Electronic Data Processingsystems And Programming Analyst I/ii

County of Santa Barbara
Full Time 24 per week CA Santa Barbara County CUPA, 225 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110, United States
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Overview

NOTICE OF CHANGE: The Department of Social Services has added an open vacancy to this recruitment.
SALARY

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SALARY: EDP Systems and Programming Analyst I: $90,985.91 - $109,538.32 Annually; plus, bilingual and uniform allowance when applicable. For benefits info click .

SALARY: EDP Systems and Programming Analyst I - Restricted: $94,638.37 - $113,927.53 Annually; plus, bilingual and uniform allowance when applicable. Restricted positions are regularly privy to the decisions or recommendations of County management affecting employer employee relations. These employees are in the confidential-unrepresented bargaining unit. For benefits info on restricted positions click .
 
Note:  Applicants from other public sector employers may qualify for:
  • Retirement reciprocity
  • Time and service credit towards an advanced vacation accrual rate
Current Vacancies: The current vacancies are in the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor’s Office, Child Support Services Department, Probation Department and the Department of Social Services.

Future Vacancies: We are establishing one employment list to fill current and future Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Systems and Programming Analyst I/II vacancies in multiple departments and locations within the County of Santa Barbara. This job classification is utilized by 12 different departments within the County. Please make sure you select the departments and locations that you are willing to accept current and future employment. If you are interested in working with the Sheriff’s Office or Probation Department, you will need to select “All Locations” on the agency-wide and supplemental questionnaire.
 
Each EDP Systems and Programming Analyst I/II's duties vary from one department to another depending on the needs of the department and the nature of the work that you will be performing.

THE POSITION: Under close supervision, the Electronic Data Processing (EDP) Systems and Programming Analyst I/II designs or modifies, and monitors computer application systems; assists system users with the resolution of computer application problems; writes reports and manages automated jobs; updates information on servers; and performs related duties as required.
 
Positions in these classes perform applications analysis work of existing or new systems including programming, testing, maintenance, and implementation.   Under close supervision, designs or modifies, and monitors computer application systems; assists system users with the resolution of computer application problems; and performs related duties as required. Incumbents may specialize in computerized applications used in a particular type of service/program; e.g., criminal records, medical billing, inventory, financial, or personnel systems.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: EDP Systems and Programming Analyst I/II is a flexibly staffed class series. Positions in these classes perform applications analysis work of existing or new systems including programming, testing, maintenance, and implementation.

This series differs from the Departmental Data Processing Specialist series in that the Analyst series focuses on the technical design, writing and testing of complex computer programs.  Incumbents may specialize in computerized applications used in a particular type of service/program; e.g., criminal records, medical billing, inventory, financial, or personnel systems.
 
Employees may be hired at either the I or II level of the series.  The I level is the entry level of the systems and programming analyst series, occupied by employees who require close supervision while acquiring great technical knowledge and ability to work with clients in needs and feasibility applications analysis.  Employees at the II level work from general instruction and consult supervisors for guidance on policy matters and assist in the resolution of difficult technical problems.  Employees are expected to gain the knowledge and ability needed to perform at the II level within two years.

The IDEAL CANDIDATE is expected to possess some, but not all:
  • Experience in supporting Microsoft SQL database management systems for a department.
  • Knowledge of dashboard and Microsoft Power BI data analysis tool.
  • Knowledge of Tableau tools and dashboard creation experience.
  • Strong understanding of data collection and analysis methods.
  • Experience modifying stored procedures, maintenance plans, and developing SQL queries. 
  • Ability to work across various platforms such as databases, cloud applications, and system integrations.
  • Experience with writing software in C# and Visual Basic.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team, making positive contributions and assisting others as necessary.
  • Ability to validate and interpret data and deliver results and report substantiate trends and/or forecasts.
  • Ability to understand, process, interpret, communicate and relate technical information to stakeholders, vendors, end users, and those who may have limited technical understanding.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience working with end users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple situations occurring simultaneously.
  • Ability to prepare and write clear and concise reports, and keep records organized accordingly.
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement is existing processes and implement new automation solutions.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to solve complex problems.
  • Knowledge and experience in resolving technical issues, user inquiries, diagnosing and troubleshooting technical issues.

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.

Employment Standards

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must provide detailed information on their application to demonstrate how they meet the employment standards listed below:
 

  • 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 experience writing business application programs; OR,
  • A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard 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.

Desirable Qualifications:
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.
 
Additional Requirements:
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License may be required.
  • Incumbents must be willing to travel to project sites.
  • Incumbents in the Probation Department are required to wear a uniform.
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