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IT PROGRAMMER ANALYST II

Recruitment #21-004470-0011

Introduction

The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) promotes a vision for economic development, flexibility and local authority throughout Maryland. The agency helps Maryland's counties and municipalities in land use and resource planning and provides review and technical assistance on a variety of planning topics. In addition, Planning offers data, analysis and research assistance and policy development and implementation support to local governments as well as communities, businesses and other organizations. 

As Planning monitors and forecasts changes in development and land use throughout the state, its staff creates tools that help plan Maryland's future. Information on demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic and land-use trends is collected, analyzed, and distributed in multiple formats. Planning supports interactive, web-based map display of census data, land-use, parcel data and aerial imagery to assist local government growth and land-use.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

The primary functions of this position are the development of new application solutions using ASP.Net Core MVC with SQL Server, and to maintain and troubleshoot existing applications using ASP.Net Forms, Python, Oracle, SQL Server, Access, JSP, and Crystal Reports, and to work toward migrating these older applications to a modern architecture.

POSITION DUTIES

Create new applications, and migrate older applications to modern architecture.  Create new applications to meet Departmental needs.  Assist in migration of older applications to newer architectures. Consults with users to plan, develop, evaluate and revise applications. 

Troubleshoot and debug issues that arise. Test and debug problems identified by users. Develop software solutions and participate in the coordination of testing of solutions. 

Create and maintain database objects as they relate to assigned projects. Create and maintain SQL Server objects as they relate to assigned projects.  Create database structures using ER-Diagram tools. Implement data normalization rules to ensure relational database rules are followed. 

Prepare system documentation to support software changes.  Create documentation for all phases of the project. Design document, scope of work, test plans, change orders, and deliverables. 

Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: One year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools. 

Notes: 

 1. Candidates may substitute six credit hours of coursework in application analysis and programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for six months of the required experience. 

 2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by writing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education. 

 3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credit hours from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and application programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education. 

 4. Candidates may substitute experience in one of the following areas: operating computers, scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining backups or data storage, processing data on computers, evaluating, implementing and maintaining hardware and software, on a year-for-year basis for a high school education. 

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Computer Systems Programming classifications or Computer Systems Programming specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Good writing skills. 

Experience troubleshooting and resolving issues. 

Experience with relational database systems such as MS SQL Server and Oracle. 

Experience with modern design patterns, including the MVC framework. 

Experience with modern object oriented programming languages. 

Experience with modern web development technologies.

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

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 placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

Attn: For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.