Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst I



JOB CODE: 1626

PAY GRADE: 1200

SALARY RANGE: $37,293 - $63,488

LOCATION OF WORK
Information Services Department

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 / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Availability of and ability to drive a private motor vehicle during working hours.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.