Programmer Analyst (2021)

California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


This is a Promotional and Open Competitive Recruitment, which will result in two eligibility lists.

WELCOME TO SANTA MONICA COLLEGE! We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our Information Technology Division (in the MIS department) as a Programmer Analys t. Under general supervision of the Management Information Systems Manager, the Programmer Analyst performs profe ssional journey-level technical information systems programming work. This position evaluates, analyzes, develops, codes, tests, debugs, troubleshoots, documents, and maintains, information system applications. In addition to responding to technical support requests from end users for various information system applications.

The ideal candidate will possess experience working in an ORACLE environment, with a strong APEX and PL/SQL background. Experience working in higher education and public/government sector is desirable.

This position is scheduled to work Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Santa Monica College Main Campus.

Why Work at SMC?
At SMC, you will work beside a diverse group of individuals who leverage their combined talents and passions to accomplish something great. No matter what department you are in, or what job you have, your contributions will be critical to helping our students fulfill their dreams - landing that new job, or breaking through the cycle of poverty.

Some details about us:

  • We are currently the number one transfer college to UCLA, USC, the University of California system, and Loyola Marymount University
  • We are committed to sustainable practices and are accessible via environmentally-friendly transportation options, including the Expo Line and Big Blue Bus.
  • We are one of the select community colleges in California approved to award a Bachelor's degree. SMC currently awards a Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design.
Please visit to learn more about us and why we are Proud to Be SMC!

New full-time classified employees of Santa Monica College are entitled to a number of benefits, including:
  • 17 paid holidays
  • 12 paid vacation days
  • 12 paid illness days
  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision-care coverage (including eligible dependents)
  • Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CALPERS)
  • 5% increase in base pay for every 5 years worked with SMC, up to 35 years of service.
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Program (EASE).
  • Free Big Blue Bus access and monthly incentives for eligible employees through the Sustainable Transportation Incentive Program
About the Selection Process
The selection process will consist of a Training & Experience Evaluation - Scored Questionnaire (Pass/Fall) and Qualifications Appraisal Interview (weighted 100%) . All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and pass the training and experience evaluation will advance to the Qualifications Appraisal Interview (weighted 100%). Candidates must be successful on the Qualifications Appraisal Interview with a score of 70.00 or better for their name to appear on the eligibility list .

Two separate eligibility lists will be created from this recruitment: one for promotional candidates and one for external candidates. The promotional list will be used first, and must be exhausted before we can hire external candidates to fill vacant positions. The eligibility lists created from this recruitment will be used to fill any vacancies that occur during the one year life of the eligibility lists, including full-time and/or part-time, permanent and/or temporary positions.

Prior to completing your Training and Experience Evaluation - Scored Questionnaire, please review our Tips for Completing a Training & Experience Evaluation (Download PDF reader) to learn more about this process.

For additional information regarding the recruitment process please the see 'Job Applicants' menu in the FAQ section .

Santa Monica College reserves the right to modify the stated examination components and weights prior to the administration of any examination.

Communication for this exam will be via email.
You must check your email on a regular basis to be informed of your status for this exam.

Salary Placement
New Employees:
Generally, new employees start at the first step on the salary schedule. A new permanent classified employee may request a higher salary placement (not to exceed the third step) based on recruitment issues and/or additional training and experience which greatly exceeds the minimum requirements.

Current Employees: Upon promotion, the new salary for a current, permanent employee is based on Merit Rule 12.2.8. In accordance with this rule, employees are entitled to at least a one-step (5%) salary increase.

Equity Statement
The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3120 (Equal Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment) may be accessed at: .

'Santa Monica College encourages candidates that are equity-minded to apply. SMC is a minority-serving, Hispanic-serving institution. We actively seek to attract candidates from minority groups that value equity, diversity, and inclusion. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are built into the culture at SMC, and are an essential component of the work that we do. SMC is committed to racial and socioeconomic diversity as it is a reflection of our student population and we strive to hire candidates that share this commitment.'

Examples of Duties

Participates in the planning, implementation, designing, coding, integrating, debugging, and testing of new and existing information systems and third party applications according to overall system specifications.

Analyzes user needs to determine programming requirements; identifies problems in existing programs and systems to enhance business operations.

Creates production and ad-hoc reports using a variety of reporting tools and programming languages following specifications from users and senior programming staff.

Provides end user technical support related to system, application, and software by responding to user requests and performing the necessary maintenance, upgrades, modifications, and enhancements.

Serves as a liaison to assigned departments to identify business needs and conducts user training sessions as required; develops end user instructions and internal technical documentation.

Stays abreast with renewed application programming technology to determine appropriate programming solutions and improve overall application environment performance and efficiency.

Performs other related duties as requested or assigned.

Examples of essential duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature and are generally listed in descending order of importance.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Three (3) years of experience in application programming and analysis in a high volume computing environment.

Education/Experience Equivalency:
Experience and/or education of the same kind, level, and amount as required in the minimum qualifications may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Licensure and/or Certification:

Supplemental Information

MERIT SYSTEM Santa Monica College is a Merit System employer committed to the following principles: 1) Hiring and promoting employees on the basis of ability through competitive selection; 2) Fair compensation on the basis of like pay for like work; 3) Retaining employees on the basis of performance; 4) Training for high quality performance; 5) Assuring fair treatment of employees without illegal discrimination; 6) Protecting employees against political coercion; and 7) Providing for due process in the event of disciplinary action

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Official SMC application forms and related materials must be fully and correctly completed for each examination. A separate application must be submitted for each position. Resumes may be submitted for any position, but will not be accepted in lieu of a District application. The Personnel Commission may obtain confidential employment references from current and previous employers after you complete an 'Authorization to Release Information' form at the Final Selection Interview. Within approximately two weeks after the closing date, applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application. Applicants requiring special application, testing, or interview arrangements due to a disability, should notify the Personnel Commission office at the time of application submission. The District does not return materials submitted.

SELECTION PROCEDURE Examinations may consist of a written or performance test, an evaluation of training and experience, an oral examination or interview, or other tests determined by the Personnel Commission office. Additional credit is added in entry-level examinations to the composite passing score of qualified veterans for war service (5 points) and disabled veterans (10 points) upon presentation of proof of veteran status at the time of application. Requests for reconsideration of questions contained in written examinations must be made in writing on the day the test is administered. Applicants selected for an oral interview will be notified in writing of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are conducted by a Qualification Appraisal Interview Panel. Travel costs related to the examination/ interview will be borne by the applicant. Final test results are mailed within approximately 15 days after the examination/interview. Requests to review scores must be made during the five day review period following notification results.

ELIGIBILITY LIST Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the examination will be placed in rank order on the Eligibility List. The Eligibility List is available for review by exam candidates for a five-day review period following notification. Unless otherwise indicated, Eligibility Lists are established for a period of one year. Eligibile's names will generally remain on the List until they are hired, decline three interview opportunities, or make themselves unavailable. Unless otherwise stated on the Job Bulletin, when a Promotional and Open-Competitive List is established, the Promotional List will be used first. Final selection will be made from the appropriate Re-employment or Transfer List, if any, and from the top three ranks of Eligibles that are 'ready and willing' to accept the vacant position. It is the candidate's responsibility to notify the Personnel Commission office of any address and/or phone number changes. Eligibles will be certified only for the locations and shifts they indicated on the availability statement completed at the interview. An Eligible may change their availability by notifying the Personnel Commission office.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS All offers of employment are conditional, based upon the successful completion of: 1) Fingerprinting/Conviction Clearance: State law requires that all employees be fingerprinted to check for, or verify, conviction records. Costs for fingerprinting will be borne by the applicant. All candidates with a conviction record for any offense, other than minor traffic violations, must file a Conviction Record Statement with their application. Conviction records will be fully investigated. A record of conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant, but failure to list all convictions may result in disqualification or dismissal; 2) TB Test: All persons selected must successfully pass a tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray; 3) Eligibility to Work: Upon hire, each new employee must complete an I-9 Form and present supporting documents establishing proof of identity and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

PROBATION PERIOD Permanent Classified Employees, other than management, law enforcement and confidential personnel, become permanent upon successful completion of six months (130 days) of work.

SALARY AND BENEFITS Beginning Salary: Generally, new employees start at step A on the salary schedule. If there is a limited candidate pool, a new permanent Classified Employee may request a higher salary placement based on his/her training and experience that greatly exceeds the minimum qualifications. The maximum initial placement is on Step 3 of the salary schedule. Advanced salary placement must be requested at the time of offer and is subject to verification of qualifying training and experience. Vacation and Sick Leave: Regular non-management employees receive vacation and sick leave at the rate of one day per month each. Vacation is increased after 4, 8 and 12 years of employment to a maximum of 22 days per year. Longevity increments of 5% are granted at the completion of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service. Holidays: Employees receive 17 paid holidays per year. Benefits: Permanent full-time employees receive fully-paid medical, dental, and vision-care coverage. Benefits for permanent part-time employees are prorated according to the number of hours worked per week.

CSEA UNION MEMBERSHIP New permanent Classified Employees have the option to join the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 36.

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