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Job Standard for IT Programmer Analyst, Trainee

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IT Programmer Analyst, Trainee Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 01616
  • Pay Grade: I
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Information Technology
  • Function: Business Systems Analysis & Support


To learn to perform and develop proficiency in all aspects of applications programming, analysis, development and modification of software to meet user needs; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Pass a general aptitude test designed for programmer personnel. Desirable competencies: initiative, analytical ability, demonstrated ability to adapt to changing workplace technology, experience in making successful oral presentations, active participation in teams, successful interaction with people from a variety of levels of technical knowledge and from different backgrounds and job duties.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to interpret direction and clear objectives
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and have good time management
  • Proficient computer knowledge and experience

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

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

  • At this level incumbents are in a structured training program while learning programming and analysis methodologies. They may work as part of a team or independently on small projects with supervision and share responsibility for implementation of a program enhancement(s) or subsystem(s). Typically, incumbents will spend a large part of their time training and working on programming assignments but will frequently participate in group projects or in meetings with client users to design, test, and train in specific applications to gain and improve 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, Trainee

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the IT Programmer Analyst, Trainee

  • 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, Trainee

Career Path

IT Programmer Analyst, Associate

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.