STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST II
Class Code: 8995-21 Date Established: 03-21-97
Occupational Code: 9-3-2 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To apply technical computer applications work methods by performing programming duties for a specified data processing unit.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Codes, modifies, maintains and integrates programs within an application to meet project requirements.
· Maintains, creates and implements software applications programs and command language; integrates programs as required.
· Prepares program unit test data and organizes testing, auditing, and editing of data processing applications.
· Conducts testing and debugging of software, including preparing related documentation.
· Writes programs, updates and runs specialized data processing reports as requested by agency administration.
· Recommends alternative programming strategies to assist end-users with computer usage problems.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of programs OR other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires coordinating a combination of diverse job functions in order to integrate professional and technical agency goals. This level also requires considerable judgment to implement a sequence of operations or actions.
Independent Action: Requires objective assessment in analyzing and developing new work methods and procedures subject to periodic review and in making decisions according to established technical, professional or administrative standards.
Education: Associate’s degree from a recognized college or technical school, or two years of college with at least fifteen (15) credit hours in the field of computer sciences. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years of experience in information processing and computer programming associated with computer systems similar to the recruiting agency. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of mathematics. Knowledge of computer techniques used in the information processing field. Knowledge of the principles of systematic problem solving and the fundamentals of information processing. Knowledge of agency-specific computer program as a problem solving communications media. Knowledge of the development of documentation techniques, flow charting and problem solving using computer language. Knowledge of the theory of data organization and access with the ability to solve problems by utilizing computer programming. Ability to communicate effectively with various department and division representatives. Ability to reduce problems to basic detail. Ability to work with mathematical and algebraic formulae. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and with personnel in other agencies. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 05/10/02