PROGRAMMER ANALYST I/II
- ABOUT THE POSITION
Note: Salary listed is effective July 24, 2021.
Performs applications systems design and modification and programming of a routine to complex nature in support of District and local government administrative and business services for multiple computer platform applications. The Programmer Analyst will develop, upgrade, and support applications for use by all District personnel, take written software specifications and create complex applications as part of a development team, support internally developed legacy applications and assist in the evaluation of potential replacement software, provide technical support at an escalated level to Help Desk and systems analysts for District software, evaluate customer requirements and provide options that meet their needs.
Programmer Analyst I - is the entry-level class of this professional series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine programmer analyst duties while learning District or agency policies and procedures and becoming familiar with departmental systems and practices. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and are performed under more general supervision. This class is alternately staffed with Programmer Analyst II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency, which meet the qualifications for the higher level class.
Programmer Analyst II - is the experienced level in this series, fully competent to perform the full range of professional duties. Successful performance of the work requires a thorough knowledge of governmental applications systems design and programming and the ability to exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines. This class is distinguished from Senior Programmer Analyst in that the latter is the lead/technical specialist level in its class series.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. The Programmer Analyst I is a training underfill position, upon successful completion of the probationary period (520 hours worked to 2,080 hours worked) and the training program, which is up to two (2) years, the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to Programmer Analyst II.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education and Experience:
Programmer/Analyst I - Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field. Some large-scale programming and/or systems analysis experience is desirable. Additional experience in systems analysis and/or programming may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two (2) years.
Programmer/Analyst II - In addition to the above: Two (2) years of full-time professional level experience in systems analysis and programming in a large multi-processing environment.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Working Conditions: Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations.
Licensing and Certifications: Specified positions must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
- EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Gathers and analyzes information regarding customer systems and requirements and develops or modifies automated systems to fulfill these needs. Conducts feasibility studies and develops system, time, equipment and cost requirements. Using computer generated techniques, simulates hardware and software problems, tests and evaluates alternative solutions, and recommends and implements appropriate applications design. Develops program logic and processing steps; codes programs in varied languages. Plans and develops test data to validate new or modified programs; designs input and output forms and documents. Troubleshoots software problems as needed, for customers, other agencies and information systems personnel. Writes program documentation, customer procedures and instructions; assists customer departments and staff in implementing new or modified programs and applications; tracks and evaluates project and systems progress. Writes utility programs to support and validate adopted systems and programs. Confers with user department staff regarding assigned functional program areas. Maintains records and prepares periodic and special reports of work performed. Maintains current knowledge of technology and new computer customer applications. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment in the course of the work; may drive a personal or District motor vehicle or be able to provide for appropriate transportation between various work sites, depending upon departments and/or projects assigned.
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for an extended period of time, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.