$41.52-$51.86 Hourly / $7,196.80-$8,989.07 Monthly / $86,361.60-$107,868.80 Yearly
This is the advanced journey level classification in the Information Technology Specialist classification series. Positions in this classification perform technical assignments of significant complexity and serve as technical experts within their area of assignment. This class is distinguished from the classification of Information Technology Specialist because incumbents in the Information Technology Specialist Senior class provide direct supervision or lead direction to assigned Information Technology Specialist, technical, or clerical staff and/or serve as technical experts within their area of assignment in the strategic planning of technology for several complex systems.
This class is distinguished from the Information Technology Analyst series in that the latter describes positions with professional/analytical responsibilities where the primary duties include the analysis of business and/or system needs, the evaluation of current systems, and the design of technical solutions to meet the identified business or system needs, including work which may emphasize business systems analysis and the design of technology solutions to resolve application problems or improve efficiency and effectiveness; network/telecommunication systems analysis, design and administration; system analysis, administration and design; and/or database analysis, administration and design. In contrast, the Information Technology Specialist classification describes positions with responsibility for providing a broad range of routine and complex duties in business processes, and communication of user requirements/problems to a vendor or statewide system which then architects and develops the technical solution, implementation of system upgrades or modifications, and user training.
This class is further distinguished from Information Technology Supervisor in that the latter is management-level classification that performs the most complex work assigned to the classification series and supervises the activities of a group of professional/analytical, specialized and/or technical information technology staff in one or more technology disciplines.
Incumbents at this level work under general direction, working from broad policies and towards general objectives and referring specific matters to a superior only when interpretation or clarification of organizational policies is necessary.
May exercise direct supervision or lead direction over lower level staff.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances; position occasionally requires travel to other locations. Work environments may include noise, dust and/or unpleasant odors, marked changes in temperature and humidity, and may occasionally require work in confined spaces.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Two years journey-level technical experience comparable to Information Technology Specialist with Placer County.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information technology or a closely related field. Additional relevant technical experience that demonstrates the ability to perform advanced technical duties in assigned technology area may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis; or possession of one or more approved information technology certificates and/or completion of other approved technology-related training may substitute for all or part of the above-required education. Equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information technology or a closely related field is desirable.
License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
Depending upon assignment, demonstrated technical competency and/or certification pertaining to the information technology used by the appointing department may be required.
Mobility – frequent standing or sitting for extended periods; frequent walking; frequent to occasional twisting, depending on assignment; occasional pushing/pulling, bending, kneeling, squatting and crawling.
Lifting – frequent lifting up to 20 pounds; occasional lifting up to 80 pounds.
Vision – constant use of good overall vision for reading/close up work; frequent use of color perception and eye/hand coordination; occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision.
Dexterity – frequent repetitive motion from writing and using a computer keyboard; frequent grasping, holding and reaching.
Hearing/Talking - frequent hearing/talking to others on the telephone and in person.