IT Applications Administrator

Job title: IT Applications Administrator

Company: Harris County

Job description: Position Description



The Mission of the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is to provide medical examiner and crime laboratory services of the highest quality in an unbiased manner with uncompromised integrity.


To provide consistent, quality death investigation and laboratory analysis for the benefit of the entire community.

To create a technological strongpoint for legal agencies to facilitate justice in criminal and civil proceedings.

To establish an academic environment for training in the field of Forensic Science.

Brief IT Applications Administrator Overview:

The IT Applications Administrator supports all software needs at the Department, including creating, modifying, troubleshooting, and fixing applications and data reports for both off-the-shelf and internally developed software to assist staff members in the county’s Medical Examiner’s Office and Crime Laboratory. An extensive understanding of business applications, programming languages, database management, and reports is expected, as well as excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Designs, codes, tests, supports, and debugs business applications, databases, and reports based on Department needs and staff requests.

Coordinates with end users to understand and resolve software, database, application, and report problems.

Responsible for analyzing and troubleshooting software problems and providing solutions

Prepares detailed specifications from which programs will be written.

Creates technical documentation for reference and reporting.

Verifies and deploys programs and systems following established procedures

Provides hardware user support and deploys hardware as needed, assists with building and information security systems as needed

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email .

This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Programming, Computer Science, or related field


Three years’ experience in application development, maintenance, and support

Experience in programming languages including HTML5/CSS, ASP, .Net, C#, Python, Perl, and others.

Experience with MS SQL databases and reporting tools.

Experience with enterprise application development using MS Visual Studio 2019 (or later) with .Net framework

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to learn new languages and technologies

Familiar with developing methodologies like Agile and Scrum

Strong written and oral communication skills with effective organization and time management skills

Makes customer service a priority

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, prioritizing and handling multiple tasks simultaneously


Maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle

Additional Requirements:

Must pass criminal background check and drug / alcohol screening (prior to and randomly after employment)

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. “See Resume” will not be accepted for qualifications.



Previous experience working in government office environment

General Information

Position Type, and Typical Hours of Work:

Full Time | 40 hours per week | Monday- Friday

Weekends and evening shifts may be necessary

Work Environment:

Office setting


Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences – 1861 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054

Physical Demands:

Medium work.

Requires physical strength to lift and handle items weighing up to forty (40) pounds occasionally in the performance of duties

Must be physically able to sit or stand for extended periods of time

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to: Manager, Information Technology


$85,000.00 – $95,000.00 Annually

Based on Experience

Employment may be contingent on passing a drug screen and meeting other standards.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.

Expected salary: $85000 – 95000 per year

Location: Houston, TX

Job date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 07:15:12 GMT

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