Information Technology Applications Analyst III

  • Sacramento County, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Administrative Analysis and Research Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $89,554.32 - $114,276.24 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

This is a continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
11/16/20, 2/15/21, 5/17/21, 8/16/21, 11/15/21, 2/21/22 (final cut-off)

Information Technology Applications Analyst III leads, plans, schedules, and oversees the work of staff performing advanced, specialized work of a professional nature, while performing similar duties as those being led; ensures completion of tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures; communicates policies, procedures and job expectations; and provides training to staff. Utilizes skills that require technical expertise and an understanding of complex analytical procedures and systems processes, including analysis of complex business processes and requirements, the design and development of applications, and/or database design; while working with a significant amount of independent authority and judgment.

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Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge Of:
  • Principles and practices of effective team building, team leadership and conflict resolution
  • Advanced principles and practices of project management and work flow analysis
  • Complex programming theories and principles, including web application development; programming languages, advanced SQL theories and multiple computer operating systems
  • Relational database design, including the integration of database structures
  • Advanced principles and practices pertaining to the application development lifecycle; technical writing, audience analysis, document design, case development, testing and validation of requirements, and implementing business systems
  • Complex software tools, test equipment and measurement techniques
  • Industry standard hardware and software systems
  • A broad range of operations, services, concepts, terms and activities common to a comprehensive state-of-the-art information systems program
  • Advanced principles, methods and techniques used in designing, developing, testing and implementing various software technology solutions
  • Methods and techniques of eliciting, analyzing and documenting business requirements and processes
  • Business processes and standards, analysis processes and standards, case analysis and process modeling

Ability to:
  • Effectively build and lead a team through all phases of complex information technology projects involving multiple cross functional staff in order to achieve departmental and/or county goals
  • Lead, train, assign, schedule and review the work of technical and/or professional information technology staff
  • Conduct independent research, interpret highly technical documents, draw valid conclusions, develop technological solutions, take appropriate actions and/or make appropriate recommendations related to complex IT problems
  • Work with users/customers to define, analyze and document system and user requirements and translate them into functional system design specifications
  • Test and troubleshoot application problems/changes and recommend, develop or implement effective solutions for complex issues
  • Translate user requirements to technical programmers and specialists; develop and make well-organized and effective oral presentations
  • Communicate technical information to a wide variety of users and identify opportunities for business process and system improvements
  • Perform advanced level application development duties, including programming, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing various application structures from inception to final testing and implementation
  • Gather and evaluate information in order to reason logically, draw valid conclusions, take appropriate actions and/or make appropriate recommendations
  • Prepare and maintain clear and complete documentation for procedures, processes, and tables related to area of assignment
  • Read, comprehend, apply and retain technical publications and documentation
  • Plan, organize, prioritize and process work to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Adapt quickly to changes in policies, procedures, assignments and work locations
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered during the course of the work; promote and maintain a team environment
  • Work independently with minor supervision

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other field closely related to the intent of the class.


Three (3) years of full-time, paid technical and/or professional experience in one or more of the following fields of application development, business systems analysis, programming, and/or database administration/analysis.

Note: Technical and/or professional experience that demonstrates the ability to perform duties above the required three years of full-time experience in application development, business systems analysis, programming, and/or database administration/analysis may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis (2080 hours paid experience equal one year of education).

Note: If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.


Criminal History and Background Checks:

The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.

The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks where authorized by Labor Code section 1024.5, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.

License Requirement:

A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Physical Requirements:

Some positions in this class may require the incumbent to be able to:
  • Distinguish between different colors.
  • Lift equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds.
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Working Conditions:

Some positions in this class may require the incumbent to:
  • Work weekends, holidays, and non-routine hours.
  • Travel occasionally.

Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months.

Application and Testing Information


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.

County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service

Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.


Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.

Note:Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.


All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.

This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.

All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.


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For information regarding County jobs:
Closing Date/Time: 2/21/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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