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Applications submitted outside of the link above will not be considered.
Our organization, mission and culture:
The Department of Revenue’s Division of Child Support Services (CSSD) is committed to ensuring child support is collected and disbursed pursuant to child support orders. Our Director has a vision to be the Amazon of Child Support. The Division’s IT is made up of nine Analyst/Programmers who work together in a team environment.
What you will be doing:
The CSSD systems team is looking for a talented and creative programmer to join our development team. This position creates features and enhancements for business applications used by CSSD and aides our division’s mission to collect and disburse child support. We offer flexible work schedules, training in applicable technologies, and professional development opportunities. There are several projects underway to upgrade or replace legacy applications as well as projects introducing new technologies.
The development teams use current technologies and practices such as:
- .NET MVC, C#, JAVA, Wicket, Natural
- Databases including Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or later, ADABAS
- Collaborative work environment
- Project management, business analysis, change control
- Web services (REST, SOAP)
- DNN for content management
- Source Code Control with Subversion
- Visual Studio, IntelliJ, SQL Management Studio
- Kofax for imaging
The working conditions you can expect:
This position is located in downtown Anchorage, at the bottom floor of the Linny Pacillo Parking Garage, right across the street from the Atwood building. We have a bright, personable, nine-person programming team in a positive, professional work environment with excellent team building opportunities. We offer flexible work schedules, training in applicable technologies, and professional development opportunities. On call operational support after hours may also be required.
Who we are looking for:
The individual selected should have an understanding and experience with various programming languages, databases, and technologies as well as the ability to effectively learn new technologies. The position also requires strong business analysis skills to properly determine requirements. The ideal candidate will be a team player and motivated to help the division with multi-year projects to modernize Alaska’s child support services. Thinking “outside of the box” beyond how things have always been done is preferred.
Overall desired applicant Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:
The following list of knowledge, strengths, and abilities (KSA’s) are desired for this position and are listed for all four flex levels. You may or may not have experience in all areas based on the level(s) you apply for. It’s recommended to apply for ALL levels you feel you are qualified for even if they may be a lower level. Please describe in your cover letter how your experiences match those listed. Applicants are not required to have experience in every area; if you do not have experience in an area, please say so.
- Strong problem-solving abilities;
- Ability to adapt to changing environments and new technologies;
- Ability to bring a positive outlook and approach in the face of competing priorities and both temporary and long-term technology and policy constraints;
- Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing;
- Act as a fully integrated team member, and provide rapid and respectful feedback to team;
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, representatives of other agencies, service providers, and others;
- Ability to follow schedules, set goals, meet deadlines, and accomplish objectives successfully and consistently;
- Ability to lead and mentor junior level programmers;
- Ability to train new system users and answer questions;
- Ability to communicate the organization's information systems needs to information system providers and represent information system users in the design of systems;
- Experience with defensive coding security practices: SQL Injection, parameterized queries, cross-site scripting;
- Experience with databases, ADABAS or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and later preferred;
- Experience with relational database management systems, data normalization, indexing and keys, stored procedures, views, constraints, including advanced scripting techniques;
- Experience creating relational database diagrams and class diagrams;
- Experience with scripting languages (T-SQL, P-SQL, PowerShell);
- Experience with report creation using SQL Server Reporting Services or similar tools
If you feel you embody these strengths, then we want to hear from you.
Analyst/Programmer I – range 14
Successful completion of nine (9) semester hours of college level coursework in computer languages or system analysis.
Three months of actual computer programming experience.
One year of work experience using a computer for analysis, including experience in the use of computer reporting languages, spreadsheets or statistical packages.
Analyst/Programmer II – range 16
One year of computer programming experience in a recognized computer language. One year of the experience must have been in a business application, scientific application, microcomputer or computer system user support specialty.
A Bachelor's degree with a major in Computer Science (CS) or Computer Information Systems (CIS), or a related degree with (18) semester/(24) quarter hours of CS or CIS may substitute for all of the required experience. An associate's degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems may substitute for nine months of the required experience.
Analyst/Programmer III – range 18
Two years of computer programming experience in a recognized computer language. One year of this experience must have been in a business application, scientific application, microcomputer or computer information management support specialty.
A bachelor's degree with a major in Computer Science (CS) or Computer Information Systems (CIS), or a related degree with (18) semester/(24) quarter hours of CS or CIS may substitute for one year of the required experience. An associate's degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems may substitute for nine months of the required experience.
Analyst/Programmer IV – range 20
Four years of computer programming experience in a recognized computer language. One year of this experience must have been in a business application, scientific application, microcomputer or computer information management support specialty.
A bachelor's degree with a major in Computer Science (CS) or Computer Information Systems (CIS) or a related degree with (18) semester/(24) quarter hours of CS or CIS may substitute for one year of the required experience. An associate's degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems may substitute for nine months of the required experience.
Individual positions at each level in this class series may require expertise in a particular area of programming or analysis. Recruitment and selection will be on the basis of these requirements.
For some positions in these job classes a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Additional Required Information
**PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS & INFORMATION CAREFULLY**FLEXIBLY STAFFED POSITION
Please note that this is a flexibly staffed position. It is recommended to apply for ALL levels you feel you are qualified for even if they may be a lower level. You can only be considered for the levels you apply for.
ALASKA PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION NETWORK (APSIN) BACKGROUND CHECK
This position requires the use of the Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN). A security clearance issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is necessary to use APSIN. DPS will deny security clearance for any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor in this state or another jurisdiction, or who may be a fugitive from justice. Additionally, security clearance will be withdrawn if DPS discovers that material information was falsified or omitted at the time of the initial application for security clearance.
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND CHECK & FINGERPRINTING
The successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation which includes fingerprinting and a criminal history check.
COVER LETTER REQUIREMENTS
A professionally written cover letter is required and is key to an interview for this position. The requirements of the cover letter are as follows:
- Please describe, in detail, how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must give specific examples to demonstrate your experience or you may not advance to the next step of the selection process.
- Please describe your experience as it relates to each of the KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) listed above. If you do not have experience in an area, please say so.
Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online. You may also fax or email it using the contact information listed below. The cover letter will be required prior to the closing of this recruitment. Your cover letter will be used to determine whether you will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
RESUME AND REFERENCES
A chronological resume is required and is key to an interview for this position. Please attach the chronological resume to your application before submitting it online. You may also fax or email it to the hiring manager listed below. The resume will be required prior to the closing of this recruitment. Your resume will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process. Additionally, submit 3 professional references or letters of recommendation.
Qualified applicants will be contacted for a face-to-face interview at the CSSD Anchorage Office. You may be required to take a coding test.
You can ONLY apply for this position through Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy (paper) application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" page.
Omission of any required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration. If you're experiencing problems attaching to your application, or if you simply had forgotten, you may email it to the contact provided below before 5:00 pm of the closing date. Any documents submitted after the posting has closed will not be considered.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education and Training section of the Applicant Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Degrees Obtained field. Copies of transcripts will be required prior to the closing of this recruitment. Transcripts can be attached to your application or faxed using the contact information below.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting, "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
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Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $875.62 - $1,326.00 per week
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- On call
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- Temporarily due to COVID-19
Work Location: One location