New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Spotlight Preferred
30+ days ago
Job Type


Software Development Specialist 1

3 Positions

(Posting 153-24)


The Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Information Technology seeks three (3) qualified candidates for our Software Development Specialist 1 vacancies. These positions will be located in Trenton, NJ.

Under close supervision and monitoring in a state or local government agency, the Software Development Specialists perform analysis, maintenance, programming and support work on modules of existing systems; may develop web applications or websites; does other related work.


NOTE: Applicants must meet one of the following or a combination of both experience and education. Thirty (30) semester hour credits are equal to one (1) year of relevant experience.

Five (5) years of professional experience in programming, systems programming, or computer analysis.


Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; and one (1) year of the above-mentioned professional experience.


Possession of a Master's degree in an information technology field.

NOTE: "Professional experience" refers to work that is analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range of basic knowledge of the profession's concepts and practices; and is performed with the authority to act and make accurate and informed decisions.

SPECIAL NOTE: Good understanding of Java Web Applications. Knowledge of Java, servlets, JSP, J2EE, HTML, JavaScript. Knowledge of struts framework; knowledge and implementation of Object-Oriented Concepts and Design Patterns. Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment; ability to communicate effectively with developers and business analysts; team player that can work independently.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: As a prospective employee of the State of New Jersey, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Are you a veteran? If so, proof of your NJ Veterans Preference is required at application. Please provide a copy of your New Jersey Civil Service Commission NOTIFICATION OF VETERANS STATUS along with your cover letter and resume. For information on how to apply for Veterans Preference in the State of NJ, please visit the Civil Service Commission's website at

SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their website at:, e-mail:, or call CSC at (609) 292-4144, option 3.

RESIDENCY LAW:  Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at

SALARY: $60,062.18 - $85,033.04

TO APPLY:  Forward a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name. Include the Job Posting # in the subject line of your email. Send the file to:

The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.

Job ID: 73057665
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