STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST V
Class Code: 8998-28 Date Established: 03-21-97
Occupational Code: 9-3-2 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform programming, analysis and program design duties in order to achieve agency objectives by developing and revising systems for computer applications.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Develops and revises work methods and procedures related to the design, development and implementation of computer application systems.
· Schedules and/or conducts professional training and manages work of assigned project resources.
· Develops project plans including resource, time and cost estimates.
· Develops and implements application system test plans.
· Codes, modifies, maintains and may integrate moderate to complex programs from detailed/general specifications, in order to meet project requirements.
· Reviews reports and draws conclusions concerning programming or analysis standards and procedures.
· Analyzes program and system problems, determines resolutions, and implements solutions.
· Performs feasibility studies documenting present procedures and proposed systems and operating methods.
· Participates in computer feasibility and comparison studies to increase effectiveness.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of programs OR other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
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 formulating the combination of overall job functions in order to address highly diverse or novel situations requiring new concepts and imaginative approaches to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university 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: Five years' experience as a computer programmer or systems analyst associated with a late generation medium or large scale on-line computer systems or computer networks similar to the recruiting agency; at least two years of which shall have been involved with systems analysis. 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 current methods of computer systems analysis and design. Knowledge of management principles and practices and their relationship to computerization. Knowledge of the principles of computer programming and the capabilities and requirements of information systems. Knowledge of the application and use of peripheral computer-related equipment. Ability to explain technical operations in easily understood language for non-technical personnel. Ability to supervise and train project resources in the processes used in converting systems to electronic data processing. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to analyze operations and organize their component parts into a logical system. Ability to coordinate the conversion of agency programs to informations processing systems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, agency management officials, project resources, as well as personnel associated with professional organizations. 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