Job Posting: Business Analyst

Department of Justice

Business Analyst

$4,214.00 - $6,787.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 12/3/2020

Job Description and Duties

Whether you are interested in the field of IT application development or criminal justice application support services, we offer excellent opportunities and a collaborative work environment. Come build your career at the Department of Justice. Our headquarters are in Sacramento and we offer free parking.


Under the supervision of the Biometrics Support Section manager, the Information Technology Associate (ITA) will perform the analysis, evaluation and design for the next generation of applications offered by the department. The ITA will act as lead analyst, utilizing all phases of the system development life-cycle, from initial requirements and analysis through design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance to implement enhancements to systems supported by the section. Working independently, the incumbent assumes a high level of responsibility as the lead analyst for workflow processors and Criminal Justice Information Systems. The ITA will demonstrate excellent communication skills and maintain the cooperation and confidence of all levels of management, and internal/external stakeholders and business partners. Additionally, they will develop and maintain system requirements, test plans and test scripts for new releases of application software; perform system testing and integration testing; and isolate, define, and resolve the complex application problems, while working cooperatively with clients, information technology specialists and vendors. The ITA will develop impact and cost benefit analysis for business problems, change control requests and proposed legislation. The incumbent must exercise a high degree of initiative, analytical skills, and thorough reasoning skills during the performance of assignments.

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:
Business Analyst
$4,214.00 - $5,647.00 A
$4,632.00 - $6,208.00 B
$5,064.00 - $6,787.00 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, Solutions Development Services Section, Biometrics 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

Special Requirements

A fingerprint check is required.

Clearly indicate JC – 213821 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: 12/3/2020

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 - 213821
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 - 213821
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.
  • 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 in writing procedures and documentation.
• Experience leading Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions.
• Experience writing test plans, test cases and participating in quality assurance activities.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, work assignments, and other interactions.
• Ability to work independently on projects or assignments without close supervision or detailed
• Ability to learn and abide by the department’s information security rules and regulations.
• Skill to communicate effectively in writing in a courteous, professional manner.
• Skill to read and comprehend written materials (e.g. references, memos, letters) to apply information and determine appropriate courses of action.
• Knowledge of proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and electronic messaging software (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook and Cisco Jabber).
• Skill to work with others to identify problems to seek improvements in Information Technology (IT) and other work processes.
• Knowledge of customer service and customer support principles in an IT environment.
• Skill to analyze and evaluate data and information to formulate conclusions and courses of action.
• Skill to prepare clear and concise written instructions to audiences with varying levels of understanding.
• Knowledge of basic customer technical support standards, protocols, and procedures, including tracking procedures and security devices.
• Skill to provide technical and descriptive documentation.
• Knowledge of various software applications (e.g., Adobe Acrobat, MS Visio, MS Project).


Benefit Information - Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California - 

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.

Personal Leave Program (PLP)

Effective July 1, 2020, state employees are subject to temporary wage reductions in exchange for Personal Leave Program (PLP) accruals. The specific rate and hours earned were negotiated and agreed upon by each bargaining unit. More information regarding PLP can be found here -


Additional Information on Application Filing

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.


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