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IT Applications Programmer/Analyst 1 or 2
at State of Louisiana
- Supplemental Information
The Division of Administration/Office of Technology Services has a vacancy.
This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee.
Applications will be valid for only 180 days. Applicants must re-apply to be eligible for future vacancies beyond that 180 day period.
No Civil Service test score is required.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Information Technology Applications Programmer/Analyst 1 (TS-310) or Information Technology Technical Applications Programmer/Analyst 2 (TS-312). The maximum salary for the Information Technology Applications Programmer/Analyst 2 is $77,958 annually. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
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
A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in information technology.
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.
Verifiable experience in computer systems programming; or in systems, database, or network enterprise system support (hardware or software level) at a Louisiana State agency as a student worker enrolled in any baccalaureate degree program will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required professional experience on a month for month basis. A letter from the agency employing the former student must be submitted with the application and retained as part of the former student worker's record.
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in computer science, management information systems (MIS), quantitative business analysis--computer science, electrical engineering, information systems and decision sciences, computer engineering, telecommunications, or computer information systems will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in the above fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
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 develop analyst skills by maintaining, designing and implementing moderate sized systems or assist in the maintenance, design, and implementation of large or complex systems.
Level of Work:
General from more experienced Information Technology applications personnel.
May exercise functional supervision over a small work unit on a project basis.
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 the performance of systems analysis work and a greater degree of user contact.
Differs from Information Technology Applications Programmer/Analyst 2 by the absence of responsibility for advanced systems analysis work or by absence of lead worker responsibility over a project team.
- Examples of Work
Under the direction of or for supervisors, meets with users to determine needs; writes program and/or system specifications and guidelines for moderate size systems; assigns and oversees work of other lower level programmers to monitor work progress.
Provides orientation, evaluation of job tasks, and technical assistance to less experienced or less knowledgeable employees; serves as liaison between programmers and other supervisory personnel.
Designs, codes, compiles, tests, debugs, modifies and documents new or existing applications programs within accepted standards, procedures and guidelines.
Demonstrates advanced knowledge/use of JCL (or other control languages) and system utilities in the applications environment.
Identifies, researches and resolves program, machine, data, or system software problems, frequently on an individual basis in consultation with other employees and/or users.
Reviews and oversees the work of programmers for assigned systems responsibility to ensure data integrity and availability.
Assists in the evaluation of user requests for changes to determine specific tasks and effects on existing programs and systems; discusses and explains program and system modifications to users and writes user guides and production run books.
Analyzes changes, enhancements, and/or systems designs to ensure data integrity and availability.
May operate a variety of information processing equipment.