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Computer Programmer I

Job Description

TITLE: Computer Programmer I

JOB CODE: 9332



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 10

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 35,040.00
midpoint 45,204.00
maximum 55,368.00

PURPOSE: To prepare programs for the solution of problems through the use of electronic computers. Responsible for the independent preparation of short programs, or for portions of more complex programs in accordance with flowcharts and instructions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Studies problems assigned and theoretical concepts and equations involved; prepares block diagrams, flowcharts and machine instructions of key punching; test runs programs, corrects errors caused by incorrect programming; verifies machine computed answers, prepares abstract of problems and equations used in mathematical solutions; prepares flowcharts of sequence of operation and other information in outlining the program developed. Performs related duties as required. Assists higher level programming in preparation and testing of programs; runs existing programs to determine methods of solving problems.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from higher level Computer Programmers, or Programmer Analysts. Detailed instructions while training or on new assignments. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Usually none, but may assist with the supervision of Computer Programmer Assistants.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Three years of course work toward a degree in the application programming field on IBM mainframes.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Two years of practical work experience in mainframe COBOL business applications. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge in the use of data processing equipment. Exact 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.