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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1431 - Programmer

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
GRADE: 210

POSITION SUMMARY
Under immediate supervision; performs work of routine difficulty in writing and preparing computer programs for information technology systems; and performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for writing and implementing programs from detailed instructions. Work involves acting as part of a project team to assist in the devise, definition, documentation and debugging of old and new applications. Immediate supervision is received from the Project Manager.

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
• Receives program specifications and writes computer programs to achieve the necessary processing
• Translates system requirements into detailed block diagrams and logical flow charts
• Documents all programs written
• Changes or adds the modules to modify computer programs
• Keys in computer programs or program modifications via a personal computer (PC) terminal
• Codes programs using appropriate computer language
• Debugs computer programs
• Answers questions concerning computer programs
• Keeps current with job-related professional development, programs, techniques and/or procedures
• 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, problem solving, block diagramming and flow charting
• Systems work
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Exercising independent judgment
• Preparing technical reports and manuals
• 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:
• 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 an Associate’s degree in Computer Sciences and one year of programming experience; 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.