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APPLICATION SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER III - 60044891

Date:  Jun 10, 2022
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32303


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Requisition No: 640261 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: APPLICATION SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER III - 60044891

Position Number: 60044891 

Salary:  $65,000 - $75,000 

Posting Closing Date: 07/11/2022 

This is an Open Competitive Opportunity

This position is located at the DCF Headquarters in Tallahassee in the Office of Information Technology Services.

Working Title: Senior Application Systems Analyst

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL NOTES

Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

 

All selected male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.

 

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be suspended or voided and you required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.

 

DESCRIPTION

This position will function as a technical lead and senior developer on a small but highly energetic and talented team of programmers and analysts.  This position will provide technical leadership to the team and participate in the development, configuration and delivery of new information systems and interfaces, as well as the daily support, maintenance, and enhancement of existing information systems and interfaces to directly support the department's mission.  This position will also be instrumental in the planning and design of system modernization efforts.

This position is responsible for working with customers and stakeholders to define application software and interface requirements, complete business and technical process modeling, perform in-depth data analysis, complete low-code application configurations, develop data migration and/or data update scripting, ensure compliance to business and technical requirements through quality testing and evaluation of software releases, coordinate software releases, and lead technical teams in the completion of project objectives. The incumbent achieves operational objectives by implementing quality and customer-service standards, resolving problems, determining system improvements, and implementing change. As a Senior Applications Systems Analyst, this individual will facilitate communication between technical and business staff, mentor and assist other systems and business analysts, and oversee effective completion of tasks by other team members.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

(Note: The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Produce and/or coordinate the production of business case, high-level and detailed functional and/or semi-technical requirements for development or enhancement of information systems and interfaces (data integration). 
  • Produce and/or coordinate the production of system and screen designs, logical database models, report design, interface design, and conversion plans.
  • Coordinate and complete low-code application configurations.
  • Coordinate and assist with system and data integration initiatives.
  • Triage and analyze application and data issues using techniques such as SQL queries, ad hoc reporting, and targeted testing.
  • Develop data migration plans, specifications, and processes.
  • Develop and execute or coordination execution of data update scripts.
  • Consult with other professional staff, management, developers and business area liaisons during analysis, design and development of information systems projects.  Modify or clarify requirements as needed. 
  • Prepare, coordinate, or assist in the preparation of detailed system and user acceptance test plans for system development activities. 
  • Lead, review and validate system test execution and results.
  • Assist business analysts in the facilitation and execution of user acceptance testing and communicate errors or omissions in programming to the development team.
  • Document procedures for deployment (implementation plans) of products in a manner such that future deployments and redeployments are repeatable with a high degree of success.  Perform implementations in lower environments. Coordinate and validate production deployments.  
  • Identify and report project issues and communicate status to management.
  • Identify opportunities for improving quality and efficiency of services.
  • Assist business analysts in the preparation of user documentation or instructions.  Conduct or provide materials for training of staff relative to systems. 
  • Ensure that entries into the change management tracking system(s) are well written, complete and up-to-date.
  • Mentor other systems and business analysts and provide advice and consultation for more complex assignments.
  • Provide technical and consultative support to the section Manager.  This support varies from project to project.  It may be in the form of monitoring visible initiatives, performing risk management, conducting technical research and feasibility studies, managing special projects or performing special tasks. 
  • Participate in planning for department IT strategic needs, including meetings, estimating, and analysis to support legislative budget requests, plans, and alignment of customer needs and agency strategy.
  • Participate in post-implementation quality assurance, troubleshooting, issue resolution, and production support.
  • Participate in continuing self-improvement and professional development by completing all assigned training within designated time periods and proactively pursuing opportunities for professional and personal growth.
  • Other - Perform other duties as required.

 

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Technology providing application development and support services
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience developing ASP.NET (c#.net) web applications
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience creating and maintaining databases using SQL Server
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience developing web applications using Java
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience creating and maintaining databases using Oracle Server
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience using Azure DevOps boards and pipelines

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      PREFERENCES

  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Information Technology or a related field
  • Applicable information technology certifications
  • Experience supporting or configuring applications or business processes using low-code or no-code application platforms (examples:  Microsoft Dynamics 365, Salesforce, ServiceNow, OutSystems, etc.)

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      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA's)

  • Knowledge of computer programming and systems analysis and design principles and practices
  • Knowledge of techniques of systems analysis and design
  • Knowledge of IT operations, procedures, and systems
  • Knowledge of process and data modeling techniques
  • Skilled in use of standard desktop software
  • Skilled in flowcharting and process modeling techniques
  • Skilled in use of common data analysis tools and languages (such as SQL)
  • Skilled in creating and implementing software test plans and test cases
  • Skilled at writing documentation and user manuals
  • Skilled in verbal, non-verbal, and written communication
  • Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies relevant to the organization
  • Ability to monitor and mentor technical staff, both experienced and inexperienced developers
  • Ability to process information logically
  • Ability to facilitate requirements Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions
  • Ability to identify and define business needs
  • Ability to prepare business requirements, functional requirements, and user stories
  • Ability to complete low-code application configurations
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to mentor other analysts

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BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:  It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S.  No applicant may begin employment until the background investigation results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background investigations shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.  Employees also are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee