Job Description

This is a grant funded position.

In order to reach the goals of Phoenix #1’s Strategic and Equity Plan, the very best data collection, management, and analysis processes must be used to set goals, monitor progress, and adjust strategy when needed. The Programmer plays a critical role in this work, writing programs according to the specifications determined primarily by the Information Systems Coordinator, Director of Management Information Systems, and other senior leaders in Phoenix #1. Using database programming languages such as T-SQL and object-oriented programming languages, the Programmer designs and constructs database and web-based applications on both the Internet and Intranet to streamline data collection, organization, access, exchange, presentation and warehousing to support district reporting mandates and initiatives.


  • Prepare a variety of data representations as directed by the Information Systems Coordinator to train and support users
  • Design and construct data collection, organization, and storage systems through the Data Warehouse
  • Assist with the maintenance and support of the Student Information System
  • Develop, document and maintain source control for programming code
  • Design, document, and execute database and web based applications under the direction of the Information Systems Coordinator
  • Report status and progress of assigned tasks and projects to ensure that deadlines and outcomes are met
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field
  • At least two years of experience in database and application programming and systems
  • At least two years of experience with Microsoft Applications
  • Combination of prior experience and technical training may be substituted for degree or certification if comparable to degree or certification program completion requirements.


  • Experience working in school district or school based settings


Knowledge of:

  • Programming languages for coding
  • Best practices in building database systems for data collection, organization, storage, security, and retrieval

Skilled in:

  • Developing and maintaining source code
  • Working within software timelines to support key organizational initiatives

Ability to:

  • Train and support users in using database and web based applications
  • Write clear and detailed documentation of source code, as well as mandatory reporting
  • Manage a variety of projects on different timelines

Core Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern For Order
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Organizational Commitment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach; employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud and can vary in temperature. The nature of this position is fast-paced and may occasionally be thought of as stressful. Through interaction with the public and other district employees, the employee may encounter different scents.

At Phoenix Elementary School District #1, we are Inspiring Every Child to Achieve, educating the future leaders of Phoenix! We’re looking for passionate people who want to shape the future to join in our mission of offering all students an excellent and equitable education. The education of our children is a shared responsibility among our community, and we encourage
you to apply for the opportunity to be part of that. Every member of our Phoenix #1 family—from our top leadership team to our bus drivers, our nutrition team to our nurses, and our teachers to our technology gurus is shaping the lives of
our students every day. We also drive forward the goals of ensuring equity and excellence for all students. It’s not just our work; it is our passion! We are a Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade school district in Phoenix, Arizona, established in
1871 as the first free public school district in Arizona. The district boundaries cover an area from 16th Street to 23rd Avenue, and Buckeye Road to Thomas Road.


  • Our 15 schools are in the heart of hip Phoenix.
  • We are educating the future leaders of Phoenix.
  • We have a district-wide Equity Commitment, Statement and Plan.
  • We are accessible by Phoenix Light Rail.
  • We want you to relax and refuel with healthy vacation time.
  • We have University partners that offer discounted tuition.

The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Job descriptions are subject to change. Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check. Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons. PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.


Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Crystal Senesy
Title HR Specialist
Phone 602-257-4061

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, June 25, 2021 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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