This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
As a family the Computing Services positions provide technical guidance and professional administrative support to program managers, department heads or administrative officers, faculty, support staff and students of the University. Distinctions among classes within the group are based primarily upon the incumbent's level of involvement in applications programming, systems analysis and/or systems programming, respectively. The degree of supervision given or received, technical complexity of work, autonomy in making program decisions, and educational and experiential prerequisites are all valid criteria in classifying a position within the series. Classification actions on these positions are not mutually exclusive, and a large department or division may have several individuals working in one or more of these titles.
As a class, can be distinguished from upper-level computing services titles in that incumbents are usually primarily responsible for output of applications programs, and relatively less involved in systems analysis or systems programming. Incumbents' work is of a technical nature, frequently involving specialized duties within a functional department. Typical duties may include: designing, developing, modifying and documenting straightforward applications programs on major interactive and/or administrative systems; writing programming code to meet user needs and specifications; debugging routine problems in applications programs, preparing test data, and implementing tested changes; documenting all programming code and report production procedures; and assisting/advising individual users in identifying and solving technical problems. Other responsibilities, relating to systems analysis and systems programming, respectively, may include: assisting in the design and implementation of less complex operating systems, including analysis of requirements for function and performance of hardware and software alternatives; working on systems analysis projects designed to solve problems, generate information and provide administrative reports; evaluating systems, including recommendation of alternatives to enhance and improve existing systems, assuring that assigned systems effectively provide necessary outputs; designing reports and data entry formats; arid evaluating, debugging, testing and documenting existing programs in response to changes in system requirements and equipment configurations.
A Bachelor's Degree and one (1) year of applicable programming experience. Ability to work with and knowledge of personal computers and related software will frequently be required.
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