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Applications Systems Analyst Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Plans, designs and analyzes user requests and requirements for the implementation and development of data processing systems. Incumbents in this position coordinate the activities of lower level analysts and programmers working within a department, unit or coordinate/lead a project team in the design, development and analysis of data processing systems.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications. This position is distinguished from the first level in that incumbents are in a lead capacity and coordinate the work of lower level analysts.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
  • Develops work plan and time schedules for computing projects including outlining phases, and identifying personnel and computing equipment requirements; monitors workload and progress; changes schedule and plan as needed.
  • Confers with other computing personnel to solve complex procedural, operational and technical problems.
  • Participates with management personnel in planning, directing and coordinating operational and/or procedural matters to meet the goals and objectives of the project.
  • Evaluates hardware and software products, and programming languages to determine their applicability to the system and/or project.
  • Completes various reports and summaries for management and/or users including status reports, problems, progress summaries, and system utilization reports.
  • Confers with users to review project plans and schedules, secure approval of test results, and discuss problems, or concerns.
  • Modifies and/or writes program code and/or job control language as needed.
  • Answers questions and provides technical assistance and/or training to system users.
  • Reviews and analyzes system problems including system documentation and production output to identify solutions and/or make appropriate referrals.
  • Participates in the development of system and programming standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of system specification standards and applications programming.
  • Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of data computing.
  • Skill in the use of the programming and job control languages specific to the assignment.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in coordinating and directing the work of project team members.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree in Computer Science or related field AND four years systems and/or programming experience; OR, Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field AND three years of systems and/or programming experience; OR, Five years of systems and/or applications programming experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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