Junior Application Information Systems Analyst I (INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST I, OPT. A)

at Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

30%       1.            Under general direction, serves as a Junior Application Information Systems Analyst I for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT):

  • Performs difficult and specialized work in the Information Technology (IT) area of applications services for the Financial/Materials Management team.
  • Coordinates and conducts difficult and specialized application development for systems and sub-systems of average complexity.
  • Maintains and enhances existing IT application systems for at least one IT system application and acts as the IT Technical Owner. 
  • Provides application and user support. 
  • Develops and recommends new procedures and techniques to improve the effectiveness of application systems. 
  • Develops work plans for each phase of a project and completes required outputs in accordance with Enterprise Application Services (EAS)’s adopted industry standards of system design methodology to ensure all activities meets required standards of security, efficiency, and scope of the specific project.
  • Conducts feasibility studies for system conversions and enhancements.
  • Performs on-line and/or batch application development/support and applies systems analysis methodologies in the development and preparation of general design, detail design, and program specifications documentation.
  • Utilizes/implements the following in performance of duties: system development life cycle (SDLC) processes; programming and development utilizing programming languages such as COBOL, Easytrieve PLUS, Panvalet, JCL, TSO/ISPF, and other object-oriented and integrated scripting languages as needed; operational systems support utilizing application tooIs such as IBM MVS/ESA operating system, IBM Utilities, IBM File Manager; relational database and utilities (SQL), MS Office Suite, MS Visio, Service Now, and other modern development tools such as Visual Studio, Power Automate, Power Apps, Text editors, and applicable technology tools provided for use.

20%       2.            Confers with users to determine technical requirements, conducts, and coordinates in-depth technical research and systems analysis to create system designs: 

  • Performs system development and analysis by charting process flow and by performing specification writing, coding, testing, audit trails, control procedures, and fine-tuning. 
  • Prepares testing specifications and testing data for new or modified programs and /or systems. 
  • Performs testing ensuring logic paths are tested. 
  • Evaluates test results to verify conformance with program objectives.
  • Prepares user, operation, and application documentation.  


20%       3.            Analyzes and recommends new procedures and techniques to improve the supported application systems and/or sub-systems:

  • Conducts analysis to ensure the integrity of each system/sub-system during maintenance/enhancement activities and adheres to the adopted EAS methodology standards.

20%       4.            Serves as a member of the team responsible for support for scheduled and remedial maintenance to the assigned applications:

  • Reviews history of processed jobs and responds appropriately to any abnormal completion status. 


5%          5.            Keeps abreast of new developments in the Information Technology field:

  • Continues education by attending meetings, training sessions, seminars, and conferences to increase familiarity with and remain current on products, vendors, techniques, and procedures.
  • Attends demonstrations and exhibitions related to assigned operations

5%          6.            Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

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Job Posting: 11970898

Posted On: Jun 12, 2024

Updated On: Jun 26, 2024

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