Job Opening - Professional/Managerial

Computer Application Programmer *New*

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  • Work Department: Administrative Information Management Systems
  • Class Title/Code: Information Technology Support Associate (5031)
  • Effective Date: Aug 4, 2022
  • Responsibilities:
    • Learns the structures and relationships of university mainframe files and databases.
    • Learns the procedures and programs for existing applications systems in the assigned area and those related to other systems, and maintains and/or changes them when so directed.
    • Learns to write, test and debug COBOL and CICS/Transaction Server computer programs and jobs.
    • Learns contemporary programming languages like Python and Java, and how to write, test and debug applications.
    • Uses other languages and report writers, such as CA-Easytrieve Plus, SQL, HTML and Pentaho Report Designer as required. Tests results to ensure accuracy and resolve any issues.
    • Learns and uses the programming aids such as text editors, screen mappers, and other enabling software.
    • Uses micro‑based software and techniques incidental to University‑wide MIS systems such as spreadsheets, word processing software, email, and database packages.
    • Prepares flowcharts and program‑block diagrams.
    • Updates programs/jobs to utilize more efficient methods.
    • Documents requests and programming changes, files completed requests.
    • Prepares batch e-mails to be sent to various students, staff and alumni, using both text and HTML formats.
    • Performs systems analysis on the smaller, less complex applications.
  • Required Qualifications:

    Credentials to be verified by placement officer

    1. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
      1. Progressively more responsible work experience in 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 Associate’s Degree equals one year
        • 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor’s Degree equals two years
      3. Entry level knowledge of computer application programming techniques as such would be acquired in a classroom environment.
  • Starting Salary: $2,834/month
  • Application Deadline: Aug 18, 2022

Employment - Information & Instructions

Complete an Employment Application online. Submit supplemental application materials, including copies of official academic transcripts and a current resume, via email to HR-Testing@wiu.edu.

All application materials, including completed application, transcripts, and resume, are due in the WIU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 p.m. the day of the application deadline.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources Office
Sherman Hall 105
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1971 ext. 1
Fax: (309) 298-2300

Email: HR-Testing@wiu.edu

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