TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commissioner POSTING #13-53-1R POSITION DESCRIPTION
( 3 Positions available)
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: Programmer II/III/IV, CLASSIFICATION NO: 0241/0242/0243
SALARY: II, B19 $4,300-$4,700.00/MO.
SALARY: III, B21 $4,700-$5,000.00/MO.
SALARY: IV, B23 $5,000-$5,300.00/MO.
JOB OBJECTIVE: Perform computer programming work for the Texas Department of Agriculture
(TDA). Work involves planning, scheduling and implementing programming projects; coordinating programming projects with the work of other staff; analyzing proposed computer applications; and providing technical assistance to staff.
Write, test, debug and document complex programs, including client/server and web-based applications using C# (.Net), Java and PL/SQL. Provide support of applications software through diagnosis of problems and implementation of changes to resolve problems and maintain software at the most current level. Design, develop and implement specialized programs or routines to supplement and enhance applications software. Prioritize work by consulting with other staff members to schedule work and coordinate programming activities. Develop and adhere to standards and procedures for programming. Provide technical advice and assistance to management and technical staff in matters relating to programming activities. Instruct staff on new methods and procedures. Research, review and evaluate technical developments in software or hardware. Work closely with systems analysts, architects and various business areas to gather/validate requirements, understand technical issues, limitations and model solutions that meet the functional and technical requirements,. Actively participate in coding, testing and development of activities as appropriate. Recommend improvements to processes for application development projects, as needed. Assist with coordinate or perform generation or installation of systems software.
Create and maintain technical application documentation and standards. Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (one year work experience related to the essential duties may substitute for one year of college); Experience in computer programming or application development with Java or Microsoft development tools; and Required to travel up to 5% of the work period.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met):
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of computer programming and systems analysis; Knowledge of computer programming languages, computer operations procedures and systems; Knowledge and application of coding best practices and industry coding standards; Strong understanding of relational database design; Effective verbal and written communication, human relations and organizational skills; Skill in providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers; Ability to interpret technical information relating to computer programming and other areas of data processing; Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; Ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality; Ability to meet strict deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail; Ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as within a team environment; Ability to adapt successfully and quickly to change and deliver quality results in a timely manner; and Ability to work successfully under pressure in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment.
In addition to the Qualifications/Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed above, the application must state how the following qualifications are met to be considered for the Programmer III (B21) position:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and minimum one year work experience in computer programming
In addition to the Qualifications/Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed above, the application must state how the following qualifications are met to be considered for the Programmer IV (B23) position:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and minimum two years work experience in computer programming
ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: Normal office work environment. Involves working overtime, to include evenings and weekends, as needed. May require safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. May include travel, occasionally overnight.
An exercise will be conducted at the time of the interview.
The Texas Department of Agriculture is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities which it sponsors. Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to our Human Resources Office at 512-463-7648. 1-800-RELAY TX (for hearing impaired).
Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.
As part of the employment process, TDA may conduct a driving and criminal background check. Unsatisfactory information relevant to the position may disqualify the applicant from employment.
Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application.
Website: www.TexasAgriculture.gov Email: hr@TexasAgriculture.gov
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