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IT FUNCTIONAL ANALYST II

Revenue Administration Division

Recruitment #19-004499-0004

Introduction

OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS

This is a position specific recruitment. The resulting certified eligible list may be used to staff several current and future vacancies for this position/function only.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Annapolis, MD

POSITION DUTIES

The incumbent of this position will assist with the coordination of system development and implementation for Revenue Administration's initiatives involving hardware and software application upgrades, enhancements and replacements; promoting overall business processes optimization, including macro development to increase returns processing efficiency, developing queries using the Data Warehouse and analyzing the data; assist with production application design and testing of revised applications; and assisting with the annual testing of the Mainframe Business Rules process known as the Forms Definition Facility (FDF).

Please Note: The selected candidate must be willing and able to work Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch or 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. with a half hour lunch. May be requested to work evenings, Saturdays and State Holidays during peak period Tax Season. Tax Season is defined as beginning January 15th and closing May 15th.

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.

** For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at http://www.naces.org/members.html.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of mainframe applications and other IT processing systems
  • Experience developing macros using VBScript, VBA or a similar tool
  • Experience analyzing and troubleshooting application problems and making recommendations for correction
  • Experience with the MS suite of products
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Excel
  • Experience in creating and using test plans for User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Experience gathering the needs of the business user and working with technical programmer analysts in the design, development, testing and implementation of software applications to meet those needs
  • Good verbal and written skills and experience communicating with technical customers (programmers, business partners and supervisors)
  • Ability to work overtime when required including before and after regular business hours and some weekends, and to work the hours specified in the interview

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to demonstrate that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. Please indicate clearly any position-specific experience and ensure all education and experience sections are complete. Incomplete information may result in the disqualification of your application.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

*Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Only applicants who meet the minimum and selective qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. Approval of your application will be based on a review of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Due to the nature of this list, all qualified applicants are placed on an unranked list of candidates and will remain active on this list for at least one year.

Qualifying applicants are subject to an oral interview. Prior to appointment, the employee must successfully undergo a background investigation including a review of criminal, MVA and tax records; and determination of legal authorization to work in the United States or under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This background check is comprehensive and may involve fingerprinting. Upon initial appointment OR promotion to a position in the State Personnel Management System, an employee is required to serve an initial six- month probationary period. This probationary period may be extended an additional six months under certain circumstances at the discretion of the appointing authority.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Veterans

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. If you are seeking veteran's preference, please submit a copy of your DD-214.

Attachments

The preferred method for submitting additional information is to upload it directly into your online account. Please remove references to the first 5 digits of your SSN and your DOB on all attachments by deleting, redacting or blacking that information out with a marker. Any attachments necessary to demonstrate the minimum qualifications were met must be submitted by the filing deadline.

Faxes/Email

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you choose fax or email as the option to submit your application and/or required additional information, you must include the following information on each page you submit:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Recruitment Number (located at the top of the bulletin)
  3. The last 4 digits of your SS#

Fax: 410-974-5249 – This fax number is for Comptroller of Maryland recruitment efforts only.

Email: dsellman@comp.state.md.us

For Further Questions

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov.

If you have questions about this particular recruitment, please contact the Comptroller of MD, Office of Human Resources at dsellman@comp.state.md.us.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 260-6622 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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