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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Information Services
Developer I
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State of Colorado | Denver, CO
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Job Description

Department Information

* For the purposes of minimum qualification and comparative analysis, ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.*

What We Do:

The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.

At OIT, we recognize that "how" we deliver is as important as "what" we deliver. Our core values define our character, and each employee is expected to embody these values in all the work we do:

SERVICE: Serving the people of Colorado

Intentionally and generously serving others for a better Colorado.

INTEGRITY: Demonstrating credibility and sincerity in our work

Inspiring confidence and trust in the Governor's Office of Information Technology through our personal conduct.

TEAMWORK: Collaboratively working together at OIT and across the state

Working cooperatively with others and engaging in constructive dialogue to overcome difficult challenges

RESPECT: Appreciating and acknowledging the role, diversity, and contribution of those with whom we work.

Consistently conducting ourselves in a way that shows regard and thoughtfulness to others.

COURAGE: Pushing boundaries to foster positive change

Proactively and positively pursuing the transformations necessary to address tough issues and drive innovation.

Why We Want You:

We want your expertise, positive energy, drive to succeed and love of this great state as we work to elevate the expectations Coloradans have of their government.

What You'll Get From Us:

At OIT you will find an opportunity to contribute meaningful work to support and serve Colorado residents. It's your chance to combine your love of technology with public service. Plus, you'll have great benefits, motivated team members, and opportunities for flexible work hours and advancement.

Check out this video to see why our employees love working for the Governor's Office of Information Technology:


Description of Job

This OIT position supports the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The Governor's Office of Information Technology is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply for a fantastic position that supports the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in a mission that makes a direct impact on improving the lives of Colorado citizens. CDPHE's mission is to protect and improve the health of Colorado's people and the quality of its environment.

Job Summary

The Developer I has responsibilities across the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) from business requirements to support, but he or she is primarily focused on development activities. Development activities include: working with business analysts and customers to understand requirements; working with team members to apply secure programming techniques using standards and best practices; commenting code for peers and testers; performing unit testing, configuration management, source code control, deployment and release management; and providing support services as needed. Operational support services vary in scope from minor bug fixes (tickets) to major enhancements (change orders). As an application reaches the sunset stage, the developer is also expected to participate in planning efforts around replacement and modernization. The Developer I operates at the application level.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Application Development and Support - 50%

* Consult with Solution Architects, Solution Engineers, and others as appropriate to design applications in line with OIT strategies (e.g., Cloud First, Mobile First, Secure Colorado, etc.).
* Collaborate with Business Analysts, Customers, Project Managers, and others as appropriate to assist In the creation of estimates and timelines.
* Develop applications In line with business requirements using Agile or Waterfall methodologies as needed.
* Perform coding (In-house applications) or configuration management (COTS applications) in accordance with standards and best practices and further minimize defects through disciplined unit testing.
* Coordinate update releases and other system changes, contribute to the Implementation of break/fix solutions, and update documentation and configuration Information related to changes as needed throughout the life cycle.
* Organize, build, and validate all segments of the code related to a specific build (release) for final User Acceptance Testing.
* Ensure development activities within the position's scope of responslbllityare consistent with established service portfolio policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
* Determine the best approach in the development of an application's code to meet the customer's current requirements and anticipate future enhancement needs.
* Identify and recommend changes to development policies, processes, templates and standard operating procedures to Improve the overall quality of work being delivered.
* Collaborate across a matrix management environment with other developers and other OIT department staff as needed. Must understand lines of authority and follow protocol to engage other resources.
* Find unique ways to resolve Issues In the development process to meet the requirements of the customers and lead to the most efficient Implementation possible.

Request Management - 20%

* Handle simultaneous requests of varying complexity from supported customers.
* Complete staff assignments within a matrixed supervisory environment.
* Adhere to Incident Management & Change Management policles and protocols established by OIT for Incident resolution and lmplementlng production system changes.

Tracking and Reporting of Work Assigned - 15%

* Working with the supervisor, develop estimates of the work effort necessary to deliver application solutions based on the project specifications provided. Record time spent on work activities Into the approved project tracking system. Provide appropriate progress reports to the supervisor or project manager as requested.
* Determine reasonable and accurate estimatesfor the completlon of assigned work activities.

Additional Duties as Assigned - 15%

* Perform all other duties as assigned.

Expected Outcomes:

Resolve Service Desk Incidents within Service Level Agreements (SLA)

* Work with agency staff to evaluate and analyze service desk application incidents
* Develop, test, and deploy solutions into the production environment within priority-based timeframes

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Job Requirements:

Work Experience

* 1-2 years of hands-on programming experience in applications development


* Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in information technology, computer science, or related fields. (Relevant experience may be substituted for education at the hiring manager's discretion.)

Functional/Technical Knowledge & Skills

* Documented proficiency working on development platforms, using multiple programming languages. (Provided via copies of performance evaluations, letters of reference, etc.)
* Documented proficiency working collaboratively with teams across the software development life cycle. (Provided via copies of performance evaluations, letters of
* reference, etc.)
* Familiarity with delivering application prototypes and pilots in various project methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall.
* Familiarity with using Application Programming Interfaces to integrate systems or data sources.
* Proficiency in time and task management.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years experience in:

* HTML 5
* C#
* Sharepoint
* CSS 3
* PHP, Javascript
* Object Oriented Programming, Debugging skills, CRUD/REST

Role Based Competencies:

Analytical Thinking

* Use requirements provided by Business Analysts to interpret business needs and recommend and develop technical solutions accordingly.
* Apply deductive reasoning to technical issues to determine root cause and recommend and perform a methodical process to fix them.


* Recommend innovative ideas for greater efficiency in the development process or deliverable itself wherever possible.

Attention to Detail

* Complete all work with firm adherence to policies, procedures and established best practices and in accordance with industry standards wherever possible.
* Subject all efforts to careful scrutiny to ensure the integrity of own work as well as project deliverables.


* Become knowledgeable about new initiatives and tools being adopted by OIT.
* Respond positively to changes in department processes, initiatives, and tools to help ensure a smooth transition from current state to future state.
* Assist other team members in adapting to these changes when needed.


* Understand role on the project team, complete assigned deliverables on schedule, and support team members with time or expertise where needed.

Working Conditions

* Sitting at a computer workstation, standing, and walking expected in a typical office environment

Supplemental Information

* Conditions of employment: A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process, and/or other department-specific screens as required. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or conviction of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.
* Some details to be aware of: Former employees of the State of Colorado who have not left in good standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
* Comparative Analysis Process: is the selection process used to identify the applicant that fits the job the best from a qualified applicant pool. Applications and applicants are compared to others in the pool to identify a top group. Applicants will be notified of their status in the pool via email.
* On-call Status: As warranted.
* Travel- May require travel to locations throughout the Denver Metro area.