Senior Programmer Analyst (One or More Positions)

Mission Viejo, California
$7,313 per month
Jan 31, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

South Orange County Community College District

Senior Programmer Analyst (One or More Positions)

Initial Screening Date: 02/15/2018


Pay Range: 146- starting at $7,313 per month


Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Summary Description:

Under direction from management staff, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the design, programming, testing, installation and maintenance of information systems; and provides technical staff assistance to management.


This is the advanced journey level class in the Programmer Analyst series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including the provision of functional and technical supervision over lower level programmer analyst staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.


Knowledge of:

•  Advanced operational characteristics of computer systems and related software applications.

•  Advanced programming languages and procedures and their application to various systems.

•  Advanced principles of systems analysis, design and data modeling techniques as applied to mainframe, client-server and internet environments.

•  Methods and techniques of programming, data processing and programming documentation. Advanced methods and techniques of software development.

•  Various mainframe, server and workstation operating systems.

•  Principles of database design and maintenance.

•  Principles of lead supervision and training.

•  Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.


Ability to:

•  Lead, organize, and review the work of staff.

•  Independently perform the most difficult design, programming, testing, installation and maintenance of computer application systems.

•  Identify, evaluate and solve complex system and programming problems.

•  Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.

•  Analyze data and establish system requirements to develop logical solutions to data processing problems or tasks.

•  Design, implement and maintain relational databases.

•  Integrate new system applications with legacy systems in a mixed platform environment.

•  Assist users and staff in troubleshooting system and hardware problems.

•  Present and explain technical information in understandable terms.

•  Work independently in the absence of supervision.

•  Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

•  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

•  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science or a related field.



Three years of increasingly responsible programming and systems analysis experience.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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