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Salary: $4,619.00 - $6,074.00
Posted: 09/19/2013

Job Description:
Appointment to this position is pending administrative approval.

**Multiple positions available.**

The Department of Pesticide Regulation, Information Technology Branch, is seeking an energetic and motivated Associate Programmer Analyst (APA) for our Application Development team.


The APA will provide project management and systems analysis duties along with application and/or database support to departmental programs. The APA will work with IT and program staff in developing, enhancing and supporting enterprise databases and dynamic data driven applications.

He/she will be involved in identifying departmental business processes and will develop business requirements on which the enhancement of existing applications or the development of new applications will be based.

Desired Qualifications:

Strong written and verbal communication skills are a plus. A positive customer-service attitude is highly desirable.

Desirable skills, abilities, and knowledge:

- Fast learner, ability to pick up new technologies and concepts quickly.

- Experience developing and maintaining HTML / CSS based web pages.

- Experience developing dynamic data driven web applications using .NET technologies, Java,ColdFusion and/or other web programming languages.

- Experience writing advanced SQL statements.

- Experience as an IT related project manager.

Critical Job Competencies:

Teamwork - Able to facilitate and maintain cooperative working relationships; work towards accomplishment of group goals; must value and encourage the input and expertise of others; foster commitment, team spirit, pride, and trust.

Self-Motivation, Optimism, Sustained Commitment, Perseverance and Patience -Demonstrate a bias toward optimism and maintain a sense of humor; possess stamina to bounce back from setbacks; view mistakes as opportunities for growth/positive learning experiences.

Technical Credibility - Understand and appropriately apply procedures, requirements, policies, and regulations related to specialized expertise; integrate technology into the work to improve program effectiveness; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession and industry and access other expert resources when appropriate; translate concepts and ideas into strategies and action steps.

Flexibility/Adaptability - Ability to integrate changes midstream into work processes and outputs; demonstrate openness to new organizational structures, procedures, and technology; ability to shift gears comfortably.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge of SDLC and business requirement analysis.

Knowledge or experience with stored procedures, ASP.NET, Visual Basic.NET, C#, AJAX, XML, PL/SQL, TSQL or PERL would also be beneficial.

Additional Information:

We will consider training for highly motivated applicants who demonstrate an aptitude and enthusiasm for learning.

For a copy of the duty statement or for questions about the position, please contact Amy Duran at

How to Apply:

All interested applicants must submit a Standard State Application Form 678, with original signature, and clearly indicate the position number you are applying for in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” box. Also indicate your eligibility for the position (i.e., list eligibility, transfer, SROA, surplus, reemployment, reinstatement, or CalWorks). If this position requires a certificate, degree, or license, please attach a copy.

Applications will not be accepted via fax or email.

Please submit a separate application for all positions you are interested in applying for.

Appointment is subject to the provisions of the SROA process; surplus employees need to attach a copy of their surplus status letter. All methods of appointment will be considered.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 814 - 300 - 1579 - 203
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
12/18/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Personnel Services Branch
1001 I Street, MS 4B
Sacramento, CA 95814
Greg White

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