Arapahoe County Applications Analyst in Aurora, Colorado


Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status. Within the Department of Public Works and Development (PWD), the Support Services Division is seeking an Applications Analyst to join our team.

The Applications Analyst is a key member of the Support Services team, serving as the primary technical resource within PWD for maintenance and enhancement of mission critical applications used in business operations. This position functions as the technical expert, applications and data analyst, and report writer for key applications used within PWD. This position also makes recommendations for and supports the implementation of new and strategic technology initiatives. We are looking for a candidate who is excited about serving the technical needs of our business, who has strong initiative, and is committed to continuous improvement and innovation.


Serves as PWD's primary point of contact and internal subject matter expert on existing software programs and processes related to PWD infrastructure management and development services programs.

Serves as primary liaison between PWD and the County IT Department as it relates to applications support functions. Works closely with and provides support to PWD's assigned Business Analyst on system upgrade and enhancement projects.

Serves as the on-site technical expert for critical applications, most importantly Accela, in order to provide support to users and meet operational needs.

Understands data contained in PWD applications in order to develop reports needed by users and managers in day-to-day operations and for decision making purposes. Develops reports using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS); creates SQL queries and other data constructs in order to develop reports and conduct data analysis as needed. Validates data contained in reports to ensure accuracy.

Reviews and analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of existing IT systems and develops strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems. Effectively delivers recommendations and options that address process/system improvements.

Collects information from users on technological needs and makes recommendations to meet those needs. Effectively communicates and advocates for PWD technological needs with the County IT Department as appropriate.

Provides input on the development and maintenance of the Department's IT Strategic Plan, including providing input on current needs and identifying future trends that may affect PWD operations.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge of designing, building, and implementing reports in Microsoft SSRS or an equivalent technology.

Knowledge of building queries using MS SQL.

Knowledge of database architecture.

Knowledge of data integration and analytics methodologies and technologies.

Ability to analyze and recommend business solutions to meet technology needs.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, coworkers, users, and vendors.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and specification documents.


Growth Mindset: Demonstrates curiosity. Experiments and adapts. Uses failure as a learning opportunity.

Problem solver: Thrives on being a troubleshooter. Likes to figure things out and see situations from a variety of angles.

Deals with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change and shift gears comfortably. Can decide and act without having the total picture. Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Performance Driven & Accountable: Has high performance standards and strong commitment to customer service.

Open Communicator: Builds strong and effective working relationships. Able to effectively communicate up, down, and across in the organization. Shares information freely and solicits feedback.

Manages Conflicts: Steps up to conflicts seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly. Skilled at focused listening. Can find common ground and garner cooperation.

Empowered: Self-starter and innovative thinker. Focuses on solutions instead of problems. Works well independently.

Team Oriented: Values teamwork and respects the opinions and perspectives of others.


Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field.

Minimum of three (3) years of relevant IT experience that may include applications support, software development, data analysis, database report writing, business analysis, or other related IT experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with SQL and SSRS experience.

Experience working with Accela is a plus.

Any equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job will be considered.

Supplemental Information


Work is generally confined to a standard office environment.

Arapahoe County Position Description: Applications Analyst


The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.

Spends 50% of the time sitting and 50% of the time either standing or walking.

Occasionally lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 20 lbs.

Uses cart, dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 25 lbs.

Occasionally climbs, stoops, kneels, balances, reaches, crawls and crouches while performing office or work duties.

Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, and similar; and in public meetings and personal interactions.

Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of automated office machinery or equipment.

Visual capacity enabling constant use of computer or other work related equipment.


Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time. Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time. Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

Salary: $56,914.00 - $85,956.00 Annually

Location: 80112, CO

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Public Works and Development

Job Number: 03504

Closing: 11/29/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

Agency: Arapahoe County

Address: 5334 S. Prince Street Littleton, Colorado, 80120

Phone: (303) 795-4482