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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:P2231

BUSINESS APPLICATIONS ANALYST II

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is advanced technical and analytical work in business application programming and systems analysis for agency business automation applications projects.   It requires direct collaboration with the County’s central IT organization, particularly for the installation of applications on County servers and/or attaching agency specific business automation application components to the County’s infrastructure.   Incumbents respond to customer requests for new or modified business applications that may involve planning, designing, and analyzing application programs, software, and hardware requirements.

 

Work involves assisting in the technical support of large business automation applications which operate within an agency = s microcomputer, minicomputer, and/or LAN/WAN environment.  

 

Duties include applying business application programming techniques and automated application solutions to enhance the agency’s work procedures.   Work is performed under the general guidance of senior technical and professional staff, and is reviewed through consultation and evaluation of results.

 

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

This classification is distinguished from the Business Applications Analyst I by the additional education and training required, and the greater complexity of agency applications.

 

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Assists the agency’s business and customer community to accurately capture business requirements.

 

Assists with the enhancement and redevelopment of the object and workflow models to meet the agency’s business requirements.

 

Assists with the analysis of business requirements and development of solutions that are achievable, acceptable, and consistent with the involved project design concepts.

 

Assists in the development of new automated approaches to current applications and/or procedures in the agency.

 

Analyzes, designs, tests, documents, and maintains computer application programs having a moderate to high degree of complexity which support the business needs of the agency.

 

Applies appropriate application programming languages, report generators, application generators, and high level interpreters to complete assigned tasks.

 

Prepares automation software specifications and technical documentation for the agency = s business applications.

 

Configure applications software and hardware.

 

May supervise technical subordinates in phases of projects.

 

May act as applications administrator for agency applications.

 

Meets with agency personnel for application analysis, demonstrations, and informal training.

 

Researches, tests, and installs new and/or upgraded application software and hardware.

 

Develops reports, maintains data bases, and assists agency personnel in utilizing automated computer applications.

 

Works as team member on broader or more complex agency projects.

 

Effectively communicates and interacts with technical and non-technical personnel within and across the agency = s organization.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Knowledge of the agency’s conduct of business, goals, and business processes.

 

Knowledge of the County’s IT Strategic Plan and its application to the agency’s technical requirements.

 

Knowledge of operating system components and language relevant to the agency’s business applications.

 

Knowledge of the current principles and practices of business applications technology.

 

Knowledge of the agency = s existing hardware, software, and network systems.

 

Knowledge of the current research and trends of new computer-related technologies.

 

Ability to assist agency personnel in the operation of the agency’s business systems and applications.

 

Ability to prepare technical material such as documentation charts, and graphs in relation to agency = s applications.

 

Ability to plan, organize, and conduct informal training for agency personnel.

 

Ability to plan and conduct studies on work procedures to identify potential areas of automated applications.

 

Ability to apply technological languages, concepts, and tools, and to troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software problems with established time frames.

 

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

 

Skill in the use of computer and peripheral equipment.

 

Skill in application system design.

 

Skill in the coding, testing, and debugging of business application programs.

 

Skill in oral and written communication skills.

 

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Graduation from an accredited four-year (4) college or university with major course work in computer science or related filed; two (2) years experience in systems analysis and application programming relevant to the agency’s conduct of business; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                   GSA Professional   

FLSA Status:                       Exempt

Code of Ethics Certifications:     No

Class Spec Estab./Revised:         E10/03

 


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