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Salary: $2,311.00 - $3,039.00
Posted: 10/09/2013

Job Description:
1/2 Time Position:



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the general direction of an Information Systems Manager, the incumbent acts as a technical subject matter expert to assess, develop, and implement technology solutions to solve complex applications problems. The incumbent maintains and improves the applications of California State Legislature and legislative support organizations. The incumbent works independently and as a team member to upgrade and troubleshoot Object-Oriented GUI applications in a client-server environment with Java (J2EE) as the “core” software, JAVA script language, Version Control tool (PVCS) and Oracle back-end database and provides technical support for future deployments of legislative applications. The incumbent works closely with technical leads and managers in all technical phases of projects and provides technical input to the section manager for consulting with Legislative Data Center (LDC) management, Legislative Members, and high-ranking staff of legislative support organizations to ensure application development services and project plans are understood and consistent with business objectives of the Legislature.

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 December 20, 2013, or be postmarked by this date. You must include on your application the alpha-numeric process indicator number 3LC40 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 Saeed Bakhshi (916) 341-8859. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to the Human Resources Office at (916) 341-8330.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A 2-year or higher college degree, preferably in Computer Science, Management Information Science, or Business and a minimum of one year of professional working experience performing advanced computer programming. Knowledge of system development lifecycle methodology that meets customers’ business and information systems requirements. Skills to determine and analyze customers’ data requirements and build entity relationship, process and dataflow diagrams. Experience with object-oriented analysis, design and programming techniques to develop effective automated client/server solutions. Ability to effectively conduct prototype sessions as an iterative process to define and refine requirements. Ability to think tactically and strategically to provide information technology solutions and services that meet the customers’ needs and fit into the IT architecture of the Data Center. Ability to accurately read and interpret system and database design documents to develop corresponding program specifications. Experience using Data Base tools and methodologies to design and create database structures to store, retrieve, update, and display data in a relational database. Ability to accurately read and interpret program specifications to code programs and routines that meet the customers’ business requirements. Experience using testing methods and tools to ensure appropriate development of test scripts and expected test results for unit testing, system testing, integration testing, regression testing, and acceptance testing. Writing skills to create professional data processing documents including, but not limited to: requirements documents, project scope documents, impact analysis reports, project status reports, business letters, Feasibility Study Reports. Good oral and written communications skills, including making effective presentation, to effectively communicate with management, staff, customers, contractors. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others including customers, team members, peers, managers and executive staff. Ability to work under pressure, manage workload, meet deadlines, and coordinate the work in a project team.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Extensive experience in application development and software engineering by using Object-Oriented analysis, design and programming techniques. Experience using the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Knowledge of current technologies and industry trends in order to develop strategies, which enhance the legislative computing environment. Proficiency in Java and objected oriented programming including the use of the JBuilder development. Two or more years of experience in J2EE development in each of the following technologies: EJB’s, JSP’s, STRUST, JavaScript, and Servlets. Experience using WebSphere or Apache configuration or the BEA Weblogic application server to write scripts for automated deployment. Experience with .NET or C++. Experience with User Interface design and development, event driven programming, and XML. Knowledge of technologies such as XML schema, Database schema, web application implementation. Experience in web design and development using ADA compliant CSS stylesheets. Knowledge of the PVCS configuration management tools used by LDC to manage version control and tracking of program changes. Experience with testing methods and tools used to ensure the appropriate development of test scripts and expected test results for unit testing, system testing, integration testing, regression testing, and acceptance testing. Extensive working knowledge of Enterprise Database (Oracle 11g relational database), formulating complex SQL queries and PL/SQL code. Knowledge of SQL optimization and query explain plans. Knowledge of Unix shell scripting languages and Content management - QuickSilver


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 D (3LC40) 430 - 154 - 9449 - 629
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Part Time   20 Hours Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
12/20/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources Office
925 L Street, Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hua Chu
(916) 341-8330

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