Programmer / Analyst
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Initial review of applications will begin on Wednesday, November 25th, so applications should be submitted by that time for guaranteed consideration.
POSITION LOCATION: Bemidji, Minnesota; Remote work possible
Bemidji State University (BSU) and Northwest Technical College (NTC) invite applicants to join our Information Technology Services (ITS) team as a Programmer / Analyst. To accomplish our missions of “educating people to lead inspired lives” (BSU) and “preparing students for rewarding careers” (NTC), we prioritize creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU and NTC are members of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and employ more than 600 faculty and staff.
The Programmer / Analyst provides technical expertise in the analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of applications and database systems in support of the academic and administrative information technology requirements for BSU and NTC. Additionally, the Programmer / Analyst provides online, real-time and ad-hoc data reporting using university and Minnesota State relational databases.
Responsibilities of the Programmer / Analyst include:
- Developing database systems utilizing industry standards for the analysis, design, testing, implementation, and maintenance while integrating database system tools and applications to optimize effectiveness and efficiency. Overseeing the integration of Minnesota State operational data with other BSU and NTC database systems. Providing input to the development of guidelines, policies, and procedures for data management and adhere to Minnesota State application development security guidelines. Participating in the development of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans as it pertains to database and application recovery. Percent of Time: 40%
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field and at least three (3) years of work experience with the analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of applications and database systems; or at least five (5) years of work experience with the analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of applications and database systems.
- Experience and knowledge of relational database design and creation which includes table design and creation, joining logic, developing stored procedures, and database optimization using one of the following database engines: Oracle, MSSQL Server, or MySQL.
- Experience in application development that integrates multiple programming languages, data sources, operating systems, and platforms into single solution systems.
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills sufficient to write technical documentation in a concise manner and convey technical information using non-technical language.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Experience and knowledge with Minnesota State databases.
- Experience and knowledge with MSSQL Server, MySQL, Visual Studio, .Net, Perl, XML, and Microsoft Access.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and analytical skills to work closely and effectively with customers in the design, development, and ongoing support of application and reporting systems to support the business needs of the institution.
- Demonstrated skills with critical and strategic thinking, planning, project management, and problem-solving.
- Ability to establish priorities on multiple projects to meet deadlines while paying attention to details.
- Ability to lead and work as part of a team, as well as independently toward assigned goals.
- Experience working with underserved, underrepresented and marginalized populations.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the qualifications.
Apply for Vacancy Posting 42250, on the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) website: http://mn.gov/mmb/careers/
If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers
Inquiries about the position:
Marie Bock, IT Infrastructure and Development Supervisor
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting an application, contact Teresa Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY
The greater Bemidji community has a population of 25,000 and
serves as a regional center for education, commerce, recreation,
health care, and the arts.
Bemidji State University, located amid the
lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus
along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100
students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors
and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select
professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State
system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of
more than 550. The university's Shared Fundamental Values include
environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and
Northwest Technical College has prepared
students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than
50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs
also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a
highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 1,000 students with
an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable
tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and
certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are
offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a
member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and
In this Northwoods setting, students, staff and faculty have a
variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm
and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit
community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come
out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of
Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed
Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000
people, it serves a regional population of more than
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake,
Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University and
Northwest Technical College have the opportunity to experience a
dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center
of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous
statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the
south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban
conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State and
Northwest Tech are both conveniently located minutes away from
affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city
parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line
the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found
in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of
department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for
engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining
restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji.
The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows;
restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the
First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits;
and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon
Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The
Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and campus-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.
Review a "special report on how this former lumber town has rebuilt itself as a high-speed, regional center of enterprise" at Bemidji 2.0