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Job Description:

  • 1) Converts data from project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to create or modify computer programs: Prepares, or receives from SYSTEMS ANALYST , detailed workflow chart and diagram to illustrate sequence of steps that program must follow and to describe input, output, and logical operations involved.

  • 2) Analyzes workflow chart and diagram, applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.

  • 3) Confers with supervisor and representatives of departments concerned with program to resolve questions of program intent, data input, output requirements, and inclusion of internal checks and controls.

  • 4) Converts detailed logical flow chart to language processable by computer.

  • 5) Enters program codes into computer system.

  • 6) Inputs test data into computer.

  • 7) Observes computer monitor screen to interpret program operating codes.

  • 8) Corrects program errors, using methods such as modifying program or altering sequence of program steps.

  • 9) Writes instructions to guide operating personnel during production runs.

  • 10) Analyzes, reviews, and rewrites programs to increase operating efficiency or to adapt program to new requirements.

  • 11) Compiles and writes documentation of program development and subsequent revisions.

  • 12) May train workers to use program.

  • 13) May assist COMPUTER OPERATOR to resolve problems in running computer program.

  • 14) May work with SYSTEMS ANALYST to obtain and analyze project specifications and flow charts.

  • 15) May direct and coordinate work of others to write, test, and modify computer programs.




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Job Number: 2209