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Computer Programmer Assistant I

Job Description

TITLE: Computer Programmer Assistant I

JOB CODE: 9336



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 5

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 20,796.00
midpoint 25,788.00
maximum 30,780.00

PURPOSE: To provide entry-level assistance in the preparation of programs for the solution of problems by electronic computers. Responsible for assisting in the preparation of short programs or of portions of more complex programs in accordance with flow charts and specific instructions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Studies problems assigned and theoretical concepts and equations involved. Prepares block diagrams, flow charts and machine instructions for keypunching. Test runs programs. Corrects errors caused by incorrect programming. Verifies machine computed answers. Prepares abstract of problem and equations used in mathematical solutions. Prepares flow chart of sequence of operations and other information in outlining the program developed. Performs related duties as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from Computer Programmers, Programmer/Analysts, or Software Systems Specialists. Detailed instruction and on-job training given by professional programmers. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: None.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High school graduation, supplemented by one year accredited college level course work in computer science, mathematics, physics or related field, or by completion of vocational training in computer programming.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: None. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use personal computers, terminals and various data processing equipment. Accuracy is required in the application of programming techniques and mathematical theories to the solution of problems. Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification, may render the position security/sensitive, and, thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code