Applications Programmer (7299U), School of Public Health - 18697

San Francisco
Jun 01, 2021
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Applications Programmer (7299U), School of Public Health - 18697 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The School of Public Health (SPH) is a large and complex professional school at UC Berkeley, with a mission to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research.

The School is comprised of six academic divisions and 30 research centers and programs, with over 200 faculty, 120 academic/research staff, 155 management/professional/ administrative staff, and 285 student researchers/instructors/workers. The School offers a core MPH degree with nine areas of study, along with five MA and MS degree programs, a DrPH and five PhD degree programs, and five concurrent programs with other UC Berkeley schools and colleges; in addition, the School offers a joint degree with UC San Francisco. The School launched UC Berkeley's first on-line degree program in 2012 and is rapidly expanding the program to reach a wide range of domestic and international audiences through online degrees, certificate programs, and executive education. The School enrolls approximately 575 graduate students per year, as well as educating roughly 440 undergraduate students through an upper-division public health major. The School's more than 13,000 graduates can be found working throughout the world, in both the public and private sectors.

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SafeTREC at UC Berkeley is one of the oldest and largest traffic safety centers in the US. It was founded in 2000 and is a partnership involving the School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. SafeTREC's mission is to reduce injury and death caused by traffic crashes through education, research, and programing. It works with policy makers, federal, state and local governmental agencies, private businesses, community organizations, other universities, and the community at large to advance safety.

SafeTREC has developed multiple websites which are major resources for California agencies, researchers and other stakeholders in their efforts to improve traffic safety in the state. The position will be responsible for providing programming support to ongoing projects at SafeTREC. Involves writing programs in web and standalone programming languages, designing related databases and APIs, and contents developments including dashboards, web mapping, data visualization.

  • Designs, develops, modifies, debugs and evaluates GIS web applications.
  • Under general supervision, analyzes existing web applications to formulate logic for moderately complex new systems, devises logic procedures, prepares flowcharting, performs coding, data analysis, and tests/debugs new applications.
  • Designs and uses basic relational databases.
  • Executes test plan.
  • Develops conversion and system implementation plans.
  • Prepares reports and presentations for applications.
  • Assists with implementation of changes in development, maintenance and system standards.

Required Qualifications
  • Must have knowledge relating to the design and development of web applications programs.
  • Requires knowledge of other related areas of IT.
  • Requires skills associated with programming design, modification and implementation.
  • Requires interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Must be self motivated, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
  • Must be familiar with web applications, web programming language and object oriented programming concepts.
  • Experience using Javascript Frameworks (Jquery, Dojo, AngularJS, Bootstrap, etc.).
  • Experience using web mapping javascript API (ArcGIS Javascript API, Google Maps API, etc.).
  • Experience with Git or other version control system.

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $31.37 - $36.64.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is a 5-month, part-time (20-hours per week), Limited (temporary) position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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