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OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

Title:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST I
Salary: $3,845.00 - $4,907.00
Posted: 02/15/2013

Job Description:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST I, RANGE C (3LC12)

(EQUIVALENT TO: ASSISTANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYST)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general supervision of Information Systems Supervisor IV, the incumbent acts as an information technology (IT) procurement specialist for the Legislative Data Center (LDC) and its customers. The incumbent specializes in the purchasing and account management of mobile IT products and service contracts, analyzes and researches all methods for requests for mobile IT product purchases, mobile wireless service contracts and agreements, including but not limited to: specification, price, and availability, and independently makes the final decision on the best procurement methods and supplier. The incumbent identifies business needs and cost saving opportunities and makes recommendations to assist management with decision making. The incumbent utilizes web based account management tools to add and remove of account features and other service level changes for all wireless accounts, provides accurate account reports, and tracks all purchase details and account feature changes.

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., Friday March 8, 2013, or be postmarked by this date. You must include on your application the alpha-numeric process indicator number 3LC12 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 Gracie Meyer (916) 341-8711. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to the Human Resources Office at (916) 341-8330.

INIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of one (1) year of experience in performing the duties of IT procurement specialist or one (1) year of experience working in a position responsible for mobile IT wireless and internet provider account analysis in a technical, administrative or customer support capacity. Extensive experience in using Microsoft Office Suite applications, specifically with Excel. Knowledge of new technology trends in the mobile IT wireless environment. 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 create a service-oriented culture among organizational entities and staff to provide a high level of service to customers. Ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner. Ability to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments within strict timelines to ensure customer satisfaction. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with customers, vendors, staff, and managers. Ability to work effectively within and positively contribute to a high performance team environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with customers, vendors, staff, and managers.

ESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: A 2-year or higher college degree, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering, Management Information Systems, or Business degree. Experience using the Oracle eBusiness application. Ability to interpret and apply complex mathematical principles and financial management practices. Knowledge of current information technology and trends sufficient to advise customers on all aspects of hardware, software and service procurements and contracts.

SELECTION INFORMATION

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.

OTHER RELATED INFORMATION

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: http://jobs.ca.gov/Profile/StateApplication.

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.

California Relay Service TDD: 1-800-735-2929 Voice: 1-800-735-2922

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Information Technology Specialist I, Range C (3LC12) 430 - 156 - 9449 - 103
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/08/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Office of Human Resources
925 L Street, Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hua Chu
916-341-8330

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Equal Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

It is the objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state 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.