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Current Job Opportunities:
Computer Information Technologist Specialist II
Legislative Attorney or Analyst
Security Specialist (Part-Time)

Computer Information Technologist Specialist II

DEFINITION:
This is an advanced professional, technical and consultative position with work in the support and coordination of computer information technology services and activities.

Position provides support and coordination of computer information technology services for the Senate. Position provides technical expertise in computer systems analysis and design; database and/or network administration; systems programming and other computer information technology functions. Works under the general direction of the Computer Information Systems Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides technical expertise in computer systems analysis and design; database and/or network administration; systems programming; and/or other computer information technologies specialties.

Provides guidance and training to other personnel.

Provides customer or technical support for systems.

Provides technical support for both internal and external organizational computer systems.

Supports applications that span multiple platforms.

Designs, writes, maintains, documents and tests complex computer programs and clearly defined segments of highly complex programs.

Develops quality control procedures and hardware and/or software standards.

Assists in the research, review, recommendation, and preparation of requests for proposals and/or bid specifications for hardware and/or software purchases.

Assist in computer systems disaster recovery plan maintenance and implementation.

Designs procedures for preserving data integrity.

Performs other related work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Considerable knowledge of the principles of computer programming and systems analysis, design, testing and documentation.

Considerable knowledge of the general operating principles and capabilities of computer hardware and software.

Considerable knowledge of software reference libraries and related utility programs.

Considerable knowledge of computer security systems and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of computer networking and telecommunications.

Considerable knowledge of computer operating systems.

Considerable knowledge of database management systems.

Working knowledge of the principles of disaster recovery.

Working knowledge of the procurement process.

Technical experience in coding windows forms and web apps using VB.net and/or C#.

Working knowledge of ASP.NET, SQL, IIS, HTML and WordPress desired.

Experience with XML is a plus.

Ability to prepare and maintain standards, policies, procedures, guidelines and technical
manuals.

Ability to troubleshoot and resolve hardware and/or software problems.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to train and assist-experienced personnel.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree and four years experience in computer information technology. Five years of experience in programming, network administration, systems analysis and design, or closely related field may be substituted for required education.

REPORTS TO:
Computer Information Systems Director

HOW TO APPLY:
Send application https://www.senate.mo.gov/SenateApplication.pdf, letter of interest and resume to Senate Human Resources Specialist, Cindy Winthorst, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Room 434B, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or cwinthorst@senate.mo.gov.


Legislative Attorney or Analyst

Division of Research is seeking an attorney or analyst in a nonpartisan, fast-paced, multi-faceted legislative environment. The successful applicant will draft legislation, staff committees of the Senate, prepare legal opinions, analyze legislative proposals, and develop policy alternatives. Position requires excellent writing and oral communication skills. Experience in legal or legislative field important. Law degree or advanced degree in Public Administration, Political Science or a related field required. Salary is $60,000.

Before November 19, 2021, send a resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample and the names of two references to Jim Ertle, Director, Division of Research, Missouri Senate at jertle@senate.mo.gov or State Capitol Building, Room B-9, Jefferson City, MO 65101.


Security Specialist (Part-Time)

DEFINITION:
This is a highly professional position responsible for developing and coordinating security activities and protocols for the Missouri Senate. Position will provide expertise regarding security matters and work with senators and staff to develop processes to enhance security efforts for senators, staff, and those visiting the Missouri Senate. This is a part-time position during the legislative session (January to May).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Assists in senate security requests with Department of Public Safety’s Capitol Police, Cole County Sheriff’s Office, and the Highway Patrol.
Assists in threat and risk assessments and informs law enforcement officials of threats as necessary.
Assists in safety and security recommendations to secure the senate chamber, senate gallery, senate committee rooms and other senate spaces.
Assists in security training courses and materials for senators and staff.
Develops security protocols and processes for appropriate actions in cases of disruptive behavior including active shooter preparedness.
Assists the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and doorkeepers with maintaining order during senate sessions and committee hearings.
Position will be armed and have investigative authority.
Reviews space plans for any future renovations for security purposes.
Ability to sit and stand for several hours at a time.
Ability to work as needed with minimal notice and extended hours.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Performs other related work as assigned.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree with ten years of progressively responsible experience in a law enforcement or military setting. Years of experience can be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree. Candidate should be POST certified or have the ability to be certified and must pass background and other related checks and evaluations.

Please submit application for employment https://www.senate.mo.gov/SenateApplication.pdf, cover letter and resume to Senate Human Resources Specialist, Cindy Winthorst, State Capitol Building, 201 W. Capitol Avenue, Room 434-B, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or to cwinthorst@senate.mo.gov