IT Specialist, Systems Applications

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IT Specialist, Systems Applications

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: ISC976

Location: District Services

Department: District Information Services

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Performs all aspects of design, development, coding, testing, debugging and implementation for new and modified systems applications that meet predetermined specifications and satisfy end user needs. This includes mainframe, PC-based, and/or internet based program applications.

Works with end users to clearly define technical needs and/or identify problems and recommends and implements viable systems applications options and solutions.

Installs, configures and develops integrated technical solutions to approved specifications using standard methodologies and develops, or follows logical sequences of steps to be used to produce intended results.

Configures systems as needed for assigned environments and communicates changes to end users.

Supports and assists higher level technical personnel in systems analysis, design and development work; participates in the creation, testing and maintenance of approved system solutions; performs assigned tasks independently and as part of a team.

Develops and conducts systems applications training for end users and writes and updates technical program and user documentation.

Maintains necessary logs and files, and reference library.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
This position is responsible for analyzing and evaluating existing applications and designing and developing new or enhanced applications to support end user needs. Responsibilities include defining technical requirements with end users; writing, modifying, editing and updating complex programs in a variety of programming languages; and providing training and assistance to end users as appropriate.

Working Relationships:
The IT Specialist, Systems Applications maintains frequent contact with various District departments and personnel, IT management and staff, contract programmers and outside information systems vendors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of computer hardware, software, networks, and applications

Knowledge of more than one programming language

Knowledge of applicable technical environments

Knowledge of analysis and design methodologies

Knowledge of system and environmental integration techniques

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, and spelling

Ability to analyze, specify, design, develop and maintain complex technical environments

Ability to install, test and maintain vendor and in-house developed tools and systems

Ability to develop control and programming codes

Ability to perform performance test, configuration manage and quality assure supported environments

Ability to analyze customer requirements and propose effective and efficient technical solutions

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
Coursework must be verifiable on a legible transcript.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two (2) years college coursework in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field

Minimum two years (2) of programming experience, maintaining network operating systems and related activities

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience programming for enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems such as Ellucian Banner.

Experience with Integrated Developer Environments (IDEs) such as Eclipse or IntelliJ, and experience with scripting languages such as shell scripts or python.

Experience with reporting tools such as Argos and using SQL query language.

Working Conditions:
College or District information systems office environment; subject to lifting (up to 50 lbs. unassisted). Subject to sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours). Repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.

Salary Range: $5,139 - $6,233 per Month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2015254P

Open Date: 06/07/2018

Close Date: 7/12/2018

Special Instructions Summary: This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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Posted: 6/8/2018
Application Due: 7/2/2018
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