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IT Specialist (Application Software -COBOL)
◦Serves as a senior programmer for a major Department of Defense payroll system.
◦Mentors junior programmers in all facets of software development.
◦Uses Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) programming language, Job Control Language (JCL), Data Manipulation Language Online (DMLO), Online Query (OLQ), and the Integrated Database Management System (IDMS) in an IBM z/OS mainframe environment to maintain Payroll Systems used by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
◦Analyzes functional and technical requirements of proposed or existing systems to determine avenues of development or modification necessary to meet mission objectives.
◦Participates in systems requirement reviews and coordinates with customer/functional representatives and other technical personnel to clarify requirements.
◦Identifies how system modifications or new systems or subsystems affect current systems; establishes target completion dates; and prioritizes proposed system changes or developments.
◦Prepares system documentation for purposes of improving software development processes in accordance with acceptable industry standards.