Senior Applications Developer (Senior Web Developer)

City Of Sacramento Sacramento , CA 94204

Posted 2 months ago


The City of Sacramento requires all newly appointed employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Candidates seeking an accommodation from this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


With supervisor approval, incumbents may be eligible for intermittent remote work; however, they must physically reside within the State of California with the ability to report to Sacramento-based physical worksites daily if required.


This position is part of the Enterprise Applications Division within the Information Technology Department. It is responsible for developing, supporting, and maintaining City websites and web applications. The primary responsibility of this position is the development of websites, web applications, and web components. Additional responsibilities include configuring and administering the City's web content management (WCM) system, coordinating website changes with departmental users, advising the web support team on best-practice issue resolution approaches, web forms development, stakeholder requirements-gathering, and architectural planning. Many of these responsibilities will be shared by the City's Web Administrator and other Web Team staff.

This technical position provides a wide range of website development-related duties and end-user training. In addition, this position monitors site security, performance, and content. The candidate must make design and functional decisions that satisfy customer requirements while following industry bestpractices and City policy. The candidate should also be able to work independently with minimal supervision on providing necessary website updates and enhancementspromptly.

The ideal candidate will have three or more yearsofhands-on experienceinthe following:

  • Thorough understanding of website design and administration

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Fluency with front-end web technologies,including HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.

  • Object-oriented programming experience

  • Proficiency with a Web Content Management System and related software.

Additional experience with the following is preferred but not required:

  • Adobe Experience Manager

  • Java programming language

  • Adobe Creative Suite and visual design

Under general supervision, the Senior Applications Developer performs a variety of professional, technical, and analytical duties involving requirements analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, administration and support of new and existing small and large scale systems and databases in a multi-platform environment that includes mainframe, client server, distributed and web based systems.


This is an advanced journey-professional classification populated with multiple incumbents. The Senior Applications Developer's work involves advanced concepts in the performance of their duties. The incumbents in this classification may provide oversight to other Applications Developers. The Senior Applications Developer is distinguished from that of the Applications Developer classification by the increased degree of difficulty of the work assignments, the greater level of business and technical knowledge required to perform the tasks and the potential consequences of errors by the incumbent. The work of this classification is distinguished from that of the Principal Applications Developer classification in that the latter classification is the highest level technical expert.


General supervision is provided by an Information Technology Supervisor or other high-level manager. The Senior Applications Developer does not supervise. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Plans and manages information technology related projects involving critical applications, large systems and sophisticated processes.

  • Provides team leadership, guidance, business, and technical expertise on assigned projects involving citywide computer systems.

  • Designs and/or creates database structures, data migration/conversion techniques for system(s) conversions or upgrades.

  • Monitors and tunes databases in order to obtain optimum performance.

  • Applies analytical and advanced design techniques in developing new programs or systems or modifying existing ones.

  • Codes and/or tests programs and resolve related problems in large, complex systems.

  • Provides technical guidance to lower-level IT personnel and contractors through training, mentoring, and coaching.

  • Performs other or related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Principals and concepts of business process and software design; relational and distributed database technology; networks and communications; and project management.

  • Software development methodologies and life cycles.

  • Current trends in information technology software, business systems, hardware, networks, and communications.

  • Commonly used programming languages, databases, and operating systems on multiple hardware platforms.

  • Commercially available software, and application evaluation techniques.

  • Applications development and structured analysis methods; data modeling theory and methods; disaster planning and recovery techniques; debugging and error detection.

  • Software applications such as finance, human resources, utility billing, geographical information systems, and permitting.

  • Advanced level form, screen, and report design techniques.

Skill in:

  • The use of design and testing tools and methodologies

  • Project Management and planning tools

  • The use of various desktop tools

  • A variety of complex programming languages, databases and operating systems on multiple hardware platforms

  • The appropriate use of relational and distributed database technology

  • Maintaining good working relationships with a variety of city staff at all levels

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in written format in a variety of situations and formats; make group presentations

  • Analyze and develop logical solutions and alternatives to problems

  • Train others; coordinate and facilitate work with others

  • Carry out multiple tasks, projects, and various other resources simultaneously



Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field.



Five years professional experience in information technology in a multi-platform environment doing one or more of the following: application development, database management, GIS programming, system analysis/development, and website design/development, project management.


Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts anddegrees should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service.Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1.Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit onlinea City of Sacramento employment application for further consideration.

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.

  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:

  • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).

  • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.

Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted online with your application. Proof of education will be required at time of appointment.2. Supplemental Questionnaire:(Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as part of the application process;

  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.

  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.

  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.

  • Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee for further advancement in the selection process.

3.Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) - All applications received will be forwarded to the hiring department for review until the position is filled. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.

4.Interview Process:Human Resources will forward applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process.

5.Conditional Hire:Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting and provide proof of receiving a complete COVID-19 vaccination. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.


For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

  • Please visit for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.

  • For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.

  • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at;

  • Send an email to; or

  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726

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Senior Applications Developer (Senior Web Developer)

City Of Sacramento