We are accepting applications to fill an EDP Systems and Programming Analyst II position in Santa Barbara . The current vacancy is in the Planning and Development Department.
The Planning and Development Department plans for and promotes reasonable, productive, safe and sustainable use of land to foster economic, social, cultural and environmental prosperity across the county. The Department has five service divisions: Building & Safety, Development Review, Energy & Minerals, Long Range Planning and Administration. The department provides quality planning, permitting and inspection services through a thoughtful, collaborative and professional process under the policy direction of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commissions.
Working as part of an IT team, this position supports Planning and Development information technology systems and staff. Developing new applications, enhancing current systems, streamlining current processes and delivering high quality customer service are core functions of this position. The position will work with staff and management throughout Planning and Development and Santa Barbara County conducting analysis, developing recommendations and implementing new systems. Travel between our offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria is often necessary to support systems or staff.
IDEAL CANDIDATE TRAITS
- Knowledge of local government business practices, in particular, planning, building, and code enforcement practices;
- Familiarity with governmental accounting principles and practices;
- Experience and knowledge of records and document management systems and imaging/scanning for record retention;
- Familiarity with Accela Government Software and permit tracking system;
- Experience (preferred) or ability to write EMSE (event management scripting engine) scripts to automate software programs, in particular Accela Software;
- Experience developing Crystal Reports;
- Knowledge and experience working in a complex IT infrastructure;
- Experience working as a project manager or project lead, responsible working with and directing or supervising technical and end users with a permitting or records/document management system.
Examples of Duties:
- Designs and participates in the development, testing, and implementation of computer application systems; consults with current and proposed systems users on the feasibility of proposed systems and changes; analyzes ongoing computerization needs; identifies design alternatives; estimates cost and timing of systems modifications and new systems development; proposes computer-based solutions.
- Monitors and corrects problems with production runs identified by users and computer operations personnel; develops and implements solutions to the problems.
- Writes technical specifications for system and program design; writes user operating procedures for new and revised computer applications; and confers with departmental staff, vendors, and technical support personnel regarding changes in operating procedures and systems design to ensure applications meet user needs.
- Modifies, enhances, or adds modules to existing applications; adapts purchased software to hardware used by department and to departmental requirements; provides project and technical supervision of staff assisting in application development and maintenance tasks.
- Designs procedures for testing new and revised software; conducts tests to evaluate conformance to specifications and to identify and correct problems.
- Conducts formal and on-the-job training for system users in the capabilities and use of computer applications.
Completion of 24 quarter/18 semester units of college level courses in the principles and methods of systems analysis, systems design, computer program design, computer programming using a language utilized by the hiring department, and information system technology, and two years of increasingly responsible applications analysis experience with the type of business application and computer environment used by the hiring department; or,
Two years of experience as an EDP Systems and Programming Analyst I with Santa Barbara County with the type of business application and computer environment used by the hiring department; or,
A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Knowledge of: principles and methods used in analysis and development of data processing applications; principles of systems and procedures analysis; uses and limitations of data processing applications; principles of information entry, storage, and retrieval; programming languages applicable to systems in use; current developments in data processing; operating capabilities of common hardware configurations; principles and techniques of computer programming; basic math to develop simple equations in programming applications and to estimate costs of systems; and basic principles of electronic data communication.
Ability to: define problems, collect and analyze data, validate conclusions, and make recommendations; modify and write programs for efficient applications; write instructions and procedures; write systems and programming documentation; prepare clear and concise memos and written reports; identify and take corrective actions to solve problems in programs and production systems; communicate on technical issues with individuals with varying degrees of computer familiarity; apply advanced programming languages and programming tools; establish and maintain effective working relationships with users and others contacted in the course of work; read and interpret technical instructions used for such tasks as coding and operating systems; organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines; work within prescribed time constraints; develop data processing systems for efficient operations; plan, coordinate and initiate actions necessary to implement recommendations; and work independently with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of : basic principles of electronic records management to design or modify programs, bookkeeping to design or modify programs, and budgeting to design or modify programs; principles of project management; basic principles of supervision; and principles of database design.
Application Review : Review applications to determine those applicants who meet the employment standards.
Application Ranking : Applications that meet the employment standards will be evaluated and scored. Candidates’ final score and rank on the eligibility list will be determined by the information provided on their application. This process may be eliminated if there are fewer than eleven qualified candidates. Applicants must receive a percentage score of at least 70 on the application ranking examination to be placed on an employment list. An adjustment may be made to raw scores based on factors listed in Civil Service Rule VI. Those candidates who are successful in the selection process will have their names placed on the employment list for a minimum of three months. At the time the employment list is established, all candidates will receive written notice of their score on the exam(s), rank on the employment list, and exact duration of the employment list. The Human Resources Department will notify you by mail if your name is removed.
Appointee may be subject to a post-offer medical evaluation or examination; appointee must satisfactorily complete a probationary period.
Applicants are encouraged to provide their e-mail address on their application to enable the Human Resources Department to communicate more quickly with them via e-mail regarding the status of their application and the recruitment process. The County of Santa Barbara will not release any applicant’s e-mail address to a third party.
APPLICATION DEADLINE : The deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013 ; postmarks not accepted . Online application and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at www.sbcountyjobs.com . To Apply: Click on the open recruitment and then click on “Apply Now” in the top right corner of the job posting.
Paper applications can be obtained and are accepted ONLY at our Santa Barbara location:
County of Santa Barbara Human Resources Department
1226 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Applicants may use county computers at Workforce Resource Centers to submit an application online or to complete online assessments: (paper applications are NOT accepted at these centers):
Workforce Resource Center in Santa Maria
1410 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA (805) 614-1550
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Workforce Resource Center in Santa Barbara
130 East Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA (805) 568-1296
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Raper at CBRaper@co.santa-barbara.ca.us or by phone at (805) 568-2812.
The County of Santa Barbara respects and values a diverse workforce and strongly promotes strategies and activities to recruit, develop and retain qualified men and women of varied backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences and races.