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Information Technology Technical Associate – Application Programer

Location: Springfield
Close Date: 12/24/2014


New Applicants:  Please create an account from the Home Page.  Once account is created, you will need to view the job posting detail and click “Apply for Position” which will give you access to the Civil Service employment application forms.  Once the pre-approval and application forms are complete, submit an exam request form to apply.

Returning Applicants:  Please login to your profile on the Home Page, ensure your civil service employment application is up to date, and submit an exam request form to apply.

All Applicants:  To properly evaluate your qualifications for this position, your online application must include a complete employment history detailing duties, education and certifications.  Note that a resume cannot substitute for the information required on the official application form.


For full consideration, applicants must be residents of the State of Illinois. 


College Transcripts and Veteran’s Preference Eligibility:  College transcripts and military discharge documentation (DD214, DD215, and NGB22) must be uploaded with the online application.  Human Resources will not accept faxed, e-mailed, or hand delivered documentation to our office.


DEADLINE TO APPLY:  December 24, 2014



Failure to list or accurately describe work experience or failure to submit college transcripts by deadline date may result in an applicant not being admitted to the exam.

Minimum Starting Salary: $42,783.00 annually
This position may require pre-employment screening pursuant to the UIS Pre-Employment Policy.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer; persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Functional Summary:


This position is responsible for the software development of University-wide homegrown applications, including the entire life cycle such as modification, application support, data integration, documentation and application performance tuning.


  1. Responsible for the process, life cycle and creation of software development for campus applications.
  2. Perform rapid application development to provide and facilitate data collaboration for time-sensitive projects.
  3. Meet with campus community members to determine the best solution for their needs.
  4. Other duties as assigned.




This position requires the technical knowledge to integrate multiple systems, taking content from one source and transferring it to other sources/devices.


Organizational and troubleshooting skills are essential, as is the ability to multi-task and prioritize projects, while continuing to provide effective assistance and support to ensure daily operational needs are met.


Personal Relationship:


This position interacts with the University and departmental faculty, staff and students and other internal/external constituencies to obtain/provide information to facilitate operations and services administered by the department.  Communication is accomplished via phone, in-person and by electronic communication.  Strong interpersonal skills and a professional decorum are required to fulfill all assigned duties and responsibilities that serve to meet the highest standards of professionalism established by the University and the department.



Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:




  1. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
    1. progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession.
    2. college course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
      • 60 semester hours or an Associate’s Degree equals one year
      • 90-120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s Degree equals two years.


NOTE:  As required by the position to be filled, additional education, training and/or work experience in an area of specialization inherent in the position may be necessary in meeting credential requirements.


Additional Requirements:


  1. Programming experience or related knowledge in two or more of these languages — .NET, PHP, Java, Javascript Database design and development experience in MS SQL, MySQL, and/or Oracle database management software.


Preferred Qualifications:


  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
  2. Experience using multi-tiered distributed applications.
  3. Experience with two or more of these web technologies:  SSO, LDAP, SOAP, XML, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery.
  4. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  5. Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms.


Personal Attributes Needed to Undertake the Job:


  1. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  2. Knowledge of the systems and operations used within the areas and departments of responsibility.
  3. Ability to oversee and coordinate activities of user groups.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate with other colleagues, supervisors, administrative staff and other IT users.
  5. Ability to identify and resolve technical problems.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate and professionally interact with all staff levels.


Environmental Demands:


  1. Work is primarily performed in an office setting, with regular occasions of walking between buildings on campus to maintain devices and provide support to faculty and other customers, while work inside data centers may involve periods of increased noise levels.
  2. Candidates should be able to lift and transport computer equipment.
  3. Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and 10 to 20 pounds routinely.
  4. Occasional scheduling during non-business hours (nights, weekends, holidays, etc.) is required.