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The process of application to the Georgia Department of Education is one of a candidate reviewing our advertised positions and applying to those which best fit his/her employment history and qualifications.

Submit either by fax, U.S. mail, or email a cover letter and a resume OR a State of Georgia Application to:

Tracey Glen, Recruiter
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2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
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Please note: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional education certification. Documentation of this certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume will not be considered for the position until this documentation is received in Human Resources. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at www.gapsc.com.

Announcement 11-87 All Job Openings
Job Title: Systems Analyst 3 (Decision Support Systems)
Post Date: 07/15/2011
Apply by: Until Filled
Job ID: New, state-funded
Location: 1966 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia
Program/Unit: Office of Technology Services
Description of Duties: Under limited designs, codes, tests, modifies and debugs computer software. Leads system development and/or maintenance in an application area. Supervises development team and provides guidance, training and ongoing communications to improves the quality/quantity of each individual's performance. Job duties include but are not limited to supervising and planning work of assigned staff ; compiling and writing documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions; consulting with others to clarify program intent, identify problems and suggest changes; debugging, adapting, and modifying code and logic of existing applications; determining portability of code between operating systems and hardware; developing and maintaining test standards relevant to the development life cycle and change management processes; evaluating, selecting, integrating, and implementing new system architecture, tools, and techniques; overseeing and/or performing work in designing, maintaining, and coding programs using agency standard programming languages; preparing detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operations; supervising staff in the development and enhancement of computer systems and software applications; testing code to identify errors and debug; utilizing, modifying, or developing algorithms that maximize processing speed and utilize memory efficiently; writing and debugging programs or program modules; writing or contributing to instructions or manuals to guide end users.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in a related field and five years of related experience, with at least two years in a supervisory position OR Associate Degree or equivalent two-year technical certificate in a related field and six years of programming experience with at least two years in a supervisory position OR Two years of experience as a State of Georgia Systems Analyst 2.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, eight or more years of experience in one or more of the following: • Knowledge of full application life cycle design tools and methodologies, e.g., Agile, Scrum, Rational • Experience working with customers and technical staff to gather requirements, document business cases, define scope & objectives to design systems that meet the overall business need. • Development experience using one or more of the following: C#, ASP.NET, T-SQL, PL/SQL, Visual Basic , SQL Analysis Services, Integration Services • Expert level knowledge in at least one of the following technology areas is preferred: .NET framework, SQL Server Reporting Services, Oracle 10g platform • Advanced knowledge in relational databases especially for SQL Server and Oracle • Experience with Business Intelligence tools and/or technologies • Hands-on experience in data warehouse applications and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services • Experience in quality assurance processes (i.e. test plans, test cases, and test execution (unit, system, performance, acceptance) • Strong communication, presentation and meeting skills • Experience with MS Visio and Project • Demonstrated experience as a systems architect is required • Leadership experience
Salary/Benefits: Pay Grade 20 – Annual salary range $57,289.84 (minimum) to $100,124.90 (maximum). Hiring salary is commensurate with current employment and relevant education/training and work experience and available funding. Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Department of Education are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

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