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Application Architect/Supervisor

at Ventura County

Pay: $38.2769 to $53.1333/hour
$38.2769 - $53.1333
Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2480538
Keywords: programmer

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Under general direction, Application Architect/Supervisor(s) (AA/S) will be responsible for planning, leading and assisting in the architectural direction of the Ventura County Integrated Justice System (VCIJS). These candidates will support the following agencies; Sheriff's Office, Probation Department, Public Defender's Office, and more. 

The AA/S is directly responsible for project planning, organizing, and coordination of all system development and implementation activities, including, but not limited to, planning, leading and/or performing: application requirements definition, system design, architecture definition, system integrations, application development and testing, documentation, training, and implementation. The successful candidate(s) will be able to assess user needs, identify possible solutions, and implement the chosen solution. Responsibilities may also include the technical supervision of subordinate analysts and programming staff.

The ideal candidate will have five (5) years or more of experience in systems analysis, design, developing and supporting systems in Microsoft Visual Studio (2012-2017) and C#, current .NET frameworks (full, standard, and core), MVC Web Applications, Web Services, JavaScript, API, JSON, Java, PHP, XML, UML, Data Modeling, SQL Server, IIS Administration, Mobile application development, Microsoft SQL Reporting Services, VBA, Source Safe, GIT, ActiveX, jQuery, and a Bachelor's degree or higher in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field is highly desirable.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE/BILINGUAL INCENTIVE: Incumbents may be eligible for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5% or 5% based on completion of Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification. Incumbents may also be eligible for bilingual incentive depending upon operational need and certification of skill.

AGENCY/DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Services Department

Applications Architect/Supervisors are represented by the Service Employee's International Union (SEIU) and are eligible for overtime compensation.

The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill present and future Regular, Temporary, Fixed-term, Intermittent, or Extra Help vacancies for this position only. There is currently three (3) Regular vacancies within the Information Technology Services Department.

OPENING DATE: 09/23/2019
CLOSING DATE: Continuous 
A first review of applications is anticipated to occur on or around October 7, 2019 and subsequent reviews may be conducted until sufficient applications are received to meet business needs.

Examples Of Duties

Duties include but are not limited to, the following:
  • Partners with Public Safety agency representatives to identify business needs, research & implement solutions.
  • Develops and architects system solutions recommending the appropriate mix of current technologies to customer departments and internal management.
  • Serves as lead in performing research, requirements definitions, analysis, development, acquisition, and implementation of hardware, software, and applications systems.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, monitors, and evaluates the performance of assigned project team members.
  • Prepares progress and status reports for internal management and customer departments.
  • Coordinates project development and system maintenance requirements with users, other IT Services staff, vendors and outside agencies.
  • Ensures Service Level Commitments (SLCs) are being met for areas of responsibility.
  • May supervise one or more subordinate staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications


Extensive experience in computer systems analysis, design, and programming and serving in a technical lead capacity over programming staff and/or programmer analysts which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

The required knowledge, skills, and abilities also can be obtained by possession of a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field and three (3) years of systems analysis, design and programming experience; or, one (1) year of experience as an Information Systems Analyst, or Data Systems Analyst within the County of Ventura, Information Technology Services Department. Additional years of qualifying experience may be substituted for the college education on a year for year basis.

  • Possession or the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license is required.
  • Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
  • At least two (2) years of recent experience in the following:
    • Developing, testing and implementation of medium to large applications and systems in relevant tools such as: ASP.NET MVC, WEB API, and C#;
    • Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services;
    • Microsoft Visual Studio;
    • Securing mixed client applications, including desktop, web and mobile;
    • REST-based Web Services, API, JSON, JavaScript, PHP, XML, UML, jQuery, Data Mining/Analysis, IIS Administration, Mobile application development, Microsoft SQL Reporting Services, Content Management Systems (Joomia, WordPress, etc.).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of:
  • Current technology trends in the information systems field;
  • Methods and techniques used in defining application requirements, data modeling, and general systems analysis, design, and documentation;
  • Local and wide-area network components and technologies;
  • Data base management systems;
  • Project estimation, scheduling, and management techniques;
  • Vendor contract negotiation and management.
Comprehensive ability to:  
  • Facilitate and document customer functional and data requirements;
  • Propose the appropriate mix of technology and procedural solutions;
  • Analyze complex procedures and develop logical conclusions;
  • Develop project plans and achieve objectives;
  • Participate in the analysis, programming, testing, and/or implementation of proposed systems;
  • Plan and supervise the work of others;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Maintain positive working relationships with customer departments and internal staff members.
Supplemental Information:

May be required to:
  • Travel within the county to conduct studies or troubleshoot;
  • Work long hours to resolve production problems or meet project deadlines;
  • Work nights, weekends, and holidays on an on-call basis.

Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE:  Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it.  Your application must be received by the County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

FIRST REVIEW: A first review of applications is anticipated to occur on or around October 7, 2019 and subsequent reviews may be conducted until sufficient applications are received to meet business needs.

To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

INFORMATION FOR TRANSFER CANDIDATES: If presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible.  If interested, please click here for additional information.
Note to Applicants: Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work experience portion of the application and supplemental questionnaire to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications in order to determine eligibility.  A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above-referenced sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. The supplemental questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in the application being removed from consideration.
All applications will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met.  Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the examination process.

A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to supplemental questions. The T&E is a method for determining the better qualified applicants among those shown to meet the stated requirements. Using a T&E, applicants may be scored or ranked according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. When the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong and large candidates are typically scored or ranked in relation to one another; consequently, some qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or lower resulting in them not being advanced in the process.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough post offer, pre-employment background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information, and driving record may be required for this position. Ability to pass extensive background checks from multiple law enforcement agencies.

For further information regarding this recruitment, please, contact Shannon Antunez by email at or by telephone at 805-654-5014.