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24-91 - Power Platform Developer (Programmer III-IV)

Company: Texas Water Development Board
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Company Description

The mission of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is to lead the state's efforts in ensuring a secure water future for Texas and its citizens. Our mission is a vital part of Texas' overall vision and the state's mission and goals that relate to maintaining the viability of the state's natural resources, health, and economic development.

To accomplish our goals of planning for the state's water resources and providing affordable water and wastewater services, the TWDB provides water planning, data collection and dissemination, financial assistance, and technical assistance services to the citizens of Texas. The tremendous population growth that the state continues to experience and the recurrent threat of severe drought only intensify the need for the TWDB to accomplish its goals in an effective and efficient manner.

Job Description

Only applicants who apply with a State of Texas application via the CAPPS online application system will be considered for this position. First time applicants will need to create an accounthttps://tinyurl.com/CAPPS-Login in the CAPPS online application system at https://tinyurl.com/CAPPS-Jobs. Please visit our job opportunities page at https://tinyurl.com/How-to-Apply-in-CAPPS for more information about the Texas Water Development Board and answers to frequently asked questions. To view this position in greater detail, visit the CAPPS online application system

Texas Water Development Board's Mission - Leading the state's efforts in ensuring a secure water future for Texas.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) endorses telecommuting and hybrid workplace plans, in addition to other flexible work alternatives. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! For more information about our employee benefits and more, visit http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/benefits.asp

The Texas Water Development Board does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability in employment or provision of services, programs, or activities.

***Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications***

Salary Ranges:

  • Programmer III: $6,000.00/monthly - $7,500.00/monthly***
  • Programmer IV: $7,501.00/monthly - $8,000.00/monthly*** GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

    Performs highly complex (senior-level) to advanced (senior-level) computer programming and software development work. Work involves analyzing system specifications to develop software for computer applications using the Microsoft Power Platform. Develops solution software, documents the methods and procedures used in software development and testing, corrects and revises software. Demonstrates superior technical ability to create applications using the Microsoft Power Platform, including automating processes with Power Automate and creating visually appealing reports in Power BI. Collaborates closely with business analysts and other developers to empower business stakeholders to automate processes. May train others. Works under limited to minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the Business Strategy and Automation Department.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
    • Assists in the identification and scheduling of project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks.
    • Generates project requirements and provides effort estimates and resource requirements.
    • Develops, analyzes, and revises system design procedures, program code, test procedures, and quality standards.
    • Codes, tests, and debugs computer application programs as outlined by technical and functional requirements.
    • Uses current software design and development methodologies and techniques to ensure quality and maintainability of applications and systems.
    • Prepares unit test plans and test data for the applications being modified or created.
    • Develops diagrams and flowcharts to represent operations and data flow for applications.
    • Creates technical documentation for applications.
    • Researches and analyzes project proposals and software and system modifications.
    • Analyzes proposed computer applications in terms of equipment requirements and capabilities.
    • Analyzes, reviews, and revises code to increase operating efficiency or to adapt to new procedures.
    • Confers with staff members to schedule work and coordinate programming projects.
    • Assists in developing standards, best practices, and procedures for programming staff.
    • Assists in the generation or installation of systems software.
    • Uses superior communication skills to build strong partnerships with business area customers.
    • Delivers products and services that meet customer expectations and needs.
    • Develops and implements specialized programs to supplement and enhance systems software.
    • May train others.
    • Maintains confidential and sensitive information.
    • Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agency's records retention procedures and schedule.
    • Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include, attending mandatory training courses.
    • May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
    • Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
      • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
      • Work Experience:
        • Programmer III - Three years of programming experience developing low-code solutions.
        • Programmer IV - Five years of programming experience developing low-code solutions.
        • Relevant education and experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
          • Previous experience as a programmer in any language
          • Certification as Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant, Developer, or Solution Architect KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
            • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the Business Strategy and Automation Department.
            • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
            • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming and systems analysis.
            • Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
            • Knowledge of the Microsoft Power Platform.
            • Knowledge of relational databases.
            • Knowledge of Microsoft Dataverse.
            • Skills in the development of Power Platform applications.
            • Skills in building aesthetically appealing reports in Power BI.
            • Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Teams.
            • Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
            • Skills in providing excellent customer service both internally and externally.
            • Skills in decision making and problem solving.
            • Skills in building cooperative partnerships with and providing services and products to internal and external customers.
            • Skills in modifying or developing computer applications.
            • Ability to process information logically.
            • Ability to design programs and systems logic.
            • Ability to prepare program specifications.
            • Ability to code, test, and debug software.
            • Ability to communicate effectively.
            • Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.
            • Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.
            • Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.
            • Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.
            • Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.
            • Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with infrequent errors.
            • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
            • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
            • Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment.
            • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
            • Ability to stand/sit/move to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.
            • Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a driver's license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.
            • Ability to work shifts that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.
            • Ability to train others

              Additional Information

              All interested candidates should apply with a State of Texas application via the CAPPS online application system. First time applicants will need to create an account https://tinyurl.com/CAPPS-Login in the CAPPS online application system https://tinyurl.com/CAPPS-Jobs. Please visit our job opportunities page https://tinyurl.com/How-to-Apply-in-CAPPS for more information about the Texas Water Development Board and answers to frequently asked questions. To view this position in greater detail, visit the CAPPS online application system.

              Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building

              1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701

              Please contact Human Resources for accommodation requests.

              Phone: (512) 475-2142

              Email: HR(AT)twdb.texas.gov

Keywords: Texas Water Development Board, Austin , 24-91 - Power Platform Developer (Programmer III-IV), IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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