Job Details

San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 3288877
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Programmer Analyst

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141376S
Department: ITS DIST (DEPT)
Location: District Office
Position Number: 1C0419
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $87,612 (annual)
Max Salary: $112,152 (annual)
Position Type: Classified Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Caada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 28,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the San Mateo County Community College Districts Educational Services & Planning website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The Programmer Analyst performs complex technical work involved with analysis, design, programming, testing, implementation, and maintenance of the District's information systems. The Programmer Analyst has responsibility for performing necessary research and analysis to provide management, technical personnel, and end-users with the information and specifications required to configure and operate the District's information systems. The employee assists in systems and application implementations, including application module updates and new application module installations, as well as assists in the development of standards and procedures to obtain optimum, reliable performance of the District's business systems. Public contact is moderate, primarily involving department staff and College and District employees for the purpose of providing technical assistance. A considerable degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to independently perform assigned work following prescribed procedures and to apply those procedures to the work of user departments. Consequences of errors in judgment can be costly in employee time; however, management and procedural controls limit the risk of serious consequences. A Programmer Analyst can lead the work of other staff and student assistants as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
  1. Under direction, the position evaluates, develops, coordinates user testing and implements a variety of moderately difficult computer programs and systems, and identifies application program problems for resolution
  2. Exchanges information with ITS department staff regarding programming project plans, staff assignments, and workload priorities
  3. Provides technical information to users as assigned
  4. Meets with senior programming staff to analyze and resolve more complex problems as they occur
  5. Attends workshops, seminars, and other meetings to obtain current information
  6. Analyzes, develops, codes, tests, debugs, implements, and maintains existing programs of business applications of moderate complexity and scope, using the Districts current application programming and relational database management system toolset
  7. Creates, tests, verifies, debugs, revises, and refines new complex programs
  8. Revises and refines existing programs and systems
  9. Prepares detailed flow charts and documentation for computer programs
  10. Writes operating instructions for the processing of jobs and reports
  11. Creates system and end-user documentation of new programs and changes to existing application systems in accordance with established standards and procedures
  12. Reviews performance of installed systems to ensure that desired performance and application objectives are met
  13. Recommends corrective action when necessary
  14. Trains and coordinates the work of other staff and student assistants as assigned
  15. Works independently on basic system and programming specifications utilizing established standards and procedures, and receives instruction and guidance on new or abnormal assignments to be reviewed by higher-level staff for accuracy
  16. Assists higher-level programmers in the development of complex programs
  17. Verifies coded logic by testing and correcting programs following departmental standards
  18. Coordinates and performs the installation of patches, fixes, and testing of primary business applications
  19. Develops modifications or enhancements to existing business application programs to meet user needs or system design changes
  20. Assists in system analysis and design
  21. Participates and assists in user consulting, systems design, and vendor contacts, and communicates with user department staff, vendors, and information services personnel to monitor the accuracy and efficiency of systems and program
  22. Analyzes data and performs manual changes to online databases to correct user errors
  23. Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate degree or other equivalent educational program in programming or a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successful work experience of increasing responsibility that has included computer programming
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated skill in the use and application of various programming languages, systems, and procedures
  • Demonstrated skill in written communication, including the development of procedural documentation
  • Skill in training and leading the work of others
  • Demonstrated skill in multi-tasking, prioritizing workloads, and working independently
  • Possession of a valid California Drivers license (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus sites

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires attention to detail; logical/linear thinking; good memory; data analysis and synthesis; manual dexterity; visual comparison and acuity; sitting for long periods of time; adaptability; flexibility; patience; and tact in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Knowledge of complex computer programming languages, techniques, and procedures
  2. Knowledge of applicable computer systems and their use for office procedures
  3. Knowledge of computer input and output processing and the sources of program failures
  4. Skill in the areas of computer science, application programming, and the operating systems used by the District
  5. Skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people at various levels in the organization who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities
  6. Skill in communication, including writing clear and logical work instructions
  7. Skill in analyzing existing programs and in preparing forms for documentation
  8. Skill in written communication, including composing of technical documentation
  9. Skill in performing complex program and problem analysis
  10. Ability to evaluate complex business problems and effectively communicate alternative solutions at the technical and user levels
  11. Ability to work effectively as part of a customer service team

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 07/25/2022
First Review Date: 08/29/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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