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Department of Water Resources

322 E. Front St., P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho


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IT Programmer Analyst, Senior

Department of Water Resources

Open for Recruitment: February 1, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 01618072196
Salary Range: $26.00 -$28.50 per hour (DOE) -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

The Department of Water Resources has an exciting career opportunity in Boise, Idaho, for an IT professional to work in a natural resource environment.   If you have previously applied for an IT Programmer Analyst Senior position and wish to be considered for this vacancy, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used.

This is a full time, senior-level position.  At this level, incumbents are able to perform the full range of application design, analysis and programming functions to identify and solve complex problems related to the field of natural resources.  They are seasoned professionals who are looked to for guidance and counsel by less experienced staff.  Applicants should have 5+ years experience working in a Microsoft application development environment and experience using Visual Studio and C#.  Applications integrate with ESRI geospatial processes and are moving towards a mobile environment.  Check out our website at to learn more about our agency and access information on our business processes and on-line applications.


  • Analyze, develop, and maintain custom business applications used by the Agency. 
  • Develop, test and implement new application programs and enhancements. 
  • Resolve routine to complex programming problems and determines appropriate solutions. 
  • Research available tools and technologies to determine alternative technology solutions. 
  • Consults with users to analyze, develop, and maintain programs.


Five years full-time work experience in the past 10 years in the information technology (IT) field at the Programmer Analyst level or higher. 

  • Experience writing in one or more commonly used programming languages or in 4th generation languages appropriate for multi-use/multi-tasking environments. 
  • Writing IT programming specifications, performing system analysis and design, writing program documentation in accordance with published standards. 
  • Experience with VB.NET, ASP.NET C#.NET or comparable programming languages in .NET framework 3.5 or higher.  Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, developing either desktop and/or web applications.


  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Entity Framework, JavaScript, HTML, XML. 
  • Familiarity with ESRI GIS products such as ArcObjects and ArcGIS Server. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment with other Programmers, GIS Analysts, Database Administrators, and/or Web Developers to define and develop standards. 
  • Experience with system analysis and design and associated documentation practices.


Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. To preview the examination for this position, click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to apply from this screen.  Please follow the directions under "How to Apply."


Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please add/select:

  • Department of Water Resources under "Agencies" 
  • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift" 
  • Boise under "Cities"

When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist. This Application Checklist includes: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies and Job type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.