Systems Analyst II (Female, Age 50) in Cedar Creek, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleSystems Analyst II
Salary$38,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
LocationCedar Creek, TX
Years Experience3 years

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Texas Department of Transportation, Transportation Planning and Programming Division. There are approximately 15,000 employees.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Database development using MS Access. I also test and develop user interfaces written in ASP.net. I produce adhoc reports in MS Access. I perform scanning for the division. I develop the documentation for my division.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
11 hours vacation per month, 8 hours sick leave. Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance. AETNA dental. Retirement plan. Legal Plan.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Under compared to the private industry.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, I am a member of a team and a division. I enjoy working with others and feel it provides a learning atmosphere. However, I would love to work from home via telecommutting.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Yes, a project is accomplished more efficiently when team playing is in effect.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 8
Benefits: 7
Hours: 8
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amArrived at work at 7:30am. Logged into Groupwise (email software). Documented the previous day in my weekly status report.
8am to 9amBegan compiling box 25 of RI Scan Project. This consist of Straight Line Diagrams (SLD)s in order by control-section.
9am to 10amPrepared an adhoc for a outside source. Customer wanted to know how many FM (Farm to Market) roadways in Texas. A little of 40K
10am to 11amGenerated response with attachments for adhoc of FM roadways.
11am to 12pmContinued performing quality control on Box 25 RI Scan project.
12pm to 1pmLunch
1pm to 2pmContinued performing quality control on Box 25 RI Scan project.
2pm to 3pmPrepared adhoc of Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) for Bastrop and Caldwell counties. Outside request.
3pm to 4pmCompleted adhoc for Bastrop and Caldwell counties and prepared response.
4pm to 5pmContinue performing quality control on Box 25 RI Scan project. Document daily task.
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Internet, WorkINTexas.com

What was the application process?
submitted state of Texas application and resume.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. One interview with my supervisor. I was hired based on my interview scores.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Sorry, I just know that they were technical questions.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I knew what languages I would be using and I am learning languages that I will be using.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, programming skills.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, again, I believe my experience is what counts the most.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
N/A. I was never an intern.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Register with WorkinTexas.com and network.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Programming skills and other technical skills. Of course, social and organization skills. One should be flexible working with the state.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, however, I feel experience is more important than education.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be dedicated and open to learning.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes and no. I am learning internet programming skills which I need to obtain a telecommute position.

What are your current career goals?
To retire. No, actually I want to obtain a telecommute position.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
It is constantly changing. New technology.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Systems Analyst II16 months36000Software Developer
Prior Job 2DBA2 1/2 years34000Database Administrator

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.7NDSCSAS Computer Programming
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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