IT Applications Analyst I/II - County Administrative Office

Humboldt County    Eureka, CA
Job Description
$26.03 - $35.99 an hourDEFINITION

Under general supervision, performs applications systems design and modification and programming of a routine to complex nature in support of County administrative and business services for network and client/server applications; performs related work as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: IT Applications Analyst I is the entry-level class in this technical series. The incumbent performs a variety of work related to systems analysis, design and programming of client/server applications often involving substantial contact with other department management, supervisory and user staff. This class is alternately staffed with IT Applications Analyst II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency that meet the qualifications of the higher-level class.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
  • Gathers and analyzes information regarding user systems and requirements and develops or modifies automated systems to fulfill these needs; installs new or modified software systems.
  • Conducts feasibility studies and develops system, time, equipment and cost requirements.
  • Using computer generated techniques, simulates hardware and software problems, tests and evaluates alternative solutions, and recommends and implements appropriate applications design.
  • Develops program logic and processing steps; uses various program languages as required to code programs using structured programming techniques.
  • Plans and develops test data to validate new or modified programs; designs input and output forms and documents.
  • Troubleshoots hardware and software problems for department users, other agencies and information services personnel as needed.
  • Writes program documentation and user procedures and instructions and assists user departments and staff in implementing new or modified programs and applications; tracks and evaluates project and systems progress.
  • Writes utility programs to support and validate adopted systems and programs.
  • Confers with user department staff regarding assigned functional program areas.
  • Maintains documentation and prepares periodic and special reports of work performed.
  • Maintains current knowledge of technology and new computer user applications, including internet-based systems and applications.
  • QUALIFICATIONS

    Knowledge of:

  • Computer programming principles, techniques and procedures for administrative and business applications.
  • Systems analysis and design procedures and techniques.
  • Production job and client/server applications techniques.
  • Forms and documents design techniques.
  • Operating principles and characteristics of the various network servers and personal computer hardware utilized by the County.
  • Job planning, prioritizing and scheduling techniques.
  • Basic accounting, statistical, business administration and office procedures.
  • Skill in:
  • Analyzing systems and problems and developing new or modified programs to meet user department needs.
  • Analyzing system requirements and selecting appropriate hardware and software for system design.
  • Developing logical procedures, coding programming instructions and developing tests to validate program design.
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software problems and debugging programs and applications.
  • Preparing clear and concise program documentation, user procedures, reports of work performed, and other written material.
  • Translating user department needs into operational programs.
  • Instructing user department staff in the operation of new or revised computer applications, including explaining system concepts to non-technical users.
  • Exercising sound independent decisions within established guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Other Requirements: Must be able to pass a background investigation. Must be available on-call as required. Desirable Education and Experience: A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is: IT Applications Analyst I ($26.03 - $33.40 hourly): Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, mathematics, or a closely related field, and one year of experience in designing, modifying and programming business applications for network server systems. IT Applications Analyst II ($28.05 - $35.99 hourly): In addition to the above, two years of experience in programming business applications for a network server system at a level equivalent to the County's class of IT Applications Analyst I. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    CalPERS Retirement

  • Tier I: Prior to 7/5/2012: 2.7 @ 55
  • Tier II: Post 7/6/2012: 2.0 @ 55
  • Tier III: Post 1/1/2013: 2.0 @ 62
  • Selection Procedure The County's Human Resources system operates by a set of rules and procedures which ensure that employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit and fitness for the job. Jobs are filled through competitive examinations. A complete online application is required for this position. All application materials will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts. Those candidates considered to be the most qualified, based on the application materials submitted, will be invited to a written and/or oral examination, or an evaluation of education and experience. Policy of Nondiscrimination The County of Humboldt does not discriminate on the basis of mental or physical disability in the admission or access to, treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Human Resources is wheelchair-accessible by entering the Courthouse from the ramp located on the east side of the building next to the marked handicapped parking. Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Contact Human Resources at (707) 476-2349 well in advance of the examination for assistance. The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible. How to Apply A complete, original application must be filed for each position you are interested in applying for. Applications may only be submitted online through the County's automated application system at http://www.humboldtgov.org/hr no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer. All applications are screened by subject matter experts. The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing. It is important that your application show all the relevant experience and education you possess. Please read the job requirements section of the announcement. Be sure you meet these requirements since they will be carefully evaluated during the selection process. Your performance in this examination will be compared with the performance of others who take the test. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores. The examination results will be emailed to you as quickly as possible. Scores will be provided in writing only. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: A pre-employment medical examination provided by the County may be required upon offer of employment. OTHER EXAMINATIONS: Some positions also require psychological evaluation and/or extensive background investigation. LICENSES: Some classifications require possession of valid professional and/or technical licenses. Some classifications may require the possession of a valid California driver's license. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Persons appointed to regular County positions serve a probationary period. This is normally six months, but may be up to one year. All designated safety employees serve a one year probationary period. EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY: It is the County's intention to hire only those workers who are authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990. If you are offered employment you will be required to verify your eligibility to work in the United States. For law enforcement positions you will be required to verify your U.S. citizenship or legalized status. The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible. All County of Humboldt employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXAMINATION PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY MERIT SYSTEM RULES.

    Sat, 12 Jan 2019 04:33:40 GMT

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