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Application Specialist I, Human Resource System (HRS)/Payroll

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS DESCRIPTION
OFFICIAL TITLE: Application Specialist I CODE: 4970 SQ/OQ: Optimal Qualified
WORKING TITLE: Application Specialist I, Human Resource System (HRS)/Payroll GRADE: 23 MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under minimal direction, maintains the current Human Resource System and the Integral Payroll System. Duties involve resolution of job trouble reports and applying mandated enhancements which are small to medium in scope to the existing systems. The charge of the HRS/Payroll Application Specialist involves analyzing enhancement requests, providing multiple solutions to requests or problems, implementing program changes or developing new programs, developing program test plans, devising sample input data to test the adequacy of a given change and running tests of the application, correcting errors by altering program steps and sequence, and changing JCL as needed to achieve desired results and provide updated documentation to users.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Working knowledge of CA-IDMS, CA-ADS/Online, and COBOL. Working knowledge of CA-Culprit, CA- RPF, SAS, and JCL desirable. Ability to develop new programs and modify existing programs which are at a high level of complexity. Ability to develop and implement a test plan. Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team. Ability to work under severe time constraints. Analytical and problem solving skills. Skill in completing program and system documentation. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent human relations skills. Excellent time management skills. High degree of professionalism which includes attitude, work ethics, taking responsibility, personal incentive, intra-organizational effectiveness, meeting deadlines, flexibility, multi-tasking, and attention to detail. Knowledge of and the ability to meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System (SSPGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university. Training with CA-RPF, CA-CULPRIT, JCL, and SAS desirable. Considerable experience in the maintenance of complex mainframe data processing systems. Experience with COBOL, CA-IDMS, CA-ADS/Online, COBOL IDMS. Experience working with project management tools (such as Microsoft Project for Windows) desirable. Other combination of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: None.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) Required to operate workstations for sustained periods of time.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Applicant must pass the competency test assigned to the HRS/Payroll Application Specialist I.
OVERTIME ELIGIBLE: No

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Using appropriate tools to resolve job trouble reports, develops enhancements and mandated changes of moderate scope.

2. Applies and conforms to ADIT standards for this work.

3. Reviews and analyzes problems and requested enhancements/changes.

4. Defines user requirements.

5. Defines multiple solutions to problems or requested enhancements/changes.

6. Implements the selected solution.

7. Uses appropriate tools to make necessary program/JCL changes.

8. Develops test plans and inputs data, as needed, to test the change or enhancement.

9. Analyzes results of tests to evaluate such factors as accuracy and achievement to desired logic and determines effectiveness of change or enhancement.

10. Makes necessary changes to program or system documentation and makes changes production ready.

11. Participates in on-going, self-initiated learning to maintain currency in the field of information technology and shares knowledge both formally and informally with others as appropriate.

12. Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 5/97
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