Programmer Analyst I/II

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • May 24, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $56,035.20 - $77,064.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Confer with clients regarding the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address and to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes.
  • Prepare detailed workflow charts and diagrams that describe input, output, and logical operation, and convert them into a series of instructions coded in a computer language.
  • Perform systems analysis and programming tasks to maintain and control the use of computer systems.
  • Write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic.
  • Develops detail task plans for assigned projects including estimated time and materials and timeframes.
  • Use object-oriented programming languages, as well as client/server applications development processes and multimedia and Internet technology.
  • Perform revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.

Minimum Qualifications
Programmer Analyst I

Experience:
None required.

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a major in information systems, computer science, or related field. Experience and/or education in computer science, information systems or programming may substitute for the college education on a year-for-year basis.

Programmer Analyst II

Experience:
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible programming experience.

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a major in information systems, computer science, or related field. Experience and/or education in computer science, information systems or programming may substitute for the college education on a year-for-year basis.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Frequent operation of personal computer and other modern office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone.
  • Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions and respond appropriately to situations.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations and/or departmental standards.
  • Complete assignments on time and on budget.
  • Constant concentration with frequent user contact, decision making and conflict resolution.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Occasional exposure to indoor industrial conditions including heat/cold, dust, allergens, odors and poor ventilation.
  • Occasionally lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and techniques of Object Oriented and Client/Server programming.
  • Operation of a computer system and peripheral equipment.
  • Modern office methods, functions, and procedures.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Object Oriented and Client/Server design techniques.
  • Systems and program testing and implementation methodology.
  • Principles and techniques of computer programming in an appropriate language.


Ability to:

  • Perform the Core and Supplemental Duties described above.
  • Learn, comprehend, and use, various methods, procedures, and techniques used in developing and writing computer programs.
  • Design program to meet system design and program function specifications.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Think critically, solve complex problems and manage time effectively.
  • Effectively organize and prioritize work.
  • Apply Object Oriented and Client/Server programming, analysis, and design techniques for simple to moderately complex and complex systems.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).


SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.


HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.


BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.


INSURANCE

HEALTH INSURANCE

County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.


DISABILITY INSURANCE

State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.


LIFE INSURANCE

$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.


RETIREMENT

DEFERRED COMPENSATION

The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.


MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

MHNEAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682.


Job Address

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