Merced CountyMerced 95340
Full Time

Oversees and coordinates the planning, development and use of the department's automation systems and services, including hardware maintenance and the updating of software.

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Automation Systems Analyst I/ii

Merced County
Full Time 2222 M St, Merced, CA 95340, United States
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Overview

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Oversees and coordinates the planning, development and use of the department's automation systems and services, including hardware maintenance and the updating of software.
     
  • Installs and integrates personal computer software and hardware and tests applications.
     
  • Develops training plans and instruct users on department systems.
     
  • Provides network support in coordination with the County Data Processing and other systems.
     
  • Evaluates existing and proposed programs and services.
     
  • Develops/implements data collection systems used in the analysis of programs and special projects.
     
  • Develops data presentations including charts, graphs, and analytical reports.
     
  • Consults with the various units of the department on planning for reporting of data to insure statistical validity.
     
  • Designs forms and establishes code and coding procedures for collection of data.
     
  • Participates in training workshops/meetings.
     
  • Maintains access and security for automated access systems, voice mail, and other systems.
     
  • Review new laws and regulations for their impact on departmental computer operations.
     
  • Performs a variety of analytical assignments.
Minimum Qualifications

Automation Systems Analyst I

Education:

Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a degree in computer systems, statistics, mathematics or a closely related field. Directly related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Automation Systems Analyst II

Education:

Equivalent to graduation from a four (4) year college or university with a degree in computer systems, statistics, mathematics or a closely related field.

Experience:
One (1) year of experience equivalent to an Automation Systems Analyst I in Merced County. Additional directly related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for-year basis.

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operate a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
     
  • Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone.
     
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
     
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
     
  • Assess and analyze department computer systems and solve practical problems related to their operation and maintenance.
     
  • Instruct others in the use of department computer systems.
     
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
     
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
     
  • Lift and move with help objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
     
  • Develop long range plans to solve complex problems, set priorities and establish systematic methods of accomplishing goals.
     
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
     
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
     
  • Frequently kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
     
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
     
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
     
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 60 pounds.
     
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
     
  • Sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.
Knowledge of:

  • Personal computer, micro and minicomputer operating systems and software.
     
  • Principles, procedures, and methods of analysis of statistical data.
     
  • Methods of administrative and statistical research.
     
  • Development and use of data processing systems, networks, and methods.

Ability to:

  • Install and configure a wide variety of personal, micro-and mini computer, network applications software and hardware.
     
  • Develop data processing methods and oversee use of data processing systems.
     
  • Assist with budget development and expenditure control relative to automation systems.
     
  • Train department staff in automation systems applications.
     
  • Conduct automation needs assessment, including equipment, staffing, training and workflow.
     
  • Learn to interpret laws, regulations, and policies relating to department programs.
     
  • Plan, supervise, and conduct major research projects.
     
  • Devise forms, methods, and procedures for collecting data.
     
  • Prepare complete and concise analytical reports.
     
  • Develop a cooperative working relationship with County Officials, representatives of other government agencies, and the general public.
     
  • Develop specialized systems for developing and maintaining information on data processing systems.
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