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Title:  SENIOR PROGRAMMER ANALYST (SPECIALIST)
Salary: $5,571.00 - $7,109.00
Posted: 03/15/2013

Job Description:
Do you want to be part of a team that will be responsible for the implementation of the state’s new voter registration system? Do you want an opportunity to use your advanced technical and business analyst skills? Look no further and apply for this position to become a core team member on the VoteCal project.

The Position: The Office of the Secretary of State is recruiting to fill a permanent, full-time Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist) position in the Information Technology Division. Under the general direction of the Senior Programmer Analyst (Supervisor) of Web Applications Development and Maintenance Unit, the incumbent will serve as a core team member for the VoteCal project and will be responsible for coordinating or participating in project activities and leading the long term application support.

Duties: The Secretary of State is seeking an individual with expertise in business and systems analysis, mastery of the Systems Development Life Cycle and strong oral and written communication skills who will represent the Information Technology Division as a technical subject matter expert and as a contributing team member. The most desirable candidate will possess the following:

o A working knowledge of project management practices and principles and an expert level of knowledge of data processing concepts with the ability to apply that knowledge when evaluating business processes.
o Extensive working knowledge and experience in developing Web applications and/or Windows applications using Microsoft-based technologies such as Visual Studio, C#, .NET.
o Strong knowledge and experience of relational databases (e.g., Oracle, SQL server) and knowledge in systems analysis, design, coding, unit testing, and integrations testing.
o The ability to identify and evaluate problems and issues, and work independently.
o Experience working on a large State of California reportable information technology project that involves a systems integration vendor.

In addition the incumbent will be required to:

o Participate in design sessions and regularly interface with project team members, the systems integration vendor, other contracted project staff, county elections staff and the staff of other state departments.
o Review vendor deliverables and analyze change requests and provide recommendations and analysis.
o Be dedicated to this project and must be highly adaptable to unpredictable changes in the project schedule.

Who May Apply: Applicants must be currently in the Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist) classification or have current transfer, reinstatement or list eligibility for a permanent, full-time appointment to the Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist) classification. Will consider hiring a Staff Programmer Analyst (Specialist) for recruitment purposes. To help us direct your application to the appropriate hiring supervisor, please indicate on your application form (Std. 678) the position number and the name of the contact person. Also, indicate how you believe you are eligible for this position (i.e., list eligibility, lateral transfer, reinstatement, etc.). All appointments are subject to State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) provisions. Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

Where To Apply: Submit your resume and application (STD 678) to:
Secretary of State
Attn: Mike Scorza
1500 11th Street, Room 475
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-5499
E-mail: mike.scorza@sos.ca.gov

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 785 - 250 - 1583 - 004
Will also consider hiring a(n)
STAFF PROGRAMMER ANALYST (SPECIALIST) $5,065.00 - $6,466.00
Location County
Sacramento SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/04/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources
1500 11th Street, Suite 475
Sacramento, 95814
Mike Scorza
916-651-5499
Mike.Scorza@sos.ca.gov

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