BLaST Intermediate Unit #17 is accepting applications for the following anticipated positon.

Programmer Analyst


The Programmer Analyst Assistant shall have responsibility and receive leadership in the construction and maintenance of a system-wide telecommunications network infrastructure that will support the I.U.’s curriculum and instructional goals and integrate appropriate administrative computing network capabilities. The program shall be funded through multiple program budgets and contracted services with our member districts.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  1. Design, develop, and modify Filemaker, .NET Framework, Microsoft ASP.NET applications, and .NET components.
  2. Design, develop, and maintain SQL database schemas and scripts, including views, triggers and stored procedures.
  3. Deploy .Net systems to various production and pre-production environments and troubleshoot issues.
  4. Maintain Windows 2000, Windows 2003, IIS, JavaScript, and SQL Server as it relates to the developed software applications.
  5. Create technical documentation such as design documents, specifications, software architecture documents, and instructions.
  6. Manage tasks and activities for self and others.
  7. Analyze design and architectural issues and questions.
  8. Mentor junior members of the team on technology and processes.
  9. Work in a team environment using a structured development process and deliver applications on time and within budget.
  10. Follow up with issues in an efficient manner, including working hand in hand with Quality Assurance, Project Management and/or Business Analysis.
  11. Regularly communicate project progress, issues, and risks to project manager.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate Degree in Computer Programming and Three (3) Years Experience or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with One (1) Year Experience supplemented by recognized courses in computer science technology or related field. Other equivalent combinations of training, experience, and education will be considered. Have current knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to the programming languages. Knowledgeable in Macintosh and DOS/Windows platforms as it relates to programming. Has developed verbal, written communication skills, problem- solving/conflict resolution skills. Experience creating secure web-based applications. Experience performance tuning and trouble-shooting in a secure environment. Is able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of I.U. staff, vendors, and the general public. Is able to setup, as well as to train others, in the setup of the Intermediate Unit’s software applications.


The Programmer shall establish and maintain effective working relations with a variety of groups, including teachers, students, administrators, co-workers, community and vendor representatives, consultants, and others as appropriate. They shall provide user support with a focus on customer service, respond to requests for technical assistance, provide workstation configuration services for end users, and provide I.U. staff with current, timely information on the network. The applicant must also have the ability to write reports and correspondence. Must be willing to take ownership for projects and be able to work effectively in a team environment.


The applicant must have the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Applications received until position is filled


Apply online at

Ms. Cheryl Starr
BLaST Intermediate Unit 17
P.O. Box 3609
Williamsport, PA  17701