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IT PROGRAMMER ANALYST II

Recruitment #18-004470-0003

Introduction

Are you an inspirational leader who is committed to process improvement and meaningful change?  At SDAT, we are building a team whose members thrive on initiative, creativity and challenging the status quo.  We want our customers to be able to utilize any of our services from the comfort of their own home.  SDAT takes public service seriously and is one of the State’s leading agencies for great customer service.  We need to modernize our legacy systems to leverage new technologies to become a complete customer-centric agency.  We invite you to become a part of our team and make a difference in public service.  ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A MEANINGUL DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND PURSUE YOUR CAREER PASSION WITH A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED LEADER?

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Office of Information Technology

300 W. Preston Street Room 403

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

To assist with the development and maintenance of the SDAT System S.E.A.N., which will be the application system for Homeowner’s and Renter’s Tax Credit and Homestead Tax Credit systems in Maryland. This will involve working closely with the Assistant IT Director, outside vendors and SDAT Staff to convert the existing system from the Annapolis Data Center mainframe into a web-based, cloud-based, multi-functional platform. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining, creating and working with SQL Stored Procedures and different types of extracts and packages, creating, maintaining and enhancing SQL server agent jobs, and using SQL SSIS package to create various extracts as needed for the department.

POSITION DUTIES

Assisting with the development and maintenance of project S.E.A.N.

Working with stored procedures, SSIS package and SQL Server agent scheduled jobs.

Managing the development or revision of system specifications using input from program managers and existing knowledge of business functions of the Homeowners, Renter’s, and Homestead Tax Credits systems.

Resolves data processing issues with other data processing personnel, system users, and other state agencies.

Perform other duties as required.  

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience with DevOps Ability to streamline, simplify, and automate the delivery pipeline using practices like lean value stream analysis Ability to compare environment configurations and the control of automation scripts for improved management and to reduce the impact of change Experience automating application testing using APIs and incorporate this testing in continuous integration processes Experience in decoupled applications and architectures using APIs Experience with Scrum and Agile software development practices and their integration with DevOps practices to achieve a continuous delivery cycle Experience building automation servers in an AWS environment Experience working with development teams to develop micro-services and containerization strategies

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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is not available, you may submit a paper application and transcript to:

Department of Assessments and Taxation, 300 W. Preston Street, Room 511, Attn: Office of Human Resources, Baltimore, MD 21201 If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 410-767-1140.

APPLCATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE CLOSING DATE.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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