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East Tennessee State University

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;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


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. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

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

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.

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