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Employment Opportunity



Range 22
Closing Date:
April  24, 2014, 5:00 pm
Beginning Date:
May, 2014 (approximate)



  • Bachelorís degree from an acceptable accredited institution with major course work in computer information systems and database technologies, plus substantial continued education and training in the field AND
  • two years professional experience directly developing or supporting an integrated database system in key technical and administrative roles demonstrating progressively increasing duties and responsibilities that include those defined for this position OR
  • Associate degree in related field and four years of appropriate experience
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

General Description:

Under the supervision of the Director of Information technology Services, perform a variety of complex and technical duties in the analysis, design, programming, testing and maintenance of the districtís enterprise business and student system.  The data analyst must possess good technical knowledge and skill in the areas of computer science, application programming, and the operating systems used by the district, and the interpersonal skills necessary to evaluate complex business problems and effectively communicate alternative solutions at the technical and user levels. 

Essential Functions

  • Analyze, develop, code, test, debug, and maintain programs of enterprise student and business applications of moderate complexity and scope
  • Learns technical aspects of functional areas and is exposed to functional process and operations
  • Create system and end-user documentation of new programs and changes to existing application systems in accordance with established standards and procedures.
  • Recommends standards and procedures within the programming area, including specifications, documentation and production turnover, and identify potential areas where existing standards and procedures require change
  • Assist in programming in the 4GL language and Ellucian languages.
  • Test and install all custom programs
  • Evaluate, plan, install and test all new releases for installed Application Systems to assure a current and reliable system.  These systems currently include the Ellucian Integrated Financial and Student Information Systems and several Web based applications.∑         Provide Database Administration for the UniData/Ellucian Colleague integrated student and financial system
  • Provide Database Management skills for related Business Systems, including Microsoft Access, and flat file systems
  • Keep accurate and complete business records, and system documentation, for all areas of responsibilities.
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Knowledge of:

  • Principals and techniques of computer programming, basic on-line programming and programming documentation
  • Various computer programming languages
  • Operating procedures of computer systems and related equipment
  • Principles and practices of data base management systems
  • Principles and techniques of system analysis and design.
  • Principles and practices of database management systems.
  • Principles of system analysis and design.

Ability to:

  • Analyze, design, program, install and maintain complex computer systems
  • Identify, evaluate and solve program problems
  • Operate a variety of computer software applications and peripheral equipment
  • Read, interpret and apply complex technical publications, manuals and other documents
  • Analyze data and develop logical solutions to complex data processing application programming problems
  • Prepare clear and concise computerized reports
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Meet project schedule and timelines
  • Plan and organize work schedule

How to Apply: All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  If materials are emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.  Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1.  Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2.  Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3.  Resume
4. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.  Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.

It is the applicantís responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application for Download

Classified Position Application [Word Doc 206k]
This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please send to:

        Cathy Harris Office of Human Resources
        Merced College
        3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee.  Finalist interviews with district administrators may follow.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  .The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All classified employees, as a condition of employment, must become members of California School Employees Association or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to CSEA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer