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Darby Consulting is pleased to have been selected to provide Information Technology Staff Augmentation services through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)(Contract No. DIR-TSO-3601).

About Cooperative Contracts (ITSAC)

ITSAC provides for temporary IT staffing augmentation services on a time (hourly) basis. Contracted staff renders services and are paid on an hourly basis.  ITSAC is a DIR Cooperative Contract.

IT Staffing Services contracts do not provide for deliverables-based, outsourced systems integration, or application development projects, requiring acceptance of Statement of Work and authorization for payment of milestone tasks. Agencies should proceed with those procurements through DIR’s Deliverables-based IT Services contracts.

Services & Pricing

Plans, develops, tests, and documents computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. Evaluates user requests for new or modified programs, such as for financial or human resource management systems, etc. Consults with users to identify current operating procedures and clarify program objectives. Formulates plan outlining steps required to develop program, using methodologies such as structured analysis and design or object-oriented development.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Developer Analyst I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$76.42$73.45$76.56
Developer Analyst II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$81.63$85.98$96.52
Developer Analyst III (+8 Yrs Experience)$104.21$100.40$113.53
Converts data from project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to create or modify computer programs. Prepares, or receives detailed specifications to describe sequence of steps that program must follow and input, output, and logical operations involved. Analyzes specifications, applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic. Confers with supervisor and representatives of departments concerned with program to resolve questions of program intent, data input, output requirements, and inclusion of internal checks and controls. Converts detailed specifications to language processable by computer. Enters program codes into computer system. Inputs test data into computer.  Observes computer monitor screen to interpret program operating codes.  Corrects program errors, using methods such as modifying program or  altering sequence of program steps.  May prepare computer block diagrams and machine logic flowcharts for detailed coding of problems, and provides for the documentation of programming work.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Developer I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$72.95$71.20$75.01
Developer II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$86.84$83.75$94.26
Developer III (8+ Yrs Experience)$99.00$97.25$109.39
Develops, publishes, and implements test plans. Writes and maintains test automation.  Evaluates, recommends, and implements automated test tools and strategies. Develops, maintains, and upgrades automated test scripts and architectures for application products. Also writes, implements, and reports status for system test cases for testing. Analyzes test cases and provides regular progress reports. Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing and certification of software.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Software Test Analyst I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$60.79$65.28$71.39
Software Test Analyst II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$65.88$71.07$82.57
Software Test Analyst III (8+ Yrs Experience)$76.46$81.99$96.43
Develops and maintains user and technical documentation and project process documentation for Application Teams. Understands the user’s view of applications and /or technology and is able to put procedures in a logical sequence.  Provides expertise on technical concepts of applications and /or user groups and structuring procedures in a logical sequence, due to a broad understanding of the applications.  Writes a variety of technical articles, reports, brochures, and/or manuals for documentation for a wide range of uses. May be responsible for coordinating the display of graphics and the production of the document.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Technical Writer I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$48.17$51.98$56.19
Technical Writer II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$56.90$61.03$65.57
Technical Writer III (8+ Yrs Experience)$66.11$69.01$76.10
Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies. Experienced with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to business problems to make business more effective.  Familiar with industry standard (including Legacy, Core, and Emerging technologies), business process mapping, and reengineering.  Prepares solution options, risk identification, and financial analyses such as cost/benefit, ROI, buy/build, etc.  Writes detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer programs.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Business Analyst I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$64.68$70.15$76.40
Business Analyst II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$85.10$87.06$90.01
Business Analyst III (8+ Yrs Experience)$105.94$105.94$106.02
Understands business objectives and problems, identifies alternative solutions, performs studies and cost/benefit analysis of alternatives.  Analyzes user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing computer system: Confers with personnel of organizational units involved to analyze current operational procedures, identify problems, and learn specific input and output requirements, such as forms of data input, how data is to be summarized, and formats for reports. Writes detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer program. Reviews computer system capabilities, specifications, and scheduling limitations to determine if requested program or program change is possible within existing system.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Systems Analyst I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$65.25$65.45$81.37
Systems Analyst II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$75.77$87.03$95.50
Systems Analyst III (8+ Yrs Experience)$88.43$102.47$106.40
Designs and builds relational databases. Develops strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database. Cleans and maintains the database by removing and deleting old data.  Must be able to design, develop and manipulate database management systems, data warehouses and multidimensional databases.  Requires a depth and breadth of database knowledge that shall help with formal design of relational databases and provides insight into strategic data manipulation.  Responsible for making sure an organization's strategic goals are optimized through the use of enterprise data standards. This frequently involves creating and maintaining a centralized registry of metadata.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Database Architect I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$79.58$76.68$83.38
Database Architect II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$93.42$95.23$97.31
Database Architect III (8+ Yrs Experience)$121.58$130.26$130.26
Designs, implements and supports data warehousing. Implements business rules via stored procedures, middleware, or other technologies. Defines user interfaces and functional specifications. Responsible for verifying accuracy of data, and the maintenance and support of the data warehouse.  Knowledge of data warehouse end-to-end implementation processes, from business requirement logical modeling, physical database design, ETL, end-user tools, database, SQL, performance tuning. Demonstrated problem resolution skills with team of persons, and strong leadership with implementation team Experience in data warehouse design and data modeling (both relational and dimensional) and development and maintenance of multi-dimensional data models.  Development experience in implementation of data warehousing utilizing RDBMS.  Understanding of data warehouse Metadata concepts, tools and different data warehouse methodologies.  Expertise in SQL and proficiency in database tuning techniques. Responsible for the ongoing architecture and design of the data warehouse, data mart, and reporting environments. Develop strategies for flexibility and scalability, and define the future technical architecture direction for the business intelligence reporting physical environment.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Data Warehouse Architect I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$88.23$88.58$88.58
Data Warehouse Architect II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$96.88$97.26$101.25
Data Warehouse Architect III (8+ Yrs Experience)$118.10$118.10$118.44
Enters codes to create production data base. Selects and enters codes of utility program to monitor database performance, such as distribution of records and amount of available memory. Directs programmers and analysts to make changes to data base management system. Reviews and corrects programs. Answers user questions. Confers with coworkers to determine impact of data base changes on other systems and staff cost for making changes to data base. Modifies data base programs to increase processing performance, referred to as performance tuning. Workers typically specialize in one or more types of data base management systems. Providing assistance in the planning, development, maintenance, and monitoring of integrated database systems, and ensuring that the conceptual and design phases of new applications are consistent with the structural parameters within the database environment.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Database Administrator I (1-3 Yrs Experience)$78.16$80.16$86.63
Database Administrator II (4-7 Yrs Experience)$83.04$93.61$101.54
Database Administrator III (8+ Yrs Experience)$102.47$116.37$118.72
Designs, plans, and coordinates work teams. Follows standard project management industry practices such as the PMI's framework. Understands business and technical objectives of a project and works closely with project sponsor. Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports. Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis. Ensure adherences to quality standards and reviews project deliverables. Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables. Provides technical and analytical guidance to project team. Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems. Communicates to client/vendors. Creates project charter and work plan and tracks budget and schedule progress via appropriate metrics. Establishes project organization and methodologies and defines roles and responsibilities. Documents risks and develops mitigation plans. Manages scope. Creates and implements a communication plan. Builds an effective team, assigns tasks to team members, and evaluates outcomes. Negotiates resources. Communicates to stakeholders and project sponsor. Identifies, tracks, and ensures resolution of issues and removal of barriers. Provides technical support to project team members. Handles complex application features and technical designs. Designs and implements the components required for complex application features. Generally manages a group of applications systems analysts. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Professional certification is highly desirable.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Project Manager I (3-7 Yrs Experience)$84.93$96.73$105.63
Project Manager II (8+ Yrs Experience)$103.67$116.33$125.20
Project Leads have day to day responsibility for management of a project team, providing technical team leadership on complex projects. They are responsible for program design, coding, testing, debugging, documentation and support. They shall have full technical knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming. There may be multiple phases of the project for which they have responsibility. This person shall manage day-to-day execution of design, development, testing and implementation activities; actively encourage and facilitate communication between the business analysts, development, and QA teams; and ensure that system requirements are documented, complete, accurate and approved.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Project Lead I (1-7 Yrs Experience)$80.84$87.16$94.07
Project Lead II (8+ Yrs Experience)$95.42$108.37$116.95
The primary role and responsibility of OCM analyst is to schedule, plan and execute releases, develop release plans, oversee release milestones, monitor related dependencies, manage risks and issues to ensure timely resolution. Executes project-level change strategies, including the measurement of change readiness and long-term sustainability. Assists in planning and designing business processes; assists in formulating recommendations to improve and support business activities. The analyst ensures the successful project delivery, long-term sustenance and continuous process improvements. Assists in creating basic test scenarios to be used in testing the business applications in order to verify that client requirements are incorporated into the system design. The OCM analyst works closely with the risk managers, application development team, quality assurance team, and other technology partners (DBAs, SAs, etc) to provide complete the IT Operations' tasks. The activities are creating change ticket, performing application releases, automate production release process, create reports/status updates, refresh environments for testing and scheduling/coordinating infrastructure activities. Manages scope - review changes with the Customer Director/Manager or the Program Manager, then resolve and document those changes with the product owners. Coordinates testing and communication strategies. Manages RFC documentation, make copies and files as needed. Tracks and reports on delinquent RFC completion status reporting; obtains data from RFC submitters. Reports status of each RFC.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
OCM Analyst I (2-5 Yrs Experience)$90.31$90.31$90.31
OCM Analyst II (5+ Yrs Experience)$119.84$119.84$119.84
Effectively manage the brand 'Customer' through cooperative relationships with internal management and staff and external vendors, the news media, etc. by reinforcing the importance of branding, effective communication and the need for consistent branding and communications. Coordinate with Customer leadership, executives and staff to gather information about identified news-worthy events/activities/happenings for publication on website, social media, etc. Ensure consistency of the organization’s message and brand identify among all communication mediums. Review all external communications (newsletters, etc.) for consistent messaging, branding, etc. and coordinate production and distribution, identifying photo opportunities as needed. Segment lists based on buyer personas, targeted verticals, and behaviors like past email engagement and website interactions (content downloads, site page visits, etc.). Develop a presence and a working relationship with Customer management and staff to be seen as a required resource for communicating with the public. Assist in developing, organizing, creating and publicizing press packets, articles, promotional materials etc. Works with vendors to deliver specialized tactics such as event planning, Web/podcasts, and video production.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Communications Coordinator I (2-5 Yrs Experience)$57.31$57.31$57.31
Communications Coordinator I (5+ Yrs Experience)$81.63$81.63$81.63
Responsible for preparing, conducting, and evaluating technical training programs. Writes literature and materials to be used in programs and designs exercises to enhance lectures. Shall deliver on-site and web-based training courses covering any number of software solutions.  Leads development of infrastructure for information delivery, as well as taking part in the writing and maintenance of training material and supplementary technical documentation. Creates instructor materials (course outlines, background material, instructional materials, and training aids), as needed for different COTS Products/Current IT-Driven in-house solutions as well as desktop support processes, i.e. Remote Access Systems, RAS step by step procedure. Assists with formatting training materials created by other DIR Staff as requested. Determines needs and develops plans to meet the need of customers. Assists in design of computer-based and multimedia curriculum. Responsible for planning, directing and undertaking classroom training, electronic learning, multimedia programs, and other computer-aided instructional technologies, simulators, conferences and workshops. The trainer manages the training program in accordance with business needs, regulatory requirements, and Quality Management System. Helps staff with their productivity reporting both within and without the agency. Researches and recommends vendors and costs for various training methods including: training classes from outside vendors; books; ready made training guides; computer or web based training. Stay current with developments in computer training field, especially alternative media/methods for instruction.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
End-user Trainer I (3-5 Yrs Experience)$76.42$76.42$76.42
End-user Trainer II (5+ Yrs Experience)$100.73$100.73$100.73
Possess a current knowledge of business trends, government regulations, commercial business laws and regulations, software licensing practices, as well as negotiation and pricing techniques, in order to effectively negotiate contracts and to advise executive management of the contractual ramifications associated with agreements and actions contemplated by DIR. Responsible for developing and implementing a strategic direction for supplier performance, working with top leadership and senior  managers across departments. The Contract Manager will work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the supplier performance and contract management strategy is understood and that effective support for the strategy is achieved. Shall be responsible for developing and managing strategic contracts in accordance with the Council’s vision, policies, governance arrangements and values. Will Develop and manage strategic contracts that reflect customers’ needs and take account of legislation, H&S, fraud prevention, sustainability and workforce issues.  Full Description>

LevelLegacyCoreEmerging
Contract Manager I (5+ Yrs Experience)$97.26$97.26$97.26
Contract Manager II (10-15+ Yrs Experience)$118.10$118.10$118.10

How to Order

  1. 1.  View Services & Pricing: For pricing information of services we offer, view our services and pricing section on our website (see above) or contact our DIR Senior Projects Coordinator, Sinead Botley, at 512-298-3629.
  2. 2.  Submit a Request for Quote: Submit a Request for Quote from Darby Consulting using our Submit a Request For Quote webform below or contact our DIR Senior Projects Coordinator, Sinead Botley, at 512-298-3629.
  3. 3.  Generate a Purchase Order: Generate a purchase order made payable to Darby Consulting, LLC and reference the DIR Contract Number DIR-TSO-3601 on your purchase order.  You may use your organizations’ purchase order form.
  4. 4.  Send Purchase Order: E-mail purchase order to our DIR Senior Projects Coordinator, Sinead Botley.  To fax a purchase order, send to 800-677-1331.

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    Contact Us

    Darby Consulting
    Contract No. DIR-TSO-3601
    Vendor ID: 1263777242200
    HUB Number: 490311

    Sinead Botley, Senior Projects Coordinator
    13785 Research Blvd.
    Suite 125
    Austin, TX 78750
    phone – 512-298-3629
    fax – 800-677-1331

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