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IT PROGRAMMER ANALYST, LEAD/ADVANCED

Recruitment #19-006693-0001

Introduction

The Maryland State Retirement Agency administers the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.  The System is a multi-employer, public employees’ defined benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with over 50 different rule sets, supporting over 400,000 active members, retirees, and beneficiaries.  The Agency is involved in a multi-year re-engineering of its retirement-related business processes, in addition to acquiring and implementing support technologies (e.g., member relationship management, document management, and workflow management) and adapting existing pension administration programs to secure online real-time transaction processing.  In addition, the Agency manages a $52 billion trust fund – one of the largest in the country – which is also undergoing considerable change.  All told, this is an exciting time to join MSRA's technology team in this critical systems development position. 

If you are a qualified technology professional, here’s what MSRA has to offer:

Professional development Opportunities to work with new technologies (Office 365, high availability, .NET Core2, DevOps) in a challenging hybrid on premise & cloud environment

Work in an organization that fosters team work and cooperation

Work only a few blocks from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, convenient to Metro, Light Rail and busses (all at no charge to State Employees in the Baltimore metro area)

Enjoy other State of Maryland employee benefits.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

120 East Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides senior technical knowledge and support in the Agency's Information Systems Division - a team that enjoys a positive and constructive reputation for getting work accomplished using Agile methods and current toolsets. The incumbent provides specialized expertise in relational database management systems and programming to design, develop, and maintain the pension administration management systems used to support Agency staff, over 130 employers statewide, and pension plan participants. The incumbent also provides IT staff with support in product knowledge, resolving design issues, and general troubleshooting. This position impacts Agency day-to-day operations and has collaborative interaction and visibility at all levels of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Computer Science. Management Information Systems or other technology related field.   

Experience: Two years of experience designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal applicant should have the following experience:

Experience developing, configuring and administering large relational database systems (preferably MS SQL Server).

Experience maintaining and optimizing MS SQL Server databases.

Training and experience in maintaining IT security at the database level.

Proficiency in developing and maintaining Transact-SQL (T-SQL).

Experience developing, configuring and administering MS SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and MS SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) implementations.

Selection Plan

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached. Employees may be furnished with a pager or cell phone.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

 For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

DBM Recruitment & Examination Department

301 West Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.  

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-4854.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.  People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.