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NCDEQ - Tech Specialist - Senior - High
Ref No.: 18-12739
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Request JAVA Programming Services (Technical Specialist – Senior, High Skill Demand) through CAI to Support the Tank Information Management System (TIMs)

This is to request JAVA programming support for the UST Section’s Tank Information Management System (TIMs) for the period of June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019.

The contractor will provide on-going technical support to resolve system issues due to changes in infrastructure and technologies and to develop and deploy enhancements and to implement new initiatives that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes. Specific duties and tasks are as follows:

(1) Provide on-going technical support to resolve system issues arising from changes, upgrades and repairs to DENR’s IT infrastructure and network or changing technologies. One example of this is developing/re-writing code to be cross platform compatible.

(2) The contractor will work on major system enhancements such as developing an enforcement module for the TIMs system. This project involves building another module in TIMs to accommodate and enhance UST enforcement case data and functions. The current data is tracked and stored in an Access database that does not contain all the needed functionality and does not communicate with the TIMs database. The contractor will also work on a new initiative within DEQ on permit transformation. This project will involve building a public facing interface with the UST permitting program so that permit renewal transactions are electronic.

(3) New state UST rules that went into effect on June 1, 2017 mandating that certain testing be conducted prior to October 13, 2018 has created an immediate need for changes and additions to the TIMs inspection, facility, billing and permitting modules. Examples of these changes include: changing the status, registration and inspection requirements for tanks that were formerly deferred from the regulations to be fully or partially regulated; adding additional inspection, testing and record keeping requirements for new and existing tanks; eliminating a certain type of overfill equipment; adding notification requirements and inserting future deadlines that will trigger certain upgrade requirements.

The UST Section’s Permitting and Inspections Branch relies on TIMs for nearly all its business functions including billing for annual operating fees, processing annual operating permits, registering UST systems, capturing UST compliance inspection data and generating enforcement documents for non-compliant UST systems. Without the requested services, DWM will have very limited support for developing and implementing necessary changes and new initiatives that would gravely endanger its ability to meet its goals and missions.