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Information Technology Specialist I

Information Technology Specialist I

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Jefferson City - Cole County
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Position receives State benefits including health care, retirement, and vacation

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Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

The individual in this position performs technical work in the analysis, design, preparation, and developing of information technology and procedures.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities: (This list is neither all-inclusive, nor restrictive; management reserves the right to further define duties based on operational needs.)

  • Functioning as a team member in planning, designing, developing, and delivering new applications.
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and improving existing applications; recommending changes to existing applications.
  • Assisting in or leading the programming of large complex problems.
  • Consulting with end users of existing and new applications to determine needs.
  • Preparing procedural manuals for operational systems.
  • Playing an active role in working toward and achieving department objectives and goals.
  • Preparing the logical interface between related programs.
  • Serving as a member of project teams on major information technology projects.
  • Organizing information into accessible work files.
  • Staying informed of topics related to the health insurance and information technology industry.
  • Consulting vendors on hardware and software needs/issues, making recommendations to the CIO.
  • Performed other related duties as assigned.

Annual salary is $50,000.00 - $56,000.00 based on experience & qualifications.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Working knowledge of the general operating principles and capabilities of information technology equipment and methods.
  • Knowledge of office procedures and processes, and of techniques involved in their analysis, adaptation and programming for conversion to information technology.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures of accounting, mathematics, statistics, economics and other appropriate substantive areas as applied to the use of information technology.
  • Skill in inductive and deductive reasoning and ability to understand and follow complex instructions.
  • Ability to think logically, interpret procedural problems of average complexity in both written and graphic form and translate into computer language.
  • Ability to analyze operations and to organize their component parts into a logical system.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of application development methodologies.
  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations of RFPs for hardware and software.
  • Proven ability to communicate and deliver results.
  • Ability to serve as a productive team member and the ability to demonstrate a professional and positive attitude while establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with MCHCP management, staff and members, health plan representatives as well as other outside agencies/contractors and general public.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all MCHCP information and records in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures; and ability to prioritize, organize and perform work independently and under pressure.

Important Information

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in computer information systems, computer science, business administration or closely related field preferred. May consider Associate's Degree with directly related experience or combination of extensive work experience and related college course work in lieu of 4-year college degree.
  • Requires experience in ASP.NET/VB.NET or closely related programming methodologies. Additional knowledge of IBM iSeries helpful.
  • Prefer specialized experience in the areas of application development, support, database, business, and/or systems analysis.

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