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Salary: $5,065.00 - $6,466.00
Posted: 10/22/2012

Job Description:

The Air Resources Board seeks a highly motivated Staff Programmer Analyst (Specialist) able to creatively develop web-based applications for air pollution control using PHP, MySQL, Linux, SharePoint, .Net, and other web technologies. The Air Resources Board (ARB) is located in the Cal/EPA building at 1001 I Street. ARB is a dynamic and innovative leader in setting and implementing controls to protect and improve air quality for the citizens of California. The Board's highly regarded scientific and technical programs rely extensively on computer-based information systems. The Office of Information Systems (OIS) develops, maintains, and manages this information through ARB’s multi-functional Information Technology (IT) program. The Systems Development Support Branch (SDSB) applies the latest PC, server, Internet, Web, and mobile technologies to facilitate ARB's mission. Under SDSB, the Software Development Section (SDS) develops and maintains ARB's most mission critical software applications. The successful candidate will work in SDS alongside Air Pollution Specialists, Engineers, Programmers, and internal customers to develop and maintain primarily, Open Source software applications.

Staff Programmer Analyst (Specialist) Duties:

Meet frequently with internal customers to gather and translate business requirements into IT system requirements. Design and code PHP applications using Cake Framework. Develop MySql relational databases. Weekly demos and discussions to develop applications with customers. Coordinate customer testing. Debug applications. Modify existing code. Plan, design and build Web-based applications and relational databases. Document code, technical specs, user guides, workplans, and status reports. Adminster and secure databases and IT systems. Resolve user's technical issues, and identify areas for process and application improvement. Collaborate with management, team members, and project managers, to successfully deliver customer's expectations. Communicate status clearly and specifically, verbally and in writing.


Experience working closely with customers within the last five years to design and code object-oriented applications and relational databases. Experience developing code in PHP using CakePHP framework. Experience creating stored procedures using SQL statements. Ability to use development tools such as Team Foundation Server, NetBeans, Visual Studio, and Visio. Ability to develop using Agile methods is a plus. Develops SharePoint sites and custom apps is a plus. Highly desireable experience includes developing Web applications, a solid understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle, breaking down programming work into discreet tasks with due dates and milestones, constructing written documents to communicate ideas, and experiences with analysis, training, test steps, and project status updates.


Current state employees in the Staff Programmer Analyst (Spec) classification, are list eligible, or have transfer eligibility.

Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. Appointments may be subject to SROA/Surplus restrictions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a State application (STD 678). On page 1 of the State application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility, list, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.

Electronic applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please submit a completed Standard State Application (Form 678) with cover letter and resume in hard copy format to Virginia Penagos at the below mailing address. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 673 - 882 - 1581 - 001
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Software Development
1001 I Street
Sacramento, 95814
Virginia Penagos
(916) 323-8411

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