Job Posting: Systems Analyst

Department of Justice

Systems Analyst

$5,297.00 - $8,570.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/8/2020

Job Description and Duties

Under the general supervision of the Information Technology Supervisor II (IT Sup II). The incumbent provides expertise in requirement gathering and business analysis. The incumbent will work with the Bureau of Firearm (BOF) program staff and project team members to gather requirements and produce system requirement specifications for the development of application functionality. The incumbent will serve as the subject matter expert in the business rules and functionality of the systems built and will provide on-going support and maintenance of project documentations.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Systems Analyst
$5,297.00 - $7,099.00 A
$5,825.00 - $7,807.00 B
$6,395.00 - $8,570.00 C
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Day Shift
Work Week:
Monday - Friday

Department Information

This position is located in the California Justice Information Services Division, Application Development Bureau, Division of Law Enforcement Systems Branch, Managed Applications Services Section, Firearms and Forensic Applications and Support Unit.

Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.

For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at

May consider a Training and Development assignment.

Senate Bill 61 is pending Governor's budget approval.

Special Requirements

A fingerprint check is required.

Clearly indicate JC – 204121 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application.

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: 7/8/2020

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 Justice
Attn: Malina Velarde JC - 204121
PO Box 160608
Sacramento, CA 95816-0608

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Malina Velarde JC - 204121
4949 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
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 - See Additional Job Related Information section
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

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 with serving as project leader and project manager on the most complex information technology systems. Per requirement and design specifications identify, monitor, and report on all tasks necessary for the completion of the project through all phases of the project.

•Ability to create and maintain project schedule and cost required to execute and complete the project successfully.

•Experience in working with management on resource allocations and maintain the project schedule through all phases of the project.

•Experience with implementing and utilizing project management lifecycle methodologies such as, change control, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, resource management, and risk management.

•Ability to participate in joint application design (JAD) sessions with BOF program staff and project team members to gather requirements necessary to build software systems to meet program needs.

•Ability to assist with the analysis of requirements gathered and produce documentations including but not limited to use cases, business rules, report specifications, and test cases.

•Ability to assist with preparing presentation and demoing system functionality to BOF stakeholders to ensure the system built and client expectation remains aligned through all phases of the project.

•Ability to assist with impact analysis for defect resolution and enhancement requests, and in the creation and maintenance of system documentation, test scripts and data for software changes that take place to address production problems and program needs.

•Experience with creating, executing and monitoring batch processes that run in the databases, in the Windows environment, or in the Linux environment, to ensure operational processes run successfully and on schedule.

•Ability to perform data collection and analysis for the purpose of generating ad hoc and on demand report requests from BOF.

•Ability to troubleshoot production issue and assist developers with identifying the root cause and possible solution.

•Ability to utilize SQL to query, analyze, and correct data as necessary to resolve production issues and address BOF operational needs.

•Experience with participating in peer review of system documentations to ensure the correctness and completeness of requirements captured.

•Ability to create test cases and test data, and perform all levels of testing to ensure the functionalities captured during business analysis are met;  cCreate automated repeatable tests with programming language and tool including but not limited to Java, JMeter, and Selenium.

•Ability to log, review, and triage defect and enhancement requests logged in DOJ’s issue tracking and management system.

•Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with BOF program staff and team members.  Provide management with verbal and written reports of activities and assigned tasks.

Contact Information

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

Human Resources Contact:
Malina Velarde
(916) 210-2513

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:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
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.

Additional Job Related Information

Statement of Qualifications:

  1. Please describe your work experience with System Development Life Cycle. 
  2. Please describe your experience gathering requirements for a new function or system. 
  3. Please describe your experience with testing changes to a system.

This serves as a documentation of your ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing, and should be typed and no more than two pages in length, single-spaced, 12 pt Arial font.

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