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IT Applications Programmer 2, IT Applications...
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State of Louisiana | Baton Rouge, LA
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Supplemental Information

The Division of Administration/Office of Technology Services (Applications & Data Management) has a vacancy. (Req. #115826)

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Information Technology Technical Applications Programmer 2 (TS-309) or the Information Technology Applications Programmer/Analyst 1 (TS-310). The maximum salary for the Information Technology Applications Programmer/Analyst 1 is $73,445 annually. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.

This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee. There is no Civil Service written test requirement.

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review - See History - Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

For further information about this posting, please contact:

Andrea Dixon

HR Specialist

Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources

email: andrea.dixon3@la.gov



A baccalaureate degree plus one year of professional level experience in information technology.


Two years of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for one year and six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year and six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least six months of experience or training in information technology or electronic technician work to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

An associate degree in computer science will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Verifiable experience in computer systems programming; or in systems, database, or network enterprise system support (hardware or software level) at a Louisiana State agency as a student worker enrolled in any baccalaureate degree program will substitute for the one year of required professional experience on a month for month basis. A letter from the agency employing the former student must be submitted with the application and retained as part of the former student worker's record.

A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in computer science, management information systems (MIS), quantitative business analysis--computer science, electrical engineering, information systems and decision sciences, computer engineering, telecommunications, or computer information systems will substitute for the one year of required experience.

A master's degree in the above fields will substitute for the one year of required experience.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To perform advanced programming work by preparing program specifications and to code, debug, test, and document complex programs.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from more experienced Information Technology applications personnel.

Supervision Exercised:

May provide technical programming advice to other Information Technology Applications Programmers.

Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies. (Individual departments may restrict assignment of these duties to the Information Technology section.)

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Information Technology Applications Programmer 1 by the presence of responsibility for writing program specifications and providing technical assistance to Information Technology Applications Programmers. Additionally, the Programmer 2 level may involve user contact; whereas, the lower level generally has no contact with users.

Differs from Information Technology Applications Programmer Analyst 1 by the absence of systems analysis work.

Examples of Work

The Office of Technology Services aims to be a responsible partner in delivering innovative, effective, and reliable solutions that support and enhance the IT functions within Executive Branch Departments. The Office of Technology Services will work to increase the return on the State's investment in technology by promoting smart decision-making, solving problems intelligently, increasing the rate of project success, and fostering a skilled and professional staff. This is an experienced level IT position in the Office of Technology Service's Application and Data Management Division. The incumbent will assist in the maintenance, design and implementation of the complex and newly implemented Integrated Eligibility (IE) system. The position will develop JAVA (J2EE and Java Script) code. Supervision is received from an Information Technology Applications Manager 1.

55% Application Design, Development and Support for the IE system and other OTS supported


Design, code, compile, test, and debug highly complex JAVA programs as indicated by user and

Management requests and according to SDLC. Develop and maintain highly complex JAVA code. Prepare program specifications, work assignments, and program testing procedures. Make critical decisions on design, technical requirements and file designs with minimal supervision. Analyze changes, enhancements and/or system designs to ensure data integrity and availability. Provide technical support as needed; perform trouble-shooting and implement applicable solutions to address system issues.

25% Meet extensively with users to determine needs and discuss user requests. Analyze user requests/defects/change requests in order to identify the necessary system development, determine effects on existing system functionality, and estimate for timely completion of development. Attend JAD sessions as well as User Request Documents {URD) and Technical Design documents (TDD) Review sessions. Review user requests, test plans, and playbooks for maintenance and deployment activities. Review and provide feedback on deliverables, technical documents, project plans, issues and risks, change requests and defects. Conduct unit and system testing. Support System Testing and User Acceptance Testing activities. Perform maintenance and deployment tasks for all system environments.

15% Serve as an analyst in preparing Technical Design Documents outlining the solution in highly technical and detailed terms by performing advanced system design and analysis. Evaluate work plans and schedules to ensure realistic deadlines, maintain tracking system for work in progress, and review existing subsystems for possible methods of improving efficiency.

5% Perform all other tasks, special projects, analysis, studies, and plans as directed, other duties as assigned by supervisor

About State of Louisiana

LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education and is committed to meeting the challenge of pursuing intellectual development for its students, expanding the bounds of knowledge through research, and creating economic opportunities for Louisiana. LSU is in a state of such dynamic transformation, changing and evolving to meet the needs of its students, faculty, and the people of Louisiana. LSU's national flagship agenda brings into focus the university's commitment to excellence at every level. LSU is one of only 25 universities nationwide designated as both a land-grant and sea-grant instituation and was designated a space-grant institution in 2005. It also holds the Carnegie Foundation's designation as a Doctorate-granting University, with very high research activity. LSU's instructional programs include 197 undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees.