Software Specialist II
City of El Paso, TX - El Paso, TX

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Candidate must have either a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or Data Processing and two (2) years of data processing and analysis experience or an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Processing and four (4) years of data processing and analysis experience.

Licenses and Certificates : None

General Purpose:

Under direction, analyze software capabilities and usage, configure, and maintain large scale applications and documentation.

Typical Duties:

Analyze and recommend new or revised software and procedures, including justifications for proposed changes. Involves: Study existing systems and procedures of organizations to determine feasibility of conversion to data processing or network application methods. Determine information needs in coordination with personnel of user departments by drawing detailed flowcharts and block diagrams or applying other related methods. Estimate personnel requirements, cost and time for programming projects. Assist in the evaluation of proposed information processing or network systems, and operations. Analyze program specifications for completeness and conformance to established standards. Recommend technical solutions and improvements to automated systems. Ensure that project products meet departmental standards.

Maintain complex automated systems and computer programs. Involves: Prepare complete and precise user instructions and system documentation for implemented systems according to established standards. Report program activity and project status to management. Analyze software packages and modify to meet users’ needs. Provide technical assistance to operations and programming personnel by analyzing information work procedures and job methods to solve operating system problems or debug programs. Estimate and document resource requirements for input handling, processing and output preparation for each system function. Prepare systems design alternatives according to established standards. Identify documents and evaluate information requirements at various management and operating levels.

Participate in developing programs to educate management and users in data processing capabilities and requirements. Train functional end users in capabilities of their systems, and guide them in dealing with related issues and problems.

Supervise assigned personnel. Involves: Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes.

Perform related duties as assigned. Involves: Substitute, if assigned, for immediate supervisor or coworkers during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations. Assist supervisor with training new staff in established programming standards and procedures.

General Information:

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Please note: This is an unclassified contract position.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

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