Applications Support Engineer

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Applications Support Engineer

Annual Pay Range: $89,511 - $111,771

plus full benefits, including CalPERS Pension


Are you a bright, curious, and energetic applications development and support professional with a passion for protecting and preserving the environment? Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Applications Support Engineer to serve as a technical leader and subject matter expert in application management practices.  This is a professional classification and is responsible for the maintenance, modification, implementation, development, and process customization of, and training for, a variety of software applications.  


About the District:  The District is a regional greenbelt system in the Santa Cruz Mountain region comprised of over 63,000 acres of land in 26 extraordinary open space preserves, permanently protected for public enjoyment and recreation. The District is a growing organization with a focused mission that guides our work, and where every employee makes an impact.  If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space protection and outdoor recreation, working with an incredible team of like-minded colleagues, we invite you to apply for this position!  Check out the Working for Midpen video on our Employment Opportunities page.


About the Position: With the passage of Measure AA, Midpen is experiencing rapid growth in order to fulfill the commitments made to the public and the IST Department is responding to the increased technological needs of the District.  The Applications Support Engineer supports the District’s growing portfolio of applications and the users of these applications.  The incumbent will help configure, troubleshoot, monitor, and maintain a variety of applications used by the District, and is responsible for serving as a technical leader and subject matter expert in application management practices. Work includes the gathering of business requirements, associated documentation, and training. This position will have responsibility for both spatial and non-spatial applications.  The District is heavily involved in the use of Office 365; in particular, the use of SharePoint for the District’s intranet, enterprise document management system, and associated business workflows.  Working knowledge of SharePoint in the Office 365 environment is a requirement of the job, as is the ability to code/script in one or more languages relevant to computer operations such as Javascript, Java, Python, .NET, or HTML5.  The District’s current portfolio includes applications built on the ArcGIS Service Architecture, Cityworks and Citysourced applications, and document management and workflows in O365 SharePoint.  The ideal candidate has the experience to support a wide variety of applications in a heterogeneous environment, along with the ability to learn and build new applications. 

The responsibilities of this position require the use of tact, discretion, and independent judgment, as well as to have full and thorough knowledge of the concepts, practices, procedures, and policies of the assigned functions. We are looking for an organized, professional, and collaborative self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills to join our team. For more information, see the Applications Support Engineer job description on the District’s website.


Work Environment:  This position is part of the Information Systems and Technology Department at the District’s office in Los Altos, California.  The position requires work in an office setting to complete daily tasks.  The position will also require work at the various District field offices.  Fieldwork will require driving District vehicles in remote areas on dirt roads, working in temperatures ranging from cold and blustery to hot and dry.


Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, management information systems, engineering, or a related field and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in applications analysis, design, and development.  Public agency experience is a bonus.


Licenses & Certifications Required:   Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.


Benefits:   The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.


How to Apply: Apply online at  Application deadline is November 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The CalOpps system will only accept fully completed applications submitted by 5:00 p.m. on November 1st

The District will not accept applications not fully completed by this deadline.


To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit the following application materials:

1. Fully completed CalOpps employment application 

2. Resume

3. Cover Letter 

4. Supplemental Question Responses


Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.


Recruitment Timeline:  We recommend applicants’ schedules be open during this timeframe for panel interviews:

First Interview: November 13, 2018

Final Interview/written exercise at our office in Los Altos: November 15, 2018




Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources department.   

Put your passion for Open Space to work!