Description of Work General Statement of Duties
Responsible for support of the district’s client-server information system(s), team participation in the design and implementation phases of information systems, data conversion from existing mainframe system to Oracle databases, programming support for interfaces from client-server system(s) to/from other information systems, and support of end-users of the software.
Works under the general direction of a department head or unit supervisor.
May exercise close technical supervision over lower level management information systems (MIS) personnel.
This position will be posted until February 21.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems or a related field and two years of management information systems experience as a systems analyst or in an equivalent position; or two years of post secondary coursework in computer science, management information systems, computer programming or a related filed and four years of experience as a systems analyst or in an equivalent position.
- Programming development experience in a client server or mainframe environment.
- Extensive testing experience to validate data migrations and database designs.
- Experience with SQL.
- Demonstrated success in supporting end-users and in application development and timelines.
- Ability to effectively evaluate both short term and long-term options in design and implementation of solutions for end-users.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Participation in major system design/implementation or upgrades.
- Experience in a Novell environment.
- Experience with UNIX.
- Experience with Windows based report writers, Word and Excel.
- Experience with data extraction, conversion and manipulation.
- Experience with designing, implementing and administering security for applications.
- Experience with PeopleSoft and Oracle Financials.
- Experience in public-sector environment, preferably in human resources or finance.
The listed examples may not include all the duties performed by all positions in this class.
- Writes programs to exchange data between different database systems. Data needs are related to the financial, human resource, or student information querying and reporting needs of district and involves data mapping and identification of database structures to ensure accurate data migration.
- Meets with district personnel and/or consultants to define system specifications for district and/or department information systems projects. Uses in-depth knowledge of applications and information systems to assist end-users in designing options for new systems.
- Develops project plans, flow charts, and documentation for both processes and application programs. Uses variety of tools to integrate information sources and schedules.
- Maintains support role for all end-users of client-server applications and other database applications, including one-on-one assistance, documentation, and training. Serves as the application expert for information systems supported by MIS department.
- Writes programs to manipulate data, generate reports, setup interfaces, and import/export data. Utilizes a variety of tools to move data between different systems and locations.
- Evaluates development tools for more efficient usage of existing and desired systems. Makes recommendations to MIS management.
- Analyzes security needs of production information systems. Designs, implements, and supports security options to ensure access to a system that is secure and reliable.
- Evaluates and supports the implementation of distributed access to central information systems from school sites and other remote locations. Work with other MIS staff to integrate information applications in existing network infrastructure.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time 12 month position.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the PEA negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at http://hr.spps.org/Labor_Agreements.html . The minimum rate of pay for this position is $56,470 annually.
Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account. Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance. A benefits summary is available at http://www.hr.spps.org/Benefits_Summary_by_Union.html .
Transcript - Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire. You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date. Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.
Veteran's Preference - If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran's preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.
Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks - Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.
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