Employment Opportunities


DATE: April 23, 2014

TITLE: Specialist I - Administrative Computing

CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus




Announcement is hereby made for a full-time 12-month Specialist position in the Administrative Computing Department on the Ammerman Campus is Selden.


Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.


This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.


Job Description:

The Specialist I will report to the Computer Center’s Associate Director for Application Development and will primarily support the analysis, development, integration and operation of the College’s software application systems comprised of: Ellucian’s Banner ERP, Luminis V Portal and Degree Works;  College developed portal applications; and a variety of third-party packaged software and interfaces.   Specific responsibilities are as follows:

  • Communicate and coordinate with consultants, College team members and representatives from consortiums and other institutions of higher education.
  • Collaborate with functional departments to gather business requirements and develop system design and programming specifications.
  • Use industry standards and creativity to provide analysis of scope, feasibility and methodology for application development and problem resolution, including the documentation of findings and alternative approaches.
  • Independently execute relevant phases of the System Development Life Cycle including, but not limited to: analysis; design; programming; testing; implementation; documentation and post-implementation support.
  • Provide quality control through evaluation, insight and support of IT applications and services.
  • Provide periodic status to College Administration with regard to assigned   projects, tasks and other designated responsibilities.
  • Develop programs utilizing institutionally accepted programming languages, techniques, standards and methodologies.
  • Provide mentoring, training and support to other team members in relevant technologies and toward the completion of tasks assigned.
  • Assist in the research, acquisition and implementation of new products and services that will enhance the technical productivity of the department.


A Master’s degree with at least 20 undergraduate or graduate credits in computer science or a related major, as well as four years of full-time professional experience, preferably in higher education.   Alternately, a Bachelor’s degree with comparable credit requirements and two additional years of full-time technical work experience.   Work experience must pertain to the support of an enterprise-wide service that includes: system administration; development; end-user collaboration; and responsibility for independently analyzing issues and researching and implementing solutions.


Applicants must also be proficient in Java and SQL procedural programming and reporting techniques and also demonstrate a significant knowledge of Oracle or similar relational databases, J2EE, UNIX/LINUX, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and XML.  Preference will be given to applicants with Ellucian’s Banner ERP, Luminis/Liferay Portal, Identity Management, Groovy, Spring Framework and Single Sign-on methodologies.


The exact salary will be determined by prior relevant professional experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College.


The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.

APPLY TO: Suffolk County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran, marital or domestic victim status, or any other status that is prohibited by law. The College makes available to the general public information required by the Campus Security Act at the following web address: http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/safety

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