Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction: Web Programmer

Posted by | August 30, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips

Location: Seattle, WA


The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is seeking a visionary and dynamic person to join the OSPI team as the Part-Time Web Programmer for the Digital Learning Department.  This critical and innovative half-time position is based in the University District of Seattle, Washington. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit OSPI’s website ( to gain insight into the agency’s mission and strategic plan.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* Developing and maintaining web applications and web pages for the DLD website.
* Configuring and maintaining database and web servers.
* Providing support for users of the web applications.
Required Competencies
* Strong skills in the following programming environments: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP.
* Strong skills in HTML.
* Strong skills in programming database-driven applications with MySQL.
* Comfortable using source control systems, such as Subversion.
* Must have good attention to detail.
* Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team and in collaboration with colleagues.
Reporting and Supervision
* This position reports to the Director of the Digital Learning Department
* To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and demonstrate successful mastery of each competency listed.
Desired Qualifications (Not Required)
* Experience developing AJAX-based applications.
* Experience developing REST-style applications.
* Experience developing applications that provide and use web services.
* Experience configuring and administering Linux-based servers, including deployment and configuration systems.
The maximum annual compensation range for the position is $40,000. Washington State has a generous benefit package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement, and an optional deferred compensation program.  You can obtain information on health benefits at and retirement options at

To apply: Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement, a current resume, a complete list of five or more personal and professional references, and the optional

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