CITY OF ELLENSBURG

Ellensburg , WA
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Application Specialist

CITY OF ELLENSBURG
Ellensburg, WA Full-time
Posted on February 23, 2019

Application Specialist for City of Ellensburg

$5,314 - $7,085/month (FLSA exempt) plus benefits. 

Continually promote improved use of the right technology to enable more effective and efficient city operations through the use of Financial Management System (FMS) and Customer Information System (CIS) software applications as well as all software related to the aforementioned software. Provide excellent customer service to city departments through the development and support of financial and customer information systems, software applications, and services to users. Plan, organize, coordinate and manage the installation, maintenance, operation, and, upgrade of FMS and CIS software applications as well as all software related to the aforementioned software.

This senior level, non-management position performs independently under the general supervision of the Finance Director and will analyze, design, implement and support certain software applications and related business processes. The Applications Specialist will monitor software operations, forecast resource needs, recommend alternatives and facilitate acquisitions and/or upgrades; support effective and efficient city operations through the use of software; ascertain software needs of users and facilitate successful implementation and operation of software applications. This position will support the implementation and integration of certain software information technology projects. This position provides expert-level knowledge and experience with FMS and CIS software applications as well as all software related to the aforementioned software. Requires a high level of confidentiality, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and ability to prioritize tasks effectively. This position serves as the application functionality generalist and understands the flow of information within the applications, how the data is stored, and how the information is used. Additionally, this position provides effective training to application users and parties to the related business processes, manages the security of the applications, and monitors risks of related business processes.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in Computer Science, Accounting, or a related field, and a minimum of five (5) years’ of increasingly responsible experience managing and supporting FMS and/or CIS software applications. An equivalent combination of education, training and or experience may be substituted if it provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to accomplish the required functions. Must possess experience with complex relational databases. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP or other similar FMS system and CIS software is desirable. Government or other public sector work experience is preferred. Valid State driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment; maintain insurable driving record; and maintain current First Aid and CPR certification.

EOE/M/F/D/V Employer.