SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER I (APPLICATIONS ADMINISTRATOR)
- ABOUT THE POSITION
THIS POSTING HAS BEEN REVISED TO REFLECT CLOSING DATE 04/27/2021
Install, support and configure Software Applications along with System Infrastructure components. Provide ongoing software maintenance, including updates and security patches. Monitor, evaluate, and solve potential hardware and software performance issues. Support customers and employees via email, telephone, and face-to-face interaction. The Systems Programmer will provide administrative-level support for commercial and internally-developed (.NET) Applications used by District personnel, monitor and maintain Application Availability, support applications, assist in the evaluation of potential enhancements and Implement new functionality, and provide technical support at an elevated tier level to the Help Desk and systems analysts for District software.
Systems Programmer I - the entry-level class of this systems programming series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine systems programming duties while learning County 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 Systems Programmer II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency, which meet the qualifications for the higher level class.
Systems Programmer II - 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 systems programming and the ability to exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines. This class is distinguished from Supervising Systems Programmer in that the latter is the first full supervisory 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 or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the hiring interview.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education and Experience:
Systems Programmer I - Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Data Processing, Mathematics, or a field related to the work AND two (2) years of full-time professional experience in applications or systems programming. 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 years.
Systems Programmer II - In addition to the above: Two (2) years of full-time professional level experience in the installation and maintenance of operating system software for large-scale computers.
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 Certification: Specified positions may require possession of 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
Installs, configures and modifies system components required for Mainframe, Midrange or Windows Operating Systems. Utilize and configures vendor and 3rd party tools to support District's Infrastructure. Programming and scripting in appropriate language for the different systems interfaces. Second and third level support for District's Enterprise Infrastructure environment. Modifies, tests and implements changes to District's Infrastructure to improve performance and to accommodate changes. Coordinates with District's I/T personnel on modifications, installation and enhancements to current and future applications. Collaboration with applications programmers, computer operators and customer department staff in support of the Mainframe, Mid-range and Window Systems. Evaluates, tests and recommends hardware and software to meet ongoing District's computing requirements. Maintains records and written documentation of systems installations, modifications, and security. Maintains current knowledge of technology, monitors system performance. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers. Assist in creation of Solutions Designs and Solutions Architecture for new applications.
- 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.