Programmer Analyst Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$68,800.78 - $114,667.90 Annually
Posted
Aug 13, 2022
Closes
Aug 20, 2022
Ref
22-02044
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

Serves as a web and application developer in the Fire and Rescue Department. Determines requirements, designs, develops, and implements web pages and applications for internet/intranet platforms. Assists in server (web and application) administration on agency servers; coordinates with DIT for related IT infrastructure platforms provided by DIT enterprise and web server farms. Coordinates web efforts with DIT e-Gov., Public Safety Division, Infrastructure, and IT Security Divisions in DIT. Coordinates with Office of Public Affairs and DIT for integration of social media venues on the agency web pages. Assists with developing agency web guidance in compliance with county web content management as well as social media and communications policies and standards. Participates in development of requirements for RFPs for new applications. Participates in developing COOP and DR for agency systems and evaluating new technologies supporting agency tactical technology, IoT for public safety, and agency strategic planning. Works under general supervision.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Writes/reviews program code, scripts, or objects to create, revise, or update computer programs;
  • Plans, packages, tests, evaluates, and implements programs, routines, jobs, and utilities;
  • Maintains and documents computer programs and/or application software;
  • Assists in detecting, analyzing, and solving application-related problems;
  • Develops test scripts and data; tests, evaluates, and debugs software systems;
  • Implements software in conformance with defined change / release control procedures. Prepares system documentation;
  • Develops reports;
  • Provides support in a 24 x 7 environment;
  • Performs analysis and research to learn about existing applications and new technology;
  • Designs inputs, outputs, work flows, error handling, and moderately complex functional logic;
  • Interprets specifications, and translates them into design and code of moderate complexity;
  • Monitors and evaluates efficiency/effectiveness of applications and underlying data structures;
  • Prepares flow charts and translates diagrams into computer or database specifications;
  • Reviews successful completion of production cycles and troubleshoots problems.
  • Works with technical staff across technology disciplines as required in accomplishing work;
  • Confers with users to define requirements and validate conformance to acceptance criteria;
  • Prepares/delivers training, procedural manuals, and documentation for system users;
  • Coordinates deployment of system with users and operations personnel;
  • Interfaces with users to provide technical assistance, diagnose and resolve software problems;
  • Presents ideas and concepts to an audience and participates effectively in workgroup activities;
  • May require support beyond normal work days to instrumental business operations or systems that require 24x7 support;
  • Provides guidance, support, and assistance to less skilled/experienced programmers and to other staff as needed.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of system development life cycle concepts and steps in related activities;
  • Knowledge of position-relevant computer language(s) and/or desktop software packages;
  • Knowledge of modern information processing techniques and systems analysis;
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and operating requirements of various computer platforms;
  • Knowledge of centralized, distributed, WEB, and client server applications architectures;
  • Knowledge of computer / database programming process and related practices;
  • Knowledge of conceptual data, work flow, and process modeling;
  • Knowledge of basic report design and procedural report writing;
  • Skill in writing programs, maintaining related documentation, and debriefing changes made;
  • Skill in designing and developing moderately complex applications and components;
  • Skill in performing unit testing and the related debugging of computer errors;
  • Ability to elicit requirements from stakeholders to support development of specifications;
  • Ability to write programs, to maintain related documentation, and to debrief changes made;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships;
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Ability to perform research and find relevant materials to assist in project tasks and assignments;
  • Ability to plan, to organize, and to conduct systems analysis and feasibility assessments;
  • Ability to evaluate processes/procedures, to suggest improvements, and to design specifications;
  • Ability to document necessary system modifications and enhancements to defined standard(s);
  • Ability to assist users in troubleshooting and solving systems and programming problems;
  • Ability to translate technical terminology into simple, non-technical language;
  • Ability to train less skilled technical workers and to plan, assign, and review their work;
  • Ability to prepare clear, detailed programs of instruction for efficient system utilization;
  • Ability to ask relevant questions to assure understanding of assignments and requirements;
  • Ability to write easy to follow systems documentation tailored to the end user audience.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Two-year degree in information systems, computer technology, business, economics, or related field; plus three years of programming/analysis experience; or graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a four-year degree in information systems, computer technology, business, economics, or related field, plus, one year of programming/analysis experience in a complex information systems environment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 1+ years technology experience with object-oriented programming
  • Experience with Front-End and Back-End Web Development
  • Experience with relational database
  • Experience with MSSQL Server 2012 above
  • Experience with SharePoint, Drupal C#, ASP.NET/ASP.NET Core
  • ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Core MVC, ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET Core Web API, Entity Framework
  • HTML 5, CSS3, Bootstrap, React, TypeScript, JavaScript
  • MS SQL Server 2012 above, SSRS, SSIS
  • SharePoint 2013, Drupal 7 above
  • MS SQL Server Management Studio, Visual Studio, Adobe Photoshop
  • MS Windows, MS IIS, Active Directory
  • Azure DevOps

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Driver’s License (Required)

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, sanctions screening and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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