Senior Programmer Analyst

90017, Los Angeles
$81,997 - $101,580
Oct 10, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Community College

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Senior Programmer Analyst. This position analyzes, designs, writes, codes, debugs, tests, modifies, maintains, and documents highly complex computer applications and programs and provides technical direction to programming staff on a project-by-project basis. Programming responsibilities span a range of servers and client computing devices.

MONTHLY SALARY: $6,833 - $8,465
*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

$81,997 - $101,580


Confers with management and operating unit staff to define the scope of information requirements, and evaluate alternative approaches to improving information systems.

Designs information systems that require innovative and/or diversified approaches to the resolution of problems in the areas of data collection, data reduction and coding, systems control, auditing, processing cycles, and inquiry and reporting.

Conducts feasibility studies of highly specialized or unusually complex work processes and procedures to determine their adaptability to information technology.

Formulates logical statements of business problems and develops systems designs detailing sequences of operation, systems block diagrams, flowcharts and instructions, and computer programming standards and specifications.

Analyzes existing systems and programming logic difficulties and revises logic procedures.

Advises users of revisions to existing methods, forms, records, and reports in order to adapt them to information technology.

Writes and maintains batch and on-line computer programs for mainframes, servers, and personal computers.

Writes, codes, and makes modifications to highly complex programs including but not limited to SAP modules.

Creates job control language for batch operations.

Develops test data for highly complex programs, reviews results of testing for accuracy and completeness, and corrects errors in program logic.

Communicate with users as necessary to respond to requests for assistance or to explain proper use of highly complex programs.

Analyzes highly complex operations problems and takes corrective action.

Instructs programming staff in applying innovative and advanced analytical and programming techniques to the resolution of problems.

Prepares and maintains program documentation.

Ensures data security under the guidelines of District policies and regulations.

Adopts new programming language(s) or technology(ies) to current environment.

Provides technical assistance to less senior programming staff on a project-by-project basis.

Participates in the evaluation of new information technology equipment and software.

May design, develop, and maintain web sites.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Vacancies currently exist at the District Office, 770 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.  Our Colleges include:

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College


  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District.  Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System.  The District also contributes to the retirement system.  Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program


Education and Experience:

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university preferably with a degree in management information systems, computer science, computer engineering, or related field AND three years of recent (within the last 5 years) full-time paid experience in business applications analysis, design, and programming for medium or large scale, multi-programmed computers. Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.


A valid Class “C” California driver's license may be required for some positions. Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.


Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.  In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.




Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.  For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page 

Contact Us
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM

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