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Programmer IV

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 8/14/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00006496
Keywords: computer, system

Job Description

MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The mission of Performance Reporting is to provide schools with ratings and reports regarding academic performance and accountability. The Programmer IV reports to the Manager of the Accountability Systems Support Unit in the Performance Reporting Division. This position performs highly complex (senior-level) computer programming work. The Programmer IV conducts data analysis, ad-hoc queries, generates data tables and reports. This programmer works under limited supervision, and with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. This role is critical to improving the outcomes for all public-school students.

Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.

Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter is a required attachment for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.


  • Programming, data analysis, data builds that are essential to the accountability rating system
  • Programming and developing summary reports and data listings for the accountability rating system
  • Programing and maintenance of the appeals database system and implementation
  • Programming ad hoc reports; as well as conducting research and providing support to internal and external stakeholders on data inquiries and requests
  • Implementing quality control for all projects



Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: At least (3) years of experience in in programming, reviewing complex programs, data validation techniques and working with large databases.

Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.


  • Experience with Texas public school education data and familiarity with the accountability system.
  • Collaborate in results-oriented team environment and adapt to the division's good programming practices.
  • Ensure accurate and high-quality work; diagnose problems/limitations and propose/implement appropriate solutions.
  • Willingness to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze.
  • Interest in learning new processes and methodologies.
  • Proven skills in applying SAS procedures, macros, SQL, report writing
  • A track record of documenting projects with attention to detail
  • Base SAS or Advanced SAS Certifications is preferred.
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment

Nophone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we donot accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Onlycandidates selected for interview will be contacted.

As anequal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion,color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unlessan applicant is entitled to the veteran's preference.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code)information can be accessed here.

Thisposition requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which mayinclude passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to beingoffered employment by the Agency.