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NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Computer Programmer


DESCRIPTION:

NO. 19-195 Open Competitive Examination

The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill one (1) current vacancy at Niagara County Community College and any other vacancy which may occur under the jurisdiction of Niagara County Civil Service during the life of the list.

Full-time, 12-month, civil service competitive position. The work involves responsibility for creating and/or modifying computer programs.  The incumbent analyzes business processes and projects proposed for computerization, and designs, modifies, tests, implements, maintains and documents appropriate software applications. The incumbent researches reported problems, plans and proposes a solution, coordinates the problem solving process, selects the best solution, tests the proposed solution, and ensures that the agency’s standards and requirements are met. The incumbent may work with more than one modern operating system and with more than one modern programming language including object-oriented/event-driven programming languages.  A Computer Programmer operates a micro-computer and related peripheral equipment for production work on a regular basis, and may develop, implement, and conduct ongoing data processing training. The work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher-level administrator with considerable leeway allowed for the use of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work.  Does related work as required.  Contractual wage for 2017-18 is $29.18 per hour (35 hour work week). 

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates must have been a legal residents of Niagara County or a contiguous county (i.e. Erie, Genesee, or Orleans counties) for at least one (1) month immediately preceding the date of the written examination and such residency must continue until the time of appointment.  Salaries vary within the municipalities.  Preference in appointment may be given to successful candidates who have been residents of the municipality in which the appointment is made.  Non-residents may be required to become a resident of the appointing municipality if local law so states.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must meet the following on or before the date of the written exam.  Your application will be disapproved if you do not meet these qualifications.  Should your application be disapproved, your filing fee will not be refunded.

Graduation from a high school or possession of an equivalency diploma AND

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, computer information services, or closely related field and two (2) years of full-time paid experience which involved demonstrated responsibility for the design and development of computer programs in a 4GL programming language (ex. PL/SQL, SQR, Visual Basic or other object-oriented/event-driven language), business process analysis, technical documentation creation, and operation of micro-computers and peripherals; OR
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in computer programming, computer science, computer information services, or closely related field and four (4) years of full-time paid experience which involved demonstrated responsibility for the design and development of computer programs in a 4GL programming language (ex. PL/SQL, SQR, Visual Basic or other object-oriented/event-driven language), business process analysis, technical documentation creation, and operation of micro-computers and peripherals.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Please visit www.niagaracounty.com/employment for complete exam information and application instructions.

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