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Salary: $4,619.00 - $6,074.00
Posted: 06/28/2014

Job Description:




HRO 200 259 (FY13/14)

Position Number: 538-406-1579-091


Permanent, Full Time

HRO 259 (FY13/14)


This position is subject to the Department of Conservation’s Conflict of Interest Code .

Job Description : The Associate Programmer Analyst (Specialist) provides business and systems analysis, designs, codes, and tests applications for the Department of Conservation (DOC). Maintains expertise in business and systems analysis, design, and various system development lifecycle methodologies. Provides expertise in hardware, software, and various programming languages including, but not limited to, Visual Basic, C#, C++, Python, .NET, Access, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012 and a variety of web development and GIS tools. Performs as a project lead or as part of a team under the technical direction of a Systems Software Specialist III or equivalent.

Responsibilities Include :

· Performs as a technical specialist working within the DOC’s development methodology; performs programming and system integration to support critical DOC systems.

· Responsible for system integration projects, collaborates with division staff, server and network support staff, and vendors when resolving complex system integration problems.

· Performs complex programming and ensures secure database access and data integrity.

· Utilizes available leading-edge technologies to support DOC systems by implementing and supporting e-commerce applications, taking full advantage of web-enabled access to data, utilizing a n-tier application, and database design.

· Performs unit and system integration testing as well as quality assurance peer reviews.

· Develops and maintains project and technical documentation

· Works independently in analyzing business processes, designing technical and procedural alternatives, and implementing technical solutions.

· Utilizes standard analysis techniques such as data flow diagrams, entity-relationship diagrams, as well as case analysis to document business and technical requirements.

· Conducts technical research for management and staff regarding appropriate hardware and software.

· Maintains expertise on software and hardware solutions, in order to effectively meet DOC’s business objectives.

· Prepares reports and give presentations to colleagues and management.

Desired Qualifications :

  • Be detail-oriented
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; personable and tactful in dealing with a variety of circumstances and individuals
  • Excellent research skills
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Willingness to assume responsibility for decisions and actions
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to exercise initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to organize and establish workload priorities and work well under pressure

Who May Apply: Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, or with list eligibility. All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application (STD 678) with original signature and clearly indicate the HR 200 Number and basis of their eligibility in the “Job Title” portion of the application. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be selected for an interview. SROA and Surplus candidates should attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Training and Development assignments may be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications may be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the application will be forwarded to the State Personnel Board for review and the applicant’s name may be removed from the eligibility list.

Location and special requirements: The position is at the Department’s headquarters in downtown Sacramento, near many amenities including excellent restaurants and major public transportation hubs. This position is required to work during the Department’s core operating hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and periodic in-state travel may be required.

Please submit a Standard State Application Form 678 indicating HR 200 # 259 to: Department of Conservation, Human Resources Office, 801 K Street, MS 22-13, Sacramento, CA 95814, Attention: Andrea Derich. Please indicate the HR200 and position number on your application.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 538 - 406 - 1579 - 091
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources Office
801 K Street MS 22-13
Sacramento, CA 95814
Andrea Derich

Special Requirements:
Conflict of Interest Code

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