Information Systems Support Specialist

Recruitment #062222-MADZ05-350500

Summary Statement

The incumbent serves in the Epidemiology, Health Data, & Informatics Section as an informatician. This position is responsible for analyzing, planning, and coordinating the development, maintenance, and enhancement of the Division of Public Health's information systems. A key role is to work with public health staff to define business requirements, conduct workflow analyses, develop project charters, business cases, request for proposals, contracts, and assess data needs to enable integration and interoperability with critical processes associated with Delaware's Immunization Registry.

Selective Requirement

Six months experience in leading Joint Application Design or business requirements gathering sessions. 

Preferred Qualification

Experience writing Request for Proposals (RFP) and contracts for Software as a Service or Software vendors.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Assists program managers in the computerization of agency information systems by identifying data/user needs, defining applications and making recommendations for new or enhanced automation of program information and computer system requirements, and providing information on data available from other states and the federal government.
  • Analyzes current automated and non-automated information systems design and performance and recommends new/modified or deleted computer applications to ensure computer systems are in consonance with the agency's informational needs, goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates with program managers and application support staff to troubleshoot and correct system errors and schedule system development, enhancement, testing and implementation; may oversee the work of contractors.
  • Develops design and programming specifications for automated information processing systems, may prepare requests for proposals and evaluate proposals; provides data requirements to application support staff throughout the design and programming phases of a project.
  • Plans for and coordinates testing of applications or tests computer applications by creating test data, analyzing the system's action and determining critical system performance to ensure applications meet user needs.
  • May assist as a team member in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of data processing standards for the agency.
  • Conducts user orientation and training for modified or new information system capabilities.
  • Designs and develops reports, forms, files, computer screens and other tools for maximum efficiency and optimum work flow and in accordance with agency requirements.
  • Maintains liaison with DTI, other state agencies, other states, vendors and the federal government in order to keep current on and provide input to standards and to plan for the development and maintenance of systems.
  • Prepares memos, reports and computer operating manuals for use by management and operational staff expressing computerized information systems using charts, matrices and graphs.
  • Responsible for the security of automated system information authority for assignment of user passwords.
  • Develops and maintains system documentation.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Information Systems Support Specialist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in information systems analysis and design.
  2. Six months experience in conducting information systems needs and requirements analysis.
  3. Six months experience in technical report writing.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.