City of Ventura


Finance and Technology Department
Recruitment #17-S87-001
Salary: I: $67,191 - $90,037/Year II: $74,166 - $99,383/year

Do you have expertise designing, developing and implementing enterprise-wide software solutions with a focus on matching technology to user needs?  Are you a big-picture oriented professional who thinks critically and possesses a clear understanding of how the components of a business system works together?  If you enjoy playing a key role in determining and delivering innovative business information systems that best serve an organization's needs, consider joining the City's Information Technology team and apply online for the Systems Analyst I/II career opportunity at by the 5/28/2018 filing deadline!
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Under general supervision, analyzes, designs, and implements business information systems. Acts as technical resource to partner with City Departments in delivering business information system solutions to meet the City of Ventura's operational and strategic technology goals.
This classification is flexibly staffed and the position may be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the incumbent and the staffing needs of the city.


  • Has strong prior experience in working with enterprise systems software across all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Possesses solid analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • Works harmoniously with a wide range of people as part of a collaborative team while adhering to established standards
  • Has excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Is flexible, self-motivated, proactive, and a creative problem solver
  • Has a strong work ethic and a willingness to continuously learn new systems and technologies
  • Has excellent communications skills, including writing, speaking, and listening
  • Is comfortable in a fast-paced environment with the challenge of multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Demonstrates excellent follow-through on each assignment and task
  • Translates technical subject matter clearly, accurately, and appropriately to individuals at all levels of computer literacy and at all levels within the organization

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Coordinates with City departments to ascertain system problems and/or define requirements related to municipal business systems.
Identifies and formally defines assigned customer department's needs. Analyzes, diagnoses and corrects problems with existing computer applications. Writes new and modifies existing computer programs.
May develop process diagrams, record layouts, and file structures. Prepares test data, organizes, and performs system testing to assure programs function to specifications.
Prepares or acquires documentation for customer department application programs and systems; trains personnel of the user departments in appropriate use and applications. Maintains technical system documentation and supports users in the development and maintenance of user documentation.
Participates in software acquisitions, including but not limited to, preparation of request for proposals (RFP), statements of work, planning schedules, and review/recommendation process. Monitors contract/vendor compliance.
Performs product implementation and conversion, and solves problems that may arise from the project.
Prepares post-implementation evaluation reports and maintains status reports.
Works with staff in other departments to document system requirements, and evaluates and implements packages. Maintains systems after implementation, and develops additional modules as needed.
Defines and manages scope of assigned projects and objectives; monitors and reports on project progress status.
Participates in Information Technology Division process analysis, contributes to ongoing business process improvement, follows up with IT customers to confirm that deployed solutions meet requirements and quality expectations.
Stays current with new developments in the software industry. Performs related duties as assigned.

Systems Analyst I: A combination of training, education and experience equivalent to completion of high school and some college coursework in computer science, business administration, geography, or a related field and at least one year of experience in software application analysis, programming and implementation of enterprise or departmental business systems. Positions assigned to support the Geographic Information System require one year of experience in application analysis and programming of geographic information systems, utilizing ARC/INFO and ArcView. A Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, mathematics, engineering or related field is highly desirable.
Systems Analyst II: In addition to the education and training described above, requires three years of increasingly responsible experience in application analysis, system design, programming and implementation of enterprise or departmental business systems. Prior public agency experience is preferred.

License: Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

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Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at
Department Selection Interview 
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in June 2018, date to be determined.