Title Code: 5050
Occ. Group: 531.857
 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMER TRAINEE

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and
COMMITMENT
to intellectual achievement is embraced.

DEFINITION

Employees in this class are under general supervision in a training environment. Work performed in assisting a programmer and programming various systems for a computer, and performing related work as required.
 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

- Develops or assists in developing programs for various systems, such as accounting, payrolls, etc.

- Prepares or assists in preparing flow charts and block diagrams for procedures.

- Tests prepared programs on a computer.

- Maintains or assists in maintaining existing programs.

- Performs other work as assigned.
 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

- Knowledge of the basic concepts of modern computer technology and programming.

- Knowledge of business English and arithmetic.

- Ability to learn the practices, procedures and equipment used in computer operations.

- Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

- Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.

- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.
 

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Completion of basic courses in computer science at a trade or technical school desired.
 

  Date     Skill         Eval          
10/1/80      5     612021321

 

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.