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Announcement - 13-77 All Job Openings
Job Title:Systems Analyst 3
Post Date:December 19, 2013
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:00197725 (state-funded)
Location:1966 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Decision Support Unit/Office of Technology Services
Description of Duties:
Under limited supervision designs, codes, tests, modifies and debugs computer software; leads system development and/or maintenance in the Decision Support Unit.  Supervises development team(s) and provides guidance, training, and ongoing communications to improve the quality/quantity of each individual's performance.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, supervising and planning work of assigned staff ; compiling and writing documentation of program development and subsequent revisions and inserting comments in the coded instructions; consulting with others to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes; debugging, adapting, and modifying code and logic of existing applications; determining portability of code between operating systems and hardware; developing and maintaining test standards relevant to the development life cycle and change management processes; evaluating, selecting, integrating, and implementing new system architecture, tools, and techniques; overseeing and/or performing work in designing, maintaining, and coding programs using agency standard programming languages; preparing detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operations; supervising staff in the development and enhancement of computer systems and software applications; testing code to identify errors and debug; utilizing, modifying, or developing algorithms that maximize processing speed and utilize memory efficiently; writing and debugging programs or program modules;  and writing or contributing to instructions or manuals to guide end users.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in a related field and five years of related experience, with at least two (2) years in a supervisory position OR Associate Degree or equivalent two-year technical certificate in a related field and six (6) years of programming experience with at least two years in a supervisory position OR Two (2) years of experience as a State of Georgia Systems Analyst 2.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, have experience in one or more of the following:
• Project Server administration
• Team Foundation Server  and  Visual SourceSafe administration.
• Windows operating system administration and server maintenance including maintenance of production servers
• Configuration Management
• Automation of ASP.NET website builds and deployments using NAnt and MSBuild
• Web design and development using web application projects in Visual Studio, C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server
• SQL database design and SSRS report development
• SQL server administration, maintenance, and monitoring
• Administration of website monitoring and server monitoring tools
• SharePoint 2007 administration
• Proven ability to design, develop, and maintain unusually complex software applications
• Superior analytical and problem solving skills
• C#, ASP.NET, T-SQL, PL/SQL, XML, XSL, HTML, JavaScript, Active Reports, Crystal Reports, Visual Basic, SQL Server, Oracle, Active Directory, .Net Framework, SharePoint, SQL Server 2005, Cognos, SQL Analysis Services, Integration Services, Visual Studio, Lotus Notes/Domino (including integration with Microsoft Office, integration with external databases such as Oracle and SQL, @formulas, LotusScript, Java)
• Review, analyze, code, test and debug application systems using Systems development life cycle processes (SDLC)
• Document business case, business requirements, define scope, objectives and formulate systems to parallel overall business needs
• Review, analyze, and document business systems and user requirements producing deliverables such as use cases, UI mockups, functional specifications, workflow process diagrams, data flow / data model diagrams
• Develop and implement test plans, write and maintain test automation, define and track quality assurance metrics
• Lead other analysts in business systems maintenance and development projects
• Strong communication, presentation and meeting skills
• Microsoft Word, Visio, Excel, Project, PowerPoint 
Pay Grade 20 – Annual salary range $57,289.84 (minimum) to $100,124.90 (maximum).  Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience and available funding.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement. Hiring salary dependent on current employment, training and experience.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007