Municipality of Anchorage - Anchorage, AK

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Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee. This is a non-represented position (no union affiliation).

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
HOURS OF WORK: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
HOURS OF WORK: City Hall, 632 W. 6th Ave

Example of Duties:
Responsible for the development, alteration, enhancement, maintenance, monitoring, and support of Municipal computer systems/applications. This includes: assessing/analyzing the nature/cause of program/processing failures and implementation of corrective action; preparing and updating system and user documentation; assist customers in the effective use of assigned systems; assist senior staff or as senior staff provides input, development, and implementation of project plans using industry accepted standards, procedures and techniques; coordinating necessary testing to certify system changes, fixes, patches, and upgrades to assigned systems are operational and meet customer business needs; assists senior staff or as senior staff administers information technology contractors ensuring conformance with contract requirements, project documentation, and smooth transition to program/system maintenance staff.
Oversee architecture and design for application development. Direct and participate in application development including analysis, design, programming and testing. Analyze, plan and execute data conversions, coordinate application and change activity acceptance, and installation. Conduct the application demonstration walk-through with clients and operations staff, and provide training as required to effectively utilize the system. Identify and report concerns and issues with systems, while also providing recommendations for improvement and resolution/risk avoidance measures which may require thorough coordination with client agencies. Document application requirements and assist client agencies with business case development and return on investment/cost analysis. Assist in preparation of information systems plans and provide recommendations on the priority of development/enhancement projects. Conduct technical alternative analysis and cost studies considering new and different technologies to meet customer requirements, assists and/or independently prepare technical project specifications and requests for proposals to acquire vendor products and services. Prepare conceptual project designs, define major tasks required, task estimates, and deliverable products. Prepare system prototypes for client review prior to major development work, make project presentations to clients and upper management, and conduct post-implementation reviews on new or heavily modified systems to verify the systems meet defined requirements. Conduct initial study of requests and render estimates accordingly. Coordinate project work schedules in accordance with client priorities and available resources. Lead projects to achieve defined objectives as scheduled and within budget, assign task responsibilities to other team members, monitor and report team members' activities, and provide technical assistance and guidance as required. Identify potential project delays, report and initiate corrective action. Assist and lead IT staff and/or independently prepare system/project detail designs including: logical data base designs; process flows; input/output definitions; interface definitions; required processing logic; back-up and security procedures; application, operation and customer documentation packages; and all related requirements necessary to achieve project objectives. Prepare a variety of documentation including technical work plans, specifications, study documents, and status reports. Monitor section compliance with Municipal policy and departmental procedures concerning employee activities and the conduct of applications development and maintenance activities. Perform other duties as requested.

Ability to:
Use a personal computer effectively. Identify potential applications for computer technology, and/or define client requirements for enhancements to existing applications. Review software manuals and documentation, usage manuals, complex programming development standards, software guides. Produce written instructions, memorandum and documentation that effectively communicate content and intent of the document. Communicate information and ideas through verbal and written communication in a clear, concise and accurate manner in order to accomplish departmental objectives and to maintain good public relations.

Knowledge of:
Microsoft Office products and must be proficient in one of more of the following program languages: ASP/.NET, C#, or Visual Basic. SAP experience highly desirable.

Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Special Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Science related field and five years programming or analyst experience, two of which must have been at the System Analyst level with the Municipality of Anchorage, or the equivalent elsewhere. Must possess a valid State of Alaska Driver's License or the ability to obtain one by the time of hire.

Additional applicable Programming/Analyst experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.

Veterans who wish to be considered for interview preference as allowed in the Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D must attach a copy of their DD Form 214 to the application. The DD Form 214 must show an honorable discharge. Minimum Qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Municipal Employment Office conducted Background Check. A Background Check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.

If selected for hire, appointment in this position will be conditional based upon the submission of a copy of the applicant’s Alaska Driver’s License and a current copy of his/her Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, including a driving record from previous states if the Alaskan driver’s license was first issued within one year prior to application, documenting an acceptable driving history. The processing fee(s) are the responsibility of the selected applicant.

The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA.

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