Systems Analyst

Salary DOE:  $67,200.43 – $98,245.47 Annually

Centrally located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is a vibrant, progressive community with more than 60,000 residents providing an excellent quality of life. Home to Iowa State University, Ames offers year-round recreation opportunities, diverse cultural offerings, a stable economy, safe neighborhoods, and a high-achieving school district.

The City of Ames is looking for that special individual who wants to add to their IT career by joining a public sector organization as a Systems Analyst.  Under the general supervision of the Information Services Manager, the Systems Analyst plans, organizes, and supervises server and software services; plans, implements, and manages complex assignments and projects; analyzes and implements computer application systems; writes and revises programs and operations routines; reviews, implements, trouble shoots, and maintains software integrations; exercises discretion and independent judgment in applying departmental policies and procedures; and performs other work as required.

Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for implementing server and software services in the Information Technology team.

Responsible for the full life-cycle of servers and software (delivery, management, and retirement) within the City to insure compatibility and integration with City strategies.

Evaluates and implements servers, server services, and software in an efficient way.

Implements, monitors, and manages the software used on all servers: firmware, operating system, software, security, etc.

Leads problem escalations on the topics of servers and software: interacts with vendor or third-party support to resolve problems; communicates with the affected client during and after a resolution.

Evaluates and implements new IT products and services.

Leads on-site or virtual training seminars for the city.

Assists in the evaluation of software requests made by departments/divisions of the City and makes efficiency recommendations.

Assists the IT Manager in overall security evaluation, reporting, and planning.

Shares administration with the Network Administrator, and/or Client Services Coordinator on computing and network services. Examples may include, but are not limited to: DNS, DHCP, telephony, Windows AD.
Implements and manages small-scale programming/scripting projects, related to data flows between commercial software.

Maintain a limited amount of historical, in-house-developed software projects.

Plans, implements, and manages complex assignments and projects; collects and analyzes information; prepares reports; and provides project updates.

Implements standard IT management processes including change management, documentation, and password management.

Work is subject to shift assignment, on-call status, and other duties as assigned.


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The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against.



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