that supports prosecution of crimes;

  • 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;

  • Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;

  • Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;

  • IT Specialists who leverage technology to enhance and sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and statewide emergency communications

  • Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people

  • Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently


Why you should apply:

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is a professional public safety agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life as well as prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis. You can be a part of this team!

This position is the Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau (FLSB) information technology manager who will administer the technology systems of seven crime laboratories, the toxicology laboratory, the CODIS DNA Unit and the Impaired Driving Section that manages DUI information and drug recognition programs for the entire state. This significant public service position will enable the FLSB use of technology to help them achieve their mission

This is what you will do:

  • Oversee and manage the technology operations of the forensic laboratories, including planning future technology strategies, identifying and resolving technical incidents and problems, keeping existing systems running; and managing daily operations including to responding to business work orders.

  • Represent and advocate for the Forensic Laboratory Service Bureau (FLSB) business and technology needs to the Information Technology Division and Electronic Services Division.

  • Represent the WSP technology policies, procedures, and programs to the FLSB business units.

  • Manage a team of 8 technical staff, creating a collaborative environment that leads to high-productivity. This team supports the dynamic forensic examination needs of the State Crime Labs (7) Division and the Toxicology Division.

  • Manage FLSB vendor contracts and relationships.

  • Plan, organize, control, and lead FLSB projects that include software development, procurement and deployment of software, technologies, and scientific equipment.

  • Support the administration of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) used by the forensic scientists for case management.

  • Support improvements in forensic laboratory procedures through applying enabling technologies.

  • Direct and manage the state-wide Sexual Assault Kit Tracking program.

  • Direct and manage the polling of breath test data from 200 breath test instruments located throughout the state.

  • Direct and manage the support of the CODIS DNA systems used by the State Crime Labs.

  • Participate as a member of the ITD Extended management team and as a member of the Application Development and Support Section management Team. Serve as a member of the Crime Lab and Toxicology divisions' management teams, representing technology interest.
    This is who you will work with:

This position interacts with the FLSB director, FLSB Division/Section Leaders, Crime Lab Managers, Toxicology Lab Manager, stakeholders, OCIO consultants, other ITD section managers, and manages vendor contracts and activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Computer Science or Information technology _

OR_ four years of information technology management experience

  • Competency in using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio) and Microsoft Project

  • Three or more years' of experience as a supervisor
    Additional Required Competencies:

  • Project Management experience Ability to plan, organize, control, and lead information technology projects. Project management includes topics of scope management, schedule management, communications management, quality management, procurement management, risk management, and project execution.

  • Government IT Management

  • Understanding and ability to lead in a complex government IT setting.
  • Application Development and Support
  • Ability to analyze, design, develop, test, and implement information applications. Compose complex software logic, write database query statements, and create business user interfaces and reports
  • Problem Solving The ability to define business and technology issues, identify root causes, and develop strategies to resolve the problems.
    Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Must acquire Criminal Justice Information System Security and Awareness training for Level 4 Security Test within 6 months of appointment and maintain current status for the duration of employment in the Forensics Laboratory Services Bureau's system support teams.

  • Must pass a FBI background check for the support of the FBI Combined DNA Index System (CODIS).

  • Must acquire and stay current with the Forensics Laboratory Services Bureau's safety procedures. When required must provide a DNA sample for screening but is not placed into the CODIS system.

  • The position is required to provide off hours phone access information for a phone tree.

    Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information technology

  • Two years working within government information technology environment

  • Two years' experience managing with information technology infrastructure responsibilities including server support and network support
    Supplemental Information

_The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment. _


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference _MUST_attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service.

If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Melodie Wulfekuhle at or .

Please complete the on-line application process at Please include a resume and letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.

The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible.

The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more panels.

In order to be considered further for this position, you must attach a letter of interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.

For candidates that pass the on-line supplemental questionnaire process, and based on a review of your application materials, you may be invited to the next phase of testing which could include tests related to typing speed and accuracy, reading comprehension, spelling, data entry speed and accuracy, and prioritization AND/OR an oral interview.

Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc.

During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, position required and/or applicant specified education will be verified. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call . Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or .

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace and
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary: $6,038.00 - $7,918.00 Monthly

  • Location:* King County
  • Seattle

  • Downtown Business, WA

  • Job Type:* Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Department:* Washington State Patrol

  • Job Number:* ITSAS6 #1903 FLSB

  • Spt 2018

Closing: 9/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

  • Agency:* State of Washington

  • Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Flsb Unit Supervisor - IT Systems/Applications Specialist 6

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Washington State