Wednesday, August 15, 2012

City of Sanford Job Opening

Human Resources Department
PO BOX 3729 Phone: (919) 775-8348
Sanford, NC 27331-3729 Fax: (919) 774-8712

City of Sanford Position Announcement
Equal Opportunity Employer

Position: Computer System Administrator Posting No.: FIN-04-12
Department: Finance
Starting Salary: $45,999.87 - $50,775.26 (dependent on qualifications) per year earned & paid on a bi-weekly basis

Description of Work/Duties:
* Performs specialized technical work in the maintenance of existing financial software applications and in the implementation and upgrade of software changes. Work involves designing specialized reports, developing and maintaining a training program for users, providing quality control for data entry by user departments, and implementing applications not currently being used.
* Develops and maintains a system of ongoing quality control for all data entered into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, prepares and maintains detailed policies, procedures, documentation, and instructions; provides internal control analysis/policies for other software related to collection of funds and inventories.
* Designs specialized reports using ERP applications and associated software, as needed.
* Develops and conducts training sessions for City personnel in the use of software application; provides ongoing assistance/support to departments and individual users in operation of software applications, and in enhancement of operational capabilities.
* Addresses systems performance issues and crashes; manages the testing of code fixes and annual releases for ERP applications.
* Establishes short and long range plans for the upgrading and implementation of changes to software programs; directs and participates in implementing software changes and upgrades; coordinates changes with affected departments.
* Reviews project requests, determines scope of projects, establishes priorities, and tracks workflow; provides periodic project reports to supervisor.
* Evaluates new technical developments and techniques; performs cost/benefit analyses and makes recommendations to supervisor.
* Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Training & Experience: Working knowledge of networked computer system hardware, Enterprise Resource Planning software and software in a MS Windows environment. General understanding of the nature of functions and problems in the network and virtual user environment. Ability to adjust to rapidly changing technologies and business environment, which requires continual education and adaption. Ability to communicate effectively; ability to function in a dynamic environment subject to impromptu changes in schedules and priorities; ability to work efficiently. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with major course work in computer science, IS management, information technology, or a related field and 3 years experience in software applications. Knowledge of accounting/cash collections systems and NC Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act preferred. CompTIA A+ certification (or equivalent), Crystal reporting, and experience in government sector preferred. Must be able to work occasional weekends or off-hours for support resulting from emergency incidents and special projects. Some travel within the City may be required. Possession of license valid in the State of North Carolina required.

Closing Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 5:00 p.m.

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