This examination is being given to fillone vacancyin San Joaquin General Hospital's (SJGH)Data Processing Department andto establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline. THE POSITION
The incumbent in this position will be physically stationed in SJGH's Clinical Laboratory Department and will be supporting the many computerized systems and applications that are part of the Laboratory infrastructure. SJGH has numerous sophisticated instruments that send test results directly to the main hospital electronic medical record system. Some key responsibilities for this position include:
The ideal candidate will possess information application analyst experience supporting systems and applications used in a clinical laboratory setting
- Meet with end users, vendors, and laboratory information system analyst staff to develop/modify systems specifications
- Support implementation of laboratory applications and prepare documentation
- Perform system testing and develop documentation for all phases of the application development life cycle
- Perform QA on application functionality
NOTE : All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
TYPICAL DUTIES Provides highly advanced professional level support to departments with highly complex applications; areas of responsibility include the analysis, evaluation, design, development and testing of strategic applications across multiple platforms and technologies. Analyzes department business and functional requirements for new or enhanced applications; meets with users and management staff to ensure complete understanding of department requirements; analyzes current manual or computerized processes; analyzes inter-relationship between new tasks and existing applications; researches internal and external available resources; develops and presents cost-benefit analyses; make recommendations on applications solutions. Performs complex and in-depth comprehensive systems analysis to design and develop new applications and enhancements to current applications; interfaces with users, programming staff, vendors, outside agencies, consultants and other project groups; defines programming requirements, languages, tools and method of integrating new programming code into existing programs to meet user needs; evaluates, oversees or conducts testing on new or enhanced applications; ensures data integrity and program structure and reliability are maintained; performs quality assurance duties; reviews new applications for compliance with applicable quality assurance standards. Develops, maintains, and enforces data management standards and procedures; develops standards for maintaining data integrity and security; develops strategies for data recovery. Designs data and application structures using appropriate design tools; analyzes current systems to determine methods of integrating new applications into department systems operating environments; designs data structure and application interface; designs prototypes, on-line screens, maps, reports, forms, menus, and input/output records; develops data flow diagrams and other systems documentation to create application specifications; designs and develops various reports, charts and other materials from multiple layers of data. Develops optimum software configurations to achieve application functional goals; locates, reviews, re-formats and downloads existing system data; tests and de-bugs application; determines whether new application meets the client's business and technology requirements as well as mandated regulations and standards; recommends changes as needed. As assigned, serves as project manager on applications development projects; analyzes client business and functional needs for new or enhanced applications design and development; recommends solutions and appropriate technology to meet client needs; designs project and resource plans and schedules; develops proposals using cost/benefit analyses; prepares specifications, cost estimates and justification for new and enhanced application modifications; coordinates with software vendors to ensure quality and completeness of final product; coordinates the installation and evaluation of proposed hardware and software to ensure compatibility with existing systems; coordinates programming and testing activities; controls, monitors and reports budget expenditures; directs members of the project team; provides written reports and presentations on project status. Maintains security and client access to assigned applications; grants and/or revokes user access; ensures compliance with department and mandated data security policies and procedures. Writes documentation on new and enhanced application description and functional capabilities; prepares and updates user materials and procedures manuals. As assigned, may exercise direct or technical and functional supervision over lower level staff; assists in selecting, training, motivating and evaluating assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies. Coordinates and conducts user training education and discussion sessions; recommends proper use and functionality of application; creates new courses and classes; evaluates training programs to determine their effectiveness. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of information technology.
Note: The following special requirements were approved by the Director of Human Resources on August 22, 2019.
Either PATTERN I Experience
: One year as a Department Information Systems Analyst III in San Joaquin County with at least three years of experience providing professional IT support for laboratory information systems utilized across multiple clinical laboratory departments and services.
Or PATTERN II Education:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in computer science, information systems, mathematics, business administration, or related field.AND Experience:
Three years of increasingly responsible professional analytical applications/ programming work with at least one year performing as a Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Applications Analyst across multiple clinical laboratory departments and services.Substitution:
Additional qualifying experience as a LIS Applications Analyst may substitute for the above required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.
Operations, services and activities of information systems programs; advanced principles and practices of applications development, programming and installation; advanced principles and practices of computer science and information systems; advanced principles and practices of structured programming analysis and design; advanced methods and techniques of installing, configuring and troubleshooting applications, hardware and software; principles, practices, methods and techniques of providing applications development project management services; advanced methods and techniques of evaluating client business and applications requirements; principles and practices of relational database management; principles and practices of quality assurance; principles and practices of system security and client access to assigned applications; methods and techniques of using complex application design and development tools; operational characteristics of multiple operating system environments and associated hardware, software, database and related components; a variety of application programming languages; personal computer hardware and software components; methods and techniques of developing and writing technical documentation; principles and practices of customer service; pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.
Provide highly advanced level support in the design, development and maintenance of complex department applications; perform highly complex systems, applications and database analysis, design and development duties; perform feasibility studies and conduct cost-benefit analyses; design and integrate applications within a variety of operating environments; analyze and resolve complex application problems using logical and methodical processes; recommend, install, troubleshoot and upgrade applications; design and integrate multiple data sets and designs into individual applications; design software to meet client requirements; design and implement relational data models; assess and analyze department technology resources and needs; as assigned, provide application development project management services; design training materials and conduct training sessions; create and develop technical and training manuals or documentation; design and develop various reports, charts and materials; operate a variety of computer systems and equipment; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility
-Frequent use of data entry devices; frequent sitting, standing or walking for long periods; occasional pushing/pulling, bending, squatting and crawling; driving; Lifting
-Frequently 5-30 pounds; occasionally 70 pounds or less; Vision
-Constant use of good overall vision; frequent reading/close-up work; occasional color, depth and peripheral vision; Dexterity
-Frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, reaching; Hearing/Talking
-Frequent talking/hearing in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological
-Frequent decision making and concentration; frequent public contact; occasional working alone, working nights and traveling; Environmental
-Frequent exposure to noise.
Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented bySEIU Local 1021 . Health Insurance :
San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans: a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan. Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available. Dental Insurance :
The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans: Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan. There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee's expense. Vision Insurance :
The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee's expense.
For more detailed information on the County's benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org
under Human Resources/Employee Benefits. Life Insurance :
The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows:
1 but less than 3 years of continuous service: $1,000
3 but less than 5 years of continuous service: $3,000
5 but less than 10 years of continuous service: $5,000
10 years of continuous service or more: $10,000
Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate. 125 Flexible Benefits Plan :
This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). Retirement Plan
: Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937. Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees' Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org
for more information. NOTE: If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees' Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance. Deferred Compensation
:The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less. Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000.
The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available. Vacation
: Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years. Holidays
: Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year. Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals,use, and cashability of accrued time. Sick Leave
: 12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation. Sick leave incentive : An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue. The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year. Bereavement Leave
: 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee's spouse, domestic partner, parent or child. Merit Salary Increase
: New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range. After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step. Job Sharing
: Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources. Educational Reimbursement Program
: Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year. Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year. Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:
The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area. School Activities
: Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children's school activities.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:
- Written Exam : The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format. If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Oral Exam : The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate's education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise. The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview. A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate's score and rank for placement on the eligible list. Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews. If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Written & Oral Exam: If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Rate-out: A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate's application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process.
The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points. Testing Accommodation:
Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. Veteran's Points
: Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran's points in initial appointment to County service. Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration. Note:
A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.
Acceptable wartime service dates:
- September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946
- June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
- August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
- Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.
Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for nine months, but may be extended by the Human Resources Director for a period which shall not exceed a total of three years from the date established. Certification/Referral:
Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.
- Rule of the Rank: The top rank orranks of eligibles will be referred for hiring interviews. The minimum number of names to be referred will be equal to the number of positions plus nine, or 10% of the eligible list, whichever is higher. When fillingnine or more positions in a department at the same time, the top rank or ranks will be referred and the minimum number of names shall be two times the number of positions to be filled or 10% of the eligible list, whichever is higher. This applies only to open competitive recruitments.
- Rule of Five: The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews. This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.
Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities. Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam:
Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen. Employment of Relatives:
Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;
- They are related to the Appointing Authority or
- The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.
Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule. Proof of Eligibility:
If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
HOW TO APPLY Apply Online: www.sjgov.org/department/hrBy mail or in person:
San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202 Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370 Job Line:
For currentemployment opportunitiesplease callour 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division)
. San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy:
San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees. Equal Opportunity Employer
: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo
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Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled