Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (District) is a regional government agency. The District's statutory mandate is to regulate stationary sources of air emissions. The District accomplishes this goal through regulation of industrial facilities and conducts various outreach and incentive programs designed to encourage clean air choices.
The District's jurisdiction encompasses all of seven counties - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Napa, and portions of two others - southwestern Solano and southern Sonoma.
The District is recruiting for the position of Systems Analyst in the Laboratory section of the Meteorology and Measurement Division. This is a regular, full-time, represented position. There is one vacancy.
The Meteorology and Measurement Division supports the mission of the District by monitoring air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area and emissions from industrial facilities; forecasting regional and local air quality; and conducting and supporting community organizations to do community-scale monitoring to guide actions to reduce emissions in the Bay Area and in neighborhoods most impacted by air pollution.
About the Position:
Under direction, the Systems Analyst will be responsible for maintaining and building data systems for the Meteorology and Measurement Division. The data systems are operated under strict regulations and are connected to other systems internal to and outside the Air District. The Systems Analyst will work with colleagues in the Division to ensure that the data systems manage the flow of data from collection at monitoring stations, analysis in the laboratory, quality assurance procedures, and through communication with other agencies and the public.
Under general direction, coordinates, analyzes, designs, implements and evaluates the acquisition, development and maintenance of District-wide information management systems, including hardware, software, communications, and training; designs and modifies application systems; develops, recommends, and implements District network, telecommunications, and computer systems; administers network, file servers, and multi-user computer systems; and performs related work as assigned.
This advanced, specialized classification performs complex duties in the development and acquisition of data communications, telecommunications, networking and system software and hardware, and develops and modifies complex application systems. The responsibility es of this class inherently includes providing project leadership and work direction to others. In the Applications Program this classification focuses on application development and database design, and in the Operations Program this classification focuses on systems administration, computer operations and telecommunications support. This class is distinguished from Supervising Systems Analyst in that the latter has overall managerial responsibility for the staff and activities in the Applications, or Operations Programs.
Examples of Duties for this Position
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
Identifies, analyzes, develops, recommends, and implements data, and voice systems; analyzes current systems and develops short- and long-range goals for system development and implementation; recommends improvements to the system based on District needs and system capabilities.
Designs, develops, tests and implements new systems to meet user requirements and needs.
Develops and implements upgrade plans for telecommunications systems, networks, multi-user systems and desktop environments.
Assists programming staff and systems users in resolving hardware, software, and operational problems.
Writes user procedures and instructions and assists user staff in implementing new or modified programs and applications; tracks and evaluates project and system progress; plans and develops test data to validate new or modified programs; designs input and output forms and documents.
Assists in the development and implementation of goals, priorities and policies relating to District-wide information management.
Participates in the negotiations and administration of contracts for hardware and software acquisition and maintenance; orders personal computer hardware and software; directs system installations and upgrades and hardware repairs.
Evaluates, selects and implements the installation and testing of new computer hardware, software and telecommunications equipment.
Assists in the development of information systems budget relating to computer hardware and software acquisition and maintenance.
Administers network, file servers, web server, multi-user systems, PBX, voicemail, e-mail, and relational data base management systems.
Develops and maintains network security and disaster recovery plans for database and network file server systems.
Conducts special studies and projects involving administrative, organizational management analyses related to telecommunications, and network and multi-user data systems; prepares and presents recommendations and reports on system use, budget projections, and system designs and procedures.
Directs the work of programmers in the development, testing and implementation of complex programs.
Gathers and analyzes information regarding user systems and requirements; conducts feasibility studies and develops system, time, equipment and cost requirements; develops or modifies automated systems to fulfill those needs using computer generated techniques.
Simulates hardware and software problems using computer generated techniques; tests and evaluates alternative solutions, and recommends and implements appropriate applications design.
Confers with user division staff regarding assigned functional program areas.
Maintains current knowledge of technology and new computer user applications.
Oversees the staff and activities of assigned projects.
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills is:
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, mathematics a closely related field and two years of experience in systems design and analysis, systems programming, network and systems administration and/or data and voice communications.
Principles of operation, functions and capabilities of computer systems, networking, data communications, telecommunications and data base systems.
Principles of data base design and access.
System integration and client-server computing.
Computer programming principles, techniques and procedures for technical, administrative and business applications.
Systems analysis and design procedures and techniques.
Forms and documents design techniques.
Operating principles and characteristics of multi-user and personal computer systems.
Job planning, prioritizing and scheduling techniques.
Installing, monitoring and maintaining systems and relational data base management software.
Using system performance tools to determine hardware, software, communications and data base performance levels and making necessary adjustments.
Using utility software to maintain relational data base systems, reading detailed technical manuals and interfacing procedures and programs.
Using various methods, procedures, techniques and programming languages involved in implementing, maintaining and fine-tuning computer hardware and software, communications systems and data bases.
Preparing clear and concise program documentation, user procedures, reports of work performed and other written materials.
Translating user needs into operational systems and programs.
Instructing user division staff in the operation of new or revised network, computer and telecommunications systems and applications, including explaining system concepts to non-technical users.
Exercising sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Administration of Laboratory Information Management System(s)such as Sample Master.
Understanding of regulatory requirements related to handling of air quality laboratory and field data
General knowledge of laboratory safety
How to Apply & Selection Criteria
How to Apply & Selection Criteria
Interested individuals must submit a completed BAAQMD application, chronological resume, and responses to the supplemental questions no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023. Applications are accepted online only. Please visit our website at www.baaqmd.gov/jobs to apply or to download an application. Resumes must be included, and not in lieu of the required application materials. Postmarks, faxes, and E-mailed applications will not be accepted.
Except as requested in this announcement, do not include any additional documents, such as letters of recommendation, performance evaluations, work samples, etc. They will not be considered or returned.
Supplemental Questionnaire Instructions:
Individuals who apply for this position must respond to each of the supplemental questions. Both paper and online applications must be received by the Human Resources Office no later than the time and date specified in the vacancy announcement. The responses to the supplemental application questions will be used in accordance with the procedures indicated under the Selection Criteria in the vacancy announcement.
Instructions: Please limit your responses to one page per question. Do not combine your responses, or reference your application, resume, or any other requested documentation that you have included with your application packet to answer a question. Please be advised that the information you provide will be evaluated "as is" and incomplete or illegible applications will likely receive lower ratings. Therefore, it is very important to provide a concise, organized, and easy to follow response to each question.
You must provide the following for each question regarding experience: The name of the employer where you gained your experience, your job title, length of time in years/months performing the specific function, and detailed examples that illustrate your duties and responsibilities.
Selection may be based upon a competitive examination consisting of a written exercise, interview, or combination of the two. Depending on the number of qualified applicants, an application screening and/or panel interview may be used to determine the most qualified applicants.
The District may hire from this recruitment process to fill future vacancies occurring within the next 18 months.
Updates regarding your status in the recruitment will be sent via email, unless you indicate a different preference on your application.
Persons with disabilities who may require reasonable accommodations during the application and/or selection process should notify the Human Resources Office at (415) 749-4980.
The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.