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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

Department of Water Resources

Open for Recruitment: March 21, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 01619083595
Salary Range: $22.00- $24.65/hr -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise


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

The IT Programmer Analyst position is used for recruitment and training purposes for the IT Programmer Analyst-Senior position. Through various types of on-the-job training, the employee will learn to carry out the duties of an IT Programmer Analyst-Senior. Typically the Senior level requires 2 years experience as an IT Programmer Analyst or equivalent work experience.  Upon completion of training, the employee will be reclassified to an IT Programmer Analyst, Senior level. 

If you meet the qualifications for the IT Programmer-Senior, please apply under the IT Programmer Analyst-Senior announcement # 01618072196 or click on the link: 


  • Develops, tests and implements new application programs and enhancements
  • Resolves routine to complex programming problems and determines appropriate solutions
  • Researches available tools and technologies to determine alternative technology solutions
  • Confers with users to analyze, develop, and maintain programs


Three years of full-time, work experience in the past 5 years in the information technology (IT) field at the Associate Programmer Analyst level or a combination of education and work experience.

  • Experience with VB.NET, ASP.NET or comparable programming languages in .NET framework 3.5 or higher for developing desktop and/or web applications; experience with Microsoft Visual Studio or comparable product
  • Experience writing program documentation in accordance with published standards
  • Experience with relational databases, such as SQL Server or Oracle,etc.


  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Entity Framework, JavaScript, HTML, XML
  • Some experience with system design and analysis


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 63 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.