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Labor Category Descriptions Applicable to Information Technology (IT) Professional Services (Special Item Number 132-51)

Consulting Support
Provides managerial and technical leadership for development, implementation and operations of complex information technology systems implementation. Guides the assessment of IT system objectives and the identification of top-level system requirements. Prepares high-level system architecture designs. They are recognized for their experience in providing expert guidance to senior executives.


Job Title - 1. Senior Partner

Functional Responsibility - Expertise implementing complex information technology (IT) systems and advising senior executives on effective utilization of IT systems and re-engineering to meet business objectives.


Minimum General Experience - Twelve (12)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related discipline



Job Title - 2. Junior Partner

Functional Responsibility - Extensive experience with large systems modernization, business practice re-engineering, and advising executives on IT direction.


Minimum General Experience - Eight (8)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related discipline



Job Title – 3. Account Manager II

Functional Responsibility - Provides expertise and leadership skills for development and integration of complex information technology systems. Ability to define and recommend solutions for major business problems across multiple information technology platforms.  Provides supervisory, technical, and administrative direction to staff.

Minimum General Experience - Five (5)+ years related experience

Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related discipline

Job Title – 4. Account Manager I
 

Functional Responsibility - Ability to plan, organize and control overall activities of multiple projects for one or more clients.  Provides supervisory, technical, and administrative direction to project management staff and recommend business solutions to client management.


Minimum General Experience - Two (2)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related discipline



Project Management
Plans, coordinates, and manages all aspects of complex information technology projects.  Prepares and presents status on project schedules, project costs, project deliverables, project risks, and risk containment strategies.  Assists in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the work of personnel in charge of task orders and/or integrated project teams.

Job Title – 5. Project Manager II

Functional Responsibility - Demonstrated expertise in large project management. Ability to plan, organize and control overall project activities. Provides day-to-day supervisory, technical, and administrative direction to staff.


Minimum General Experience - Five (5)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related discipline


Job Title – 6. Project Manager I
 

Functional Responsibility - Ability to plan, organize and control overall project activities with minimal supervision.  Provides supervisory, technical, and administrative direction to staff.


Minimum General Experience - One (1)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related discipline or equivalent experience

 

Database Planning and Design
Provides technical expertise for the production of detailed database designs and design documentation, including data models and data flow diagrams.  Evaluates and configures DBMS products to match user requirements with system capabilities.  Determines file organization, indexing methods, and security procedures for system databases.  Plans/coordinates conversion and migration of existing (or legacy) databases.

Job Title – 7. Database Administrator II

Functional Responsibility - Proven proficiency in architecting and managing database solutions and/or administration of database systems. Provides highly technical expertise in the use of DBMS.


Minimum General Experience - Three (3)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline or equivalent experience


Job Title – 8. Database Administrator I
 

Functional Responsibility - Experience architecting database solutions and/or administration of database systems. Qualified in the use of DBMS. Defines file organization, indexing methods, and security procedures for specific applications.


Minimum General Experience - One (1)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline or equivalent experience


Job Title – 9. Database Analyst
 

Functional Responsibility - Demonstrated expertise with DBMS design and system analysis.  Analyzes, designs, develops, tests, implements, and administers database systems/applications.


Minimum General Experience - Two (2)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline or equivalent experience


Job Title – 10. Data Modeler
 

Functional Responsibility - Expertise in the translation of business objects and rules into relational representations on the database.


Minimum General Experience - Three (3)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline or equivalent experience

 

Software and Database Programming
Codes and tests software based upon software specifications and designs.  Uses sound software engineering principles to ensure that developed code is modifiable, efficient, reliable, understandable, and fault tolerant.  Provides software process management and control throughout the coding portion of the software development process.

Job Title – 11. Technical Director
 

Functional Responsibility - Establishes system information requirements and advises executives on IT strategy.  Designs architecture to include software, hardware, and communications to support total requirements. Provides supervision and direction to other analysts and developers.


Minimum General Experience - Eight (8)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related discipline


Job Title – 12. Technical Lead
 

Functional Responsibility - Provide technical supervision of personnel performing design and development tasks.  Provides strategic guidance, approves recommendations and ensures deliverables meet customer expectations.


Minimum General Experience - Five (5)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or other related discipline or equivalent experience


Job Title – 13. Programmer Analyst III
 

Functional Responsibility - Works independently to develop logic flow charts, create detailed system designs, and translate detailed designs into computer software.


Minimum General Experience - Five (5)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline or equivalent experience


Job Title – 14. Programmer Analyst II
 

Functional Responsibility - Under general supervision develops logic flow charts, creates detailed system designs, and translates detailed designs into computer software.


Minimum General Experience - Three (3)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline or equivalent experience


Job Title – 15. Programmer Analyst I
 

Functional Responsibility - Assists in the translation of detailed designs into computer software.  Provides programming support developing subroutines, developing test data and test scenarios, provides end user support.


Minimum General Experience – One (1)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related discipline or equivalent experience

 

Business and Systems Analyst
Analyzes user requirements, concept of operations documents, and high-level system architecture to develop system requirements specifications.  Aids system development through assessment or preparation of system management plans.

Job Title – 16. Business Analyst
 

Functional Responsibility - Analyzes requirements using modern tools and techniques.  Gathers information from users, defines work problems, develops and applies organization wide standards for information systems procedures.  As appropriate, performs transaction flow analysis, internal control and risk analysis and performance measurement techniques.


Minimum General Experience - Five (5)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or other related discipline or equivalent experience



Artist
Specialization in graphic arts.  Expertise in vector graphics and bitmap graphic programs, multimedia, clipart, and graphic programs.  Able to convert vector file formats to bitmap file formats.  Familiarity with Internet browsers, HTML, and document scanning processes.

Job Title – 17. Graphic Artist III
 

Functional Responsibility - Independent of supervision conceptualizes client’s ideas to create graphics, artwork and layout for all types of systems including Internet and intranet systems. Demonstrated expertise in computer-generated graphic arts. May manage work and production of other graphic artists.


Minimum General Experience - Five (5)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Associate’s degree or completion of a technical school program in a related area or equivalent experience.


Job Title – 18. Graphic Artist II
 

Functional Responsibility - Skillful use of computer-generated graphic arts.  Expertise in the creation of graphics, artwork and layout for all types of systems including Internet and intranet systems.


Minimum General Experience - Three (3)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Associate’s degree or completion of a technical school program in a related area or equivalent experience


Job Title – 19. Graphic Artist I
 

Functional Responsibility - With supervision supports the creation of graphics, artwork and layout for all types of documentation and systems including Internet and intranet systems.


Minimum General Experience - Five (5)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Associate’s degree or completion of a technical school program in a related area or equivalent experience



Technical Writer
Prepares technical documentation such as user’s and operations guides, and training materials associated to the project.  Translates technical information into clear, readable documents to be used by technical and non-technical personnel.

Job Title – 20. Senior Technical Writer/Editor

Functional Responsibility - Proven expertise creating, writing and editing a variety of documents and/or on-line help for technical and non-technical audiences.  Ability to absorb and synthesize large quantities of technical information provided by programmer/analysts.  Must be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical personnel.


Minimum General Experience - Three (3)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in English, Liberal Arts, or related discipline or equivalent experience


Job Title – 21. Technical Writer/Editor

Functional Responsibility - Using technical material prepared by programmer/analysts, writes and edits documentation as required.  With supervision develops, writes and edits technical documentation, manuals, and on-line help.  Must be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical personnel.


Minimum General Experience - One (1)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - Bachelor’s degree in English, Liberal Arts, or related discipline or equivalent experience



Administrative
Performs data entry activities directly related to the project work.  May also help with documentation tasks, filing, telephone supports, etc.

Job Title – 22. Documentation Specialist

Functional Responsibility - Using technical material prepared by programmer/analysts, prepares documentation as required. Performs routine data entry, proofreads entered material and corrects errors.


Minimum General Experience - One (1)+ years related experience


Minimum Education - High School diploma or GED