BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(0334-3057) COMPUTER SYSTEMS ANALYST/PROGRAMMER, SENIOR (PDC)
December 31, 1990
Analyzes and evaluates complex existing and proposed systems and
develops computer programs, systems, and procedures to process data
requiring diverse types of data processing equipment.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.
Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each
KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified
positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily.
Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of
experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal.
Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of
each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.
Knowledge of data processing systems refers to the terminology, usage,
and operating characteristics of hardware, software, and operating
system components that load, execute, store, and retrieve application
programs and files and perform a variety of functions related to
computer business applications.
Knowledge of structured data processing system design refers to the
principles, techniques, and methods used to analyze and translate user
requirements into plans for system input, output, files, data
dictionaries, controls, and processing methods.
Knowledge of computer programming refers to the principles, techniques,
and terminology used to write a series of computer instructions using
computer languages applicable to the installation/application from
programming specifications to direct the computer to perform input,
logic, output, storage, and security functions.
Ability to write program specifications refers to understanding and
preparing written words, statements, drawings, flow charts, etc., which
explain the exact business application requirements for writing computer
Ability to conduct systems testing refers to evaluating and ensuring
proper execution of systems by establishing test plans, assembling test
data information, conducting tests and verifying test results which
involve parts or an entire system of programs as a whole.
Ability to write program/system documentation refers to understanding
and preparing words, statements, drawings, and process flow charts which
explain the procedures used to develop, and instructions on
installation, execution, security and user training for,
Ability to analyze information refers to obtaining information from
varied sources such as users, analyst/programmers, JCL specialists,
reference materials, and written directives and evaluating its
applicability to practical applications such as data processing
production problems, determining procedural requirements, and
determining technology, software, and equipment usability.
Ability to coordinate the technical activities of others refers to
planning work, advising others, and inspecting and evaluating products
in order to produce finished projects/tasks in a timely manner.
Ability to communicate technical information to others refers to
expressing facts or ideas clearly, orally or in writing, when answering
questions, giving directions, and providing information, individually or
Ability to work without immediate supervision refers to performing the
duties of the position, complying with operating guidelines/procedures
and planning and executing work activities independently or without
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of
the position. Vision of 20/40 (Snellen) in one eye and ability to read
without strain printed materials the size of type written characters are
required. Corrective lenses are permitted. Ability to distinguish basic
colors and shades is desirable. Ability to hear the conversational voice
is required; hearing aids are permitted.
Possession of the required KSAs will not in itself be accepted as final
proof of qualification. The applicant's total record of experience,
education, and training must show the ability to perform the tasks of