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Sr. Programmer Analyst opening within Ventura County Community College District

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 20:25

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Sr. Programmer Analyst  

Full Time  

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Brief Description:
Under the supervision of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Information Technology, within the District Office of Information Technology (DOIT), the Senior Programmer Analyst provides applications programming and technical support for the SunGard Banner software suite, working closely with users at the District Administration Center (DAC) and the three colleges. The position is responsible for detailed design and implementation of application systems in accordance with specifications provided by DOIT management or developed by the employee and approved by DOIT management.

The Senior Programmer Analyst is also responsible for implementation, support, and maintenance of third-party vendor software, and serves as a liaison with users throughout the district's administrative operations. The Senior Programmer Analyst interacts with other staff to insure optimal program performance and efficiency within the administrative systems environment. Public contact includes DOIT staff, college and district users and faculty, members of the public, and software vendors.

Job Duties:
Coordinate the installation, implementation and testing of new releases of administrative systems and applications software provided by third-party vendors with college and DAC personnel and DOIT staff/management.

Serve as user liaison providing support services for end users, including assistance in the development of end user production schedules and task plans related to system processes, training support for end user trainers, support for development of procedural documentation by end users, and help desk support.

Assist DOIT operations staff in production scheduling and running system processes, and in management of the district's administrative information systems database.

Provide specifications for programming modifications and improvements, including system flow charts, program logic, database access methods, input/output procedures, and record/report layouts, which make effective use of the technical environment.

Manage information technology projects, as required, to implement the development process; prioritize projects and tasks and coordinate staff resources with DOIT management, operations staff, and peers.

Develop computer programs for more complex and critically important portions of the application systems.

Maintain and/or audit the maintenance performed by staff for job/process documentation, report books, and program change logs, and assist in the maintenance of the DOIT department procedures manual.

Serve as a liaison between the district, third-party software and hardware vendors for product upgrades, problem resolution, and recommended improvements.

Assist in the maintenance of appropriate test data bases and environments for testing and debugging the application systems.

Conduct a regular routine of application software maintenance, including the review of previously implemented systems for accuracy and efficiency, implementing modifications in the software and documentation where appropriate.

Serve as DOIT representative for district technology committees or task forces as required.

Assist departments in reviewing, mapping, and improving operational business processes to better integrate and implement related products.

Coordinate local, state, and federal reporting, and program maintenance for regulatory changes.

Perform other related duties as required.

E = essential duty  

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline with five years of experience programming with C, COBOL, and SQL in an AIX operating system; familiarity with Oracle, and at least four years of experience with various applications of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. SunGard Banner experience and project leadership experience is strongly preferred.  
Licenses or other Requirements:

Knowledge Of:
Current application programming methods in an Oracle relational data base environment
Microsoft Access, Excel, and other Microsoft Office products, and interfacing MS Office products with an Oracle database
Higher education administrative operations is desired  

Ability To:
The use of C and COBOL with embedded SQL, Oracle development tools and utilities, and the AIX operating system, including shell scripting
Developing PL/SQL-based Web applications
The use of the BANNER administrative system software in application areas as assigned, BANNER job submission and other GENERAL products is strongly desired
Design efficient application systems in an online or batch mode, including data base access methods
Define and monitor effective testing environments
Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications skills
Demonstrate solid project planning skills, work effectively in teams, and meet schedules and timelines;
Exercise judgment and apply abstract reasoning
Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures  

Physical Abilities
Sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time
Seeing to design and program applications
Hearing and speaking to communicate with users
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard
Kneeling and bending to install networks and PCs  

Requested Start Date:

Work Week/Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
This 12 month 100% position will be located at the District Administration Center.  

Closing Date

Required Selection Process:
Appearance before the Oral Examination Board will be limited to the candidates with the highest written and/or screening scores. Date of Oral Examination to be scheduled following the completion of the written and/or screening examination process. Proof of veteran's preference must be presented at the time of the oral examination.

Upon completion of all parts of the examination, the open / promotional eligibility list will be compiled by adding: the weighted screening and/or written scores; the weighted oral score; applicable seniority credits, if any, and veterans credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification shall be made from the highest three ranks of the open/promotional eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies up to one year from the date of the oral examination.

The candidate selected will be recommended by the supervisor to the Board for final approval.

All appointments from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of six months of paid service.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.  

Salary Range:
$5726 - $7904  
Special Instructions to Applicants
Screening Examination, Weighted 40%
Oral Examination, Weighted 60%

In completing the application and supplemental questionnaire, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops) and experience. This information will be evaluated and scored to determine those candidates who will participate in the oral examination.  

Supplemental Questions:
The following quesitons will be asked of all applicants.
Starting Salary: $5726 - $6381  

New employees may request salary placement above step one based on directly related experience which exceeds the minimum qualifications for the classification. Advanced salary placement must be requested at the time of offer and is subject to verification of qualifying experience and applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and/or Personnel Commission Rules.

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