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Salary: $3,207.00 - $3,896.00
Posted: 04/22/2013

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SALARY: RANGE B: $3,207 - $3,896 RANGE C: $3,845 - $4,907

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of the Information Systems Manager and the Information Systems Supervisor IV, the incumbent performs a variety of analytical and technical activities in support of the Legislative Data Center (LDC) infrastructure. The incumbent is responsible for maintenance and problem analysis of production environments; backup and recovery processing; testing, scheduling and implementing application and system enhancements; monitoring and problem resolution for the production computing environment, host computer activities, job processing, client/server computer systems, and computer room environmental equipment. The incumbents will be placed on one of the three (3) shifts (day shift, swing shift, and grave shift) and may work a five (5) day work week that will include Saturday and/or Sunday. The incumbent is required to be flexible in his/her working hours and work overtime in order to assist in providing 24/7 coverage to meet LDC’s customers’ business needs.

WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants need not be a current or former State employee nor be on a State exam list to apply, but need to meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below. It is your responsibility to make sure that you meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Your signature on your application indicates that you have read, understood, and possess the minimum qualifications required. Under the LDC’s position-specific selection program, candidates do not have to be on a State list in order to apply. LDC may use this selection process for up to one year to fill other vacancies, where job-related knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors are the same or substantially similar to this advertised position. Applications will be screened and interviews scheduled for those candidates possessing the best qualifications and experience. Subject to SROA/Surplus.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a standard state application and resume which demonstrates that you meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below to the Office of Legislative Counsel Human Resources Office, Attn: H. Chu, 925 L Street, Suite 900, Sacramento, CA 95814. Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m., Monday May 13, 2013, or be postmarked by this date. You must include on your application the alpha-numeric process indicator number 3LC19 after the position title on your application. Applications that do not contain the process indicator number will not be processed. Please note on your application how you heard about this position. Technical questions regarding the position may be directed to Rudy Stenberg at (916) 341-8490 or Joaquin Gomez at (916) 341-8480. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to the Human Resources Office at (916) 341-8330.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of six (6) months of experience being responsible for the availability of IBM mainframe, client/server systems, subsystems and applications. Experience with FTP and SFTP, TSO, debugging and troubleshooting JCL, ISPF, JES2, and Control-M, and Control-O or similar scheduling application. Experience with monitoring tools, such as VMware, HPSIM, SCOM, Nagios, and TSM Manager. Demonstrated experience in monitoring system backups, computer room environmental equipment, and managing and maintaining production data processing environments. Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications, such as Outlook, Excel, Word, Access. Working knowledge and experience with z/OS mainframe, Windows, UNIX, and USS environments. Ability to accurately read, interpret and follow written and verbal instructions and procedures. Writing skills to create professional data processing documents including, but not limited to: problem analyses, status reports, business letters, procedures, and system and process documentation. Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with managers, leads, customers, staff, and vendors. Ability to prioritize assignments and multitask. Ability to analyze data and situations effectively, reason logically and creatively, draw valid conclusions, develop effective solutions, and use a variety of analytical techniques and resources to resolve problems. Ability to learn, interpret, and apply new technologies to information technology problems. General knowledge of principles, capabilities, procedures and operation of electronic computer systems and related peripheral equipment. General knowledge of multiple platform operating system and subsystem messages and commands to monitor and operate the systems. Ability to work under pressure and maintain a professional manner. Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines. Ability to work as a team member to accomplish group projects and assignments.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to independently initiate and/or participate in a project team. Skill to write technical documentation and specifications in a clear and technically proficient manner. Experience with RACF guidelines and policies. Knowledge of the Legislative business environment and its business practices. Knowledge of the ITIL Service Management Lifecycle framework, including Service Operation and Service Support. Experience with UNIX administration, Exceed, shell scripting and web application administration. Experience with cross-platform support; imaging solutions, and server configuration. Ability to collaborate within and outside the team with a focus on continuous improvement of every relationship. Demonstrated experience planning assignments and monitoring performance according to priorities. Ability to handle interruptions and changes in priorities without losing productivity. Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to problems, and tackle issues in a self-motivated manner in line with the direction of the team and the organization. Demonstrated knowledge of web standards and technologies, including HTML and JavaScript. Experience in developing and executing testing protocols and automating database updates. Experience in using recovery procedures, scheduling and implementing application and system software enhancements and production applications modifications. Knowledge of the Office of Legislative Counsel’s mission, vision and values. Possess strong attention to detail and a commitment to delivering the most correct data content and availability.


The Office of Legislative Counsel is an equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


The Office of Legislative Counsel reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

At the conclusion of a selection process, the Office of Legislative Counsel reserves the right to establish a pool of eligibles comprised of the most qualified candidates who competed in the process. This pool may be used to fill subsequent vacancies, which require substantially similar knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors. Such pools can be used for a period not to exceed one year from the final filing date of the original selection process.

Applications are available at local offices of the Employment Development Department and the Office of Legislative Counsel Human Resources Office. The application form (STD. 678) is also available in several formats on the website at:

THIS IS A COMPETITIVE PROCESS. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin, you may file for this position. Possession of the qualifications does not guarantee inclusion in the selection process. Your performance in the selection process will be compared with the performance of all others who participate in this process, and does not guarantee an appointment to the position.

Interview Scope: If an interview is conducted, in addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications described on this bulletin, the panel will consider education, experience, personal development, personal traits, and fitness. In appraising experience, more weight will be given to the breadth and recency of pertinent experience and evidence of the candidate’s ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of experience. Evaluation of a candidate’s personal development will include consideration of a recognition of training needs; plans for self-development; and the progress made in efforts toward self-development.

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Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Information Technology Specialist I, Range B/C (3LC19) 430 - 154 - 9449 - 626
Will also consider hiring a(n)
$3,845.00 - $4,907.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/13/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Office of Human Resources Office
925 L Street, Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hua Chu
(916) 341-8330

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