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Information System Specialist

Santa Barbara City College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

Information System Specialist

Salary: $106,065.00 - $129,201.00 Annually
Job Type: Classified Staff
Job Number: 124
Closing: 5/7/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Department: Administrative Systems

Basic Functions

Under the direction of an assigned administrator, perform systems designs; provide for integration and implementation of assigned applications; create online interactive programs; install, configure, maintain and upgrade required administration tools and applications; maintain operating system administration; support assigned applications and analyze, design, implement, document, and create computer applications and systems; interface and serve as user liaison to assigned departments; serve as team lead on major projects.

Representative Duties


Perform systems designs; provide for integration and implementation of assigned applications.

Create online interactive programs; install, configure, maintain and upgrade related administration tools.

Maintain operating system administration.

Support assigned applications and analyze, design, implement, document, and create computer applications and systems; interface and serve as user liaison to assigned departments.

Perform and coordinate complex computer systems analysis to determine system requirements and desired outputs; communicate with users to identify system requirements; develop statement of system scope and objectives based on functional requirements.

Interact with District faculty and staff to determine requirements, needs and desired output; evaluate, install and maintain various software applications; review and evaluate computer software and hardware and provide technical support, information and recommendations.

Assess staffing and workload implications and feasibility of new system requirements; train, assign, review and direct the activities of assigned information systems specialists and research staff; analyze existing systems performance in relation to specified requirements to assure proper integration of new programs.

Serve as team lead on major projects; lead project teams for system design and coding; assure projects are completed in a professional and timely manner according to District standards and methodology; plan, schedule, monitor and coordinate project activities; report on project status and progress as required.

Evaluate, install, maintain and upgrade third party software applications; provide leadership in assigned modules of comprehensive systems and conversion to new programs.

Maintain operating system administration; maintain database structures and documentation; plan for anticipated growth or change in data requirements.

Coordinate and perform database modifications and complex applications programming to develop new information system applications; develop interactive problem-solving applications and reports independently; evaluate the products of outside vendors to assess the use of third-party software within the District's information systems.

Coordinate unit activities with colleagues to assure user information needs are met; assist faculty, staff and operational staff with operational difficulties and malfunctions encountered in existing programs; identify and resolve malfunctions, enhancing applications as required.

Attend a variety of committee meetings, conferences and workshops to maintain current knowledge in the programming field; develop and conduct workshops and training sessions as required.

Participate in the evaluation and recommendation of new hardware and software acquisitions and upgrades; revise and enhance existing applications as appropriate to assure proper systems operations and output production; adapt purchased software as needed to assure compatibility and proper interaction with existing systems and applications.

Provide overall direction and guidance to the College's web site design and structure; assure standards are met in coordination of overall web site development and changes.

Ensure compliance to established computing security standards and procedures.


Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: associate's degree in information technology or related field and five years increasingly responsible systems analysis, design and application programming experience.

Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently lead software projects through the entire lifecycle.
  • Direct experience with programming languages such as PL/SQL and Javascript.
  • Modern development paradigms such as GIT and CI/CD pipelines.


    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Remote work available with approval)
    Hours may vary. 12 months per year, plus fringe benefits; 6 month probation period depending on employee classification. All work schedules and work assignments are subject to change based on the needs of the college.

    The current salary schedule range for the Information System Specialist is Salary Table - 29, Range 49, $106,050 - $120,000.
    Nine step salary range continues to a maximum of $129,201.
    Initial placement based on experience with annual advancement to the next higher step.

    Knowledge and Abilities


    Advanced principles, practices and techniques of computer system analysis, design and applications programming.

    Advanced database design concepts.

    Computer hardware systems, software applications and languages utilized by the District. District organization, operations, policies and objective.

    Advanced system utilities and design and program applications.

    Principles, practices and methods of database structures, computer programming and system design.

    Operation of computer mid-range and microcomputer system hardware.

    Oral and written communication skills.

    Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy.

    Record-keeping techniques.

    Computer security standards and practices.


    Design, develop, test, install, maintain and enhance computer systems to support District operations.

    Analyze and develop business process flows, application designs and new solutions for college departments.

    Perform and coordinate complex computer systems and database analysis and design.

    Lead project teams of assigned information systems personnel for system design and coding.

    Perform a variety of difficult and complex applications programming duties.

    Work independently with little direction.

    Demonstrate proficiency in the computer programming languages used by the District.

    Detect and resolve errors in data and program structure, logic and coding.

    Interact with District faculty and staff to determine requirements, needs and desired outcomes.

    Write clear and concise system and program documentation.

    Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

    Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

    Meet schedules and time lines.

    Maintain computer security standards.

    Maintain sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of Community College students.

    Office environment.

    Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
    Seeing to view a computer monitor.
    Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
    Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling moderately heavy computer equipment.
    Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
    Mobility to reach various campus locations.

    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (Upon Offer of Employment):
    • The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis prior to the start of employment.
    • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires verification of identity and the right to work in the United States.
    • Selected candidates must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
    • Proof of college coursework or degrees indicated will be required of selected candidates.
    • All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.



    (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)
    1. Online District Application form at
    2. Within the online application is a required supplemental question on diversity. The committee will be reviewing your answer as part of the screening process. Please take your time and answer the question thoroughly.
    3. Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.
    4. Within the online application, there is a required section to list five references. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance

    Additional Instructions:
    If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

    Application Procedure:
    To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate the education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable.

    If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.
    Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:
    If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    Selection Procedure:
    SBCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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