Programmer Analyst

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Programmer Analyst

Salary: $5,199.00 - $6,577.00 Monthly
Job Type: Classified Full Time
Job Number: 202010053
Closing: 11/2/2020 12:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Information Technology Systems

Range 29
40 hours/week
12 Months/Year

Interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of November 2, 2020
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Incorporated in 1889, Merced offers historical sites, affordable housing, and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county. The college is currently in a time of exciting innovation.

As a member of the Information Technology Services Department, the programmer analyst supports the college community's ERP system and related applications. You will be working with end-users from various campus departments along with your ITS colleagues. If you are a team player, enjoy a fast-paced-fun environment, and are passionate about your work, we encourage you to apply and become part of the ITS team!

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:

  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

General Description:
The Programmer Analyst position provides technical, procedural, and business process support for the district-wide enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and related applications with which they interface. Job requirements may include systems analysis, applications development, documentation creation, training and support to end-users.

Examples of Duties
Essential Functions:
  • Collaborates with a variety of departments supporting end-users, in developing, analyzing, and reviewing reports to fulfill federal, state, and institutional compliance, timelines, and reporting requirements
  • Conducts data analysis needs for the purpose of providing information, in support of research projects, data collection and accountability requirements
  • Creates and maintains a variety of software applications through the use of high-level programming languages such as; Envision, SQL, .Net, ASP.Net, C#, VP.Net and/or C++, fulfilling end-user and system requirements
  • Troubleshoots, analyzes, and resolves system and software problems
  • Supports the systems analyst with the implementation of software updates by testing and identifying potential conflicts
  • Participates in meetings, workshops, and conferences for the purpose of professional development, conveying and gathering information required to perform project initiatives and decision-making
  • Provides training for the purpose of ensuring the efficient use of the ERP system and related applications
  • Plan and manage assigned tasks and projects
  • Review, interpret, and create technical documentation Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Other related duties as assigned
Knowledge of:
The functions of the job include but are not limited to current generation and emerging programming methodology; operating systems; connectivity software systems; and programming editors.

Ability to:
  • Schedule activities and/or meetings
  • Routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data
  • Interact with others using tact, patience, courtesy, and effective listening skills
  • Ability to work effectively and demonstrate currency of knowledge with computers and other forms of advanced technology utilized in providing high-quality services
  • Problem solve, identify issues and create action plans
  • Analyze data, reason logically, draw valid conclusions, and develop effective solutions to system problems
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Typical Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of applicable experience
  • Associate's degree AND five (5) years of applicable experience
  • The equivalent education and experience
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
Two or more years of job related experience within a specialized field including one year of experience in a high-level programming language (e.g. Envision, SQL, .Net, ASP.Net, C#, VP.Net and /or C++

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels
  • Ability to communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
  • Ability to read printed matter and computer screens
  • Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend and twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull
  • Ability to reach in all directions
  • Ability to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations
  • Ability to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, including use of a computer keyboard
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Supplemental Information
How to Apply: Candidates will submit a complete application on the Merced College Career Pages at
  1. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume
  3. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
  4. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation: (Download PDF reader)
No documents other than those required and listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Please do not submit additional materials.

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be scheduled via Zoom. Candidates are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. An applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

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