Yakima County Human Resources

  • 502-24 Technology Administrator-Systems Programmer - Technology Services

    Working Title
    System Programmer
    Regular Full Time Budgeted
    FLSA Status
    Technology Services
    Required Testing/Exercises
    There will be a brief programming exercise during the interview process.
    Teamsters-Technology Services
    Open Date
    Close Date
    $4,965 per month
  • Overview

    There is one opening in the Technology Services Department.  The position is responsible for planning, analyzing, developing, creating and supporting assigned software applications for multiple County departments and writing application code using the most up-to-date technology to produce computer system products.  This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies that may occur within 90 days of the closing of this posting.


    Plans, analyzes, develops creates and supports applications. Writes application code using the most up-to-date technology to produce Windows Applications and Web Applications. Uses (a) Microsoft back office solutions (Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010, 2016, 2017); (SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012R2, 2014, 2016); 6); (b) Web Authoring Tool (DreamWeaver); (c) desktop applications (Access, Excel, Word, Etc.); (d) Programming languages (Visual Basic, Javascript; HTML, ASP, ASP.NET, C#, SQL) and (e) Reporting Tools (Crystal Reports, Microsoft Reporting Services), PHP.


    Works with end users and staff in the Mutual Design and Implementation (MDI) process to create the “best business” solution using current computer and application development technology. Plans, builds and tests computer applications for County departments and other outside agencies and individuals as assigned.


    Participates in team project design and development efforts including: (a) MDI process (B) database design, (c) hardware evaluation, (d) report design and (e) application design.


    Produces, maintains and reviews system documentation including: (a) logic and programmatic work flow diagrams, (b) business requirements and user specifications, (c) application security, (d) user and vendor contacts, (e) disaster recover procedures, and (f) source code.


    Represents the department at meetings, seminars and conferences as assigned; conducts or assists in demonstrations and presentations of applications and technology.   May update current web pages and sites. Other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and four years of computer application programming experience including desktop programming experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



    • Valid WA State Driver’s License upon appointment and proof of insurance, if requested.
    • Successful completion of criminal background investigation and general employment verification.

    There will be a brief programming exercise during the interview process.


    This is a Teamsters Local #760 Bargaining Unit position.  In addition, contributions as a member of the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust are required for each compensable hour paid per the negotiated contract.



    • Experience with developing web apps
    • MicroSoft IIS Administration
    • SharePoint Administration and Development


    Equipment Used: Telephone, computer equipment, copy and fax machines, passenger vehicle


    Working Conditions: Environmental Demands: moving/mechanical parts, travel, multiple work locations, work outside of standard business hours and locations. May be asked to travel to training, conferences and communicate with vendors. Physical Demands: bending, carrying, handling, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, fingering, reclining, hearing, talking, visual acuity. Intellectual Demands: ability to multitask, confidentiality, ability to work under pressure, ability to articulate and communicate information in conversations, ability to follow written and verbal instruction. Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


    Knowledge: Computer technology and database design concepts, principles, practices and techniques including: Mutual Design and Implementation (MDI), database design, Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), object oriented programming, Microsoft office applications; techniques of analysis and presentation; and customer service techniques.


    Skills: Using computers, e-mail, internet, and related software applications; using office equipment such as: printers, calculators, fax machines, telephones and scanners; using programming languages and object-oriented programming; using and administering Windows operating systems and installing/maintaining hardware and software; and creating spreadsheets and databases; managing projects and prioritizing time and tasks; summarizing and presenting data; creating and maintaining web sites; establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with County and other officials (at all organizational levels) and with the public; and communications, oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.




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