Information Technology Specialist (Applications Programmer)

Washington, D.C
Jan 22, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Full Time

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in performing the full range of system development lifecycle activities, following both traditional and agile methodologies in order to deliver enterprise-wide software application solutions.
  • Provides in-house consulting on systems analysis, design, programming, deployment, integration, and post-production enhancement and issue resolution.
  • Communicates with end users, project management, leadership, and stakeholders to define goals, collect requirements, design and deploy solutions for business problems.
  • Utilizes agile processes to develop, manage and support a variety of scalable web applications.
  • Formulates and applies the full range of complex queries to retrieve precise data, create indexes and other structures to enhance application performance.
  • Researches technical capabilities of contractors, develops cost estimates, assists in drafting technical requests for proposals, assesses capability of contract experts and advises management on final selection.
  • Adheres to the best practices in software development.

The DC Courts have employed many measures to keep employees and court users as safe as possible, including mandatory face coverings, social distancing, temperature checks, health screening questionnaire, enhanced air circulation, and intensified cleaning services. We encouraged employees to get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of their family, friends, colleagues, and others with whom they have contact. We also provided opportunities for employees to receive the vaccine. Such voluntary vaccination efforts have made significant progress in suppressing the spread of COVID-19, and yet the emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant has caused a rapid increase in infection transmission rates in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, particularly among the unvaccinated.

Vaccinations, being readily available, provide the best protection from infection with COVID-19, and the requirement of vaccinations is consistent with maintaining a safe and secure workplace. Therefore, effective immediately and throughout the remainder of the COVID-19 emergency period, all DC Courts employees, interns, volunteers, and on-site contractors, who have received a vaccination as required by the COVID-19 vaccination protocols, must provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources on the first day of employment. You may seek an exemption from providing a proof of vaccination on the grounds of a specific medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. All employees who have not received the required number of vaccination doses, regardless of the reason or whether the employee has sought or been granted an exemption, will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result on a weekly basis in order to report to work in person or remotely.


Conditions of Employment

  • Background and security investigation are required.
  • A probationary period of one (1) year must be successfully completed.

To qualify for this position, you must submit the following:
1. Resume
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
4. List of professional references

All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Systems Engineering or related field plus five (5) years of professional experience in a Senior Developer role using Java.

In-depth knowledge of relational databases and SQL; subject matter expertise in Oracle PL/SQL and/or Microsoft T/SQL procedural database languages.

Subject matter expertise in Enterprise Java architecture, programming and deployment; Oracle APEX; JavaScript libraries such as jQuery or ExtJS; JSF Frameworks such as PrimeFaces; mobile applications development; .NET Framework and related technologies.

Subject matter expertise in designing and implementing custom cloud solutions that leverage various Office 365 services such as Power Automate (Flow), Power Apps, SharePoint, Azure services

Subject matter expertise in developing and enhancing business workflow systems with significant experience in building complex system interfaces, especially using web services and XML technologies.

Familiarity with implementing and enhancing Business Intelligence tools and applications.

The incumbent should be an enthusiastic and engaged professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts' values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

Documentation of education must be submitted with your application or your application will not be considered.

Please note that authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts are required. If you are selected for the position, a criminal history records check will be conducted.


To qualify based on education, upload a copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for District of Columbia Courts employment. You can verify your education here:

Foreign Education: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must upload a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript at time of application to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive Federal civil service.

Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

All required information must be received by the vacancy announcement closing date.

The safety of DC Court employees, contractors and the public is a top priority. In compliance with the guidelines published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Courts has maximized its telework flexibilities. The ability and readiness for employees to telework impacts operational requirements and capabilities. This includes having a personal computer, tablet or mobile device which is not shared with secure internet connectivity.