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Opportunity Title: Database Specialist or Programmer
Location: Denver
Department: US Bankruptcy Court
Posted Date: 04/27/2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Contact Information
Phone: 303-335-2494
Brief Description

**This is a courtesy posting for the US Bankruptcy Court**

The position is a full-time permanent position, with a salary range of $48,463 - $103,739.

Are you looking to get away from the 90+ hour a week grind? Do your boss and corporate overlords treat you more like a small robot in a sea of other robots? You deserve better!

Apply for the full-time position of Database Specialist or Programmer for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the
District of Colorado, and join us as a respected and valued cog of the massive federal bureaucracy.  We work eight-hour days, rarely ever work after hours, and are not on call. Best of all, we have a benefits package that even the largest corporate conglomerate can’t (read won’t) offer, including a healthcare plan shared by members of the Supreme Court, all Federal Holidays off, amazing amounts of paid leave and separate sick leave, inclusion in one of the best rated, lowest cost retirement funds, and wait for it . . . a generous, guaranteed annuity (pension) backed by the Federal Government! You can work and have a life.

We are seeking a unique combination of database administrator, programmer, troubleshooter, and project manager to work with a team of IT professionals to support the day-to-day operations of the Bankruptcy Court. If selected, you will be responsible for the day-to-day care and feeding of an enterprise-level IBM Informix database as well as the maintenance, troubleshooting, and modification of a custom database application developed by the courts.

As our Database Specialist or Programmer, you will manage your different areas of responsibility and determine where to focus your time and skills. You will need strong troubleshooting abilities and enough programming skill to support your duties along with the ability to self-manage your projects.

You will meet with your team regularly to map out the direction of future operations and discuss areas where your unique skills may help your teammates. You will be tasked with different projects based on the current and future needs of the court while maintaining its current database software. In time, the organization will rely on you as one of its subject matter experts.

Required Qualifications:

* A working knowledge of Linux and/or UNIX operating systems and administration including shell operations/scripting.
* Relational database administration. This is in an IBM Informix environment, but other similar database experience will
* Experience with server side scripting and coding languages designed to dynamically generate web pages based on
HTML, XML, or other document types. The current system is based on JSP/PERL script.
* The ability to self-manage is extremely important. We are a small team of professionals who often work
independently. We also work together when areas overlap and pitch in on projects as needed.
* Enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and strong intrapersonal skills are a must. Daily interaction with the team and
customers is paramount to success.

Preferred Qualifications:

* PC troubleshooting experience. All members of the team answer helpdesk questions as a secondary duty and we
operate in a Windows 7/10 environment.
* Crystal Reports. While not necessary to have this knowledge on day one, you will be responsible for the
administration, use, and development of reports utilizing this software.
* The ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner to non-IT people. Each team member is responsible for
training, drafting documentation and email communication, and providing status updates.
* Knowledge of, or experience with areas of the law. Being arrested or sued does not count. Current grand jury
investigations may be considered if there is a good story behind it.

How to Apply:

If you are interested or intrigued by this position, please submit your AO 078 application, current resume and list of
references to Please note vacancy announcement 2018-05-USBC in the subject line of the
email. Attachments should be submitted as Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents. Other formats are not acceptable.
Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Feel free to include any other helpful information on a separate page. If you have to pay your references to say good
things about you we will find out – we are the government.

Have questions? Call our Human Resources Division at 303-335-2494. They can answer almost everything – or so they

Go to to complete a fillable AO 078 application.


Telework, compressed, and alternative work schedules are available following completion of training and with team

Federal benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, 10 paid holidays, retirement benefits, and a 401(k) styled program
called the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), with a government match of up to 5%. Optional benefits include health and life
insurance, disability and long-term care insurance, dental and vision insurance, a Flexible Benefits Program which
includes medical and dependent care reimbursement, an RTD EcoPass (depending on budget), and an in-house fitness
facility. Federal Occupational Health (FOH)/Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).
Additionally, we have Student Loan Forgiveness! If you are interested in knowing more about it, please give HR a call!

Conditions of Employment:

This position is in a cubicle environment, though continuous standing, lifting, bending, and moving heavy materials
weighing up to 50 pounds may be required.

The selected candidate will be subject to an FBI fingerprint check as a condition of employment, and may be subject to
periodic updates. Initial appointment to this position is provisional pending the successful completion of the required
background check.

Applicant Information:

• The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, or to withdraw the announcement,
any of which may occur without prior written or other notice. In the event that a position becomes vacant in a similar
classification, within a reasonable time of the original announcement, the Court may elect to select a candidate from the
applicants who responded to the original announcement without posting the position.
• All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation. Applicants are advised
that false statements or omission of information on any application materials or the inability to meet the following
conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.
• Participation in the interview process will be at the applicants own expense and relocation expenses may not be
• All promotions are subject to the approval of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
• The position is subject to the mandatory electronic fund transfer (EFT) participation for payment of net pay (i.e. Direct
• The Court requires employees to adhere to a code of ethics and conduct as well as specific employee policies and
performance expectations:
• Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to
individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3)(B). In most cases, this means that an offer
of employment cannot be made unless the candidate is a lawful permanent resident who is seeking U.S. citizenship as
explained below. Under 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may not apply for
citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a
spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible, and must
complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application).
Non-citizens who have not been permanent residents for five years will be required to execute an affidavit that they
intend to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so.


Detailed Job Information
NOTICE! Each person employed must present identity and employment eligibility verification.
NOTICE! Employees hired after March 1, 1988, must be on the payroll direct deposit program.
NOTICE! Disabled applicants: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the hiring authority.
NOTICE! All prospective employees of the Colorado Judicial Branch are subject to background investigation prior to hiring.

INFORMATION ALERT: Judicial Department employees may not hold office in a political party, nor may they promote one political party or candidate over another in partisan political elections. Employees may hold not-partisan public office provided that there is no conflict of interest or appearance of impropriety with the duties performed for the Judicial Department. In all cases, it will be within the discretion of the Chief Judge of the judicial district to determine whether such a conflict exists. Employees shall seek the prior approval of the Chief Judge before seeking or assuming any such office. Work related to any office held may not be performed on Judicial Department time. Membership on a board or commission that requires registration or party identification as a qualification is not considered to be partisan political office.
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