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New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Information Technology Specialist - Openings available in various NJ counties!

Technology

Software Engineer

Yearly

No

Trenton, New Jersey, United States

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Information Technology (OIT) seeks qualified candidates to fill Information Technology Specialist positions located in the following counties:


* Burlington

* Camden

* Cumberland

* Hudson

* Mercer

* Middlesex

* Morris

* Salem

* Warren


Please indicate in your cover letter the county or counties you are interested in. Failure to do so may delay processing your resume.


Under direct supervision in a state department, agency, data center, institution, or state college, assists in at least one of the following areas: the design and preparation of least complex operation routines and computer programs for electronic data processing equipment utilizing required and current software, operating systems, and multiprogramming technology; the control and/or implementation/maintenance of highly technical operating systems associated with new generations of computers to function toward optimum utilization of available hardware/software using comprehensive knowledge of the operating system function; the development, implementation, and maintenance of multi-network, multi-user Local Area Networks (LAN), Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN), and/or Wide Area Networks (WAN), maintenance of centralized, decentralized and remote network services, network security, data integrity, network performance monitoring, network problems resolution, and user support; does other related duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's degree in Computer Science or Computer/Information Technology.


EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience in at least one of the following areas: the design and preparation of programs for electronic data processing utilizing current operating systems, modification of systems software and multiprogramming technology; or the development, maintenance, or installation of application programs; or in performing technical support functions within a direct access device environment, or the development, implementation, and maintenance of multi-network, multi-user Local Area Networks (LAN), Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN), and/or Wide Area Networks (WAN) environment.


NOTE: Technical support functions include experience in resolution of online production and/or communications network problems, and/or code modification, testing, and debugging of program modules in an online environment, and/or space allocation and control of direct access storage devices (DASD management).


NOTE: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science may be substituted for one (1) year of indicated experience.


NOTE: A general Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the Associate's degree.

SPECIAL NOTE ON SUBSTITUTING EXPERIENCE FOR EDUCATION: Experience in the study of work methods/processes, analysis of varied types of data, design and preparation of systems/programs, operation of multiprogramming computer systems and work in the data processing support areas of input/output control or reliability support may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may give credit for any formal training in Computer Science/Information Technology received at an accredited institution. These training courses will have to

compare, both in hours/content, to college courses to which they equate, sixteen (16) training hours being equal to one (1) college credit. In house training courses will not be accepted as meeting this criterion.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.


VETERANS PREFERENCE: Are you a veteran? If so, proof of your NJ Veterans Preference is required at application. Please provide a copy of your New Jersey Civil Service Commission NOTIFICATION OF VETERANS STATUS along with your cover letter and resume. For information on how to apply for Veterans Preference in the State of NJ, please visit the Civil Service Commission's website at http://www.state.nj.us/csc/seekers/veterans.


LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at www.state.nj.us/dcf.

COVID-19 VACCINATION/TESTING REQUIREMENT - Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or undergo frequent testing. Please do not submit your vaccination card at this time.

SALARY: $58,031.09 - $82,157.57


TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name. Please indicate in your cover letter which county you are interested in, indicate where you found this job opportunity and send the file to: Job.Posting@dcf.nj.gov



The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.