IT System Administration - Journey

State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98504

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IT System Administration

  • Journey

Information Technology


Tumwater, WA

To be considered for the first round of interviews please have your application submitted no later thanCOB Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to take on the dynamic role of an IT System Administration

  • Journey levelwithin our Information Technology Unit. This is a full-time, permanent position located at Department of Corrections Headquarters in Tumwater, Washington.

Our mission at the Department of Corrections (DOC) is to 'improve public safety by positively changing lives'. With a vast number of innovative sustainability programs, and evidence-based practices used to reduce recidivism, Washington State is highly regarded as a strong leader in the field of Corrections. For additional information about our agency, please visit

This position is part of a two person team responsible for the agency Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and Oracle WebLogic infrastructure technologies for the agency's critical applications. The position configures and maintains all of the external connections entering DOC, servicing our local, state and federal law enforcement partners. This position performs specialized, complex, technical analysis that results in systems design, development, acquisition, implementation, quality assurance and security testing, establishing maintenance requirements, troubleshooting and multifaceted system performance enhancements. It performs long-range planning for website growth, upgrade to newer software versions, increased resource demands and new internal/external interconnections, to ensure all applications and their operating environments are highly available and run efficiently. This position plays a key role in the technical management of agency enterprise, mission critical, information technologies that serve all facets of the agency's business, to include its nearly 9,000 high-demand application users while providing critical support for Prison operations, where downtime has dangerous consequences for the agency, and for DOC's Community Corrections staff statewide whose systems being down could result in a life and safety issue for our officers and the public.

To begin the online Application Process:

Click the green 'Apply' button located at the top right corner of this the job posting. Sign in or create an account.

The followingmust be attach to your completed application:

  • A cover letteroutlining your qualifications.

  • A detailed chronological resume'.

  • Andatleastthreeprofessionalreferenceswithaphonenumberandanemailaddressfor each.

Click "Accept & Submit" to submit your application.

Incomplete application packages may disqualify you from the process.Key responsibilities of an IT System Administration

  • Journey levelinclude, but are not limited to:
  • Serves as the web technology architect, managing these technologies for DOC enterprise, mission critical applications and their associated web platforms (Microsoft IIS and Oracle WebLogic).

  • Participates in and occasionally leads projects to integrate new technologies and improve current web technologies and infrastructure, brings systems in line with current best practices for high availability and supportability on the latest technologies and their current releases.

  • Provides Change, Service, and Incident creation and analysis. Provides assessments and consultations.

  • Reviews, develops, and maintains professional documentation on all agency web hosting environments in support of enterprise applications.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field from an accredited institution.

  • An equivalent combination of IT related training and experience may substitute, year for year for education.

  • Two (2) years' technical work experience installing, configuring, and administering Microsoft IIS v8 or higher.

  • Two (2) years' technical work experience administering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or higher..

  • Two (2) years' technical work experience scripting in PowerShell.

  • Above experience may be gained concurrently.


  • Two (2) years' technical experience with Oracle Web Logic Server/Fusion Middleware hosting environment for web applications.

  • Trained and certified in implementing and administering Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) v8.0 or higher.

  • Experience using and configuring Apache Tomcat Web server.

Mission: The mission of DOC is to improve public safety by positively changing lives.

Our Vision: Working together for safer communities.

Our Commitment: To operate a safe and human corrections system and partner with others to transform lives for a better Washington.

Our Core Values:

  • Cultivate an environment of integrity and trust: Corrections values partnership and trust. We foster openness and support courageous conversations. We are committed to doing what we say we are going to do by being accountable and taking personal ownership in our actions.

  • Respectful and inclusive interactions: Corrections appreciates and values individuals by promoting an inclusive and diverse environment, which encourages safety. We respect, value, and listen to the thoughts, feelings, and perspectives of our stakeholders and consider the impact on those we serve as well as each other.

  • People's safety: Corrections believes in creating an environment that values physical, mental, and emotional security and well-being. We honor those who advance safety for all.

  • Positivity in words and actions: At Corrections, we assume positive intentions and believe there is a shared desire for the best outcome. We consistently demonstrate positive behavior and always put forth our best effort.

  • Supporting people's success: Corrections is committed to our community - understanding individuals, instilling hope, embracing change, and providing opportunities.

For additional information about the agency, please visit


Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.

All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.

Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.

We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.

Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.

Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.

If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.

Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.

Promote inclusiveness.

Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email DOCHQHRRECRUITMENTS@DOC1.WA.GOV or call us at (360) 725-8572. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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