State of Louisiana
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IT Applications Programmer 1
at State of Louisiana
- Supplemental Information
The Division of Administration/Office of Technology Services has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of TS-307.
This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee.
Applicants who are within 90 days of having their baccalaureate degree conferred can apply and be considered.
Applications will be valid for only 180 days. Applicants must re-apply to be eligible for future vacancies beyond that 180 day period.
This position participates in a career progression group, but will only be filled at the Information Technology Applications Programmer 1 level from this posting. The Information Technology Applications Programmer 2 and the Information Technology Programmer/Analyst 1 levels of the career progression group do not require a PLE score and are announced under job # OTS 122217a BB.
Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 8100-Professional Level Exam in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.
Applicants without current test scores can apply to take the test here.
A criminal history check will be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Written Exam – See History – Click on the History link for test results. Candidates with an active, passing score will designate as "Pass". Candidates with a failure on the written exam designate as "Fail". If no information is present, you have no present written exam results.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
For further information about this posting, please contact:
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree.
Two years of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for one year and six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year and six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
An associate degree in computer science will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To receive on-the-job training or instruction on programming languages, and to perform basic programming, debugging and testing based upon written specifications provided by more experienced Information Technology applications personnel.
Programming languages are defined as general purpose computer instructions. Examples of programming languages include but are not limited to Cobol, Fortran, CICS, Natural, RPG, dBase, Java, Basic, Visual Basic, C, C++, Focus, Foxpro and Rbase. Programming languages differ from scripting macros in their scope and breadth. Scripting macros are defined as extensions of application products. Examples of scripting macros are the features included in application products such as Lotus, Procomm, PageMaker and Harvard Graphics. In general, programming languages have compilers available, whereas scripting macros do not have compilers.
Also included in the classroom or on-the-job training are JCL, utilities, site standards, and other technical data processing manuals. This technical instruction can range from the mainframe computer environment to the microcomputer environment.
Level of Work:
Close from more experienced Information Technology applications personnel.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies. (Individual departments may restrict assignment of these duties to the Information Technology section.)
Differs from Information Technology Applications Programmer 2 by absence of the requirement to independently prepare program specifications and provide technical assistance to lower level Information Technology Programmers.
- Examples of Work
Receives programming instruction or on-the-job training; studies programming and other technical data processing manuals, i.e., JCL, language utilities, site standards, etc.
Flowcharts, codes, compiles, tests, debugs, modifies, and documents new or existing applications programs under close supervision or review and within accepted standards, procedures, and guidelines.
Identifies, researches and proposes solutions to program, machine, data or programming problems, in consultation with senior employees or supervisors.
Assists in writing user guides or production run books.
May provide limited technical or functional advice or assistance to employees less experienced or less familiar with specific programming languages.
May operate a variety of information processing equipment.