Job Posting: Software Engineer

CA State Library

JC-172825
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Software Engineer
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE

$3,877.00 - $5,196.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 10/25/2019

Job Description and Duties

Our Information Technology Bureau seeks an enthusiastic and motivated person for its Software Engineer (Information Technology Associate) position.

Under the general supervision of the Chief Information Officer, the Information Technology Associate (ITA) will serve as a member of a project team and works independently performing moderately complex programming, analysis and design tasks.  The incumbent typically performs a variety of recurring, well-defined tasks requiring occasional innovative problem-solving within guidelines and a scope that may encompass one or more units, functions or processes.  The incumbent must have a proficient knowledge of data processing concepts, practices, methods and principles within the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and/or Agile, and work as a team member with other programmers. 


 

Located across the street from the State Capitol, the California State Library is a small, dynamic state agency looking for employees who are interested in challenging and rewarding job opportunities. The State Library is home to public reading rooms including Information Services, Government Publications, the Law Library, the Braille and Talking Book Library, and the California History Room. It also plays host to Night at the State Library, annual community events like Juneteenth, the Archives Crawl, Museum Day and exhibits you won’t find anywhere else!

This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making or participating in the making of governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. The appointee is required to complete Form 700 within 30 days of appointment and once per year. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.  

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

Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an office setting, with artificial light and temperature control. Daily access to and use of a personal computer and telephone is essential when working in the office setting. Core business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but periodic overtime is required for planned after hours work to minimize interruptions to business. Travel may be required to attend meetings, training classes, or to support the State Library Staff located at other locations.

 

Ability to operate a computer/keyboard and other office equipment, such as telephone, printer, and copier. May have to move materials and equipment, including equipment and boxes up to 50 pounds periodically.


Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-172825
Position #(s):
175-300-1401-002
Working Title:
Software Engineer
Classification:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATE
$3,877.00 - $5,196.00 A
$4,262.00 - $5,712.00 B
$4,660.00 - $6,245.00 C
$5,125.00 - $6,868.00 D
# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

The mission of the California State Library is to empower the people of the nation's most diverse and populous state by: 

 

Providing credible information services to all Californians, especially those in state government and the Legislature, libraries, academia, and persons with disabilities; Leading and establishing partnerships with California libraries through funding, program development, and support; Preserving and providing access to California’s unique history to enrich the lives of current and future generations. 

 

The California State Library serves the people of California in several ways and is made up of the Administrative Services Bureau, the California Research Bureau, State Library Services, the Information Technology Bureau and Library Development Services.

 

These bureaus ensure that the California State Library is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature and provides non-partisan research to the Legislature and the Governor.  The California State Library collects, preserves, generates and disseminates information ranging from California's priceless historical items to today's online texts, and it advises, consults with, and provides technical assistance to California's public libraries, all while directing state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs, and services.

 

The State Library is home to public reading rooms including Information Services, Government Publications, the Law Library, the Braille and Talking Book Library, and the California History Room. It also plays host to Night at the State Library, annual community events like Juneteenth, the Archives Crawl, Museum Day and exhibits you won’t find anywhere else! 

Parking information can be found at: DGS managed parking facilities City of Sacramento parking map

Department Website: http://www.library.ca.gov/

Special Requirements


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: 10/25/2019

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:

CA State Library
Attn: Reanna Graham
Human Resources Services Office
P.O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Reanna Graham
Human Resources Services Office
900 N Street, First Floor Drop Box
Sacramento, CA 95814
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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:
  • Understanding and ability to participate in all phases of the SDLC including requirements: gathering requirements, business analysis, configuration management, and quality control desired.

  • Application development with tools such as Visual Studio .NET, Visual Basic, C#, SQL, JQuery, HTML and JavaScript.

  • Strong working knowledge on Web Technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular or similar JavaScript frameworks like JQuery.

  • SQL Server 2012 R2 and above database development.

  • Experience in maintaining database objects like tables/views/stored procedures/functions/triggers.

  • Knowledge and experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA and above success criteria.

  • Ability to apply creative thinking in the design and development of methods of processing information with information technology systems.

  • Ability to prioritize projects and develop solutions while adhering to overall Information Technology standards.

Benefits

The State of California offers its employees generous benefits that include retirement and savings plans, health and dental insurance, and access to long term disability and long term care insurance. You will also earn vacation and sick leave, and may be able to create a flexible schedule that fits the demands of your life.

Additional benefit information can be found on the CalHR website, www.calhr.ca.gov, and the CalPERS website, www.calpers.ca.gov.


Contact Information

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

Department Website: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Human Resources Contact:
Reanna Adia Graham
(916) 651-0337
reanna.graham@library.ca.gov

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:
Virginia Perry
(916) 651-8341
virginia.perry@library.ca.gov
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.

Additional Information

Job vacancies are available only to individuals who have eligibility based on either:

  • Successful completion of a competitive State civil service examination; or
  • Current employment with the State of California in a class which is comparable under transfer rules; or
  • Previous employment with the State of California in a class that is comparable under reinstatement rules.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants who meet the requirements of the job and this posting will be selected for interviews. 

Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State Application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of the applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission. Do not submit the "Equal Employment Opportunity" questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Application (std. 678). For exam use only. 

Applicants must submit a completed State Application (STD 678) clearly indicating the position you are applying for and the basis of your eligibility.  Possession of Minimum Qualifications (MQs) will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting MQs with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined a candidate does not meet the MQs, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

The standard State application is available on the California Department of Human Resources’ web site at https://jobs.ca.gov/pdf/std678.pdf.

Establishing Eligiblity

Current state employees with a status as an Information Technology Associate or lateral transfers in an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification are eligible to apply.

*IMPORTANT*

If you have not yet completed the first criteria of establishing List Eligibility, please see the following link(s) for directions in taking the CalHR exam before applying for the position:

Click here to open the link to the Information Technology Associate

 (NOTE: If you're taking an online exam for the first time, print your score after you've completed the exam; scores are not updated in your CalCareer account immediately.)

Applicants not familiar with the State of California exam process, may wish to review 3 Steps to a State Job.  Additionally, applicants may consider:

Reviewing the Information Technology Series Class Specifications

Reviewing the Information Technology Associate exam bulletin; and

Previewing the Information Technology Associate Training and Experience Preview

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
Drop-off