$114,401 to $134,613; $99,054 to $144,844; and $107,385 to $156,975
The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $107,427 to $133,485; $115,842 to $143,925; and $128,098 to $159,147
Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.
The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.
For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf (Download PDF reader).
A Systems Programmer evaluates, develops, maintains, implements, and modifies operating systems, hardware, middleware, software, storage, and networking in a business applications environment; performs hardware-software studies; designs and implements systems architecture; analyzes systems problems and optimizes systems performance; performs systems upgrades; follows Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and security best practices for incident, change and release management, and all aspects of network and server operations; provides technical assistance to other data processing personnel and user divisions or departments; may supervise and direct the work of employees engaged in such activities; applies sound supervisory principles and techniques in building and maintaining an effective work force; and fulfills equal employment opportunity responsibilities.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university; and two (2) years of full-time paid systems implementation experience in either: 1) installing, configuring, maintaining, performance tuning, patching, troubleshooting and securing enterprise level servers and networks; or 2) planning, configuring, and implementing enterprise systems and applications operating over large computing networks serving local and remote facilities; or 3) preparing programs by analyzing specifications developed by systems professionals and determining computer processing requirements, systems and/or programming flowcharts, code programs, and software solutions; or
Two years of full-time paid experience with the City of Los Angeles as a Programmer Analyst; or
Four years of full-time paid systems implementation experience with the City of Los Angeles as a Systems Analyst with experience in either 1) installing, configuring, maintaining, performance tuning, patching, and securing enterprise level servers; or 2) planning, configuring, and implementing enterprise systems and applications operating over large computing networks serving local and remote facilities.
Additional full-time paid experience as described above in Requirement No. 1 may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required bachelor's degree noted in Requirement No.1. One academic year is equivalent to 30 semester or 45 quarter units.
Some positions may require a valid California driver's license. Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).
Applicants completing the examination process will be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying degree and/or course work. Applicants who wish to expedite this process may attach a copy of their qualifying degree in the Attachments section of the on-line application at the time of filing.
In accordance with Charter Section 1010 (b) and Civil Service Rule 5.31, selective certification will be used for some positions that require special skills and/or training in one or more of the following areas. For such positions, only applicants possessing the specific professional certification(s) at the time of filing, may be considered.
A copy of the Certificate of Completion must be submitted at the time of filing. The certificate must be attached to the on-line application BEFORE the application is submitted. If the certificate is attached AFTER the on-line application has been submitted, it will not be available to the City and applicants WILL NOT be credited with having submitted the certificate. Applicants who fail to submit the certificate at the time of filing by not attaching it to the on-line application will not be considered for this part of selective certification.
AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty
AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder – Specialty
AWS Certified Big Data – Specialty
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
AWS Certified Developer – Associate
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty
AWS Certified Security – Specialty
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
CCIE Data Center
CCNP Data Center
CCNP Routing and Switching
Certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Certification as a Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) or as a Checkpoint Certified Security Expert
Certification as a CISCO Certified DevNet Associate
Certification as a CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or as a CISCO Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE).
Certification as a Cisco Certified Security Professional or as a CISCO Certified Internetwork Expert in Security.
Certification as a DNS/BIND Associate
Certification as a Global Information Assurance Certification (G9ac) Security Essentials (GSEC)
Certification as a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) on Windows server platform.
Certification as an Oracle 9i/10g/11g or latest version or as an Oracle Database 10g/11g or latest version of Administrator Certified Master.
Certification as CompTIA Security +
Certified other Database Provider (such as Microsoft SQL) CCIE Routing and Switching
Certified with other Linus/Unix Operating System Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
Certified with other Linux/Unit Operating System
Certified with other Network Provider (such as Juniper.)
CISCO Certified DevNet Professional
Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist
Data center Virtualization 2019 (VCP-DCV 2019); VMWare Certified Advanced Professional 6.5
Data Center Virtualization; Cloud Management (VCAP-CMA) (VCP6.5-DCV); Network virtualization (VCP-NV)
Financial Management Certified Implementation Specialist
IBM Certified Database Administrator – DB2 for z/OS
IBM Certified Deployment Professional Certification as a Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris Operating System.
IBM Certified Infrastructure Deployment Professional – Maximo Asset Management v7.X VMWare certified Professional
IBM Certified System Administrator
IBM Certified System Administrator – DB2 for z/OS
Microsoft Certified : Azure Administrator Associate
Oracle Certified Professional
Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Master (OCM)
Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Professional (OCP)
Oracle Database 9i/10/11g Administrator Certified Associate (OCA)
Oracle Database 9i/10/11g Administrator Certified Professional (OCP)
Oracle Database Certified Associate (OCA)
Oracle E-Business Suite 12
Oracle WebCenter Certified Implementation Specialist' Oracle Certified Associate
Oracle WebLogic Server 11g/12c System Administrator
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administrator
Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Certified Implementation Specialist; Oracle Certified Professional
PeopleSoft 9.2 Financial Certified Implementation Specialist
PeopleSoft People Tools 8.5 Certified Implementation Specialist
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
SAP Certified Technology Associate – System Administration (Max DB) with SAP NetWeaver 7.4
VM Certified Advanced Professional
WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V9.0
WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications and Certificate(s) of Completion will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the "Apply" icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity for Open Competitive Examinations and at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity/promotionaljobs for Promotional Examinations.
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.
Applications will only be accepted on-line on the dates listed below:
From 8:00 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 to 11:59 p.m., Thursday, August 20, 2020
From 8:00 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2020 to 11:59 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020
From 8:00 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2021 to 11:59 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2021
From 8:00 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 to 11:59 p.m., Thursday, May 20, 2021
The examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the "Application Deadline" section of this bulletin.
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the weighted multiple-choice test in the following order: 1) Los Angeles City Promotional applicants who meet the minimum requirements. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for this examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs based on a random sampling of those qualified candidates. Applicants not selected to be tested will not automatically be considered in subsequent filing period(s) and must re-apply in subsequent filing period(s) to be considered.
Examination Weight: Multiple-Choice Test . . . . . . . .100%
The examination will consist entirely of a weighted multiple-choice test administered and proctored on-line. In the on-line multiple-choice test, the following competencies may be evaluated: Analytical Ability, Self Management, Teamwork, Project Management, Job Knowledge including knowledge of: capabilities, uses, characteristics, and limitations of servers – virtual, physical and cloud, computers and peripheral equipment, operating software systems (Windows, Linux, Unix, MacOS, etc.), software such as assemblers, generators, subroutine libraries, compilers and vendor written application programs; programming languages such as C/C++, Java, .NET - VB, ASP, MVC, C#, PHP, Perl, Hadoop, Python, PowerShell or command languages for distributed and large scale computers and/or network and associated programming aids; Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), Metropolitan and cloud networks, and IP Protocols; Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS); system optimization techniques and performance tuning; storage, backup and disaster recovery procedures, and other business resumption and data protection technologies; framework or detailed plan to prepare documentation, procedures, tests, corrections, and take other steps necessary for the planned implementation and modification of programs; methods to identify security exposures and provide mitigation controls as they apply to information and management information systems including software distribution and patch management in cyber security, software and threats; techniques and tools necessary to support internet, intranet, and cloud application environments; and other necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities.
The multiple-choice test will be proctored and administered on-line during a single session. Candidates invited to participate in the on-line multiple-choice test will be able to take the test from a remote location (i.e., their home) using a computer with a webcam and a reliable internet connection. Candidates will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles outlining the dates and specific steps on how to take the multiple-choice test on-line. Candidates who do not complete and submit the multiple-choice test on-line using a computer by the specified date and time will not be considered further in this examination. Additional test dates may be added as needed.
For candidates who apply between August 7, 2020 and August 20, 2020, it is anticipated that the on-line multiple-choice test will be administered between TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020 AND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020.
For candidates who apply between November 6, 2020 and November 19, 2020, it is anticipated that the on-line multiple-choice test will be administered between TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021.
For candidates who apply between February 5, 2021 and February 18, 2021, it is anticipated that the on-line multiple-choice test will be administered between MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021 AND MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021.
For candidates who apply between May 7, 2021 and May 20, 2021, it is anticipated that the on-line multiple-choice test will be administered between TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021 AND TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021.
Additional job analysis information can be obtained by going to http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=jobanalyses and clicking on Competencies under Systems Programmer. Candidates who do not have the required equipment may have the option to take the multiple-choice test onsite at a City facility. Additional on-line testing information can be obtained by going to http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=employmenttestingprocess.
This examination is based on a validation study, and as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the multiple-choice test will not be subject to candidate inspection.
As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf. (Download PDF reader)
Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
A final average score of 70% or higher is required to be placed on the eligible list.
In conjunction with Civil Service Rules, applicants who are currently eligible City employees or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered Open Candidates.
The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a higher score, without military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding 0.25 of a point seniority credit for each year of service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
You may take the Systems Programmer multiple-choice test only once every 365 days.
Your name may be removed from the eligible list after six (6) months.
Your rank on the eligible list may change as scores of candidates from other administrations of this examination are merged onto one list.
In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may file protests as provided in Sec. 4.20, 4.22 and 4.23 as applicable and within the required time frame; however, the Personnel Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of the eligible list.
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees are required to be Disaster Service Workers.
THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN BOTH ON AN
INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.