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Computer System Analysis and Programming

Recruitment #14-006693-001



Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for providing an advanced level of computer systems analysis and design, planning and managing development schedules, rollout, user acceptance testing and providing ongoing support for education assessment applications.


Analyzes and defines user requirements for MSA (Maryland School Assessments), HSA (Maryland High School Assessments), Alternative MSA (Alt-Maryland School Assessments), Student Course Grade Teacher (SCGT), High School Status and Completers (HSSC), and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment being piloted in 2013-2014; develops systems specification and design for Oracle database application programs; designs and codes application programs and program interfaces; tests information systems in collaboration with other user agencies; completes and maintains user documentation; supports system implementation through appropriate test and debug processes; troubleshoots application programs within a variety of operating system environments and resolves client/server problems; maintains and interfaces network applications; provides technical guidance and training to other programmers; serves as project manager for special programming projects.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or other technology related field.

EXPERIENCE: Two year(s) of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining Oracle database (or related) applications and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages and development tools. Java, PL/SQL and JDeveloper or related are a plus.


Preferred: Knowledge of information systems architecture; knowledge of the principals and practices of systems analysis and design;  knowledge of the functional concepts of programming systems and application systems in: SQL, PL/SQL, TOAD, Oracle 11g WebLogic Server, JAVA, JDeveloper using ADF, Oracle 11g OBIEE in an MS Windows 7 and XP environment; skill analyzing and resolving system and application problems; ability to communicate effectively when establishing user requirements and deliverables; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with system users, vendors, computer operations personnel, programmers and technical support staff.


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.




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 
Office of Human Resources
200 West Baltimore Street,
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 
Faxed 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.

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.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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