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Information Technology
Posting Number: 2017-17
Job Title: Programmer Analyst
Closing date: 06/05/2017
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Full benefits, including PERS. Benefits include access to a free health clinic, in addition to health and dental benefits. 
Job Class: Technical Analyst
Job Hours: Typically M-F, 8-5; may need to provide after hours assistance on an as-needed basis.
Salary: $55,380- $63,277, steps 1- 4 of a 9 step scale, depending on qualifications.
 Journey Level, Grade C43, Exempt, SEIU Represented
       Position Overview:
The City of Springfield is seeking to fill a vacant Programmer Analyst position. This position will be the primary IT application support position for the City of Springfield’s mission–critical public safety departments (Law Enforcement, Courts, Fire, and EMS). The successful candidate will work with other IT professionals to resolve application, work station, and network issues, as well as, troubleshoot integration and connectivity issues across various platforms and software applications. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to prioritize competing needs. The technology solutions used in the public safety areas are joint ventures with regional partners (City of Eugene, Lane County). Successful candidate must have strong collaboration skills.

We are seeking applicants with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and the ability to anticipate issues, think proactively, and use critical thinking skills to assist other IT professionals in maintaining and growing systems.

This position operates in the Justice Center; successful candidate must be able to pass an extensive Criminal History Check, including fingerprint identification, and must not have any felony convictions.

Additional customer service testing for top candidates will be scheduled for a later date. Those candidates invited to test will be emailed more information and asked to provide photo identification at the time of testing.

Summary of Essential Duties:
• Knowledge of IT systems, , fundamentals of data and application integration;
• Advanced understanding of Microsoft Windows, custom software installation and client workstation troubleshooting;
• Ability to create custom reports and create forms using vendor-supplied applications;
• Understand the fundamentals of technology project management;
• Provide excellent customer service.

Please see the attached job description/ addendum for full details.

Education / Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree / completion of a job-related four-year degree or equivalent in the field of computer science or related field with experience/training in programming techniques, information systems, databases; and,
• Minimum of two years of increasingly responsible professional experience in programming techniques, information systems, and databases. (Journey level: Grade C43)

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Analysis, design principles, common methodologies, tools;
• Software testing and troubleshooting methods;
• Computer hardware and software technologies;
• Knowledge of advanced databases and data structures;
• Report writing and report maintenance;
• Creating and modifying software based on customer specifications and project definition;
• Utilizing various languages and tools;
• Troubleshooting and resolving application problems;
• Troubleshooting and escalation complex IT incidents;
• Ability to analyze business process and recommend process solutions, hardware solutions and software solutions;
• Ability to effectively collaborate, negotiate and resolve minor disputes with peers from within the department, peers from other departments and peers from partner agencies. 
Please review the attached job description for a more information about this position.

Licenses & Certifications:
• Valid Oregon Driver’s License by time of hire

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.

Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or hr@springfield-or.gov.

Additional Information and Forms:
• Work History Continuation Form
• Veteran's Preference Form

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


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