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PROJECT SPECIALIST

PROJECT SPECIALIST

  1. HRA/DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Posted on: 02/10/2024
  1. Full-time

Location

BROOKLYN

  1. Exam may be required

Department

Mgmt Information System-NM

$100,743.00 – $115,854.00

Job Description

APPLICANTS MUST BE PERMANENT IN THE COMPUTER SPECIALIST (SOFTWARE) CIVIL SERVICE TITLE.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is comprised of the administrative units of the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). HRA is dedicated to fighting poverty and income inequality by providing New Yorkers in need with essential benefits such as Food Assistance and Emergency Rental Assistance. DHS is committed to preventing and addressing homelessness in New York City by employing a variety of innovative strategies to help families and individuals successfully exit shelter and return to self-sufficiency as quickly as possible.

Information Technology Services (ITS) is DSS’s technology services organization. ITS mission is to support the daily, emergent, and long-term needs of both agencies. ITS creates and enhances the technology infrastructure and computer applications that support HRA and DHS and develops applications, including a variety of client eligibility and recertification systems, case management systems, housing systems, employment/work engagement services, revenue producing computer matches, claiming systems, and personnel systems.

Information Technology Services (ITS) is recruiting for one (1) Computer Specialist (Software) III, to function as a Project Specialist, who, under general supervision from the Division Director, with broad scope for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, the Project Specialist is responsible for the maintenance of the current Contract Managements Systems (CMS) and the Office of Purchasing Unified Systems (OPUS). The Project Specialist will manage the design, development, and maintenance of new Integrated Contract Management System (ICMS) on networked and distributed client server and WEB based computer application systems that interface with the I-IRA Intranet which utilizes a combination of mainframe computer, minicomputer and microcomputer-based databases and connectivity.

The Project Specialist will:

- Develop, maintain, enhance databases, and information systems, by defining physical, organization of
databases, data sets, and reorganizing databases at appropriate intervals, monitoring performance,
implementing backup, recovery, restart procedures, utilizing latest releases of database software to
optimize performance, minimize storage requirements, and support applications system areas.

- Prepare computer systems designs, surveys feasibility studies of complex database systems, user
functional requirements by meeting with users, asking questions, determining requirements, propose
evaluating alternatives, to prepare written reports, specifications, summaries of findings and studies.
Code modifications to highly complex computer programs, information systems and databases, by
following flow charts and specifications.

- Test highly complex programs, information systems and databases, by specifying, preparing test data,
test files, conducting unit, integration, and volume system testing, to measure input, processing, and
output functions of the computer program, and system.

- Analyze new systems and enhance, expand, improve existing systems, by studying specifications,
determining feasibility for various projects, apprehends business requirements, creates technical
documentation, designs, and implements complex solutions from initiation to completion, including
development, testing and pushing project through all development cycles and obtaining signoffs on
project deliverables, using Microsoft .NET technologies, Angular, JQuery, Web API, Web Services,
XML, Oracle database tools, Microsoft Visual Studio ,Microsoft Office. Code modification to highly
complex computer programs, information systems, databases, by following flow charts, specifications,
to produce required solution.

- Code modifications to highly complex computer programs/information systems/databases, by following
flow charts/specifications, to produce required machine instructions.

- Provide technical data processing assistance in systems development, by researching, analyzing
problems, recommending solutions, to assist management, analysts in meeting agency goals within
regulations.



Hours/Shift:
Normal Business Hours


Minimum Qualifications

(1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester credits in computer science or a related computer field and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time software experience in designing, programming, debugging, maintaining, implementing, and enhancing computer software applications, systems programming, systems analysis and design, data communication software, or database design and programming, including one year in a project leader capacity or as a major contributor on a complex project; or
(2) A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six (6) years of full-time satisfactory software experience as described in “1" above, including one year in a project leader capacity or as a major contributor on a complex project; or
(3) A satisfactory combination of education and experience that is equivalent to (1) or (2) above. College education may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience in (2) above on the basis that sixty (60) semester credits from an accredited college is equated to one year of experience. A masters degree in computer science or a related computer field may be substituted for one year of the required experience in (1) or (2) above. However, all candidates must have a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, plus at least one (1) year of satisfactory full-time software experience in a project leader capacity or as a major contributor on a complex project.
NOTE: In order to have your experience accepted as Project Leader or Major Contributor experience, you must explain in detail how your experience qualifies you as a project leader or as a major contributor. Experience in computer operations, technical support, quality assurance (QA), hardware installation, help desk, or as an end user will not be accepted for meeting the minimum qualification
requirements.
Special Note
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level IV, in addition to the Qualification Requirements stated above, individuals must have one year of satisfactory experience in a project leader capacity or as a major contributor on a complex project in data administration, database management systems, operating systems, data communications systems, capacity planning, and/or on-line applications programming.


Preferred Skills

- Experience in Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server relational database systems. - Microsoft .NET Technologies. (C#, ASP.NET, WCF, Entity Framework 5.0 or greater. - Angular, JQuery, Web API, Web Services, XML, - Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Management Studio, Microsoft Reporting Services. - Familiarity with Octopus Deploy, Bitbucket, Jenkins, GitLab, DevOps, Hangfire is a plus. - Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills. - Experience in architecting and designing complex and high performance/scalable web applications. - Overall professional application development experience.
55a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID

626415

Title code

13632

Civil service title

COMPUTER SPECIALIST (SOFTWARE)

Title classification

Competitive-1

Business title

PROJECT SPECIALIST

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

15 Metrotech

  1. Technology, Data & Innovation
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