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Senior Programmer Analyst

Company: Ventura County Community College District
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


$8,455.00 - $11,674.00 Monthly


Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Job Type


Remote Employment

Remote Only



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WHAT YOU'LL DO Under the general direction of the Director of Software Applications and Development or higher-level administrator, lead, oversee, and participate in the most complex and difficult design, programming, testing, installation, and maintenance of information systems. The current vacancy is a full time (12 months/year, 40 hours/week) remote position.

The mission of the Information Technology Department is to provide secure, reliable, efficient, and effective technology services to the faculty, staff and students of the District. To align with the District's mission, the department is committed to excellence, striving to provide technology leadership and long-term vision, sustainability through innovation, high-quality service and support, and continuous improvement to assist in student learning, and support the colleges in their missions and functions.

For more information, visit the Information Technology website.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability. SALARY PLACEMENTNew Employees: Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule.

Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.

New and current employees may be eligible for advanced step placement as outlined in Section 290 - SALARY PLAN in the Rules of the Personnel Commission for Classified Employees.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.
Representative Duties
Serve as a technical expert and internal consultant regarding District programming activities; consult with management, staff, and college faculty to analyze business processes and identify functional requirements for software systems; make recommendations and propose solutions to improve business operations and resolve problems. E

Develop and implement software components and computer programs according to overall system specifications; document new programs and changes to existing systems in accordance with established standards and procedures. E

Develop, analyze, formulate, and recommend specifications for programming modifications and improvements, including system flow charts, program logic, database access methods, input/output procedures, and record/report layouts, which make effective use of the technical environment. E

Provide technical support to end users; respond to requests and inquiries regarding the operation, use, and capabilities of information systems; work in conjunction with user support staff to resolve problems in an efficient manner; prepare end user and technical documentation and instructions; conduct user training sessions as required. E

Manage information technology projects; prioritize projects and tasks and coordinate staff resources as necessary; exercise functional supervision over lower-level staff and contractors as warranted. E

Analyze, design, and implement relational databases; design and create stand alone databases for data collection, analysis, and reporting as assigned. E

Coordinate the implementation, maintenance, and testing of new releases of administrative systems provided by third-party vendors. E

Perform ongoing system, application, and software maintenance; review and evaluate previously implemented systems for accuracy and efficiency; perform upgrades, modifications, and enhancements as necessary. E

Write new programs and perform corrections of existing programs as required. E

Serve as Information Technology Department representative for District technology committees or task forces as required. E

Assist staff in production scheduling, running system processes, and in management of the District's administrative information systems database. E

Assist in the maintenance of appropriate test databases and environments for testing and debugging the application systems. E

Perform other duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties
Minimum Qualifications
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with an emphasis in information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a related field AND three years of recent (gained in the past five years) experience performing business applications analysis, design, and programming. Experience programming and maintaining components within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is preferred.


An associate degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with an emphasis in information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a related field AND five years of recent (gained in the past seven years) experience performing business applications analysis, design, and programming. Experience programming and maintaining components within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is preferred.


Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency AND seven years of recent (gained in the past ten years) experience performing business applications analysis, design, and programming. Experience programming and maintaining components within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is preferred.
Supplemental Information

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by

The examination process may consist of any of the following components:

A) Training and Experience Evaluation = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

PLEASE NOTE: All testing for this recruitment will be conducted remotely. Please see additional information regarding the test dates and location below.

A T&E is an assessment of training and experience, beyond the minimum requirements, that has prepared the candidate for the position as evidenced in the application materials. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation.

The candidates with the highest passing scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview.

Date Range: April 3, 2023 - April 7, 2023
Location: Zoom

The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your 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. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40 hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based off a standard 40 hour full-time work week. 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. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.

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


If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.

Keywords: Ventura County Community College District, Camarillo , Senior Programmer Analyst, Professions , Camarillo, California

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