Senior Information Technology Specialist, Grade 28
Montgomery County Government 90 reviews - Rockville, MD

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July 21, 2013

This is a re-announcement. The status of applicants who previously applied will remain the same.

The Department of Finance (FIN), Controller Division, seeks a highly skilled and experienced information technology professional with proven experience translating functional needs to technical requirements. The Controller Division works with mission critical applications and is responsible for validating changes to the County's financial systems including Oracle, MUNIS, Kronos, Tax Assessment System and several Web-based applications. The candidate will be involved in identifying and/or developing solutions to a number of internal, Finance-specific functional needs including recommending alternative applications and coordinating with the Information Technology (IT) Division. This position is also expected to support the goals, objectives, and expectations of the IT Division, including attending periodic IT Division meetings.

Specific duties include:

Providing software application support primarily to Controller Division.

Maintaining and updating data dictionaries for Finance Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) reports.

Generating ad-hoc reports using Oracle's E-Business suite standard report-writer, OBIEE, and Business Intelligence Publisher in support of the County's Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR) and other regulatory and statutory required reporting.

Expanding the Controller Division use of SharePoint to support operational objectives.

Serving as a Controller Division functional liaison to the County's Department of Technical Services and to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project Team.

Providing senior technical support for new projects and initiatives set forth by the FIN IT Division Chief.

Creating technical documentation and diagrams primarily related to Controller Division improvement initiatives. Supervise assigned staff including determining workload and monitoring performance.

Monitoring, coordinating, and supporting Controller Division intranet and internet content.

Maintain central repository of all Controller Division information technology related issues, projects, and resources.

Keeping pace with technology trends that may benefit the department through automation.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to . Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Five years of experience in the information technology field including operational and functional experience with complex enterprise-wide integrated financial management systems.
Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university .
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. For applicants possessing very hard-to-find skills which are a critical need to the department/agency, training and certification may be accepted in lieu of full degree requirements.

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.

1. Knowledge of and experience with large, complex ERP systems.

2. Experience problem solving and troubleshooting issues independently in a highly technical and complex environment .

3. Experience using Microsoft desktop Office applications to create macros and complex formulas, SQL, XML, and integrated financial management systems reporting tools like Oracle's financial statement generator.

4. Experience producing technical requirements documents and application proposals.

5. Experience troubleshooting software application and network-related issues on Windows XP and Windows 7 Operating Systems.

6. Experience generating complex financial reports from an Oracle or Microsoft SQL enterprise sized database using a variety of tools or middle ware applications.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.

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