Information Technology Analyst (Principal)

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity - Security Division

Recruitment #20-367070-03



COMMITMENT TO SERVICE: Our mission is to serve the people and to provide a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play. 

we serve the public in many different ways including:

  • Providing primary medical, dental, alcohol, drug and mental health services to residents, including   the uninsured, low-income, and medically underserved 
  • Providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated area of the county
  • Protecting the community from public health threats such as communicable diseases
  • Coordinating countywide responses to domestic violence and terrorism or other emergencies 
  • Managing the criminal justice process after arrest (jail, prosecution, probation)
  • Supporting other local governments through efficient property tax collection as mandated by the State, County and local jurisdictions; and, 
  • Administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to environmental health, building construction, and land use planning  

OUR EMPLOYEES: Our diverse workforce is committed to fulfilling this mission and does so by exemplifying our IDEAL Core Values, engaging in our day to day work of serving the public with Integrity, Dignity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership.


Solano County Department of Information Technology (DoIT) provides customer-oriented and convenient access to information and services through the use of technology; anytime - anywhere. The County strives for cost-effective use of technology, with interactive exchange and sharing of data within departments, with constituents, with other governments and business partners. The guiding principles of DoIT are:

  • Support and facilitate access to County information for the public and its employees and to help the County conduct its business in a fast and easy manner
  • Support the business goals of the County in an efficient, cost-effective manner
  • Provide safe and secure systems and an integration mechanism to streamline business practices
  • Provide ongoing technology training for staff
  • Provide opportunities for constituents to utilize technology in their interaction with the County
  • Share and exchange information using multiple channels

To learn more about the Department of Information Technology please visit: 



Expanding and Sharing Technology throughout the County  

An Information Technology Analyst (Principal) manages and oversees a major information technology system, group, or program and plans, designs, and coordinates the maintenance of the most difficult and complex infrastructure system or computerized data processing and applications systems for large, multi-departmental or countywide functions.


There is currently one vacancy for Information Technology Analyst (Principal) in the Department of Information Technology, Security Division, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity.

The ideal candidates will have the following desired knowledge:

  • Business Continuity Planning
  • IT Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Security Incident Response
  • IT Disaster Recovery Policy and Process
  • Backup Technologies and Processes
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Project Management

The ideal candidates will have the following desired qualifications:


  • Minimum of five years' experience in implementing Business Continuity Management (BCM), IT Disaster Recovery (DR) and Crisis Management plans.
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, procedures, regulations and techniques of BCM, Crisis Management and IT Disaster Response.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of BCM, IT disaster recovery, crisis management, and supplier risk and contingency concepts, strategies and solutions.
  • Experience in creating and defining new operational models and procedures, and explaining complex problems or situations.
  • Experience in defining, implementing and enforcing enterprise risk-based standards, processes and procedures for identifying, assessing, and mitigating a broad range of threats, and responding to disruptions in business or IT operations.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in backup technologies and processes.
  • Experience working effectively with business units to facilitate information security risk assessment and risk management processes.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in conducting Business Impact Analysis (BIA) exercises to ensure all plans are maintained in line with changing business requirements.
  • Experience in establishing an enterprise-wide BCM/DR program budget and financial review process.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in selecting, deploying and using BCM/DR planning tools, emergency/mass notification services and crisis management platforms.
  • Strong leadership skills, particularly project management, influence and relationship building, and conflict identification and resolution.
  • Ability to identify, anticipate and prioritize business risks and impacts, develop and execute appropriate responses, make difficult operational decisions that may impact multiple business operations, and monitor and report on the results of those decisions to senior management. By demonstrating due diligence in these areas, and by communicating effectively about the enterprise's ongoing risk-based activities, the successful BCM program leader will play an important part in maintaining stakeholder confidence.
  • Business Continuity Management and IT Disaster Recovery certification is desirable, such as Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Disaster Recovery Certified Planner (DRCP), Disaster Recovery Certified Specialist (DRCS), Disaster Recovery Certified Expert (DRCE) or other similar credentials.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to communicate business and IT risks and their impacts on business productivity.

The eligible list created as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill full-time regular or limited-term positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Information Technology or related field.




EXPERIENCE:  Six (6) years of information technology systems and/or application development and support experience including two (2) years of project lead or supervisory responsibility.

Note: Additional experience may substitute on a year for year basis for the educational requirement. 



Licensing, Certification and Registration Requirements:

  •  Applicants may be required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C. 
  • Some positions in this class will require technical certifications demonstrating expertise in specific bodies of knowledge. 

To view the job description for this position, please visit:



Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage is $1,586.60 per month for 2021. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security. 

The County observes twelve (12) full day fixed and two (2) half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive two (2) floating paid holidays per year. 

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

Employees in this class are also eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a  regular position, please visit: 

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Sick Time Off for every full hour worked.

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Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities 


First Application Deadline:

01/07/21 – 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and required documents for first application review

TBD - Tentative window for department hiring interview.

Second Application Deadline:

02/04/21- 5:00PM Deadline to submit application and required documents for application review

TBD - Tentative window for department hiring interview.

Next Application Deadline:

03/04/21- 5:00PM Deadline to submit application and required documents for application review

TBD - Tentative window for department hiring interview.

Next Application Deadline:

03/19/21- 5:00PM Deadline to submit application and required documents for application review

TBD - Tentative window for department hiring interview.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to  Be sure to include the recruitment title (IT Analyst (Principal)) and the recruitment number (20-367070-03) in your email or fax, and are due by the application review date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170, business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.


A Bachelor's Degree is required for this position, except when experience is greater that the required six (6) years, in which case additional experience may substitute on a year for year basis the educational requirements.

All candidates must submit a copy of their college diploma (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or official/unofficial transcripts (verifying the date and degree conferred) by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit their diploma or transcripts by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to  Be sure to include the recruitment title (IT Analyst (Principal)) and the recruitment number (20367070-03) in your email or fax.  


It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.


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Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play…  The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight yearsthe only California community with that distinction. 

  • Live – Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento—the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

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County Population (2019): 447,643


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