Goverment Jobs
Published
February 4, 2019
Location
Bakersfield, California
Category
Job Type

Description

Description

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Under direction, to plan, organize, and direct departmental data processing and automated office functions and services; assist with the day-to-day maintenance of a Local Area Network and or Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN); to plan, design, develop and implement complex computer-based departmental information systems; and to conduct systems, statistical, and quantitative analysis.

DISTINGUISHINGCHARACTERISTICS:
The Senior Information Systems Specialist is the lead level of the Information Systems Specialist classification series. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the data processing and office automation activities of a County department. The Senior Information Systems Specialist installs and maintains hardware and software configurations and assists with resolving network and system problems.It is distinguished from the Local Area Network Systems Administrator by the latter's responsibility to develop, implement, coordinate, troubleshoot and administer a Local Area Network (LAN) including client server based systems, hubs, switches and network wiring. It is further distinguished from the Information Systems Specialist III by the latter's responsibility for the less complex programming and systems design and scope of responsibility.
Essential Functions

  • Identifies and coordinates departmental data processing activities for the department, other County departments and public and private agencies.
  • Researches and evaluates information technology hardware and software system requirements; and configures, installs and maintains PC hardware and software, including network cards.
  • Assists and/or maintains network servers including installing and configuring user accounts and peripheral devices.
  • Designs and/or assists in the development of more difficult systems; oversees the implementation of new systems and ensures their proper operation; analyzes and identifies problem areas and performs needs assessments and recommends appropriate solutions.
  • Researches, analyzes, evaluates and makes recommendations on data processing program procedures and systems, designs new and/or modifies existing systems and provides statistical and quantitative data to management.
  • Oversees departmental information technology projects; consults with and advises departmental administration on matters related to information technology.
  • Interacts with the Information Technology Services Division staff and hardware/software vendors regarding information technology and the department's needs.
  • Writes detailed specifications; evaluates equipment and software capabilities; conducts cost/benefits analysis; makes recommendations to management; serves as resource consultant on information technology including, data analysis and processing, research methodology and systems development.
  • Analyzes state and federal regulations to determine needed changes in automated systems and procedures.
  • Reads and studies all department memoranda and procedural materials for proper integration with automated systems, and provides assistance in completing changes to meet requirements.
  • Monitors existing systems to assure appropriateness, effectiveness, accuracy and timeliness of information received.
  • Establishes, monitors and ensures that departmental controls relative to information technology policies and procedures are met and maintained; researches and resolves problem areas and discrepancies in computer programs.
  • Designs, develops and maintains departmental web pages.
  • Writes procedures, memoranda and instructional material relating to staff use of computerized data system; provides technical advice and assistance to staff; trains staff in the use of hardware components and software applications.
  • Assists in the preparation of information technology budget; and makes recommendations as required.
  • Prepares memoranda, correspondence and reports.
  • May supervise a small professional, technical and clerical staff.
OTHER FUNCTIONS:
  • May be required to maintain inventory of computer equipment, software and licenses.
  • May represent the department at various meetings.
  • May be required to run cable.
  • Performs job-related duties as required.
Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, including fifteen (15) semester (25) quarter units in computer science or management information systems AND two (2) years of paid experience, one (1) of which must have been in a network environment, utilizing data processing principles and techniques, which include systems analysis and design, information systems support, troubleshooting and resolution of basic network problems, programming, managing or coordinating the data processing operation for a department or organization.
OR
Completion of sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or university with course work in computer science or management information systems AND four (4) years of paid experience, two (2) of which must have been in a network environment utilizing data processing principles and techniques, which include systems analysis and design, information systems support, troubleshooting and resolution of basic network problems, programming, managing or coordinating the data processing operations for a department or organization.
OR
Completion of an accredited technical school or vocational training program in computer science, computer office automation technology, computer systems technology or closely related field AND four (4) years of paid experience, two (2) of which must have been in a network environment utilizing data processing principles and techniques, which include systems analysis and design, information systems support, troubleshooting and resolution of basic network problems, programming and managing or coordinating the data processing operations for a department or organization.
OR
Two (2) years as a Information Systems Specialist III in the Kern County classification system.
OR
Six (6) years of experience, four (4) of which must have been in a network environment utilizing data processing principles and techniques which include systems analysis and design, information systems support, troubleshooting and resolution of basic network problems, programming, managing or coordinating the data processing operations for a department or organization.
Said experience must have been within the last eight (8) years.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • An Information Technology certificate verifying proficiency in information systems issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or its authorized agent is required at the time of appointment.
  • Valid Class "C" California Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants must submit all applicable diplomas, transcripts, licenses and/or certificates with their application to the Kern County Human Resources Division by the final filing date.Information submitted after the final filing date will not be considered for evaluation.

Knowledge of:current data processing hardware and software technology; principles and methods of programming, systems and procedures analysis; general knowledge of Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN), computer operating network systems, information technology principles, techniques and capabilities, including office automation, mini and personal computers and peripheral devices; principles of organization and management.
Ability to:maintain and support a network; troubleshoot and resolve network, hardware and software problems; analyze, evaluate and develop systems and procedures for a data processing application; program a mini and personal computer; conduct systems analyses and feasibility studies; plan, train and direct the work of others; work independently and use good judgment as to appropriate courses of action; communicate effectively, both verbal and written; follow oral and written instructions; prepare clear and concise reports; ability to work well and communicate with staff and people of various professional, vocational and educational backgrounds.
Supplemental

A background check may be conducted for this classification.

All Kern County employees are designated "Disaster Service Workers" through state and local laws (CA Government Code Sec. 3100-3109 and Ordinance Code Title 2-Administration, Ch. 2.66 Emergency Services). As Disaster Service Workers, all County employees are expected to remain at work, or to report for work as soon as practicable, following a significant emergency or disaster.

Following an offer of employment,you may be required to submit to post offer medical and drug screening tests at county expense.

Admittance to the examinationwill require a valid government issued photograph identification. Applicants who are unable to present proper identification must make arrangements with the Human Resources Division prior to the test date.

This examination will establish an eligible list from which one (1) immediate appointment will be made forKern CountyProbation. Other permanent and temporary appointments will be made as needed. Candidates are encouraged to indicate allgeographical locations and assignments in which they would accept employment on their application form. CandidatesMUSTbe willing to travel to these locations (areas/district offices).

WRITTEN EXAM (Weight 40%): May include knowledge ofcurrent data processing hardware and software technology; principles and methods of programming, systems and procedures analysis; general knowledge of Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN), computer operating network systems, information technology principles, techniques and capabilities, including office automation, mini and personal computers and peripheral devices; principles of organization and management.

The Human Resources Division my limit the number advancing to the oral examination to approximately the top 10, based upon the final earned results of the written examination.

ORAL EXAM(Weight 60%):Will be conducted for the purpose of appraising training, education, experience, interest and personal fitness for the position.IF THE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS SUCCESSFUL ON THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION IS INSUFFICIENT TO WARRANT AN ORAL APPRAISAL, THE WRITTEN EXAM SHALL BE WEIGHTED 100%.Applicants must attain at least 70% score on each phase of the examination process.

THE COUNTY OF KERN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Current Benefits

01
I have attached a copy of my Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

  • Yes
  • No
02
I have attached a copy of my transcripts from an accredited college or university which show my units earned in computer science or management information systems.

  • Yes
  • No
03
Please list the number of years and employers where you gained paid experience in a network environment, utilizing data processing principles and techniques, which include systems analysis and design, information systems support, troubleshooting and resolution of basic network problems, programming, and managing or coordinating the data processing operation for a department or organization.

    04
    I have two worked for two (2) years as an information Systems Specialist III in the Kern County classification system.

    • Yes
    • No
    05
    My qualifying paid experience was gained within the last eight (8) years.

    • Yes
    • No
    06
    I have an Information Technology certificate verifying proficiency in information systems issued by the Kern County Personnel Department or its authorized agent.

    • Yes
    • No
    07
    I have a valid Class "C" California Driver's License.

    • Yes
    • No

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