Applications Developer

Job description

Applications Developer

$72,753.00 Annually

District Office - Fresno, CA

Job Type

DO Operations & Information Systems

Job Number

3/11/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

General Purpose
Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional functions involving application production support of the District's enterprise business systems; analyzes, designs, programs, tests, implements and maintains assigned systems working with other technical staff, vendor representatives and users to resolve applications and database problems and other business and operational issues; and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Analyzes user needs and defines the scope, boundaries and deliverables for assigned applications to meet user requirements; translates system specifications/requirements into logical system processes; develops system documentation; proposes potential solutions and work estimates.
  • Designs and develops systems and/or subsystems; writes or modifies program code using standard applicable software development tools and programming languages; develops and executes system test plans to ensure application performance conforms to specifications; develops standards and procedures to obtain optimum, reliable performance of District enterprise business systems; installs and configures applications.
  • Participates on project teams involving enhancements or upgrades to assigned systems; analyzes system data, processes and system interoperations to identify and evaluate impact of maintenance and enhancement changes on ongoing production; converts legacy systems to new technologies; develops queries, functions and procedures needed to support information and application requirements; plans and performs system maintenance; may serve as project lead on small to medium-size projects or components of larger-scale projects.
  • Provides application production and user support for assigned systems; analyzes and troubleshoots functional and technical problems; researches systems and interface documentation; identifies errors and works with the Senior Application Developer and other technical staff, vendor representatives and users to make changes to solve problems; serves as a technical resource to District users for assigned applications.
  • Develops custom queries and reports to meet user requirements; writes program code to extend system functionality, incorporate new subsystems and makes other applications changes and updates; develops test environments and participates in conducting and analyzing the results of system testing processes to ensure performance against application requirements; develops user and applications documentation.
  • Performs system administrator functions to set up and maintain data integration between systems; ensures that critical data remains in sync between databases; investigates and resolves causes of any discrepancies.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.

  • Provides user training as required.
  • Maintains current knowledge of technological developments associated with enterprise applications.
  • Tracks and tests new technology and techniques.
  • May provide help desk backup.
  • May evaluate, test and recommend the purchase of new specialized hardware, devices and vendor software packages in conjunction with applications development responsibilities.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

    Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of:
  • Principles and methods of systems analysis, including business process and entity relationship analysis tools and methods.
  • Systems design principles and applications development methodologies, tools and utilities.
  • Standard database software and general database structure and administration.
  • Principles and techniques of project planning, job scheduling and related control requirements.
  • Programming theory and applicable programming languages.
  • Methods and techniques of troubleshooting applications, network and database-related problems.
  • The systems development life cycle.
  • Network architecture and design concepts.
  • Systems integration design concepts.
  • Current industry standards related to areas of responsibility.
  • District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
    Skills and Abilities to:
  • Understand and apply the analysis of functional requirements to the development of systems proposals, specifications and recommendations for efficient, cost-effective technology solutions.
  • Analyze, design, program, install and maintain assigned applications.
  • Evaluate alternatives and make sound, independent decisions within established guidelines.
  • Keep technical skills current to meet continuing applications development assignments.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose system problems and install fixes or make repairs in areas of responsibility.
  • Write and maintain SQL queries.
  • Operate a variety of computer software applications and peripheral equipment.
  • Read, interpret, explain and apply technical information on business processes, software and hardware to technical and non-technical users.
  • Perform project management responsibilities and balance responsibilities to ensure timely results in accordance with established standards.
  • Prepare clear and concise computerized reports and accurate documentation.
  • Set priorities and organize work to complete project responsibilities efficiently and effectively.
  • Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems or a closely related field, and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in systems analysis and applications design and development; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.

    The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands
    While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.?Employees are frequently required to walk and stand; and lift up to 25 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    Mental Demands
    While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with District managers, staff, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Employees work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet.

    The employee may be required to travel to locations other than assigned work site and to adjust to work schedule changes and requirements to work overtime.

    Assessment Process

    To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site at attach to your application a copy of your degree or transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.


    When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

    All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

    The application review process includes an evaluationof training and experience based on given application information and answers to supplemental questionnaire.Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.

    The assessment process will include an online competency assessment (55% weight) and an oral interview assessment (45% weight). Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each assessment section.

    The assessment process / assessment date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.

    Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the assessment will be placed in rank order on district wide Open-Competitive List.Using the same process, a separate Promotional List will be established and both Lists will be used concurrently.Unless otherwise indicated, the eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for at least one year.


    Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

    State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.

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