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Programmer Analyst IV

Company: County of Yolo, California
Location: Woodland
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


The County of Yolo's Innovation and Technology Services Department (ITSD) is recruiting to fill one regular, full-time position in the class of Programmer Analyst IV. This position will have a significant impact upon the criminal justice community through the continued development and support of the Yolo County District Attorney's Office proprietary software. You will be joining a dynamic support team that strives to create effective and innovative services thus strengthening the County's mission to improve lives by creating healthy and safe communities.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a positive, collaborative, solution-focused individual with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to handle and manage multiple priorities.


Under direction, serves as a lead worker in overseeing and performing the most complex computer systems analysis maintenance, design and programming; acts as a project leader on specialized projects; assists in planning and coordinating the programming activities of the Information Services Division; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the leadworker, advanced journey level of the Programmer Analyst series. Incumbents in this class are expected to utilize a considerable degree of independent judgment as it relates to systems analysis and design; perform the most difficult and complex analysis, design and maintenance of automated and manual computer systems; and direct others in training less experienced analyst staff.

This recruitment will be open on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application, a detailed resume, verification of education, and a completed supplemental questionnaire.

For important and detailed information regarding the application and selection process for this recruitment, please see the APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS section of this job announcement below.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbents in these classifications; however, other duties may also be required.

* Acts as project leader, lead worker, or senior staff member in major programming projects;
* Maintains an effective working relationship with client users;
* Designs, codes, tests, and modifies the most complex computer programs;
* Coordinates system and programming activities with operations and customer services;
* Consults with and assists the Division Director in coordinating the programming function of the division;
* Investigates alternative methods and procedures, including the cost and efficiency of alternatives;
* Assists in system design.

The position may also require the performance of different essential or marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift. Employment Standards

Education: Sixty (60) semester units or ninety (90) quarter units, with major course work in computer science, mathematics, accounting, business or public administration or a related field, from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible programming experience in a medium or large scale computer system utilizing a high level programming language, or three (3) years experience in the class of Programmer Analyst III in Yolo County.


Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver's license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.

Knowledge of: information services concepts and standards; principles and techniques of highly complex program planning and program writing, work flow scheduling, record and forms design and control requirements; capacity, principles, operation and interrelated uses of electronic computers and related data processing equipment; accounting principles, statistical methods, logic and business administration principles, organizational techniques and management procedures; functions and principles of usage of utility software; principles and techniques of written and oral communication; modern office methods, functions and clerical procedures; basic elements of system and procedures analysis; control requirement for electronic data processing installations and procedures for analyzing data and developing recommendations for solutions; information services philosophy and limitations of computer systems; program documentation concepts and efficient file design techniques.

Ability to: gather, analyze and organize information; utilize the principles and techniques of computer programming; establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; analyze methods and procedures accurately and logically. Application & Selection Process

It is highly recommended that you print this job bulletin for future reference.

Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the closing date. Application information must be current, concise, and related to the requirements in this job announcement. A resume should be included with your application; however, it will not substitute for the information requested on the application. In addition to a completed application and resume, applicants are required to submit verification of education and a completed supplemental questionnaire for this position. Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

Additional documents may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Department in any one or more of the following ways:

* As an attachment to the online application
* By e-mail to jobs@yolocounty.org
* By fax to (530) 666-8049
* By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All required documents must be received by the Human Resources Department. Human Resources is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail, or County interoffice mail.

Selection Procedure

The following is a tentative schedule of events that will occur as part of the selection process. The selection process steps may change with or without notice.

* Screen for Minimum Qualifications
* Screening for Best Qualified
* Department Selection Interviews
* Background Investigation
* Conditional Job Offer, pending:
* Medical Examination (Drug & Alcohol Screening)
* Proof of COVID Vaccination or Exemption

Screening for Best Qualified

The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question. If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question. Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated to determine those applicants that are best qualified.

Verification of Education

Acceptable forms of educational documentation are official or unofficial transcripts that list the student's name, institution name, field of study and date the degree was awarded.

For recent graduates who have not received proof of their degree yet, a letter from the registrar's office stating that all requirements for graduation have been met and listing the field of study will be sufficient proof of graduation.

Please DO NOT send originals; copies of the required documents are acceptable. Any submitted documents will not be returned.

All foreign transcripts or diplomas must be in English. If the institution does not provide these documents in English, the applicant will need to provide a translation which has been done by a professional agency. The County of Yolo will accept education as equivalent to U.S. accreditation from Institutions that are listed as members of the International Association of Universities. You may check for your school by visiting the IAU web site.

Applicants who possess a degree or completed coursework that is not from an accredited college or university, must submit one of the following:

1. A written statement from a U.S. accredited university or college that states that the applicant is qualified for entrance to a program of graduate studies for which a degree in a related field is required.

2. An evaluation of the applicant's degree and coursework equivalency by a private organization that provides foreign credential evaluation services. The evaluation must include a comparison of comparable U.S. courses for content, credit and grade.

Note: Foreign language documents must include a precise word-for-word English translation of all foreign language documents. It is the responsibility of each applicant to prove to the satisfaction of the County that the applicant meets the specific requirements listed on the job announcement for each specific examination. The following is a list of private organizations that provide foreign credential evaluation services. Fees range from $50 to $400 per document; processing times vary from 5-20 business days. For further information, please contact the organization(s). The County of Yolo does not endorse these business entities; this list has been developed for informational purposes only.


601 University Ave., Suite 127

Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 921-0790



P.O. Box 151739

San Diego, CA 92175

(619) 265-5810



P.O. Box 18358 Anaheim, CA 92817

(714) 237-9272



409 North Pacific Coast Highway, # 393

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

(310) 828-5709



P.O. Box 3665

Culver City, CA 90231-3665

(310) 258-9451


Contact Information

For questions about the position or about employment with the County, please contact Human Resources by e-mail at jobs@yolocounty.org or by phone at (530) 666-8055.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the County of Yolo to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. Reasonable testing arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities or who are unable to attend a scheduled test due to religious reasons in accordance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please call the County of Yolo Human Resources Office at (530) 666-8055 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled test date to request accommodation. Documentation from a medical doctor, rehabilitation counselor, or other qualified professional will be required.

Yolo County, a place where YOU belong!

The average person spends one third of their life at work. Why not spend that time in an environment where you are seen for who you are, celebrated for the diversity you bring, and valued for your potential to contribute to an innovative and dynamic workforce? Yolo County is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workplace which supports and values our diverse community.

Come join us! This is where YOU belong.

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