Applications Specialist III

Job description

South Orange County Community College District


Applications Specialist III

Initial Screening Date:  08/09/2018


Pay Range: 142; Starting salary is $6,625.00/month (does not include 1.5% salary negotiated increase effective 7/1/18).


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).


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


Under general direction from the appropriate operating unit manager, provides and coordinates the implementation of complex medium to large-scale software application systems in support of institutional functions; develops and implements training programs and long-term technology support for higher education functions; coordinates implementation with internal and contract software developers and commercial software vendors; and provides end-user advocacy within the Information Technology Department.


This is the advanced level position in the area of application support and requires significant knowledge and experience to independently perform the highest level application duties. 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 coordinating and implementing medium and large scale software systems. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.



Minimum Qualifications:    

Knowledge of:

• Strong understanding of higher education applications and associated functions and software.

• Multiple software applications and related concepts.

• Principles and practices used in troubleshooting complex software application problems.

• Applications/programming development, databases and data structure concepts.

• Advanced methods and techniques of providing training to faculty and staff on software applications.

• Advanced principles used in the design of training materials and programs.

• Advanced methods and techniques used in web site design and development.


Ability to:

• Direct, coordinate, develop, and provide implementation and training on higher education functions and related software applications.

• Analyze, troubleshoot and apply problem solving skills to technical problems.

• Coordinate the development of end user documentation from a variety of sources.

• Evaluate and test new software applications and recommend modifications as necessary.

• Understand various administrative activities and office functions.

• Operate a variety of equipment including computers and supporting software applications.

• Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment, programs and systems.

• Work cooperatively with other departments, faculty and staff.

• Work independently in the absence of supervision.

• 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 two years of college level course work in computer science, information systems, application programming or a related field.



Five years of increasingly responsible experience providing support for higher education software applications and related functions, networked computer hardware and systems software, and technology related help-desk functions.


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.  


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Job No:
Posted: 7/20/2018
Application Due: 8/9/2018
Work Type:
Salary: 142; Starting salary is $6,625.00/month (does not include 1.5% salary negotiated increase effective