Information Systems Specialist 7 - Application Developer (Remote Work)

Last modified April 12, 2023
Company Oregon Youth Authority
Address Salem, Oregon Remote
Keywords information systems remote youth design smalltalk remote information systems team analysis language information technology authority software

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Oregon Youth Authority

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5,885.00 - 8,894.00

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Information Systems Specialist 7 - Application Developer (Remote Work)

Job Description:


Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is looking to fill a full-time, limited duration Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) Developer position who will be a member of the OYA Development team responsible for the analysis, design, development, and implementation of software applications developed by OYA and an implementation vendor. This position will work in a complex technical environment which includes multiple desktop operating systems, client/server technology, relational databases, and interfaces into many other State information systems. The person in the position will participate in all aspects of the development life cycle and will have working experience with Smalltalk. They will be primary responsible for helping interpret and support the legacy JJIS Smalltalk application.


At OYA, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just words on a page.To meet our mission and live our values as an agency, DEI must be at the heart of all we do. We support cultural competence, develop teams and cultivate leaders in ways that are equitable to everyone, especially people of color, those who identify as LGBTQ+, or those from other marginalized communities. We are explicit and intentional as we identify resources that all our youth and staff need to grow and prosper. Our DEI work connects closely with our culture of positive human development, with safe and supportive environments where everyone is held accountable and connected to their community. The end goal is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences, with the opportunity to contribute to youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you! People of color, women, and other members of historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culture. For more information please visit.

What's in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the workplace is as valuable as it is inside the workplace. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules on most positions and a competitive benefits package, including low-cost, high-coverage , generous time-off, and a competitive .

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Your Role as SmallTalk Application Developer

  • Translate Smalltalk code from the existing Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) application.
  • Create Use Cases and User Stories
  • Create object model that represents application structure.
  • Create data model that represents the logical groupings of data.
  • Develop detailed feature requirements from the high-level business requirements.
  • Develop detailed specifications for software that will fulfill the defined requirements.
  • Review assumptions and plans with product owner, business analysts, project team and stakeholders.
  • Conduct walkthroughs with peers to review uses cases and class diagrams.
  • Design computer software to fulfill the requirements and specifications from the above phases.
  • Facilitate, document, and/or participate inagile development meetings and work sessions, as assigned by their team leader, supervisororproduct owner.
  • Develop diagrams to aid in understanding the object behavior and responsibilities
  • Develop diagrams to aid in understand database tables to application objects
  • Interpret and support the legacy JJIS Smalltalk application
  • For a full description of duties and responsibilities, email the

Additional Information

  • Limited Duration: This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end on or before June 30, 2025. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service.
  • Open Until Filled: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Our first application screening is scheduled for 11/14/2022 at 8:30am, but we may close the announcement at any time after this date when we have received an adequate number of applications. We cannot guarantee that we will consider applications received after this screening date. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
  • Remote Work: This position is eligible for full-time remote work. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this position will maintain a remote work schedule. Remote work is evaluated periodically to ensure business needs are being met and can be adjusted at any time. Please visit the state's website for more information.
  • Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
What We Are Looking For:

(a) Six (6) years of information systems experience in programming language, system analysis, design, or application development.


(b) An Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field;
four (4) years of information systems experience in programming language, system analysis, design, or application development.


(c) A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
two (2) years of information systems experience in programming language, system analysis, design, or application development.


(d) Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field may substitute for all of the above.

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey technical information effectively to IT staff, business users, and management level staff.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA: If you have these qualities, let us know! It's how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.

  • Working knowledge/experience with Object Oriented Analysis and Design using Smalltalk.
  • Working knowledge/experience with relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
  • Experience working with technology-based projects following an agile methodology
  • Working knowledge/experience with object-oriented design concepts and at least one object-oriented language.
  • Experience creating and modifying documentation following best practices and standards, ensuring design and implementation conform to policy.Ex: User stories

How to apply:

  • Complete the application fully or upload current, updated resume.
  • Complete the questionnaire / supplemental questions.
  • After you submit your application please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This step will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
  • If you are a veteran, you may receive preference. . The task to claim preference will come after the public records request and gender identity questionnaire tasks. for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application or combine it with any other required document attachments.

Good To Know Information:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law." The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.

Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process. For assistance regarding reasonable accommodation or for alternative format please contact OYA Recruitment at 503-373-7301. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.

Pre-employment Checks:

In keeping with our mission, OYA will conduct a criminal record check, per , a driving record background check and a vulnerable population abuse and neglect check. Information obtained about an individual is confidential. An individual who refuses to consent to a criminal records/background check shall be disqualified from consideration in the position for which you applied. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.

In 2003 Congress passed the (PREA), the first federal civil statue focused specifically on addressing sexual violence in juvenile facilities, jails, prisons, and other facilities. In recognition of the rights, safety, and well-being of the youth we serve you will be asked specific questions about your background to ensure our hiring and promotion practices comply with the National PREA standards.

All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test to establish a TB free "base line." If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

All positions in OYA will require the incumbent to serve as a "mandatory reporter" of child abuse.

Visa Sponsorship:

We do not offer Visa sponsorship. If you are hired, you will be required to fill out the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming you are able to work in the US. OYAuses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.

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