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Application Developer

  • 493685
  • Full-time


The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful and innovative manner.  Do you want to be part of our team? ADWR is seeking an Application Developer join the Information Technology Division.

Application Developer


Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington St., Suite 310 - Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary Range: $52,500 mid, $83,110 mid-point, $99,724 Max

Grade: 26

Opening Date:  December 9, 2020

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The position is in the Information Technology Division - Application Development Unit. This is an application developer for many ADWR computer programs.

This position conducts complex analysis to identify user needs and gain an understanding and knowledge of programs and business operations; review and analyzes systems and program specifications for computer applications and translates into computer instructions; interprets program requirements; tests; debugs programs; and writes program and user documentation. Other duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

The position works under the supervision of the Sr. Application Developers. The person in this position will be responsible for:

  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining applications associated with the agency’s mission
  • Participating in project teams involved in the planning, design, development and testing of new applications.
  • Ensuring that existing interfaces and programs comply with changes in technology directives and/or Department statues, regulations and rules.
  • Writing technical documentation on application specifications and maintaining effective working relationships to improve the systems of the agency
  • Developing and applying business knowledge in one or more functional areas
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • The theory, principle and practices of system specification standards, applications programming, database technology, and the principles of software development life cycle
  • The principles of effective project management
  • Statistical analysis

Skill in:

  • Experience developing applications using C#, .Net, MVC Framework with Visual Studio, Agile methodology with MS TFS.Working knowledge of CSS and frameworks such as Bootstrap, React.
  • Conceptual knowledge of relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server.
  • Troubleshooting, analysis, and resolution of technical issues
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the Department
  • Problem-solving and attention to detail

Ability to:

  • Ability to write custom HTML5 code and Restful Services.
  • Identify opportunities for use of solutions to improve efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Design and/or code applications based on defined user requirements.
  • Analyze user needs and design effective system to adapt to changing environments and new technologies
  • Evaluate and test emerging technologies.
  • Balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks
  • Work collaboratively in teams and across organizations
  • Synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly
  • Build strong relationships inside and outside the organization
  • Develop and write technical documentation
  • Quickly learn and develop in new programming languages, APIs, and platforms
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work well independently and in a team environment
Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with 1 year of programming and analysis experience or equivalent.

The preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can develop applications using HTML, CSS, and javascript. We would also like to see included in your resume examples of projects you have worked on that are online or posted on Github that speak to your ability to use the technologies we are looking for.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including: 

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts  

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement system (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.