Job Posting: Senior IT Programmer

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Senior IT Programmer

$5,118.00 - $8,528.00

Final Filing Date: 3/29/2019

Job Description and Duties

This position has two location options. The California Film Commission is located in Hollywood and the Information Technology Office is headquartered in Sacramento. This position may be filled in either Los Angeles or Sacramento Counties.

If you previously applied for this postion, you do not need to reapply.

The California Film Commission is seeking a self-motivated lead for database administration and general IT management under general direction from the Information Technology Manager I at GO-Biz and direct supervision from the Tax Credit Program Director. 

This position performs a variety of tasks in support of systems and services in the IT Domain(s) of: Information Technology Project Management, Software Engineering and System Engineering.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Senior IT Programmer
$5,118.00 - $8,528.00
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Work Location:
United States
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

This position has two location options. The California Film Commission is located in Hollywood and the Information Technology Office is headquartered in Sacramento. This position may be filled in either Los Angeles or Sacramento Counties.

The California Film Commission enhances California’s status as the leader in motion picture, television and commercial production.  A one-stop office for filmmakers, we support productions of all sizes and budgets with location assistance and our extensive digital location library, free online permitting, low cost use of state properties as shooting locations, and production assistance.  We also administer the state’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program and serve as primary liaison between productions and all levels of government to eliminate barriers to filming. 

The California Film Commission is one of several economic development departments within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development working to attract, retain and expand business opportunities in California.

Department Website:

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 3/29/2019

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Attn: Brandi Sparks
1325 J Street, Suite 1800
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Brandi Sparks
1325 J Street, Suite 1800
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Jennifer Jackson
CA Film Commission
7080 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 900
Hollywood, CA 90028
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • The requirements for the installation and implementation of information technology software systems
  • Application development with tools such as Visual Studio .NET, Visual Basic, C#, SQL,, J Query Mobile, Entity Framework, Identity, ELMAH, HTML and JavaScript
  • SQL Server 2012 R2 and MySQL database development
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.x configuration
  • Amazon Web Services EC2, RDS, and ELB configuration
  • Write complex programs
  • Develop detailed program specifications
  • Write and edit reports, proposals, and analyses; communicate effectively using proper grammar
  • Apply creative thinking in the design and development of methods of processing information with information technology systems
  • Work under pressure; quickly learn new concepts
  • Understand system to system relationships and interfaces
Additional desirabale qualifications can be found on the last page of the duty statement. 

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Brandi Sparks
(916) 322-3419

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
James Teahan
(916) 319-9955
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Education Documentation

If you are using educational requirements as your basis of meeting the Minimum Qualifications, you must provide copies of school transcripts. Failure to include transcripts may result in your disqualification.

Supplemental Application

Applicants must submit a supplemental application no longer than two pages in length addressing the following questions: 

  1. The position requires expert level software development experience. Is programming part of your daily job duties? Please describe your current software development environment.
  2. Please describe software project you have worked in the last five years. Who were the customers? What were the objectives? What software was used? How long was the project? How did you contribute to the success of the project?
  3. Please list all programming languages and tools that you have used to build software within the last five years.

Failure to submit a supplemental application will result in disqualification. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail