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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1433 - Programmer Analyst

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 211

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty in maintaining existing Information Systems; developing new applications, customizing off-the-shelf software, documenting and training; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for writing custom programs and configuring software based on business requirements. Work involves interaction with peers, management and assigned departments. Supervision is received from the Application Development Manager or Principal Programmer Analyst.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Functions as a member of a project team
• Plans and develops new computer programs and systems as well as maintaining existing programs
• Acts as a liaison in matters pertaining to information technologies
• Provides documentation for new programs and systems
• Maintains documentation if an existing program is changed
• Trains and assists employees in the correct use of systems
• Applies legislative changes or enhancements to existing systems
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Programming and problem solving
• Performing analysis tasks and testing
• How applications in information technology systems work
• Intel Microsoft platform and IBM mainframe technology
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Critical thinking to perform duties
• SDLC and project management
• Preparing reports and manuals
• Developing programs in a multi-platform environment
• Dealing effectively with others
• Written and verbal communication
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
None.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and two years of experience in programming; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None.