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Senior Computer Programmer/Systems Analyst
 
Work Location:Information Services Department
 
Starting Salary:22.4337 Hourly / $46,662 Annual
 
Pay Grade:2250
 
Special Recruiting Rate:
This classification has a special recruiting rate of step 6 starting salary ($54,094 annually) for Information Services new hires only.
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of a technical or administrative superior, performs responsible advanced technical work in system definition, system design, system analysis, development, testing, documenting, and maintaining complex and large-scale software programs, applications, databases, and/or reports that serve all City-Parish departments, as well as outside agencies. Employees of this class review and make initial determination of the feasibility of the user requests, prepare outlines, and coordinate the execution of approved projects. Employees of this classification are required to work in the Information Services Department, but provide technical assistance to all City-Parish departments and multiple outside agencies. May serve as lead worker in providing advice or assistance relative to programming/systems analysis functions. 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
Performs work tasks in support of information systems that serve all City-Parish departments, as well as outside agencies. Confers with end-users, co-workers, and/or superiors to define, design, analyze, develop, and maintain complex and large-scale software programs, applications, databases, and/or reports; performs and participates in major projects. Confers with end-users, co-workers, and/or superiors to assist in resolving problems with software programs, applications, databases, and reports. Provides technical advice and assistance to lower-level employees in the resolution of programming or design problems; provides guidance to subordinates in system design, system analysis, development, testing, documenting, and maintaining software programs, applications, databases, and reports. Reviews and confers with higher classifications and users regarding requests for new or revised systems; makes recommendations to superiors relative to feasibility, including cost of development, scheduling, and prioritization of requests. Defines, designs, 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. Assists in the training of new technical personnel. Conducts research on emerging application development, software products, languages, databases, and standards in support of development efforts. Installs new software applications or new releases of current applications. Documents system procedures for use by other Information Services personnel.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the capabilities, capacity, and requirements of server-based and client-based computer systems and any attached components. Knowledge of modern coding methods, conventions, and best practices. Knowledge of modern systems analysis and design techniques. Knowledge of computer operating systems used within City-Parish. Knowledge of the techniques and conventions applicable to complex and large-scale information systems. Skill in the use of a light motor vehicle. Ability to plan, direct, and review the work of a technical staff engaged in systems design and programming work. Ability to define, design, develop, and document software programs, applications, databases, and/or reports that perform efficiently. Ability to analyze user requests and to determine feasibility. 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, and three years experience in computer programming and/or systems analysis.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Availability of and ability to drive a private motor vehicle during working hours.
 
JOB CODE:102318
 
EXAMINATION
Score derived from application grading.
 
APPLICATION NOTE
In your employment application, please include details in your job descriptions such as: specific hardware and software experience, servers installed and maintained, operating systems used, numbers of users supported, details of routers, switches, security functions, languages used for programming and other details that will help HR make a thorough evaluation of your prior experience. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring supporting documentation with your application.