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Employment Opportunity



Range 24
Closing Date:
April 5, 2013
Beginning Date:
May, 2013 (approximate)



  • Bachelorís degree with major course work in computer information systems and database technologies, plus substantial continued education and training in the field and two years professional experience directly developing or supporting an integrated database system in key technical and administrative roles demonstrating progressively increasing duties and responsibilities that include those defined for this position OR
  • Associate degree in related field and four years of appropriate experience OR
  • Six to seven years of increasingly responsible computer programming and analysis experience may be substituted for education
  • Direct program analysis experience with the enterprise business system used by the district
  • Primary experience with development, maintenance and support of large-scale enterprise business systems in a mission critical function
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

General Description:

Under supervision of the Director of Information Technology Services, to support instructional, student services, and administrative services needs of the District.  Specifically to develop and maintain all 4GL dictionaries on the mini computer, develop and maintain all data mining dictionaries and views on selected servers.  To function as a backup to the programmers and user analyst.  Prepare all documents and transmit as appropriate all required files for State and Federal processing.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop timelines for all California Chancellor Office reports and data needs
  • Create and transfer all California Chancellor Office and other agency data
  • Develop timelines for all Federal/State reports and data needs
  • Create and transfer all Federal/State data
  • Create and maintain the 4GL dictionaries on the mini computers and related servers
  • Create and maintain the data mining dictionaries and views on mini computers and related servers
  • Works independently on highly technical and specialized assignments to keep district staff and enterprise applications functioning and current
  • Recommends standards and procedures within the programming area, including specifications, documentation and production turnover, and identify potential areas where existing standards and procedures require change
  • Advise appropriate personnel on the implications of new or revised systems
  • Lead programming projects from the initial preparation and planning of the project to the installation and completion of the project
  • Participates with vendors in the assessment of advanced technologies, including beta and field testing
  • Provides planning and technical support for enterprise application, implementation and modification projects
  • Analyzes and evaluates enterprise application changes to the production environment
  • Fulfills department requirements in terms of providing work coverage and administrative notification during periods of illness, vacation, or education
  • Assist in programming in the 4GL language and Datatel languages
  • Test and install all custom programs

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced principals and techniques of computer programming, on-line programming and programming documentation
  • Operating procedures of computer systems and related equipment
  • Advanced principles and practices of data base management systems
  • Advanced principals of systems analysis and design
  • 4GL dictionary creation and maintenance
  • Data mining dictionary and view creation and maintenance
  • State and Federal reporting and data transfer requirements

Ability to:

  • Provide project leadership for user department staff, vendors and information services personnel
  • Advise programmers in the analysis, design, programming, and installation and maintenance of complex computer systems
  • Educate programmers to identify, evaluate and solve program problems
  • Train others to operate a variety of computer software applications and peripheral equipment
  • Read, interpret and apply complex technical publications, manuals and other documents
  • Analyze data and develop logical solutions to complex data processing application programming problems
  • Assist others in the creation and update of required computerized files and records
  • Create and transmit State and Federal files
  • Prepare clear and concise computerized reports
  • Provide oral and written instructions for others to follow
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Establish and meet project schedules and timelines
  • Plan, lead and organize work for others

How to Apply:   All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
All college transcripts (undergraduate/graduate), official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

It is the applicantís responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris, Office of Human Resources, Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer