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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Agile Delivery Lead in Des Moines, Iowa

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Agile Delivery Lead

Salary

$71,988.80 - $110,697.60 Annually

Location

Des Moines - 50309 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

185 Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer

Job Number

21-00583

Closing

10/4/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Cayanna Reinier at cayanna.reinier@iowa.gov

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Job Description

Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.

The State of Iowa, Office of the Chief Information Officer is looking for a highly motivated candidate to join our Application Development team as our Agile Delivery Lead (Information Technology Specialist 5).

In this role you will join a high-performing innovative team whose work is driven by making a difference in the everyday lives of Iowans and continuously improving the effectiveness of government.

You will serve a key role fostering teamwork and success with our highly-skilled enterprise application development team and the customers we serve. You will evangelize and continuously improve agile delivery concepts across government. You’ll serve as the liaison between business and development teams, working with stakeholders to validate priorities and achieve goals.

What are we looking for:

Successful candidates for this role will have a proven track record of successfully delivering projects in increasing size, scope, and complexity, love for proactive problem solving, embrace flexibility and creativity, and share our enthusiasm for developing software that delivers value. Understanding software development practices is required with rich demonstrated experience working across multiple technical disciplines is a must. Demonstrated success partnering with a wide variety of customers and excellent written and verbal communication skills is a must. Previous experience working in agile teams as an analyst and delivery lead are required. CI/CD, DevOps and coaching experience is preferred.

Ability to read, understand and create support documentation is required. Successful candidates will thrive working in a collaborative team environment that embraces change and encourages innovation.

Our team is motivated, friendly, inclusive and shares a get-it-done attitude.

What you’ll do:

• Lead multiple delivery teams to support, enhance and develop software

• Ensure consistent delivery of services across multiple engagements through education, process improvement and policy development

• Work directly with customers from everyday users to Executive Leadership to understand needs

• Coach and lead other agile analyst and delivery lead team members

• Identify, propose and evaluate alternative methods of product development, adoption of new technologies, and improvement of work practices within team

• Represent the OCIO in a professional manner

Work Culture and Benefits

• Leader in delivering custom software development solutions for State government

• Embrace and continuously improve agile methodologies for best-in-class service delivery

• Excellent benefits package see here, full-time status based on 40-hour work week

• Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical

• An environment where teamwork, customer service, and a positive attitude are valued

Background check requirements

After a conditional offer of employment has been made, and as the final step in the hiring

process, candidates for this position will be subject to a background investigation, which may

include but may not be limited to a verification of a candidate's education, previous

employment/work history, contact of personal references, motor vehicle records, and a criminal

history check (including through Federal, State, or Local criminal justice agencies).

Information gathered as part of such background investigation will be treated as confidential to

the extent permitted by Iowa Code section 22.7, 8B.4A, and other applicable laws, rules, and

regulations; provided that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, such information shall be

available to candidates upon request.

Selectives

737 Information Technology Project Management

A minimum of 6 months experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both, where the applicant has received training in or been in charge of information technology projects that included some or all of the following:

• Coordinating professional, paraprofessional, and technical personnel involved in the development of new and/or

• maintenance and operation of existing information technology systems;

• Responsible for multiple business and/or computer applications through the development and support phases;

• Initiates in systems analysis studies;

• Evaluates overall and individual work performance to determine effectiveness in providing quality products within time and cost restraints;

• Prepares or reviews written and oral reports of proposed information technology systems;

• Directs applications systems planning and budgeting, and acquisition and acceptance of new equipment for the department;

• Monitors time and dollar expenditures to ensure projects and budgets meet established targets;

• Reviews computer programming techniques and computer usage to ensure efficient an effective procedure are utilized;

• Develops analysis and programming guidelines and documentation standards;

• Evaluates and makes recommendations for needed project team and/or customer training;

• Reviews the designs of computer applications to ensure that all requirements are satisfied;

• Reconciles conflicts within and between staff regarding resources, deadlines, and standards;

• Writes periodic progress, project status and problems resolution reports for management review.

Coursework or experience limited to straight computer programming, systems analysis, or web development is not applicable; the applicant must have education or experience aimed at project management where the applicant was the primary party responsible for the project. The applicant may have also performed other duties or supervised other staff but that is not required as long as the applicant was in charge of managing the information technology project or have taken coursework concerned with managing information technology projects.

OR

955 Business Application Processes

6 months’ experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both including:

• Ability to coordinate people and resources required to accomplish objectives without use of supervisory authority

• Ability to solve program administrative and service delivery problems requiring evaluation of information from a variety of sources with few precedents

• Knowledge of information systems, developments, and applications, including the ability to analyze and convert work processes to computer applications

• Familiarity with connecting business requirements established by management with the services and capabilities deployed with information technology services

• Essential business processes that use or can use information technology applications

• Analysis of existing business processes and creating or modifying that process in an automated structure or framework

• Knowledge of the process of transforming business processes that have been defined into a usable application through which the end user can easily access information

OR

984 Business Information Technology

6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both, in business information technology including any of the following:

• Support for management decision-making using computer technology, i.e., computer decision support systems, billing, accounting, queries, data modeling, and IT/manager interface including support for individual, group and corporate goals and managerial concerns with the design, use and implementation of information technology.

• Leveraging information technology in business strategy.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and experience equal to three years of fulltime work: operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting the completion of an approved curriculum/specialized training program developed and implemented by or in cooperation with state government; or eighteen semester hours of accredited post high school course work in one of the specialty areas listed above; or certification by an authorized educational institution/major computer or software producer in an area directly related to one of the computer specialty areas listed above, for the required education;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of the required experience for thirty semester hours of the required education;

OR

employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to six months of full-time work as an Information Technology Specialist 4.

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Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

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State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

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The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

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01

Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

02

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

03

Have you graduated from a four year college or university? IF YES- How many years do you have of full-time work operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites?

  • I have not graduated from a four year college or university

  • Less than one year of experience in the identified areas

  • One year to less than two years of experience in the identified areas

  • Two years to less than three years of experience in the identified areas

  • Three years or more of experience in the identified areas

04

How many years do you have of combined post high school education in any field AND experience in operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites?

  • I have none of the identified education and experience

  • Less than two years of the combined education and experience

  • Two years to less than four years of the combined education and experience

  • Four years to less than seven years of the combined education and experience

  • Seven years or more of the combined education and experience

05

If you are a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch) - How many months of full-time work have you had as an Information Technology Specialist 4 for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a current State of Iowa employee (executive branch)

  • Less than three months of work experience as an Information Technology Specialist 4 for the State of Iowa

  • Three months to less than six months of work experience as an Information Technology Specialist 4 for the State of Iowa

  • Six months or more of work experience as an Information Technology Specialist 4 for the State of Iowa

06

Have you completed an approved curriculum/specialized training program developed and implemented by or in cooperation with state government?IF YES- How many years of experience do you have operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites?

  • Not applicable - I have not completed an approved curriculum/specialized training program developed and implemented by or in cooperation with state government

  • Less than three years of experience in the identified areas

  • Three or more years of experience in the identified areas

07

Do you have eighteen semester hours of accredited post high school course work in one of the specialty areas (operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites?IF YES- How many years of full-time experience do you have in one or more of those areas?

  • Not applicable – I do not have eighteen semester hours of accredited post high school course work in one of the specialty areas

  • Less than 3 years of experience in the identified areas

  • Three or more years of experience in the identified areas

08

Do you have a certification by an authorized educational institution/major computer or software producer in an area directly related to one of the computer specialty areas (operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites)?IF YES- How many years of full-time experience do you have in one or more of these areas?

  • Not applicable –I do not have a certification by an authorized educational institution/major computer or software producer

  • Less than 3 years of experience in the identified areas

  • Three or more years of experience in the identified areas

09

Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both, where the applicant has received training in or been in charge of information technology projects that included some or all of the following:

  • Coordinating professional, paraprofessional, and technical personnel involved in the development of new and/or maintenance and operation of existing information technology systems;

  • Responsible for multiple business and/or computer applications through the development and support phases;

  • Initiates in systems analysis studies;

  • Evaluates overall and individual work performance to determine effectiveness in providing quality products within time and cost restraints;

  • Prepares or reviews written and oral reports of proposed information technology systems;

  • Directs applications systems planning and budgeting, and acquisition and acceptance of new equipment for the department;

  • Monitors time and dollar expenditures to ensure projects and budgets meet established targets;

  • Reviews computer programming techniques and computer usage to ensure efficient and effective procedures are utilized;

  • Develops analysis and programming guidelines and documentation standards;

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for needed project team and/or customer training;

  • Reviews the designs of computer applications to ensure that all requirements are satisfied;

  • Reconciles conflicts within and between staff regarding resources, deadlines, and standards;

  • Writes periodic progress, project status and problems resolution reports for management review?

Coursework or experience limited to straight computer programming, systems analysis, or web development is not applicable; the applicant must have education or experience aimed at project management where the applicant was the primary party responsible for the project. The applicant may have also performed other duties or supervised other staff but that is not required as long as the applicant was in charge of managing the information technology project or have taken coursework concerned with managing information technology projects.

  • Yes

  • No

10

Does your application demonstrate that you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both including:

  • Ability to coordinate people and resources required to accomplish objectives without use of supervisory authority

  • Ability to solve program administrative and service delivery problems requiring evaluation of information from a variety of sources with few precedents

  • Knowledge of information systems, developments, and applications, including the ability to analyze and convert work processes to computer applications

  • Familiarity with connecting business requirements established by management with the services and capabilities deployed with information technology services

  • Essential business processes that use or can use information technology applications

  • Analysis of existing business processes and creating or modifying that process in an automated structure or framework

  • Knowledge of the process of transforming business processes that have been defined into a usable application through which the end user can easily access information?

  • Yes

  • No

11

Do you have 6 months' experience, 12 semester hours, or a combination of both, in business information technology including any of the following:

  • Support for management decision-making using computer technology, i.e., computer decision support systems,

billing, accounting, queries, data modeling, and IT/manager interface including support for individual, group and

corporate goals and managerial concerns with the design, use and implementation of information technology.

  • Leveraging information technology in business strategy?

  • Yes

  • No

Required Question

Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

185 Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer

Address

Hoover State Office Building1305 E Walnut StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319

Website

https://ocio.iowa.gov/

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