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Software Systems Specialist I

Job Description

TITLE: Software Systems Specialist I

JOB CODE: 9368



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 9

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 31,572.00
midpoint 40,416.00
maximum 49,260.00

PURPOSE: To provide with defined limits, the technical skills required to generate, modify, and maintain computer system software. Responsible for assisting in the generation and installation of computer system software and in the development and implementation of modification to the operating system.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assists in the analysis of operating systems problems defined by a software systems specialist of higher grade, and programs and implements approved solutions to problems. Assists in the design of test jobs and files, and performs programming end testing. Develops efficient programming techniques in machine language for system routines. Performs documentation and maintains system data sets and catalogs. Performs program design, generation, testing, and maintenance of specific components of the overall system. Performs other related duties. Generates proprietary program products from distribution tapes, using assembles, linkage editor and file copy utility programs. Analyzes memory dumps when system failures occur, and recommends corrective procedures.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Work is performed under the direction of a software systems specialist of higher grade. Desired results are indicated in the broad terms of objectives. Work methods or approaches to work problems are deter-mined almost entirely by the incumbent who is virtually self-supervising with respect to his/her level of assigned problems. Final results are appraised largely with respect to the attainment of program objectives. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: May provide working supervision to computer programmers and computer programming assistants of lower grade.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: One year of experience in software systems programming. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Exact accuracy is required. Working conditions are considered acceptable, but occasionally involve working non-standard hours. 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.