Programmer III - Remote Position (Texas)

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas

United States

Information Technology
(No Timezone Provided)

Performs complex (senior-level) computer programming work in support of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), Information Technology Services Division. Writes or modifies existing application software programs based upon program specifications or verbal instruction with the objective of meeting agency needs in one or more agency divisions/units; may work on these assignments independently or as part of a team. Trains others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Designs and writes programming code that solves programming issues with little or no help; unit tests, debugs, documents, and implements computer programs.

Interprets business and system use cases and requirements documentation to understand functionality to be developed, translates these requirements into a software coding solution and may provide input for the Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS).

Prepares detailed analysis, plans, diagrams, and verification procedures for existing and proposed applications.

Develops new code or modifies existing application program code; maintains, supports, and monitors program code ensuring ongoing operations and execution of this software.

Facilitates root cause analysis of system issues to minimize impact and future occurrences.

Provides technical leadership on the analysis and design of programming projects requiring coordination; provides technical support to users and technical assistance to programmer/analysts.

Provides support for application software programs, including problem resolution from software failures or other problems, answering questions, etc., during standard and non-standard working hours.

Installs, tests, and upgrades proprietary application software.

Plays a lead role in the execution of test plans/scenarios for system testing, performance tuning, load and stress testing, as a part of the overall test and quality assurance plan for a release of software.

Maintains knowledge of changing hardware and software technology; trains and/or mentors other technical resources.

Conducts and participates in design and code walk-throughs and reviews.

Complies with all defined policies and procedures for software development, testing, implementation, and support; identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming and systems analysis.

Knowledge of computer languages.

Proficiency in Classic ASP, .Net, and PowerBuilder

Experience in MS Access/VBA and SQL Server

Skill in problem solving.

Skill in in critical thinking.

Skill in computer programming.

Skill in the use of hardware and software.

Skill in modifying or developing software for applications.

Ability to process information logically.

Ability to design programs and systems logic.

Ability to code, test, and debug software.

Ability to communicate effectively.

COMPETENCIES

Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others. (1)

Dealing with Ambiguity - Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty. (2)

Creativity - Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings. (14)

Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. (15)

Functional/Technical Skills - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. (24)

Integrity and Trust - Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gains. (29)

Learning on the Fly - Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything. (32)

Listening* - Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees. (33)

Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer. (51)

Self-Development* - Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; works to deploy strengths; works on compensating for weakness and limits. (54)

Technical Learning* - Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars. (61)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT  

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen will need to provide form DD 214 to verify eligibility for Veterans' Preference. For applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide a DD 1300 or DD 214. These will be required on or before the first day of employment if selected for the position. 

Official sealed transcripts of all college hours/degrees listed on State of Texas application will be required on or before the first day of employment if selected for the position. 

As part of its employment process, TxDMV may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated. 

Driver's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business. 

External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System. 

If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three (3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office or .

REMARKS  

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that may correspond to the state classification title for this position can be accessed at:

The salary range on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum allowed by the state classification salary schedules; however, budget considerations may result in salary offers below the maximum of the posted range. 

Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours. 

Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting.

Your application should be complete and reflect all relevant education and experience. For each position listed under work experience, include position title, employer, employment dates (month/year), salary, supervisor's name/title/phone number, a full summary of duties, and reason for leaving. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown’ for any incomplete fields. "See Resume" is not accepted in lieu of a completed online State of Texas application.

Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of a completed State of Texas Employment Application, but may be considered as additional supplemental information. The resume must include employer name and dates of employment for relevant work experience to be considered by the hiring authority.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER  

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education - Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major in computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field

Experience - Minimum four (4) years’ progressively responsible experience in computer programming or systems analysis and design. Substitution Note: Additional work experience of the type described or other related education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Licensure and/or Certification – If driving is required, must possess a valid driver license from state of residence.

Regulatory Knowledge – Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to TxDMV, State and Federal regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL and/or ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS

The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environment: Office;

Ambulatory skills, e.g. stand, walk, sit;

Hand-eye coordination and arm/hand/finger dexterity;

Ability to speak, hear, and exercise visual acuity;

Ability to transfer weights of __ pounds anticipated for this position;

Driving requirements: Minimal, Moderate, __%.

Programmer III - Remote Position (Texas)

Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas

United States

Information Technology

(No Timezone Provided)

Performs complex (senior-level) computer programming work in support of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), Information Technology Services Division. Writes or modifies existing application software programs based upon program specifications or verbal instruction with the objective of meeting agency needs in one or more agency divisions/units; may work on these assignments independently or as part of a team. Trains others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Designs and writes programming code that solves programming issues with little or no help; unit tests, debugs, documents, and implements computer programs.

Interprets business and system use cases and requirements documentation to understand functionality to be developed, translates these requirements into a software coding solution and may provide input for the Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS).

Prepares detailed analysis, plans, diagrams, and verification procedures for existing and proposed applications.

Develops new code or modifies existing application program code; maintains, supports, and monitors program code ensuring ongoing operations and execution of this software.

Facilitates root cause analysis of system issues to minimize impact and future occurrences.

Provides technical leadership on the analysis and design of programming projects requiring coordination; provides technical support to users and technical assistance to programmer/analysts.

Provides support for application software programs, including problem resolution from software failures or other problems, answering questions, etc., during standard and non-standard working hours.

Installs, tests, and upgrades proprietary application software.

Plays a lead role in the execution of test plans/scenarios for system testing, performance tuning, load and stress testing, as a part of the overall test and quality assurance plan for a release of software.

Maintains knowledge of changing hardware and software technology; trains and/or mentors other technical resources.

Conducts and participates in design and code walk-throughs and reviews.

Complies with all defined policies and procedures for software development, testing, implementation, and support; identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming and systems analysis.

Knowledge of computer languages.

Proficiency in Classic ASP, .Net, and PowerBuilder

Experience in MS Access/VBA and SQL Server

Skill in problem solving.

Skill in in critical thinking.

Skill in computer programming.

Skill in the use of hardware and software.

Skill in modifying or developing software for applications.

Ability to process information logically.

Ability to design programs and systems logic.

Ability to code, test, and debug software.

Ability to communicate effectively.

COMPETENCIES

Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others. (1)

Dealing with Ambiguity - Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty. (2)

Creativity - Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings. (14)

Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect. (15)

Functional/Technical Skills - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. (24)

Integrity and Trust - Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gains. (29)

Learning on the Fly - Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything. (32)

Listening* - Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees. (33)

Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answer. (51)

Self-Development* - Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; works to deploy strengths; works on compensating for weakness and limits. (54)

Technical Learning* - Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge; is good at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars. (61)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT  

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen will need to provide form DD 214 to verify eligibility for Veterans' Preference. For applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide a DD 1300 or DD 214. These will be required on or before the first day of employment if selected for the position. 

Official sealed transcripts of all college hours/degrees listed on State of Texas application will be required on or before the first day of employment if selected for the position. 

As part of its employment process, TxDMV may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated. 

Driver's record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business. 

External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System. 

If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three (3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office or .

REMARKS  

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen: Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that may correspond to the state classification title for this position can be accessed at:

The salary range on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum allowed by the state classification salary schedules; however, budget considerations may result in salary offers below the maximum of the posted range. 

Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours. 

Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting.

Your application should be complete and reflect all relevant education and experience. For each position listed under work experience, include position title, employer, employment dates (month/year), salary, supervisor's name/title/phone number, a full summary of duties, and reason for leaving. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state ‘unknown’ for any incomplete fields. "See Resume" is not accepted in lieu of a completed online State of Texas application.

Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of a completed State of Texas Employment Application, but may be considered as additional supplemental information. The resume must include employer name and dates of employment for relevant work experience to be considered by the hiring authority.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER  

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education - Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major in computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field

Experience - Minimum four (4) years’ progressively responsible experience in computer programming or systems analysis and design. Substitution Note: Additional work experience of the type described or other related education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Licensure and/or Certification – If driving is required, must possess a valid driver license from state of residence.

Regulatory Knowledge – Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to TxDMV, State and Federal regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures.

PHYSICAL and/or ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS

The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environment: Office;

Ambulatory skills, e.g. stand, walk, sit;

Hand-eye coordination and arm/hand/finger dexterity;

Ability to speak, hear, and exercise visual acuity;

Ability to transfer weights of __ pounds anticipated for this position;

Driving requirements: Minimal, Moderate, __%.