Programmer (Programmer III - IV)

Job #: 2022-111

  • TWC Job #: 15367183
  • Opening Date: 6/22/2022
  • Travel Required: NA
  • Monthly Salary: $4,598.67 - $8,624.25/mo
  • Position Location: Austin, Texas
  • Group Step: B23 - B25
  • Class: 0243 - 0244

Veterans, Reservists or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. 

Only interviewed applicants will receive notice of the final disposition of the selection process.

OOG employees applying for a position in the same pay group, if selected, will be laterally transferred with a maximum increase in salary of 3.4%.

General Description

The Programmer works within the Office of the Governor (OOG), Information Services Division (ISD) and reports to the Director of Information Services. Performs highly complex to advanced (senior-level) computer programming work. Work involves the development and maintenance of various database systems and ensuring the coordination and integration of systems design in accordance with ISD policies, procedures and operations. Plans, schedules, assigns and coordinates programming projects. Effectively manages web environment design from concept to implementation, deployment, development, and all related maintenance activities. Administers efficient storage, retrieval, customization and archiving of data to ensure integrated database systems. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited to minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Duties

  • Codes, tests, and debugs programs and prepares test data.
  • Consults with staff members to schedule work and coordinate programming projects necessary to ensure efficient operations within online environments.
  • Analyzes, reviews, and revises programs to increase operating efficiency or to adapt new procedures.
  • Prepares instructions for use during production runs and assists in preparing and developing instructions or manuals to guide end users.
  • Develops and implements specialized programs to supplement and enhance systems software.
  • Manages, implements, and maintains software solutions and systems integration projects to enhance Internet, Intranet, and external portal communities.
  • Develops and maintains web applications.
  • Tracks usage of system, confers with management, and advises on the status and progress of projects and processes.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and make recommendations concerning existing information technology/systems processes and the development of new procedures, standards, tools, and techniques.
  • Designs and implements new or revised methods that effectively meet the needs of the agency.
  • Determines operational, technical, and support requirements for the operation and maintenance of databases, text, and graphics.
  • Designs, analyzes, and maintains database structures, and assists in developing policies and procedures designed to ensure the integrity of the database environment.
  • Performs database monitoring, implements efficiency improvements, and assists in modifying existing databases and database management systems.
  • May oversees and/or performs work on programming projects including those that are highly complex in nature and/or large in scale.
  • May work as a member of a team on joint software development projects, lead functional parts of said projects (testing, code review, coding specialty areas and/or peer programming) and collaborate as a co-lead or co-team member on group projects.
  • Maintains regular work schedule.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Programmer III

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in management information systems, computer science, data  processing, programming, or a related field; and
  • Two (2) years of professional programming/software development experience.

Programmer IV

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in management information systems, computer science, data  processing, programming, or a related field; and
  • Four (4) years of professional programming/software development experience.

Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis. Non-traditional work experience may be considered on a case by case basis. Salary and position level will be based on experience and demonstrated skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience and knowledge in Web software development and architecture, including the following capabilities

  •  Internet browsers and security guidelines experience
    • MS Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft .Net Framework
  • MS C#
  • VS.NET- & ASP.NET- & ASP.NET environments
  • MS SQL (or any other SQL based DB)
  • Entity framework
  • MVC
  • Razor pages

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming and systems design.
  • Knowledge of computer operations, systems, and procedures; of project control and cost estimating techniques.
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages.
  • Knowledge of data processing flowcharting techniques.
  • Knowledge of database structures and theories.
  • Knowledge of current database technologies.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and developing solutions. 
  • Skill in performing detailed work accurately. 
  • Skill in understanding and following complex written and oral instructions.
  • Skill in troubleshooting information systems.
  • Skill in customer service.
  • Skill in supporting users in a large network environment.
  • Skill in communicating technical material to others.
  • Ability to analyze systems and procedures and to explain abstract concepts in concrete terms.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the implementation of multiple projects and solve complex problems that may arise.
  • Ability to write and revise standards and procedures.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives, and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within and outside the agency.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.

Registration, Certification or Licensure

Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions

This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Work with overlapping projects and deadlines. Work as a team member. Have direct customer contact. Work with sensitive and confidential information. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-8315 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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