JobID 1862 : Application Specialist (#2000364)

Job | Posted 25 days ago

POSITION:  Application Specialist for Weld RE-4 School District.  Position begins 05/04/2020.  215 days per year,  8.0 hours per day.  This is a benefited position.
SALARY RANGE 19: $23.24 - $28.34 per hour based on work experience. (Based on 2019/20 salary schedule; subject to change).

REPORTS TO:  Director of Technology

SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for supporting, analyzing and troubleshooting district applications with particular emphasis on the district's Student Information System (SIS) and state reporting (including student pupil count).


  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • High degree of analytical, troubleshooting, and decision making skills;

  • Extensive proficiency in current popular office productivity software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases;

  • Experience with web-based applications;

  • High degree of communication skills;

  • High degree of organization skills;

  • Ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality, multi-task, and problem solve.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or business equivalent or commensurate training and work experience in information technology;

  • Two years of related work experience;

  • Previous experience with basic SQL scripting and programming;

  • Previous experience with SIS;

  • Previous experience populating databases using information from other systems;

  • Previous state reporting and/or audit experience.



  • Prioritize workload and effectively communicate those priorities;

  • Application troubleshooting and support;Provide high quality support of assigned district applications for all end users through support lines and ticketing system;

    • Troubleshoot problems and identify bugs within applications and work with other Technology staff and external vendors’ support staff to resolve problems;

    • Support end users by providing training and assistance;

    • Plan for, and support, application patches, upgrades, or infrastructure setup. Assist with feasibility studies for new applications or new modules within existing applications;

  • Maintain data integrity;

  • Recommend policies to supervisor;

  • Document and share data best-practices with relevant parties;

  • Provide training and assistance to other employees who generate, enter or retrieve data;

  • Test and certify new releases of software to ensure data integrity and proper functionality;

  • Review data for accuracy and integrity;

  • Comprehensive data management using software/web-based applications associated with:

    • State and Federal reporting requirements as directed;

    • SIS, Web Content Management System (WCMS), Learning Management System (LMS) and/or other district applications;

    • Provide consultation and support to other district departments as it relates to district-wide and department-specific programs;

  • Application programming and interoperability;

    • Consult with administrators and end users using business / system analysis techniques and procedures, to determine data, reporting, or system functional specifications;

    • Use specifications to create basic SQL programs or scripts;

    • Work with external vendors to implement complex programs or scripts and ensure adherence to district specifications;

  • Work with responsible parties to assist them with accessing required data;

  • Provide data reports/summaries as required;

  • Maintain and update application-specific documentation to be used for both internal and end user reference. Develop and deploy instructional and training resources as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned.



    Perform tasks at a computer terminal for long periods of time.  Employee will perform repetitive tasks at a computer terminal, keyboard, and workstation.  The employee may occasionally perform minimal lifting tasks.



    Valid Colorado driver license.



    At-will employee. Work year and hourly rate to be established by Board of Education. Vacation/leave time/benefits will be established according to Board policy.


    ADOPTED July 2009

    UPDATED April 2019
    UPDATED January 2020


    Posted By

    Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-4 Windsor

    1020 MAIN STREET, WINDSOR, CO 80550-4776
    Compare with State

    Amount per Student

    $8,236 (USD)

    State Average: $10,278 (USD)

    % ELL Students


    State Average: 12%

    Student Teacher Ratio


    State Average: 17.36

    % IEP Students

    State Average: 11%



    State Average: 415