Job Posting: Database/ Application Architect

Department of Human Resources

Database/ Application Architect

$7,223.00 - $9,681.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Information Technology Manager I (ITM I), the Information Technology Specialist II (ITS II) serves as the Database/ Application Architect for the Enterprise Human Resources (EntHR) Project, California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) and the State Personnel Board. The EntHR Project is a statewide cross-agency initiative with associated governance co-chaired by CalHR and State Controller's Office. The purpose of EntHR is to support Civil Service Improvement by strategically improving employee processes and data management through automation to enhance services to Californians.


This position creates and defines the framework for a large scale, statewide suite of applications that will provide a cohesive data management platform on an enterprise level. As a member of the team, the incumbent will perform a variety of duties that are complex in nature and broad in scope. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that industry, State and Department standards are utilized in designing solutions that serve the public, business partners and employees in an effective manner. The incumbent produces viable solutions meeting that are secure, scalable, supportable and stable. The incumbent works independently as well as collaboratively cross-organization in the assessment of business cases, appropriate solutions, and applications of the system development project life cycle to ensure successful solutions implementation with appropriate levels of communication, risk management, project planning and documentation. The incumbent will work well under pressure in a self-directed and self-motivated environment.

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:
Database/ Application Architect
$7,223.00 - $9,681.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) is responsible for all issues related to employee salaries and benefits, job classifications, civil rights, training, exams, recruitment and retention. For most employees, many of these matters are determined through the collective bargaining process managed by CalHR.


Our Vision: To be the premier leader and trusted partner in innovative human resources management.


Our Mission: To provide exceptional human resources leadership and services with integrity, respect and accountability to state departments and all current and prospective employees.

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Application Instructions

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: Until Filled

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:

Department of Human Resources
Attn: Mary Lou McCormack
1515 S Street, North Building, Suite 500
Sacramento, CA 95811-7258

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Mary Lou McCormack
1810 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
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 required and must be included.
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:
  • More than five years of experience in enterprise-level software and database solutions utilizing emerging technologies (e.g. Power BI, SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Integration Services, Team Foundation Server, etc.) 
  • Strong experience in C#, ASP.NET MVC, Rest Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Microsoft SQL, etc.
  • Strong experience of database administration and design, capacity planning, reporting services, data access, data transformation, warehousing and business intelligence.
  • Experience in Microsoft application and infrastructure platforms.
  • Knowledge of system and software design principles, standards, and best practices; system development methodologies and life cycle; testing practices; project management principles; architecture frameworks, and the administration and department’s goals and policies.
  • Knowledge of general application architecture, design patterns and framework development practices.  This includes knowledge of  integration point architectures, web service specifications including models, repositories, messaging, services, security and authorization, identity, user interfaces, workflow, application servers, and object oriented programming.
  • Ability to create requirements, analysis, design, test, service definition, operations, process, procurement, planning, budget, policy, training, and other documentation consistent with the support of a hosting environment.
  • Knowledge and practical experience applying State policies, standards and guidelines for development and management of information technology projects.
  • Knowledge of general infrastructure components, their lifecycle and the requirements for implementing and managing the various components such as routers, firewalls, servers, wireless networks, directory services, domain services, virus protections, data storage, and other critical services.
  • Must be self-motivated, working independently and collaboratively on multiple prioritize, organize and delegate multiple projects/assignments under strict timelines.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all staff and management level. This includes written and verbal communications as well as documentation of software development processes and support procedures.
  • Hands-on experience with multi-tiered development tools and various software development methodologies.
  • Experience and familiarity with principles of design/systems thinking as well as agile software delivery.

Does this opportunity seem right for you? If so, we encourage you to join us. All CalHR employees are excluded from bargaining. At CalHR, you will be part of a diverse workforce where your experience, expertise and opinion are valued.  We offer convenient transportation options, including light-rail, pre-tax parking, on-site ATM, shopping, a variety of nearby restaurants and a Farmers market during spring and summer. In addition, we offer ongoing learning and development opportunities in our Statewide Training program which is onsite.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Mary Lou McCormack
(916) 323-7999

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:
EEO Officer
(916) 324-1128
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.


Multiple recruitments may be filled from this recruitment

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