Position Description Software Programmer Analyst II ($5,830- $7,962 / Monthly) Software Programmer Analyst III ($6,441 - $8,796 / Monthly) Open Until Filled Priority Screen Date: September 21, 2018 Exam #: 18/16C45/08SP The Information Technology Department (ITD) consists of five operational divisions:
Administration; Applications; Service Delivery; Network Services; and Security.
ITD resources are operated and maintained in a manner that supports high availability for utilization and minimizes the risk of business interruption.
ITD's focus is on developing a sustainable, customer focused environment to enhance and improve the quality of technology services used by County departments for the benefit of all Monterey County residents, businesses, and visitors.
The Applications Division of ITD is currently seeking a Software Programmer Analyst to provide development, maintenance, and production support in web development, analysis and reporting, electronic forms, and workflows.
The ideal candidate will be well-versed in responsive/mobile design, and the use of web development technologies (e.g.
SQL Server Reporting Services, Crystal Reports), relational databases (e.g.
Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle), and has a good understanding of Internet Information Services (IIS) as they relate to applications and website development and support.
The ideal candidate will also have experience in the development and ongoing improvement for ERP solutions and other enterprise applications.
The successful candidate will be able to work in a dynamic team environment, learn and develop new technical solutions to business problems, and effectively partner with appropriate business Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and leaders to meet or exceed customer expectations.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a permanent or temporary basis.
This classification is part of a flexible series.
Incumbents appointed at the lower level of the career series may be promoted up to the higher level of the career series subject to their meeting the employment standards for the higher class and a recommendation for their promotion by the appointing authority in accordance with the Flexible Staffing Program and Guidelines.
Examples of Duties Paramount duties include: Designs, develops, installs, and tests complex computer application systems for County departments.
Works with customers to gather business requirements and prepare functional specifications.
Participates in educational and professional development programs to remain current in the information technology field.
Develops and maintains code written in different programming languages and databases.
Designs procedures for testing new and revised software; conducts tests to evaluate conformance to specifications and to identify and correct problems.
Consults with clients, other departments, departmental staff, vendors, and technical support personnel to (a) determine customer computer application needs and functions, (b) propose system application designs, and (c) determine operating procedures and systems design to ensure applications meet user requirements.
Monitors and corrects problems with the production systems.
In addition, the Software Programmer Analyst III: Provides project and technical supervision of staff assisting in the development, implementation, and maintenance of applications.
Evaluates, updates, and adapts purchased software and hardware to meet requirements.
Conducts formal training for system users in the use of computer applications.
Plans, organizes, assigns, prioritizes, and reviews the work of other Software Programmers.
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THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of computer programming including programming languages and utilities applicable to systems used by Monterey County departments; principles and techniques used in the analysis and development of information technology applications; Uses and limitations of information technology business applications programming; principles of information entry, storage, and retrieval; principles and practices of project and technical documentation; basic math, accounting, and statistics to develop simple equations in programming applications and to estimate costs of systems; principles of electronic data communications; methods and techniques used in virtual or physical client-server systems and server-based network platforms equivalent to those utilized in Monterey County; Windows, MS SQL Server or other software system and database management system (DBMS); procedures used to troubleshoot system and user problems related to availability of system services, peripheral equipment malfunctions, and application software problems; set up and configure automated job schedulers; software systems development life cycle; and principles and techniques of software and systems quality assurance and control.
In addition, the Software Programmer Analyst III must demonstrate knowledge of operating capabilities of common hardware configurations; principles and practices of project and technical documentation; principles and practices of project management, including planning, scheduling, organizing, coordinating, and delegating; thorough knowledge of current developments in information technology; and principles and practices of training, leading, and mentoring.
Skill and Ability to: Define programs, collect and analyze data, validate conclusions, and make recommendations; understand complex information systems and methodologies; think creatively to develop new methods, procedures or approaches to achieve desired results; modify and write programs for efficient business applications; write systems and programming documentation; identify and solve problems in programs and production systems; apply advanced programming languages and tools; follow oral and written instructions and understand complex written procedures, technical manuals, and operations documentation; write clear, concise instructions and/or training plans; recognize data network system functions and malfunctions and follow resolution procedures; interact with server-based platforms in order to accomplish assigned operational tasks; communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical users; establish and maintain effective work relationships and customer service; work effectively and maintain efficiency under minimal daily supervision, and in adverse or emergency situations.
In addition, the Software Programmer Analyst III will demonstrate the skill and ability to act as program or project manager on multiple, concurrent projects; organize work of a team and set priorities to meet deadlines; understand highly complex information systems and methodologies; and train, lead, and mentor other staff.
Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying.
An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:
Software Programmer Analyst II: Completion of coursework leading to a four (4) year degree in Computer Science or a closely related field; and one (1) year of experience performing both data processing systems analysis, design, and programming for business applications, which involved analysis and design of several systems or segments of major systems.
Software Programmer Analyst III:
Completion of coursework leading to a four (4) year degree in Computer Science or a closely related field; and six (6) years of experience performing both data processing systems analysis, design, and programming for business applications, which involved analysis and design of several systems or segments of major systems.
Additional Information Conditions of employment include: Successfully complete a background check to include fingerprinting; Possess and maintain a valid California Class C driver license and satisfactory driving record; Work outside of normal business hours on occasion, as needed . The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include:
Ability to work at a computer terminal for long periods of time; Sight sufficient to read text on computer screens and read and write technical documentation.
Benefits: Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package.
To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website.
This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract.
The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
Notes: As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction.
Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work.
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identify and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9.
If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.
If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at . Application and Selection Procedures Apply On-Line!
Our website: Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Information Technology Department, Human Resources Attn: Suzanne Paluck, Human Resources Analyst 1590 Moffett Street Salinas, CA 93905 Email: Phone: Fax: The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made.
The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials.
A complete application packet will include:
A completed County of Monterey employment application Responses to the supplemental questions All application materials must be received by the priority screen date for a guaranteed review.
Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials.
All required application materials will be competitively evaluated.
Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process.
To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer.
The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity.
Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled.
If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the selection process, they should state their needs in writing when submitting the application package.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Monterey County Human Resources