Job Board

Programmer / Developer

Application Procedure:

Closing date:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Review of applications begins January 22, 2021.

Application process:

Qualified candidates must submit a letter of interest, a current resume, a professional writing sample, and titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, as well as reference and background checks. Submit all information electronically via e-mail with “Programmer/Developer” in the subject line to: Ms. Vickie Hairston, HR Representative, Senior at

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Veterans/Disabled

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The Commission and Council provide a collegial, respectful and inclusive environment that values the diversity, creativity and contributions of its staff.

Job Duties

Maintains and updates existing front-end (C#/.NET) code for applications comprising the agency’s Financial Aid Management (FAMS) system and institutional data file submission system, along with other internally-developed applications. Designs, builds, tests, and brings to production new C# web applications using efficient, reliable, and reusable C# and Javascript code, along with CSS to provide intuitive and user-friendly interfaces. Supports the modernization of existing applications. Facilitates submission, edit checking, warehousing, and reporting on postsecondary institutional data submissions to the Commission through maintenance and
development of web interface systems. Manages data intake, matching and validation for the statewide longitudinal data system. Provides technical support to users. Develops and maintains technical documentation for existing and future applications. Ensures implementation of appropriate data security and role-based data access protocols. Maintains currency of knowledge and skills relating to duties and responsibilities. Works collaboratively with other programmers in the division to develop standards and specifications for new and existing applications and contributes to a shared code repository.

Job Qualifications

Ability to complete diverse tasks ranging from long-term, multi-stage development projects to fastpaced data requests accurately and on time.

Ability to complete time-sensitive projects while adhering to prescribed deadlines.

Willingness to work in a collaborative environment and receive constructive feedback from colleagues.

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn new data analysis, visualization and
reporting software.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal acumen, and the ability to work
productively in a team environment.

The ability to work with users to understand their needs and translate those into application features.

Must be highly organized and detail oriented.

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field and two years of related
work experience are required. However, any equivalent combination of education, training and
experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Experience must include web application development using C#, .NET framework, Javascript and CSS,
as well as, application/web application documentation and training.

Experience with database programming via standard SQL or Oracle SQL+ and PL/SQL is preferred.

Institution Description

West Virginia’s four-year public higher education system includes 12 campuses that offer vast opportunities for a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Together with these institutions and the state’s Community and Technical College System, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is working to arm 60 percent of the Mountain State’s workforce with a formal credential beyond high school by 2030 — nearly doubling the percentage of working-age West Virginians with a postsecondary education over the next decade.

About the Higher Education Policy Commission

Comprised of a 10-member board, the Commission works with institutions on accomplishing their missions and carrying out state procedures. A source of support for institutions and students, the Commission’s work includes academic affairs, administrative services, finance and facilities, financial aid, health sciences, human resources, legal services, policy and planning, science and research, and student affairs.


This position offers a competitive salary and fringe benefit package, including a employer-matched retirement plan, and health insurance and other optional benefits through the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency.
Application Due Date: 2021-01-29
Job Start Date: 2021-03-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Charleston
State/Province/Region: WV
Institution: WV Higher Education Policy Commission
Reports To: Senior Director of Research and Policy
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Division of Policy and Planning

Search for openings in IR, effectiveness, assessment, planning, and related fields at higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad. 

View All Jobs by Posting Date   Post a Job