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Systems Programmer 2 (PCN 0343

State of Alaska

This is a Full-time position in Juneau, AK posted June 16, 2021.

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Job Description This position is open to Alaska Residents only.
Please check our  residency definition  to determine if you qualify .

What you will be doing:
Departmental Support Services (DSS), Information Technology Services (ITS), Network Services (NS) in the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is seeking a motivated individual with demonstrated advanced experience in virtualization, server, network, storage, security, and application concepts to provide design and support for the department’s statewide and southeast region Information Technology (IT) projects, software, infrastructure, and systems as a Systems Programmer II.

This position is a Supervisor and is responsible for the direction, progress, workflow, tracking, and professional-development of junior specialists and direct reports.

This position efficiently and effectively reads current technical manuals, journals, white-papers, administration guides, and other documentation to remain informed of the most recent developments in information technology virtualization, computing, networking, storage, security, software and other department related technologies and systems.
Our organization, mission and culture:
The Department of Health and Social Services provides resources and services to the citizens of Alaska.

Our mission in IT is to facilitate the staff performing these important roles in a responsible, reliable, legal and secure way while being customer focused, strategically aligned, and operationally sound.
The benefits of joining our team:
DHSS IT is building an organization that promotes an individual’s growth
– what makes the individual better makes the team better.

A diverse skillset allows our team to deliver our highest value to those we support.

A creative and independent mindset allows our team members to effectively and efficiently apply time and direct resources to achieve that value.

DHSS is committed to providing educational tools for all IT employees and provides on the job training, both structured and unstructured online training, as well as more traditional training courses
– with bountiful opportunities to put new skills to real world application.
The working environment you can expect:
DHSS IT Operations Network Services is a dynamic enterprise and data center support environment consisting of a team that is a diverse, highly technical, and collaborative group.

We embrace, implement, and support the latest technologies to provide the best operational capabilities and resources to DHSS.

Current technologies in use in the department are vast.

Continuous education and professional growth are a staple of our ever changing environment.
The Juneau offices are located in the Alaska Office Building.
What we are looking for:
Information Technology Architecture: Knowledge of architectural methodologies used in the design and development of information systems, including the physical structure of a system’s internal operations and interactions with other systems.
Information Resources Strategy and Planning: Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of information technology (IT) assessment, planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, such as IT baseline assessment, interagency functional analysis, contingency planning, and disaster recovery.
Identity Management: Knowledge of methods and controls to validate the identity of individuals to verify access approval and level, and monitor activity to ensure that only authorized access is taking place.
Information Assurance: Knowledge of methods and procedures to protect information systems and data by ensuring their availability, authentication, confidentiality, and integrity.
Managing Performance: Takes responsibility for employees’ performance by setting and communicating expectations and goals that are specific and measurable, tracking progress against the goals, supporting employees’ efforts to achieve job goals (by providing resources, removing obstacles, acting as a buffer, etc.), ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
A cover letter is NOT required for this position.

Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties for a Systems Programmer II please go to the following link: classspecs   Minimum Qualifications
One year of experience performing routine software projects that include planning, coding, debugging, testing, and installing operating systems software for a mainframe computer or enterprise server.

This is met by experience as a Systems Programmer 1 with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
Two years of advanced professional experience in which a majority of responsibility involved either: programming, configuring, and scripting operating system commands and troubleshooting the interface of operating systems and software applications; or, network design, implementation, support, and administration that includes significant programming in the operating system language of a server or data processing system.

This includes, but is not limited to, work such as an Analyst/Programmer 4 or Microcomputer/Network Specialist 2 with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent elsewhere, if the experience programming in an operating system language is sufficiently documented as a primary responsibility.
Experience with mark-up languages (such as HTML), client-side scripting languages (such as Javascript), or query languages (such as SQL) do not meet the programming requirement.
Special Note: 
Individual positions at each level in this class series may require expertise in programming in a particular language and/or operating system.

Recruitment and selection will be on the basis of these requirements.
For some positions in these job classes a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Additional Required Information
At time of interview applicant must submit: 
Hard copy of three (3) professional references with current contact information Please read the below information carefully.

This applies to your application submission.

For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions.

Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience.

Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions.

Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.
When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time.

Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met.

Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application.

If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.
If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level.

Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position.

This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered.

If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.
NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety.

Noting “see resume or CV” or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.
This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy.

The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application.

If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as ALEXsys or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy appl