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Job Standard for IT Programmer Analyst, Associate

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IT Programmer Analyst, Associate Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 01620
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Information Technology
  • Function: Business Systems Analysis & Support


To code, test, and debug computer programs or system software; assist in analyzing and evaluating user IT needs; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: one or more commonly used programming languages or 4th generation languages appropriate for multi-use/multi-tasking environments; program documentation in accordance with published standards.


Some knowledge of: commonly used operating systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks
  • Experience applying general rules to specific problems to produce logical answers
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the IT Programmer Analyst, Associate must:

  • Perform the majority of tasks represented in the programming analysis role. Incumbents build their skills in programming and analysis methodologies. May work independently on small projects with minimal supervision and have responsibility for full implementation of a program enhancement or subsystem. Typically, incumbents will spend a large part of their time working on programming assignments but will frequently participate in group projects or in one-to-one meetings with client users to design, test, and train in the specific applications and improve their skills in systems analysis.
  • Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents assigned programs or enhancements; solves routine programming problems and determines appropriate solutions; participates in preparing operation manuals, logical database designs, and subsystems specifications; confers with users in developing and maintaining programs. May develop and maintain production JCL.

35% of Time the IT Programmer Analyst, Associate

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the IT Programmer Analyst, Associate

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for IT Programmer Analyst, Associate

Career Path

IT Information Systems Technician, other Professional positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.