IT SPECIALIST

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SALARY RANGE: $82,821 - $103,526

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: 4 - 10s - 7:00 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

REPORTS TO: IT MANAGER

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: NON-UNION

DEPARTMENT: IT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS IN REVIEW

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with the implementation, monitoring, maintenance, and support of the organization’s information systems and to ensure the functional capabilities of these systems are optimized and fully utilized. This position also contributes to the development of solutions to complex problems and provides support and training to end users. 

CORE COMPETENCIES

1. Quality Work: Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with all departments and co-workers to implement systematic changes.

2. Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate appropriate level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products and/or processes involved. Duly perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

6. Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed. Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

7. Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers, board of trustees and membership.

8. Professionalism: Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

9. Support of Cooperative Goals: Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

10. Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Participate in the development, implementation, installation, testing and support of applications software.  May prepare technical and instructional manuals.  Works with organizational units to determine specific output requirements (e.g. breakouts, summaries, formats, etc.) and report formats.
     

  2. Studies existing data systems to evaluate effectiveness and develops new systems, or modifies existing systems to improve production or workflow. 
     

  3. Design, implement and maintain complex databases.  Duties include, but are not limited to; developing documentation, establishing security, validating systems, debugging, and ensuring effective back-up/recovery procedures, are in place.
     

  4. Query databases to provide data and reports to other departments.
     

  5. Oversee project implementation including planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work.  Ability to evaluate results with clear, observable metrics is necessary.
     

  6. Operates with considerable latitude for un-reviewed action and/or decision-making.  May recommend major changes in procedures or systems, where necessary.
     

  7. Work with users to define system requirements and troubleshoot and resolve problems.
     

  8. Install, configure, and upgrade desktop hardware and peripherals.
     

  9. Document computer problems and resolutions for future reference.
     

  10. Ability to utilize scripting methods to automate processes.
     

  11. All other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science in information systems or other computer-related degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. Equivalent technical training and experience will be considered.  Additional training in application development, network administration, and computer system integration desirable. Must possess excellent verbal and written skills. 

    • Additional training in Database Management Systems (DBMS), web site development, network administration and computer system integration desirable.

         

  2. Knowledge and Skills:

    • Good problem-solving skills. 

    • Ability to quickly learn new systems. 

    • Organization skills including attention to detail and accuracy. 

    • Knowledge of Cybersecurity best practices.
       

  3. Software and Toolsets:

    • MSSQL, Oracle, SQLite 

    • Python, PowerShell or other scripting language 

    • Microsoft Office 365 and Power Apps 

    • Web Technologies 
       

  4. Mental Demands/Working Conditions:

    • Requires frequent sitting and use of personal computer keyboard.  Some lifting, carrying, twisting, reaching, crawling, squatting, and bending when working on installation and repair of computers or related equipment.  Maximum weight to lift is approximately 50 pounds.  Requires good finger dexterity and ability to perform close work.

    • Ability to meet time deadlines and effectively multi-task.

The IT Specialist shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the Cooperative.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If your credentials and interest match this job, please send your completed application, cover letter and resume to: hr@inlandpower.com or mail them to, Inland Power & Light Company, 10110 W. Hallett Rd., Spokane WA 99224-7435, Attn: Human Resources.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.