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Salary: $5,571.00 - $7,322.00
Posted: 11/18/2013

Job Description:


Free Parking Passes Available* - Onsite Gym, Café, and Daycare - Parking Garages and Light Rail Nearby

The Air Resources Board (ARB or the Board) is a dynamic and innovative leader in improving California air quality. The Board's scientific and technical programs rely extensively on web-based information systems developed by ARB's Office of Information Services (OIS). OIS' application development occurs primarily in Open Source languages such as Java and PHP.

The Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist) (SrPA) in OIS develops and maintains web-based Java enterprise applications. The SrPA will serve as a technical lead of Java development team supporting applications using Java EE, Tomcat, MySQL database, Struts framework, service oriented architecture, and open source libraries (Apache Common Configuration and JasperReports) and tools (Apache Log4J and Ant).

The SrPA should have proficient knowledge of data processing concepts, practices, methods and principles within the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The successful candidate should be able to write system documentation, conduct all levels of testing, mentor less-experienced programmers, facilitate meetings with peers and business customers, and give presentations. The successful candidate must have good analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels of technical staff and management.


The successful candidate demonstrates expert level skill to design, document, and develop Java EE applications, MVC frameworks, MySql databases, and Apache HTTP/Tomact servers. The successful candidate will have experience in PHP development, Apache libraries/tools, QAS address validation server, Linux/Red Hat operating systems, and CLAM Anti-Virus software experience is a plus. The successful candidate should be familiar with open-source code versioning (CVS / SVN) and development (Eclipse / NetBeans) tools, and common web technologies (AJAX & jQuery). The candidate is a team leader and is able to mentor & motivate the whole team for technical challenges. The successful candidate should deliver high-quality customer service, communicate well in writing and in-person, and demonstrate a passion to promote clean air through technology.

* Free parking pass available three days each month to public transportation and carpool commuters


Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. This vacancy may be subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a completed standard State application (STD 678). On page one of your State application under Job Title for which you are applying, please include the Working Title and Position Number, listed below and you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility: list appointment, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Virginia Penagos at the address below. E-MAILED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Senior Programmer Analyst (Specialist)-JAVA 673 - 882 - 1583 - xxx
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Office of Information Services
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Virginia Penagos

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