Information Systems Analyst Iv

County of San Diego
$96,366 - $116,771 Per year California USA



Information Systems Analyst IV positions may supervise professional information systems personnel; coordinate the development, testing, implementation, and modification of complex information systems utilizing both internal and external Information Technology (IT) service providers as resources; perform business process analysis and modeling; perform research to identify hardware and/or software capable of meeting a requirements specification; provide hardware and software technical support to end users in the day-to-day operation of systems; lead IT activities; develop Statements of Work for Request for Proposals (RFP's) by documenting requirements for a business need; assist with development of department IT budget, including budget planning and budget forecast; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Eligible benefited employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).
  • Information Systems Analyst IV employees may be required to lift up to 30 pounds and must have the ability to bend, squat, and crawl on the job.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter).


  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis. One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.

EXPERIENCE: Four years of full-time professional-level information systems planning management experience (within the last six years). Two years of qualifying experience MUST be at a level equivalent to an Information Systems Analyst II with the City of San Diego (a position that coordinates the development, testing, implementation, and modification of complex department information systems; provides hardware/software technical support to end-users in the day-to-day operation of systems; and supervises technical support personnel). Qualifying experience must include ALL of the following:

  • Information systems management.
  • Information systems procurement.
  • Information systems project management.
  • Business process analysis and modeling.
  • Providing technical assistance to users on major computer systems.
  • Evaluating and analyzing organizational, procedural, and cost information and making recommendations for the development or modification of systems.


  • The following are NOT considered qualifying experience: Information Systems Technician, Information Systems Analyst I, or equivalent with the City of San Diego; system user or super-user experience; repair technician experience; experience solely removing and/or installing discrete systems components; information/data systems experience gained more than six years ago.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.

LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of hire.


  • Experience in providing a high-level of customer service and strong focus on IT service delivery.
  • Experience managing outsourced service providers in compliance with service levels and IT contract terms and conditions.
  • Experience with a central ticket management system to log, track, and drive to resolution and fulfillment of issues and requests.
  • Experience in IT change management and leading a change control board (CCB) or change advisory board (CAB).
  • Experience with supporting and contributing to the development of IT budgets and a solid understanding of IT procurement practices.
  • Experience planning, supporting, and developing standards to integrate data, applications, and networks.
  • Experience with tracking technology assets (e.g., desktop and laptop hardware, client software).
  • Strong working knowledge of client operating systems and its integration into an enterprise environment (e.g., Microsoft Windows 10, Active Directory).
  • Experience working with cloud services and its environment (e.g., Amazon GovCloud, Azure).
  • ITIL Foundation training and/or certification.
  • PMP certification.


  • Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.

Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employee Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.


Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next six months (180 days). For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.


PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes applicable to this position, which may include the following: confirmation of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review and exam (which may include drug and alcohol testing); reference checks; and fingerprinting. Fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes, including a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All screening processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test result for alcohol, cannabis/marijuana, illegal drugs, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, or misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening or selection process, may be cause for disqualification or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an express or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Candidates must notify the Personnel Department of any change to their name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, otherwise they may miss employment opportunities.

Rev. 1 – April 12, 2024 (New Recruitment Date)