Job Posting: Systems Engineer

Department of Technology

Systems Engineer

$5,118.00 - $8,280.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 6/28/2019

Job Description and Duties

This position has been previously advertised.  If you have already submitted an application, it is not necessary to re-apply.

Under direction of the Information Technology Manager I (IT Mgr I) of the Network Applications Support, the Information Technology Specialist I, (IT Spec I) may perform a wide variety of tasks requiring regular innovative problem solving within broadly stated and non-specific guidelines. The scope typically includes multiple program areas, and involves planning, developing, and implementing technological solutions that are essential to the missions of the overall organization, or affecting large numbers of people on a long-term or continuous basis.


The IT Spec I may act as a technical software support specialist working with a team of highly trained professionals in support of a mainframe and client/server computing environment.  Works independently or as a team leader or as a team member.  Provides a variety of software support services for customer departments. IT Spec I will install, maintain, test, monitor, and tune department wide network and print software solutions and/or general purpose software products in the mainframe and client/server environments.  In addition, design, configuration and ongoing operational support of SNA, VTAM, IP communications and protocols including IP security within the Communication Server services of the platform.  Provides consultation and support as needed to support the customer department staff in the use of these products.  Quickly, efficiently and effectively troubleshoot and resolve customer problems and proactively identify possible future problems.  

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

Working Conditions

  • Must pass a fingerprint background criminal record check completed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Position may require the ability to be contacted for service outages or other emergencies.
  • Must maintain consistent and predictable attendance.
  • Periodic work may be needed outside of normal work hours.
  • Some travel may be required for meetings, training and conferences.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Systems Engineer
$5,118.00 - $8,280.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

California Department of Technology

P.O. Box 1810

Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-1810

Attn:  Rae / RPA 18-233 / JC 157613

Inquiries:  Amninder Khatkar (916) 228-6457

Special Requirements

Must pass a fingerprint background criminal record check completed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Do not submit the "Equal Employment Opportunity" questionnaire (page 5) with your completed state application (STD. 678).  This page is for exam use only.

Please do NOT include your Social Security Number on any of the submitted documents.



The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) - To be considered for the position, applicants must submit an SOQ along with their application.  Applicants who fail to submit an SOQ as outlined may be disqualified from the selection process.


The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be no more than two (2) pages and must be submitted along with your State Application (STD 678), no less than 10pt font, and no less than .5” margins.  Should include “Statement of Qualifications”, name and RPA number in header.  Resumes, cover letters and other documents do not take place of the SOQ.  You must provide specific information in your response that demonstrates how your knowledge, skills, and training meet the Job Description and Duties and the Desirable Qualifications/Qualities required to assume this position.  The SOQ should be answered and addressed in the following order:

  1. Describe an experience analyzing and resolving a technical problem and your interaction with the customer/user experiencing the problem.

  2. Describe your experience with software installation practices and how many years of experience you have installing software products on mainframes (IBM or non-IBM platforms) and/or any other server platform.

  3. Describe your background, experience, education, and/or training with networking technologies including; but not limited to, switches and routers.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 6/28/2019

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:

Department of Technology
Attn: Rae / RPA 18-233 / JC 157613
Selection Services Unit
P.O. Box 1810
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Human Resources/ Rae / RPA 18-233 / JC 157613
10860 Gold Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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.
  • Statement of Qualifications -  The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) - To be considered for the position, applicants must submit an SOQ along with their application.  Applicants who fail to submit an SOQ as outlined may be disqualified from the selection process.
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:
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of the importance of good customer service and the necessity of effective communication to meet customer’s business needs. 
  • Knowledge of operating systems and related software as well as database software as implemented on the various hardware platforms.
  • Knowledge of networking and network protocols.
  • Familiarity with the Windows environment for desktop.
  • Experience with mainframe print services including Info Print Server, VPS, CA Spool, JES Data Gateway, TN3287 printing.
  • Knowledge of and experience with zSystem components, workloads, and utilities (e.g. JES2/JES3, TSO, ISPF, JCL, CLIST’s, Dialog manager, REXX, SMF, RACF).
  • Knowledge of z/OS Communication Server-VTAM, SNA, APPN, TN3270, FTP, SSH, SMTP, SNMP.
  • Knowledge of zSystem concepts, workload types and workflow, including major categories of interactive/batch jobs.
  • Knowledge of software Installations on zSystem platforms, including SMP/E.
  • Ability to work with a variety of technical and management staff as well as vendors and customers.


We provide excellent health benefits, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, exceptional retirement benefits, 11 paid state holidays, and two paid professional development days per year. We value the importance of your work life balance.  As a result, many of our positions allow for telework, flextime, or alternate work week schedules.  We are committed to growing all of our talented staff.  This position is located in Rancho Cordova with free parking.

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:
Rae Powers
(916) 431-4064
Hiring Unit Contact:
Amninder Khatkar
(916) 228-6457

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:
Thomas Willis
(916) 431-5358
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.

The Fine Print

When applying for a Job Opening, you must be sure to submit one state application per RPA #. You must indicate the RPA # you are applying for on your application, as well as your eligibility in the Explanations box; otherwise, your application may not be processed.


If you have, questions about the State Hiring Process visit our Career Opportunities webpage at


Training and Development Assignment may be considered.  This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies occurring in this unit for this classification within the next 60 days.


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