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Programmer / Developer

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Job Location:
Charleston, West Virginia
General Job Summary

The Programmer / Developer provides entry-level systems analysis and programming support for state-level data submissions, state financial aid programs, and ad hoc projects.

This position serves the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council). 

Classification: Hiring Two(2) Full-time, Non-Classified, Exempt, Benefits-Eligible Positions

Hybrid work arrangements may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists higher level programmers in systems and design analysis of moderate complexity.
  • Maintains and updates existing front-end (C#/.NET) code for applications comprising the agency’s Financial Aid Management (FAMS) system and institutional data file submission system, along with other internally-developed applications.
  • Designs, builds, tests, and brings to production new C# web applications using efficient, reliable, and reusable C# and Javascript code, along with CSS to provide intuitive and user-friendly interfaces.
  • Supports the modernization of existing applications.
  • Facilitates submission, edit checking, warehousing, and reporting on postsecondary institutional data submissions to the Commission through maintenance and development of web interface systems.
  • Manages data intake, matching and validation for the statewide longitudinal data system.
  • Provides technical support to users.
  • Develops and maintains technical documentation for existing and future applications.
  • Ensures implementation of appropriate data security and role-based data access protocols.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills relating to duties and responsibilities.
  • Works collaboratively with other programmers in the division to develop standards and specifications for new and existing applications and contributes to a shared code repository.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field and two years of related work experience are required. However, any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
  • Experience must include web application development using C#, .NET framework, Javascript and CSS, as well as, application/web application documentation and training. 
  • Experience with database programming via standard SQL or Oracle SQL+ and PL/SQL is preferred.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to complete diverse tasks ranging from long-term, multi-stage development projects to fast-paced data requests accurately and on time.
  • Ability to complete time-sensitive projects while adhering to prescribed deadlines.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn new data analysis, visualization and reporting software. Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal acumen, and the ability to work collaboratively and productively in a team environment.
  • The ability to work with users to understand their needs and translate those into application features.
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented.

Application Process: 

In addition to filling out the job application, qualified candidates must submit a letter of interest and current contact information for three professional references. 


Candidates may be asked to complete a performance task that demonstrates their ability to analyze a sample data set and articulate findings. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, as well as reference and background checks.

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