Ref No.: 17-00305
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Client: GA DCH
Location: Atlanta,GA 
Duration: 12 Months
Submission Deadline: 02/23/2017


Job Description:
Agency Description: 
The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) is one of Georgia's four health agencies serving the state's growing population of almost 10 million people. DCH serves as the lead agency for Medicaid and oversees the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), Healthcare Facility Regulation and Health Information Technology in Georgia for one in four Georgians. Through effective planning, purchasing and oversight, DCH provides access to affordable, quality health care to millions of Georgians, including some of the state's most vulnerable and under-served populations. Six enterprise offices support the work of the agency's four program divisions. DCH employees are based in Atlanta, Cordele and across the state. 
DCH is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Application Programmer in the Information Technology Division. The Application Programmer under general supervision designs, codes, tests, modifies and debugs computer software. Writes and analyzes programs of moderate complexity. Analyzes, researches, and resolves program or systems problems and develops program documentation. Leads the development of system programs.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:
 
  • Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Serves as job expert or organization resource in assigned areas
  • Analyzes and recommends application and system improvements
  • Compiles and writes documentation of program development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions
  • Conducts automated tool evaluations and software application tests    
  • Debugs, adapts, and modifies code and logic of existing applications
  • Defines and designs application and software architectures
  • Determines portability of code between operating systems and hardware appropriate development staff
  • Plans and manages the development of, enhancements to and/or the maintenance of customer applications according to published standards
  • Prepares detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operations
  • Tests code to identify errors and debug
  • Updates the applicable tracking system with issues identified during the full life cycle
  • Utilizes, modifies, or develops algorithms that maximize processing speed and utilize memory efficiently
  • Writes and debugs programs or program modules
  • Writes or contributes to instructions or manuals to guide end users
 
Technical Competencies:
  • Ability to prepare flow charts and diagrams
  • Ability to perform modeling/mapping application workflow and process designs
  • Ability to analyze the programming codes
  • Ability to perform application debugging
  • Ability to write specifications
  • Knowledge of programming systems, software and hardware configuration and their application to a system environment
  • Ability to give instructions and direct the activities of other analysts
 
Entry Qualifications:
 
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related field AND Five years of programming experience.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with document management systems that incorporate business process workflows and web forms – preferably Laser fiche
  • Proficient programming skills and in-depth knowledge of HTML/CSS, XML, AJAX, JSON, JavaScript and JQuery
  • Familiarity with PHP, ASP.NET, vb.net
  • Knowledge of relational database systems
  • Experience working with business analysts to deliver solutions that automate business processes
  • Knowledge of SOA design patterns.
  • Experience developing dynamic web based applications that communicate via web services.
 
Background Verification (Suppliers shall use Info Cubic (IC) for background verifications.)  
  Standard Background Verification 
(Required for all new proposals)
Initial background verifications must contain:
1- Global Monitor Check (formerly Patriot/OFAC/Terrorist)
Any additional requirements stated by the Agency on the requisition
 
  (Suppliers Only)
To order, click on the link to the right:
Order Standard Background Verification
 
 
  Instructions
 
The completed Background Verification will be attached (via an automated feed) to the candidates user profile under the Attachments Section.
Please make sure to always include the applicable proposal ID, contract ID, or requisition ID in the reference field when ordering.  It is also very important to double check that the name on the order being requested matches the candidate's name in the Covendis system.  Otherwise, the completed report will not be successfully uploaded to the candidates profile.
 
  Additional Background Verification Services  
  To be completed upon candidate selection:
 
1- State Criminal Record verification (past 7 years covering each State in which the candidate has resided)
1- SSN Name Search
1- Federal Criminal Records Verification (past 7 years)
 
  Education Verification (Highest Completed Degree)   Yes  
  Employment Verification (Previous 3 Full Years including current employer)   Yes  
  Drug Screening (5 Panel)
 
  Yes  
  MVR   Yes  
  (Suppliers Only)
To order, click on the link to the right:

Order Additional Background Verification services
 
  Instructions (If Applicable)
 
The completed Background Verification will be attached (via an automated feed) to the candidates user profile under the Attachments Section.
Please make sure to always include the applicable proposal ID, contract ID, or requisition ID in the reference field when ordering.  It is also very important to double check that the name on the order being requested matches the candidate's name in the Covendis system.  Otherwise, the completed report will not be successfully uploaded to the candidates profile.
 
  Agency Certification(s)  
  Please read and understand the following statement carefully: I understand that a person who enters into an agreement in restraint of trade or in restraint of free and open competition in any transaction with the state may, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years pursuant to OCGA 16-10-22. I further agree that when there is a prior agreement or understanding between a vendor and a state agency or state employee regarding the acceptance of any offer, such conduct is collusive, fraudulent and in restraint of trade and in restraint of free and open competition on the part of both the vendor and the state agency or state employee.  
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