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IT professional structure

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Raad Building
128 10th Ave SW, PO Box 47500
Olympia, WA 98504-7500

What is the IT professional structure?

The IT professional structure is the general civil service classification and compensation structure specific to the states information technology workforce.  This structure was developed to:

  • Ensure enterprise and organizational alignment and equity
  • Improve opportunities for career growth
  • Keep pace with the rate of information technology industry change
  • Improve the states ability to benchmark work internally and externally

 

 

IT professional structure profile

This table shows the number of classified ITPS positions in General Government and Higher Education by job family (rows) and job level (columns) reported quarterly. Data shown as of October 2021:

Job level

Entry Journey

Senior /

Specialist

Expert IT Manager

IT Senior

Manager

Total number by

job family

Application Development

143 565 263 7 38 7 1,023

IT Architecture

N/A

8 123 8 17 11 167

IT Business Analysis

40 319 74 0 13 2 448
IT Customer Support 299 283 18    N/A 33

N/A

633
IT Data Management 24 224 101 0 17 1 367
IT Policy & Planning 0 6 24 0 31 44 105
IT Project Management 11 97 91 1 20 5 225
IT Quality Assurance 33 136 18 0 3 0 190
IT Security

N/A

66 75 3 10 10 164
IT System Administration 164 612 188 2 20 6 992
IT Vendor Management 1 3 4 0 3 2 13
Network & Telecommunications 39 156 126 0 14 6 341
Total number by job level 754 2,475 1,105 21 219 94 4,668

N/A = job level does not exist in that job family.

How is it different from other general civil service classification and compensation plans?

  • Allocation decisions are made by the organizations ITPS evaluation committee. The committee requirements are established in rule (WAC 357-13-058) and committees must include IT and HR professionals. The ITPS evaluation committee is trained to apply clearly defined critieria used to evaluate the work of a position captured in the IT position description. Evaluation results are input in the enterprise IT Position Evaluation Tool for position history and reporting purposes.
  • The ITPS salary schedule consists of 11 ranges and 13 steps. Progression through the salary schedule is the same as other general civil service salary schedules. The difference in the ITPS salary schedule is each range is independent and not related to the other ranges.  IT job classes (family + level) are assigned to one range on the new salary schedule.

Where can I find more information about the IT professional structure?

Online ITPS information

  • ITPS job descriptions: Descriptions for each job level in each job family are found on the Classified Job Listing page.
  • ITPS salary schedules: ITPS Salary schedules are posted on the Salary Schedules page.
  • ITPS position description: Form used specifically for classified IT positions posted on the HR Forms page.
  • ITPS training: Online and classroom training specific to writing classified IT position descriptions and IT Evaluator's Training are posted in the states learning management system (LMS).

ITPS training and reference materials

IT position evaluation online training schedule

We will send invitations via GovDelivery to the HR Community and HR Manager lists, and registration will be available approximately 4 weeks prior to training.

Training date

Time

Date registration opens

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes 30 minute break) Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes 30 minute break) Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes 30 minute break) Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes 30 minute break) Wednesday, November 9, 2022
     

Please note dates listed above are subject to change.

 

Last updated
Monday, October 18, 2021
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