Programmer Analyst II
Department of Transportation
Salary: $4,086 - $5,435/month
Closing Date: December 16, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Position Number: 8016831
Requisition Number: 2919748
Status: Full-time, Regular
Type of Recruitment: Internal/External
Date Posted to Web: December 10, 2013
Requires one of the following: 1) Five years of in depth experience in information technology programming; 2) An associate’s degree in computer science/information systems and three years of work experience in information technology programming; 3) A bachelor's degree in computer science/information systems and one year of work experience in information technology programming.
Preference will be given to those with demonstrated skills in .NET development and Crystal Report writing.
Under Filling Requirements (Programmer Analyst I): Requires a bachelor’s degree in a computer science field. Demonstrated knowledge of client server environments, programming languages (examples: MS Office Suite, Dreamweaver/Visual Studios) and database management systems (examples: ORACLE and SQL) and a demonstrated knowledge of business analysis, system development and project management techniques preferred.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in normal and stressful conditions; communicate clearly to avoid confusion and misunderstanding with other employees, customers, or the general public; remain calm and composed when dealing with distraught or angry employees or members of the public; public speaking skills; ability to read, interpret, and explain applicable standards, technical literature, regulations, plans, and specifications; ability to accurately and clearly complete required paperwork; prepare written or oral reports frequently in tight time frames.
Use of phone, calculator, copier, reference sources, research documentation; keyboarding familiarity; use of personal computer with word processing and spreadsheet software: normal hearing and vision, with or without correction; eye-hand coordination; physical mobility, agility, and mental alertness compatible with an office setting; ability to work closely with people; some contact with the public; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and others; ability to plan and direct the work of others; ability to function with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of practices, principles, standards, and guidelines as related to training and technology; ability to be flexible in daily schedule; ability to work under stress; remain calm and maintain focus under demanding and often conflicting work schedule with rapid shifts in priority; presence during deadlines and high stress periods of work is mandatory; regular attendance is essential to efficiently process the volume of work in this position.
Must possess networking, leadership, prioritization, and time management skills; must be self-directed and highly motivated, and possess logical decision making and analytical skills.
Requires satisfactory completion of the interview process and a verifiable record of satisfactory performance in previous employment.
Applicants Please Submit:
- SFN 10950, Application for Employment
- SFN 18859, DOT Addendum to Application for Employment
- Copy of final college transcript if applicable
Please Send Application Materials To:
Jason Sutheimer, SPHR
Human Resources Division
ND Department of Transportation
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
Telephone Number: 701-328-4358
Fax Number: 701-328-1415
Both application forms may be downloaded from the Internet at: http://www.nd.gov/hrms/jobs/appforms.html.
Applications must be received in the Human Resources Division by 4:30 on the closing date. Background checks will be conducted.
Applicants should include information which directly addresses how the applicant meets the minimum qualifications and summary of work. It is very important to be thorough and detailed on the application materials.
NDDOT staff will score all applications based on a 100 point job related personnel system. It is very important to be thorough & detailed on the application materials.The NDDOT affirmative action goal is one American Indian male, one American Indian female and twelve non-minority females.
Applicants with disabilities should contact Jason Sutheimer at 701-328-4358 in advance of applying to discuss any special provisions needed for applying or interviewing. If you have any questions on this position, please contact Diane Gunsch at 701-328-4424.
If a candidate is selected for this position they may be granted moving allowance provisions in accordance with Human Resource Policy 14.4.
*Under filling at the Programmer Analyst I level may be considered; salary dependent on experience.
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888
Summary of Work:
- IT Business Analysis and Project Management - Analyze business problems, develop technology solutions to these problems and manage the project through its life cycle: Measure the urgency of the stated problem and prepare a high-level cost estimate; identify and describe the business problems to be addressed by the proposed system; review, confirm and expand upon the business system objectives that were previously identified; develop the detailed system design specifications; make recommendations to management on projects; apply standard/established project management and system development techniques and methodology's; coordinate people and other resources to carry out project plans; research and provide system alternatives and/or options to the stakeholders (users) and program staff to ensure that the system(s) will operate in the most efficient and productive manner; coordinate system implementation and conduct follow-up studies; provide organizational and planning assistance for IT resources for assigned divisions. Approximately 25 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
- System Development & Support - Provide system support and maintenance on various computer platforms for NDDOT users: Provide primary support for assigned systems and applications; provide backup support for other NDDOT systems as needed; insure efficiency and recommend changes where appropriate; correct program errors and complete system maintenance and enhancements requested by the users; answer questions regarding the operation of the systems; insure that division records are compatible and accurate with other system interfaces; develops and maintains computer programs utilizing NDDOT standard technologies and software packages; develops and maintains system documentation as necessary; provide input/research on development packages; provide input/research on new technologies applicable to the NDDOT; keep current with technology via training and reading trade journals; oversee assigned divisions IT software, and IT support needs. Approximately 30 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
- Operations Analysis - Evaluate and analyze existing division/district operations, both automated and manual, for efficiencies and recommend information technology application technologies: Research and collect all available information on the manual or automated system to be studied; analyze the objectives of the process being evaluated and determine the best way to automate the process, including file structure, communications, personnel involved and any constraints; prepare a written report outlining the findings of the in-depth analysis. The report must contain any problems with the existing process, as well as recommended solutions to these problems, estimated cost of the solution and possible conflicts caused by the solution; present report to the appropriate personnel and recommend approval or disapproval of the new process. If approval is given, proceed with system design, develop procedures and set up the work schedule. Approximately 30 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
- Information Technology (IT) training: Identify training needs for the divisions; develop and provide training on IT topics; coordinate the training needs and solutions with department IT training coordinator; research and provide recommendations for training. Approximately 15 percent of time will be spent on this duty.
As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.