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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 opportuntites 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 positions by job family (rows) and job level (columns):

Job level Entry Journey

Senior /

Specialist

Expert IT Manager

IT Senior

Manager

Total number by

job family

Application Development 176 630 224 8 36 6 1,080
IT Architecture

N/A

18 102 12 20 9 161
IT Business Analysis 53 327 50 - 11 1 442
IT Customer Support 375 267 15

N/A

126

N/A

783

IT Data Management 33 263 86 - 23 1 406
IT Policy & Planning 1 9 20 - 35 42 107
IT Project Management 9 128 69 1 25 6 238
IT Quality Assurance 61 135 12 - 3 - 211
IT Security

N/A

78 56 3 7 10 154
IT System Administration 178 626 156 1 19 4 984
IT Vendor Management 5 5 2 - 4 1 17
Network & Telecommunications 45 194 115 - 15 7 376
Total number by job level 936 2,680 907 25 324 87 4,959

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 under the Special Pay Ranges section on the Salary Schedules page.
  • ITPS position description: Form used specifically for classificed 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 reference materials

Last updated
Friday, January 24, 2020