MADISON, CITY OF (WI) invites applications for the position of: Transit Information Systems Specialist 2 or 3

26 May 2021 1:49 PM | Ann Smith (Administrator)
SALARY: $31.72 - $41.37 Hourly
$2,537.21 - $3,309.93 Biweekly
$5,497.29 - $7,171.52 Monthly
$65,967.46 - $86,058.18 Annually

COMP. GROUP/RANGE: 44/08 or 44/10
 
JOB TYPE: PERMANENT FULL TIME
 
DEPARTMENT: Metro Transit
 
OPENING DATE: 05/25/21
 
CLOSING DATE: 06/14/21 11:59 PM
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Join the Metro Transit Team!  We are looking for an Information Systems Specialist 2 or 3 who has the following:

  • Commitment to building an inclusive and equity focused workplace, which includes engaged and effective teams
  • Advanced ability to analyze technical business needs, problem solve, and provide project management through all steps to successful project implementation
  • Strong technical software and hardware knowledge and experience to support users
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and organize
This is exciting full-time professional work in business and technical analysis, project management, and customer support of automated management information systems/services within Metro Transit. This work is characterized by the application of professional skills in providing standardized developmental and support activities, and serving as a lead or member on team efforts. Employees in this class work collaboratively with all staff under the general supervision of the Transit Information Systems Coordinator.

PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE OF DIVERSE GENDERS, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 

The successful candidate will be hired as a Transit Information Systems 2 or 3 level based on qualifications and the level will be determined at the time of hire.  Starting salary at the Transit Information Systems Specialist 2 is $65,967; and at the Transit Information Systems Specialist 3 is $71, 607.

Progression from a Transit Information Systems Specialist 2 to 3 is normally contingent upon the availability of budgeted position vacancies and is normally accomplished by competition or position study.  It should be noted that higher level positions within the series are characterized by increasing independence, expertise, judgment, discretion, responsibility, initiative, coordination, planning, conflict resolution and leadership.
 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Transit Information Systems Specialist


  • Analyze requirements and translate application design specifications to current development language including inputs, processing and outputs 
  • Lead or participate in team development of user applications and/or the enhancement of existing applications 
  • Write database applications using current development language(s)
  • Prepare, or assist in preparing, system documentation
  • Assist in testing user applications, hardware and systems software
  • Actively participate on internal teams to improve departmental programs and services
  • Present/participate in related customer training
  • Perform project support for Intelligent Transportation projects, as assigned, e.g., Automatic Vehicle Locators (AVL), Automatic Passenger Counters (APC), Automatic Fare Boxes, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) scheduling, and other technology improvements
  • Support new activities with the existing systems, and all internal databases
  • Perform related research and development, write technical specifications and work with consultants to ensure contract compliance
  • Provide liaison to the City Information Technology Department
  • Support the installation and implementation of software and general personal computer applications for users
  • Participate in Metro Transit web page development and maintenance.
  • Provide insight and knowledge towards upcoming transit initiatives
  • Support those implementations using technical and business analysis expertise and project management principals
  • Provide day-to-day operational support along with efficiencies and enhancements to the business processes and systems
  • Act as primary backup for Metro IS in support of the systems and applications used in day-to-day operations by all transit units
  • Ensure application designs, systems software and networks are compatible and in alignment with the practices and goals of the department.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
In order to be considered for the Transit Information Systems Specialist 3 position, the candidate must have advanced level proficiency in the above listed skills and the ability to work with a greater level of autonomy and independence.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Training and Experience (at the Transit Information Systems Specialist 2):
 

  • Two (2) years of professional experience in the development of computerized information systems comparable to that gained as a Transit Information Systems Specialist 1 with the City of Madison, or other comparable entry level IT Specialist position
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in information technology, computer science or a related field
-OR-
  • Associate's Degree in information technology, computer science or a related field
  • Two (2) additional years of directly related professional information systems experience 
If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience: 

Four (4) years of professional experience applying the following:
  • Progressively responsible information systems management, which includes at least two (2) years  as a team lead or project manager. 
Two (2) years of professional experience applying the following: 
  • Desktop and server computer system technology (hardware and software) and its effective application.
  • Computer system design and database programming languages such as Microsoft SQL, Visual Basic, Access, etc. 
  • Relevant networking considerations.  

The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its residents and visitors. Therefore successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to effectively work with multicultural communities and to:
 
  • Think critically and creatively, and a willingness to innovate and test new solutions, and use a data-driven approach to achieve City goals
  • Provide strong leadership skills and build consensus among a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Balance multiple priorities and coordinate numerous activities, communications, and projects while maintaining strategic focus
  • Work effectively as a part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations
  • Communicate professionally and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Maintain adequate attendance
For a full list of knowledge, skills and abilities, please review the class specification.
 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.
 
Physical Requirements:
 

Work is primarily sedentary in nature and performed in an office environment. Employee will be expected to:
  • sit/stand looking at a computer for extended periods
  • lift/carry up to 25 pounds
  • push a cart with computer equipment
  • access areas needed to provide software and hardware support in multiple agency locations, under desks, etc. 
  • work in open areas with average noise and environmental distractions
*Payroll title for this position is Transit Information Systems Specialist 2

 
THE CITY OF MADISON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER FUNCTIONING UNDER AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN. WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN AND INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY TO APPLY.

It is your responsibility to list all related jobs, correct dates of employment, average number of hours worked per week, etc. Be sure to place the complete job title on your application. If you wish to provide additional or supplemental information, please provide a resume in addition to the formal application. If you are still employed please indicate this. Failure to provide accurate and complete information may result in you not being considered for this position.

All applicants are notified by email of the status of their application in each selection process. Those applicants invited to exams will receive an email notice of the date, time, and location. Alternate exam dates/times are not available except in the case of an emergency. Emergency situations are reviewed on an individual basis. Conflicting work hours are not considered an emergency. Exams are job specific and are developed based on the duties to be performed and the criteria listed under the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities section of the job announcement . Exam results are generally available within 2 weeks of the exam, and will be emailed or may be accessed through your NEOGOV account. Due to the volume of exams given by our office, exam scores are not available via telephone.

As an employer, the City of Madison places a strong emphasis on customer service and strives to provide a working environment where: Engagement and equity are supported; Diversity and differing opinions are valued; Teamwork and open and honest communication are encouraged; Meeting customer needs through quality service is a common goal; Creativity is encouraged; Continuous learning and improvement is fostered. Come be a part of the team!
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofmadison.com/jobs

215 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
MMB Rm 261
MADISON, WI 53703
(608) 266-4615

hr@cityofmadison.com
Position #2021-00115
TRANSIT INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST 2 OR 3
AS

https://agency.governmentjobs.com/madisonwi/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=3070673


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