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Job Req ID:  10440

IT Specialist

Classified Title: IT Specialist 
Role/Level/Range: ATO/2/OF
Starting Salary Range: $19.23 - $26.47
Status: Full-Time

Department: Oncology
Work Schedule/Hours:  Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/40 hrs
Location: East Baltimore Campus 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The Department of Oncology is seeking a full time IT Specialist to participates in basic development, implementation, maintenance, support and documentation of various departmental and/or enterprise-wide application systems. This includes but is not limited to the installation, modification, and testing of new and/or upgraded applications (packages or home grown), operating systems, file structures, hardware, communication devices, and productivity tools. Performs routine or repetitive programming following instructions or established procedures. Under guidance assist in gathering and translating business requirements into functional/technical specifications and designs.   Assists in maintaining databases and application system code.  May understand project life cycle. Works under supervision/guidance for assigned sections of life cycle under a defined scope. Concepts used are simple and standard; with detailed specifications provided.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Gathers simple system requirements by meeting with clients and researching existing technology to understand the business requirements for new applications. May assist with written documentation of findings to share with the client and other IT colleagues.



  • Follows defined task lists by using basic programming skills to complete projects of limited scope and meet required milestones. 
  • May assist in writing functional specifications for use by programmers and business analysts to develop technical solutions.
  • Under guidance, change data input, files/database structures, data transformation, algorithms, and data output by using appropriate computer language/tools to provide technical solutions for simple application development tasks.



  • Assist with creating and documenting simple test scenarios using the appropriate testing tools to validate and verify application functionality.
  • Test changes by using the appropriate simple test scenarios to identify errors. Maintain documentation materials that serve as technical and/or end-user references.



  • Provide basic application and support by triaging and resolving simple issues to ensure prompt and effective service.


High School Diploma/GED and Two years related experience required.  Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.



Bachelor's in related field desired and proficiency with python, graphical user interfaces, and general object oriented programming and previous experiences in medical imaging analytics is desired.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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