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IT PROGRAMMER ANALYST II

Recruitment #13-006692-001

GRADE

Grade 17 Effective 01/01/2014 $45,938-$56,922 progressing to $66,838.

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a Special Appointment professional position responsible for designing, developing, testing, implementing, maintaining, and documenting existing customized commercial off the shelf applications systems and programs critical to the Maryland State Department of Education objectives.

POSITION DUTIES

Defines, identifies, analyzes data, and document requirements; develops detailed data and process models including inputs and outputs; develops, writes, tests process models  and programming source code for applications and completes all associated documentation; develops test and evaluate requirements that will be used to determine acceptable system performance; identifies potential risks and defines mitigating design features; performs security risk assessments; develops conversion plans to migrate current data to new systems; prepares detailed logic specifications for each software module; translates requirements and design into system components; tests individual elements (units) for usability; prepares for integration and testing of the IT system.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other information technology-related field to include coursework in systems analysis and applications programming, high level computer programming languages, and developmental tools.   Experience: One year of experience developing .NET software applications using C#, VB, JavaScript, Ajax, XML, CSS, and SQL. Experience designing and administering relational databases.  Experience developing in Sharepoint and using Sharepoint Developer, InfoPath, MS Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server.Notes: 1. Thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or other information technology related field to include coursework in systems analysis and applications programming using third generation or other generally accepted computer programming languages may be substituted for the required experience.   2. An additional year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using third generation or other generally accepted computer programming languages may be substituted for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and experience with the software development life cycle (SDLC); Knowledge of developing client/server application programs using high level or other generally accepted computer programming languages such as C#, VB, JavaScript, SQL; Skill using MS Visual Studio, Sharepoint Developer, InfoPath,  ASP.NET, MS Framework, Team Foundation Server, and MS SQL Server; Skill in designing relational databases; Skill in developing and maintaining change control practices for software applications and IT projects; Ability to develop clearly commented code and to write up concise documentation for requirements, application design, handling modifications, application maintenance, and user manuals; Ability to communicate effectively with staff, managers, and customers.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached. Employees may be furnished with a pager or cell phone.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Government on-line Application for Employment indicating application for Position #13-006692-001.  The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.  Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or faxed to 410-333-8950. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx   Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.   Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. THE MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS A LEADER IN PROMOTING AND MAINTAINING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE