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IT FUNCTIONAL ANALYST II

Recruitment #18-004499-0007

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.  No more sitting in traffic, standing in line or licking stamps and envelopes!  To accomplish these goals and more, we need team members with a genuine passion to join the Information Technology team.  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

16

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. Applicant 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 Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources Management, Information Technology or other related field with specific coursework in the structure and use of automated information systems.

 Experience: One year of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on mainframe computers or large client server platforms.

 Notes:

1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and two additional years of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on mainframe or large client server platforms may be substituted for the required education.

 2. Experience responding to and resolving help desk calls from users of computers, or operating computer equipment for the purpose of data entry, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database or other applications may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a high school education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Cyber and Information Systems classifications or Cyber and Information 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

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the 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

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

NOT APPLICABLE.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

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 supplemental questionnaire to:

Department of Assessment and Taxation, Attn: Human Resources Department, Room 511, 300 W. Preston Street, 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.

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

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