Job Details for 1446 - Principal Systems Programmer
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
Under general direction; performs work of considerable
difficulty analyzing and solving problems with IBM z-Series / e-Server related
technology systems and their integration with other platforms and systems;
performs related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE
An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time as
project manager coordinating hardware and software evaluation, selection,
installation, configuration and support. Work is of a highly technical nature
involving the repair and maintenance of advanced systems. The Principal position
is distinguished from lower level positions in that it acts as a lead worker
coordinating efficient operation and interface of the various support systems.
General direction is received by the Data Center Manager.
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.
operating systems, third-party software and hardware in an IBM z-Series /
• Troubleshoots, analyzes breakdowns, and restores
the systems to operation
• Directs programmers/analysts to use software
• Installs new software packages integrating new
systems with existing systems and data
• Develops and maintains system
tools to provide usage and resource statistics to management
hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for
all assigned positions
• Partners with other I.T. divisions to insure
efficient operation and meet Service Level Agreements
• Designs and
supports a system backup methodology and disaster recovery plan
the operating system to meet the specific needs of the department and the County
• Provides direction for lower level technical support staff and
• 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
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within
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.
• IBM z systems and e server hardware third party software
• Internal system operation and software interface capabilities
Programming and system performance software tools, problem solving and systems
• Information technology practices, methods, principles and
techniques relative to the application and operation of a high-end computing
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local
laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
Reasoning logically regarding operational aspects of information technology
applications and functions of a computer complex
• Manipulating the system
insuring appropriate interface of various software systems
maintaining, and troubleshooting the system
• Planning alterations in and
adjustments to hardware and software
• 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
• Using computer
hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email,
• 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
• Work effectively under stress
of personnel in related area of responsibility.
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in an information technology
related area and seven years of experience in technical support including
programming and systems; or, an equivalent combination of education and
experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
such as those listed above.
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
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.
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