Job Details

Rancho Santiago Community College District
  • Position Number: 3061843
  • Location: Santa Ana, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Applications Specialist III

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade 19: $83,821.82 - $107,064.56/year

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: CL22-00283

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: Educational Services

Closing: 5/2/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

Under minimum direction, provide information system application programming, database development and enhancement; administers the district database and transaction processing system; develops training workshops relating to the micro computer district standard software; and assumes and performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Serves as resource in database development and enhancement: design databases using relational database structural analysis using one or more programming languages; administers and maintains servers that hold databases; functions as a webmaster: administers web server through setting up web configuration and services, creating user accounts, installing patches; assesses the need for new functionalities, conducts feasibility studies and cost evaluations and coordinates implementations; manages web site content; analyzes problems, design new web pages and write programs to improve web site. Functions as mainframe administrator; maintain integrity of district's database elements; lead project to add elements, involving creating a mirror image of the mainframe, re-structure by code, and load data into new structure, ensures all data is in alignment. Assists in the analysis, design and implementation of computer application systems; consults with district personnel on resolution of systems design problems; assists in the planning and development of system proposals; describes, creates, maintains, monitors and controls district date base; maintains and sets up parameters for the Transaction Processing System; trains personnel in data base concepts; may provide training using District standard software to district personnel; may function as the team leader of projects.

This position reports to the designated supervisor or administrator.

Job Qualifications

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE A bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field and four years experience in application programming and database experience, including experience in systems design and data base design and transaction processing. Knowledge of application programming & database administration; programming principles, procedures, techniques, database concepts and a full range of computers; integrated enterprise-level information systems; principles and techniques of systems design and analysis; transaction processing; principles, practices and language of computer operations; capabilities and limitations of computers and auxiliary equipment; testing and troubleshooting DBA related problems; English composition; principles of training. Ability to analyze and develop programs and systems, including writing, testing, debugging, documentation and operating instructions; administer district data bases; prepare data base schematics utilizing knowledge and abstract reasoning; read and understand educational data and information; elicit information and communicate with district personnel effectively; utilize required computer software; produce, finalize and check work efficiently; participate in the formulation of long range development plans and in conferences; contribute to the preparation of new computer systems; maintain effective and cooperative working relations with departmental staff, administrators, management and vendors; write clearly and concisely. Working conditions: this position requires ability to use computer workstations throughout the workday.
EEO STATEMENTThe Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. SELECTION CRITERIAApplication Screening In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Bilingual ability (if needed)
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse socio-economic communities
  • Professional growth activities
  • Specialized skills training
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and/or oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem Solving
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview. Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements, and are deemed most competitive amongst the applicant pool to proceed. Interview Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving skills
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance. Application ProceduresAll applicants are required to submit a completed Rancho Santiago Community College District online application by the position's closing date. Human Resources will review all applications for completeness, and only complete application packets will be forwarded to the screening committee for further review. A Complete Application Packet Must Include the Following:
  1. RSCCD Online Application
  2. Resume - details all relevant education, training, and other work experience
  3. Unofficial transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
Foreign Transcripts: Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in the conventional/accredited United States education programs to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), a United States based credentials evaluation service. Conditions of Employment Selected candidate(s) is required to complete the following prior to employment as part of the onboarding process:
  1. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States (by in-person appointment in Human Resources)
  2. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis Exam
  3. Fingerprints (by a Live Scan Agency at the candidate's expense and clearance must be received prior to first day of employment)
  4. Provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Card

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