DP Quality Assurance Specialist - Contractual
Motor Vehicle Administration - Maryland

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Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
DP QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST - CONTRACTUAL
This position offers no state paid benefits

SALARY: $22.77 - $36.54 per hour (Starting salary based on qualifications)
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

First application review will take place on February 6, 2013

DESCRIPTION: This position serves as a DP Quality Assurance Specialist within the Office of Information Resources (OIR) at MVA. The position is responsible for testing IT applications across specialized areas which include: application, network, database or server and/or IBM main frame OS software technology. The employee in this class will be responsible for testing and debugging new and revised application software to ensure that specific IT application code meets the quality standards documented by the Office of Information Resources. Duties include but are not limited to: ensuring that the IT program code produced for use by the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) meets the quality standards that are documented by the Office of Information Resources (OIR) in support of MVA Policy and Goals and Objectives. The position requires testing applications across an entire area of specialization in application, communication, data base, or operating systems software technology. Therefore, to accomplish this, knowledge of automated sources must be used and updated as information technology changes/improves. In addition, specialization in the review of requirements and associated traceability matrix; creation/documenting and execution of test scripts/cases; defining and tracking QA metrics such as defects, defect counts, test results and test status; assisting in the development and implementation of quality assurance programs; providing appropriate reporting to management on specialized areas; and knowledge of project management and system development life cycle (SDLC) principles and procedures are also required attributes for this position.
The employee will also be responsible for keeping abreast of the latest developments in quality assurance theory and methods and related data processing technology (e.g., application sources). Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a DP Quality Assurance Supervisor or other data processing administrator.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have experience with IT Project Management and the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or other information technology related field including course work in systems analysis and programming, operating systems or data processing quality assurance.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience designing, developing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using software programming languages, one (1) year of the experience must have involved developing and executing software test plans for application systems using quality assurance standards/procedures.*

*This statement contains a Selective Qualification, which is more focused in scope than the Minimum Qualifications for this classification. Selective Qualifications are utilized when the job requires specific or additional bona fide occupational qualifications (i.e., knowledge, skills or abilities).

Notes:

1. Thirty (30) credit hours from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or other information technology related field including course work in systems analysis and programming, operating systems or data processing quality assurance may be substituted for the required education.

2. One additional year of experience designing, developing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using third generation or other generally accepted computer programming language may be substituted for the required education.

3. Experience operating multipurpose, multi tasking computer systems; or scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining a tape library to process data on multipurpose, multi tasking computer systems; or evaluating, implementing and maintaining microcomputer hardware and software; or converting data from project specifications by developing program code using third generation or other generally accepted computer programming languages may be substituted for high school on a year for year basis.

TO APPLY:
Submit a completed Maryland Department of Transportation (DTS-1) application form, detailing relevant work history. Applications (DTS-1 forms) must be complete and accurate at the time of submission. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes in lieu of the completed application form (including the work history section) will not be accepted. Applicants will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants may apply online at https://jobs.mdot.state.md.us/. Applicants not applying online may obtain a Maryland Department of Transportation application form (DTS-1) by: Downloading the form at www.mva.maryland.gov, or by calling the Fax-On-Demand at (410) 424-3050 and selecting option 2 (TWO), or visiting any MVA branch location. Applications not submitted online must be sent to: RSU, MVA, 6601 Ritchie HWY, NE, ROOM 101 Glen Burnie, MD 21062. Applications submitted online must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date. Applications not submitted online must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 4:30 PM on or before the closing date. Qualified applicants will be subject to a federal and state criminal background check and reference checks. The MVA is a drug free workplace. Employees are subject to the State Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing. Reasonable accommodations for persons with qualified disabilities will be provided upon request. The MVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The MVA is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees; the potential employer must assume all sponsorship fees.

MD Relay 1-800-201-7165 TTY: 1-800-492-4575 Issued: January 23, 2013