Job Description :
Job Title: Systems Analyst II+
Estimated Duration: 09/25/2017 - 12/27/2017
Location : 9500 Civic Center Drive Thornton Colorado 80229-0000

Job Description:

Under specified supervision, performs systems analysis, systems support, and IT project management for the city of Thornton.

Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from level I or, when filled from the outside, require previous and directly related experience.

Systems Analyst II:
Under general supervision, this is the journey-level class in the Systems Analyst series. Incumbents assigned to this class are expected to perform the full range of work assigned to this class and to work with considerable independence and initiative. At this level, work is complex in nature. The Systems Analyst II is flexibly linked to the Database Administrator I.
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class

Responsible for analysis and design of application software; assesses user needs, and analyzes and evaluates existing software systems for effectiveness and efficiency. Researches, tests, and evaluates equipment and application products. Assists in developing purchase specifications. Constructs, tests, documents, monitors and provides production support for complex application software. Tests, installs, customizes and maintains new applications and systems. Develops and delivers employee training. Diagnoses and remedies system or programming problems, and develops reasonable alternatives. Interacts with users, vendors and contractors to select appropriate software and equipment. Manages projects including creating relevant project documentation, assigning tasks, and reporting project progress. Develops internal project management standards and methodologies. May manage enterprise-wide, large team or more complex projects. May design, write and maintain a variety of software and data bases for various city departments and functions. May perform database backup and recovery, daily monitoring of scheduled jobs, database design, development, and support. Performs other duties as assigned.



Systems Analyst II:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university; five years’ progressively responsible experience in IT project management, system support, development and/or database administration. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record.

Your application will be used as a screening tool. Completeness and accuracy are important! Any false or untrue statements or material omissions in the application and related paperwork or during the selection process could disqualify you from consideration.

The city of Thornton conducts pre-employment drug testing and a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Systems Analyst II:
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and goals of the city of Thornton and the department.
Knowledge of the general operations of various city departments.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of computer programming and systems analysis, including design, construction, monitoring, maintenance, testing, documentation, training, and production support.
Knowledge of computer records storage, data manipulation, and database management.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of quality customer service.
Knowledge of equipment and software used in computer programming and systems analysis, including personal computers, printers, and various operating systems.
Knowledge of computer hardware and software diagnostic methods and techniques.
Skill in performing IT project management, researching, testing, installing, customizing, and maintaining new applications and systems.
Skill in utilizing standard equipment and software used in computer programming and systems analysis, including personal computers, printers, and various operating systems.
Skill in the safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle.
Ability to provide quality customer service.
Ability to listen well and communicate effectively orally and in writing with various audiences.
Ability to interpret, understand, and comply with manuals, regulations, standards, and guidelines.
Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications and electronic mail.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees, vendors, contractors and the general public.
Ability to distinguish and implement best practices for IT project management, system support, development or database administration.
Knowledge of the city of Thornton Municipal Code associated with user departments and special projects.
Knowledge of city of Thornton purchasing policies and procedures.
Knowledge of software products used in municipal government applications.
Knowledge of the principles and best practices of project management.
Skill in using various application development tools, configuration management, version control, and testing.
Skill in assessing user needs, and analyzing and evaluating existing software systems for effectiveness and efficiency.
Skill in diagnosing and fixing system or programming problems, and developing alternatives.
Ability to perform IT project management.
Ability to prepare flow charts or diagrams and documentation of program or system development.
Ability to plan, manage, implement and monitor multiple software application projects.
Ability to develop and present effective employee training.
Ability to effectively monitor and assess software vendors'' products and services.
Ability to develop goals, objectives, standards and procedures.
Ability to perform work requiring the exercise of significant discretionary and independent judgment.