Job Posting: Lead Developer

CA Horse Racing Board

Lead Developer

$4,921.00 - $7,962.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under direction of the Information Technology Supervisor II, the Information Technology Specialist I (ITS I), performs the duties of the department’s lead developer.  Serves as the technical specialist, demonstrating an in-depth understanding and level of expertise of complex application development project initiatives for the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to perform a wide variety of tasks requiring regular innovative problem-solving. The ITS I performs analysis, design, programming, and testing in the implementation and/or maintenance of application systems essential to the CHRB. The incumbent will develop and implement the process for managing and sustaining these processes and documents through all phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC).  The tasks for this position encompasses multiple IT domains: 1) Business Technology Management, 2) Project Management, 3) Software Engineering and 4) System Engineering.   Travel to California’s race tracks and after hours support of CHRB’s software applications and systems may be required due to operational need.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment, using one or more personal computers.

Works on the first floor of a two story building.

Travels approximately 10-15 times during the months of June through October.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Lead Developer
$4,921.00 - $6,595.00 A
$5,412.00 - $7,253.00 B
$5,941.00 - $7,962.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The mission of the California Horse Racing Board to ensure the integrity, viability, and safety of the California horse racing industry by regulating pari-mutuel wagering for the protection of the public, promoting horse racing, breeding, and wagering opportunities, and fostering safe racing through the development and enforcement of track safety standards and regulations for the health and welfare of all participants.


California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is located near Cal Expo, and walking distance to many restaurants and retail businesses. CHRB Headquarters is near the Bushy Lake - Cal Expo section of the American River walking path.


Department Website:

Special Requirements

It is the policy of the CHRB that no person may be hired as an employee if that person has been convicted of a felony or any gambling-related offense, therefore all employees are subject to a background check.

  • This position requires a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • If education is being used to meet the Minimum Qualifications, you must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts and/or degree in order to be considered for this position.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

CA Horse Racing Board
Attn: Susan Bitcon
1010 Hurley Way, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95825

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Susan Bitcon
1010 Hurley Way, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95825
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Ability to design, develop, code, maintain, and explain complex SQL statements, indexing, views, and normalized table design and how they function
  • Strong background of development in object-oriented software using languages like Visual Basic, .NET, and/or Java
  • Intermediate web design concepts using CSS and HTML
  • Oracle PeopleSoft development using PeopleTools and PeopleCode
  • Integration of systems through Middleware concepts such as SOAP
  • Understanding or certification in general process implementation frameworks such as ITIL


Benefit information may be obtained by going to the California Department of Human Resources website at and to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System website at for Health Benefits.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Susan Bitcon
(916) 263-6049
Hiring Unit Contact:
William Glaholt
(916) 263-4153

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Susan Bitcon
(916) 263-6049
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail