IT Assistant 3 - Programmer @ The City University of New York (CUNY) - New York, NY

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2 months ago

IT Assistant 3 - Programmer

The City University of New York (CUNY) - New York, NY

Job ID: 23321

Location: CUNY School of Public Health

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


I.T. Assistants perform entry-level professional work in technology-related disciplines. While areas of specialization vary, typically I.T. Assistants work in areas such as development/programming, communications, technical support, or similar based on the needs of the Information Technology area to which they report. Work tasks include resolving minor technology problems, monitoring activities, and maintaining documentation. They have latitude for independent initiative and judgment, under supervision.

This job is in CUNY's Classified Civil Service. The full specification is available on our web site at


IT Assistant




The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) is one of five independent professional schools among the 26 colleges of the City University of New York, the largest metropolitan university in the U.S. Situated in the new vertical campus in the heart of Harlem in New York City, CUNY SPH provides cutting edge graduate level public health degree programs and is dedicated to research, teaching, and community service that promotes population health and social justice through leadership and innovation. Faculty and students are actively engaged in addressing critical public health problems in New York and other cities around the world.

Reporting to the Director of Technology, the incumbent will be responsible for the following software development activities.

  • Participate in requirements gathering tasks with faculty, staff and students
  • Application development
  • Primarily Sharepoint.Net and ASP.Net, with VB.Net and MS SQL Server
  • Some PHP / MySQL to maintain currently deployed enterprise applications
  • Perform testing and documentation of new software applications
  • Participate in deployment / go-live processes, and end-user training


  • A minimum of six months of full-time experience in a computer or technology-related position. Experience that is more than 20 hours per week and less than 35 hours per week may be counted at 50% of the requirement (i.e., two months of part time experience equal to one month full time experience)

  • Additional experience and/or education that can be met by ONE of the following: An additional three years and six months of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position; an Associate's degree plus 18 months of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • Demonstrated English Language proficiency

  • A Motor Vehicle Driver's license, valid in New York State, may be required for some, but not all positions.

This title has three levels. To qualify for Levels 2 and 3, additional qualifications, such as education, experience, or certification relevant to the area of specialization are required.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Only applicants who meet the qualification requirements and are a permanent IT Support Assistant, permanent IT Assistant or have applied for IT Support Assistant, Exam #2064, will be considered.


  • Strong knowledge of programming methods and algorithms

  • 2+ years of experience developing software in Microsoft environments – IIS, ASP.Net, SQL Server

  • Experience with PHP-based CMS applications – e.g. WordPress, Moodle, etc.

  • Knowledge of requirements gathering techniques – walk-throughs, focus groups, wire-framing

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


New Hire: $64,635 per annum*

Incumbent: $73,034 per annum

  • This salary amount reflects a 13% salary suppression in effect for the first 24 months of employment only


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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December 29, 2021


CUNY Job Posting: Information Technology/Technical


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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