City of St. Louis Department of Personnel Systems Development Specialist in St. Louis, Missouri
Systems Development Specialist
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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position analyze, test and install complex electronic information processing hardware and associated operating system software; write/modify operating system and application based programs and instruct / monitor the work of programmers and technical support personnel. Examples of duties include: developing implementation plans for the installation of new systems and the upgrade of existing systems; monitoring performance of network systems, troubleshooting network malfunctions and implementing solutions and making recommendations for security enhancements.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Systems Development Specialist
A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field; plus four years of progressively responsible programming experience supporting and maintaining computer systems. OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Documentation of academic credentials (if applicable) must be submitted upon request.
When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education relating to this position. Your experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your Experience and Training evaluation. Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.
Some positions may require candidates to pass a “Character Investigation” prior to appointment.nd PeopleCode (PeopleSoft proprietary programming language.)
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancy. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs
Examination Components and Their Weights
Experience and Training: 100%
Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
May 06, 2019 Reopened 09/16/20
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