Paul Stephanis

Systems Consultant


Electronic mail:

Post Office Box 986

Google text: 509-720-8829

Liberty Lake WA 99019



·       Confident in making project related decisions.

·       Reputation for a strong sense of professionalism; dependable, reliable, remains calm and works well under demanding conditions.

·       Strong interpersonal and communications abilities.

·       Maintains project focus, productivity, and momentum.

·       Skilled in translating complex requirements into accurate specifications and technical solutions.

·       15+ years experience in complex systems development; results oriented.



 Dec 2012 –

Consultant; DSHS/WA State.


Duties performed included:

·       Analyzes programs/JCL to increase system availability for Affordable Care Act.

·       Writes one-time repair programs to repair database anomalies, errors and clean-up.  

·       Analyzes ACES System to facilitate maintenance requests or enhancements, including database, program and JCL changes

·       Assists review of documentation to upgrade and improve business processes.

·       Performs manual data correction of critical errors when systems cannot, until the programs are enhanced/corrected.

·       Disseminates reports of problem AU/clients that may need manual repair until programs are maintained.



Sept 2007 –
Mar 2013

Small business owner: Liberty Tax Service, Spokane Valley WA


Duties include:

·       Finding, interviewing and hiring appropriately experienced tax preparers,  

·       All HR functions: payroll, contracts, motivating and educating employees,

·       Implementing office policies, best practices, and supervising team leaders,

·       Implementing marketing advertising campaigns and measuring results

·        Providing free tax classes, some free tax returns to the community

·       Implementing process controls, procedures for tax preparation, and cash management.


Mar 2005 –
Oct 2011

Systems Consultant; Avnet, Inc.


Duties performed included:

·       Maintains CreateOrder API by including new functional requirements to accept orders in real time for disparate computer systems, including debugging xml source data,

·       Converts Fast Path and full function IMS databases to expand fields using IBM utilities and COBOL exits

·       Writes COBOL conversion programs and JCL to facilitate converting target company data

·       Debugging problems calling COBOL API from xml client

·       Performs systems analysis to identify processes requiring remediation for Export Compliance Automation project, including creating program specifications

·       Performs programming changes for multiple projects: Symphony projects (multiple phases), Canadian Uplift, FGI, Manugistics III, Orangelo, XLR8, and short duration work requests (< 80 hours).


Dec 2003 –
Mar 2006

Business Consultant; DHL Express


Duties include:

·       Conduct technical interview for mainframe candidates

·       Systems Inventory for integration of Danzas Systems into DHL

·       Set up help desk support systems


Oct 2002 –
Mar 2004

Technical Consultant; Verizon Communications


Duties include:

·       Configuration of Telon IMS for program development,

·       Writing new interfaces to other systems (MISOS replacement)

·       Maintenance of Collection Systems (RFACS);

·       Miscellaneous projects for direct order entry system (NJ DOE).

·       Configuration of the Telon environment, compiling of panels, JCL, etc.







·        UC Berkeley Extension:  Project Management Course


·        UCLA Extension:  Introductory Unix Course


·        Cal State LA:  C++ Course


·        University of Cape Town:  B. Sc (Computer Science)




·        UC Berkeley Ext.:  Entrepreneurial course.


·        Franklin Covey:  7 Habits of Highly Effective People week.


·        Dale Carnegie: Human Relations course