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Requisition Number 18-0040
Post Date 7/2/2018
Title Programmer Analyst
City Frederick
State MD

Under the specific direction of the Associate Director of the Applications Group, the qualified full-time applicant is a creative, motivated IT professional who can work both independently and as the member of a team, while providing professional customer service. The programmer analyst will install, maintain, and support commercial administrative software applications for multiple College functional areas, and develop local applications and modifications to support Hood-unique requirements.


Applications Programming and Database Support (100%)

Support the operations of functionally diverse campus offices and maintain campus-wide software applications:

  • Install, maintain and upgrade campus-wide information systems;
  • Support users of campus-wide information systems in a Windows environment;
  • Assist users in developing standard and ad-hoc reports on various tools;
  • Analyze and design systems to solve business problems;
  • Train users in the employment of campus-wide software and information gathering and reporting tools;
  • Share critical information with other members of the IT department in a timely fashion;
  • Create new and modified screens, windows, and scripts for third-party software to support daily operations;
  • Write, debug, test, and install programmatic code as determined;
  • Develop detailed documentation for institution specific SOPs;
  • Develop Web programs and interfaces to link campus-wide databases;
  • Automate electronic data interchanges within Hood and with selected external parties;
  • Perform other duties as required.


To perform this job successfully, the qualified individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or experience required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The successful candidate is a creative self-starter who can work both independently and as the member of a team, while providing professional customer service.
  • Able to work independently with irregular supervision.

Education and/or Experience

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science or a related field and a minimum of one to two years’ experience developing computer programs or applications or equivalent combination of education and experience are required. Experience in higher education is a plus.

Technology Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 including T-SQL and Enterprise Manager;
  • Capable of generating functional user reports SQL Reporting Services;
  • Knowledge of current Windows operating system;
  • Functional understanding of web programming, especially C# and ASP.NET;
  • Experience with MS Sharepoint;
  • Knowledge of current best practices in data security.

Language Skills

Strong command of the English language, both oral and written. Ability to read technical manuals and research information to troubleshoot problems. Ability to effectively communicate complex information to persons outside the profession, and respond collegially to questions from external and internal customers both in person, in writing and on the telephone.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to decompose complex problems into discrete, manageable solution sets; to solve problems that deal with a number of variables in situations where only limited precedents exist; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; and to work independently in developing and executing project plans, yet recognize when the plan impacts another organizational element and requires coordination. Ability to work in the theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical and statistical concepts and their applications. Ability to see mathematical errors in system implementation and recommend changes to correct errors.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, resume and three professional references. When saving documents, all document titles related to your application should include your name and the job requisition number. (i.e. c.smith, 18-0040).

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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