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Senior Applications Programmer

Recruitment #190906-000963-001


This is responsible applications programming and systems analysis work.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of technical systems administration, systems analysis, and programming tasks of more than average difficulty. Employees coordinate and monitor the work of technical project team members in the completion of specified assignments. Tasks include the implementation and administration of commercial off the shelf software (COTS), and the design, development or modification, testing, and implementation of custom software interfaces. Tasks require that the employees consult with user personnel, functional information technology (IT) personnel, and other project team members to resolve technical questions. Although under general supervision, employees are expected to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in selecting work methods and performing assigned tasks. An employee in this class may be subject to on-call status on a rotating basis to provide 24-hour/7 day service. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through discussions and reports submitted.

Examples of Duties

Gathers and analyzes user/system requirements to prepare concise and detailed documents, which accurately reflect the requested changes to the affected system.

Maintains and enhances configuration of commercial off the shelf software.

Prepares test plans for all phases of testing including unit, performance and user acceptance testing.

Conducts necessary analysis to resolve production problems.

Designs and develops data conversion processes using data mart methodologies to extract, transform, and load data from source to target databases for use in reporting or conversions; coordinates system conversion efforts as required; prepares test data and verifies system test results; analyzes and resolves system problems; consults with users and technical and functional project team members on questions or problems.

Develops and maintains reports created against departmental databases using a variety of methods.

Analyzes problems and implements solutions; consults with functional team members, users, and technical project team members on technical questions; coordinates, schedules, assigns, and monitors the work of technical project team members.

Conducts cost/benefit analyses; conducts technical research and prepares and presents reports on findings; coordinates system conversion efforts; analyzes network equipment and software and makes recommendations; evaluates, acquires, and coordinates computer hardware upgrades/installations.

Creates and maintains detailed documentation of systems for production support.

Learns new skills and adopts new methodologies as required.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: Business analysis best practices (e.g. ability to interpret direction and create requirements, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to facilitate stakeholder meetings, good listening and presentation skills, excellent time management, documentation and writing skills, stakeholder management); data analysis and analytics.  

Working knowledge of: Construction and permitting industry; Accela Land Management software  

Skills: Experience with Accela configuration and scripting; database reporting skills and tools (e.g. SQL, Crystal Reports, etc.); problem solving, testing (methods, cases, scripts, etc.), requirement elicitation, decision-making, and analytical skills.  

Ability to: Analyze complex business processes and identify solutions. Candidates must have the ability to express themselves clearly and concisely as well as establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in computer programming, systems analysis and/or database administration; or Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate's degree in computer science or a related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in computer programming, systems analysis and/or database administration.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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