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Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst I
 
Work Location:Information Services Department
 
Starting Salary:17.9294 Hourly / $37,293 Annual
 
Pay Grade:1200
 
Special Recruiting Rate:
This classification has a special recruiting rate of step 6 (starting salary $43,232 annually) for Information Services new hires only.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a higher classification, performs routine technical work in system analysis, development, testing, documenting, and maintaining software programs, applications, databases, and/or reports. Work involves being responsible for the independent analysis of less complex work systems or processes. An employee in this class is subject to unusual working hours, as well as twenty-four hour call for situations requiring immediate attention. Performs other work as requested
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Confers with end-users, co-workers, and/or superiors to analyze, develop, and maintain software programs, applications, databases, and reports. Confers with end-users, co-workers, and/or superiors to assist in resolving problems with software programs, applications, databases, and reports. Develops and maintains software programs, applications, databases and/or reports according to specifications. Performs and monitors software performance tests on new and existing software programs, applications, databases, and/or reports for correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging. Analyzes, reviews, and rewrites software programs, applications, databases, and/or reports to increase operating efficiency or adapt them to new requirements. Reviews existing system analysis and programming documentation. Develops and maintains user manuals, operating procedures, systems analysis, and programming documentation. Develops programming scripts and ad-hoc reports to enhance functionality of existing applications. Trains end-users to operate new or modified software programs, applications, and/or reports. Conducts research on emerging application development, software products, languages, databases, and standards in support of development efforts. Documents system procedures for use by other personnel.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of modern coding methods, conventions, and best practices. Knowledge of modern system analysis and design techniques. Skill in the use of a light motor vehicle. Ability to develop and document software programs, applications, databases, and/or reports that perform efficiently. Ability to understand complex written and oral instructions. Ability to use written, oral, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with co-workers and non-technical end-users. Ability to be flexible and adaptable to learn and understand new technologies. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment. Ability to sit for extended periods. Ability to be highly self-motivated. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Availability of and ability to drive a private motor vehicle during working hours.
 
JOB CODE:102305
 
EXAMINATION
Score derived from application grading.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please include details in your job descriptions such as: specific hardware and software experience, servers installed and maintained, operating systems used, numbers of users supported, details of routers, switches, security functions, languages used for programming and other details that will help HR make a thorough evaluation of your prior experience. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring supporting documentation with your application.