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APPLICATION PROGRAMMER ASSOC

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

S11076P

Working Title:

APPLICATION PROGRAMMER ASSOC

Department:

PSO-Carl Vinson Inst of Govt

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Normal business hours are M-F, 8-5.

Advertised Salary:

$37,068 - $67,350

Posting Date:

09/26/2023

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

10/30/2023

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Classification Title:

IT Application Support Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred:

  • Previous experience with the Drupal Content Management System (versions 7, 8, and 9).
  • Familiarity with version control systems (such as git).
  • Experience using communication software (Microsoft Teams, Outlook 365, Zoom, Slack, etc.)
  • Familiarity with IDEs (Visual Studio, PHPStorm, NetBeans, etc.).
  • Familiarity with compiled SCSS/”SASS”
  • Familiarity with website accessibility standards (WCAG, section 508 compliance, etc.)
  • Experience working securely with sensitive data (e.g. student records).
  • Experience with database management software (MySQL Workbench, PHP MyAdmin, etc.)
  • Experience working with software cloud hosting platforms (Acquia, Amazon Web Services, Pantheon, etc.)

Position Summary:

This position will serve as a team member on complex web-based software development projects involving multiple developers. The position holder will implement new software features, troubleshoot issues with existing software projects, interpret client feature requests for software functionality, and create new websites using the Drupal Content Management System.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Familiarity with developing, testing, and troubleshooting web applications using PHP, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.
  • Familiarity with SQL-based database systems (e.g. MariaDB, MySQL).
  • Experience writing custom SQL Queries, and familiarity with SQL Query structure.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate well with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to pivot and adapt quickly to workflow and deadline changes.
  • Experience documenting website development progress and commenting produced code.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate technical specifications and time-to-develop estimates based on design or user requirements.
  • General knowledge of network functionality (protocols, standards, etc.)
  • Experience working with command-line interfaces (such as Windows Powershell, Mac Terminal, PuTTY, etc.)
Preferred:
  • Previous experience with the Drupal Content Management System (versions 7, 8, and 9).
  • Familiarity with version control systems (such as git).
  • Experience using communication software (Microsoft Teams, Outlook 365, Zoom, Slack, etc.)
  • Familiarity with IDEs (Visual Studio, PHPStorm, NetBeans, etc.).
  • Familiarity with compiled SCSS/”SASS”
  • Familiarity with website accessibility standards (WCAG, section 508 compliance, etc.)
  • Experience working securely with sensitive data (e.g. student records).
  • Experience with database management software (MySQL Workbench, PHP MyAdmin, etc.)
  • Experience working with software cloud hosting platforms (Acquia, Amazon Web Services, Pantheon, etc.)

Physical Demands:

Lift/carry/move computer and technical equipment (20-35 lbs).

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

No

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Application Development and Programming:

  • Develop new features for existing Drupal/PHP-based applications following ITOS development standards.
  • Communicate with team professionally and effectively via internal ticketing system to gather requirements and provide project status reports.
  • Perform maintenance on existing applications to maintain security and functionality integrity.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve reported issues with existing applications.
  • Create and/or rebuild applications using Drupal (including application upgrades/platform changes) while following ITOS standards.
  • Document work progress clearly using internal tools (including ticketing system and code comments).
  • Create and add content to Drupal web sites.
  • Perform other software-based departmental tasks, as needed.

Percentage of time:

70

Duties/Responsibilities:

Quality Control:

  • Test applications for potential functionality and data security issues and document findings.
  • Investigate and resolve bugs/issues for both new development and existing applications and document progress.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Research and Development:

  • Research, test, and learn new software development tools and frameworks as assigned by project analysts/managers.

Percentage of time:

5

Duties/Responsibilities:

Project Planning:

  • Interpret website functionality requirements based on client descriptions.
  • Provide estimates of development time requirements to project managers/supervisors.
  • Document proposed application architecture/code for new projects and features.

Percentage of time:

10

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Geoffrey Garland

Recruitment Contact Email:

ggarland@itos.uga.edu

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Company info
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
US

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