Created 02/23/2021
Reference 406738
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Los Angeles
Salary $77,370.72 - $104,261.52 Annually
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Type Of Recruitment:
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Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., (PT).

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Essential Job Functions
  • Elicits and documents user requirements for new systems and system enhancements; documents functional and technical requirements.
  • Completes change management documentation and coordinates approvals according to departmental procedures.
  • Collaborates with information technology staff to ensure requirements are met throughout the systems development life cycle.
  • Conducts interviews, performs workflow analysis, documents scope and objectives, and participates in design sessions.
  • Researches commercial software to identify products that might meet departmental requirements; analyzes and documents products' ability to meet user, functional, and technical requirements.
  • Evaluates impact of solution alternatives, performs cost/benefit analysis, analyzes constraints, and assesses risk to support go/no go and build/buy decision-making.
  • Prepares detailed specifications, addressing scope and boundaries of the system, data requirements, algorithms, user functions, forms and reports, workflow, interfaces, security, audit trails, and business continuity requirements.
  • Develops and maintains implementation and conversion plans.
  • Develops and implements training and test plans.
  • Assists in development and maintenance of project plans; assists in coordinating project reporting.
  • Develops test scenarios; prepares user acceptance test documentation; collaborates with system users to conduct user acceptance testing.
  • Prepares technical systems documentation, user manuals and online help.
  • Monitors system compliance with established IT policies, procedures, guidelines, plans and standards.
  • Performs analysis to help resolve application problems.
  • Collaborates with other technical staff to perform unit testing, integration testing, production simulation and load testing, and network testing, as needed.
  • Installs software in support of business application, as needed.
  • Prepares hardware and software specifications for procurement, as needed.
  • Participates in the development of requests for information (RFIs), requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for quotes (RFQs), statements of works (SOWs), etc., and in the evaluation of proposals.
  • Monitor contractor performance.

Requirements to Qualify

Option I :
Graduation from an accredited* college or university with a bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field** and one (1) year of full-time experience within the past three (3) years in information systems analysis and design in a centralized*** information technology organization.

***** Option II :
One (1) year of experience at the level of Information Systems Analyst I**** within the past three (3) years.

Option III :
Two (2) years of full-time experience in information systems analysis and design within the past four (4) years in a centralized*** information technology organization.

Physical Class
2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Special Requirement Information
* In order to receive credit for a Bachelor's Degree or higher degree , you must attach a legible copy of your "official" diploma, "official" transcripts, or "official" letter from an accredited institution which shows the area of specialization at the time of filing or within (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must email to Please include exam number and exam title. Applications received without evidence of the required degree(s) will not be considered nor accepted as meeting the stated requirements under Option I. For more information regarding education, please see the Employment Information document on the LA County Jobs website.

** Closely related fields include the following, but not limited to: Computer Information Systems, Computer Technology, Cyber Security, Information Systems Security, and Management and Systems.

*** Centralized IT organization is defined in the County of Los Angeles as that which is responsible, under the direction or guidance of the Chief Information Technology official (or, at the Sheriff Department, the coordinated executive command structure) for the department or major organizational unit, for providing comprehensive IT services including analysis, design, acquisition, and/or development, implementation, maintenance, or support of information systems; and in which the work performed is in direct relationship to the IT requirements and initiatives of the department or major organizational unit.

**** Experience at the level of Information Systems Analyst I is defined under close supervision, using established procedures, defines and analyzes requirements and business functions, defines functional system specifications and tests and coordinates the implementation of new application systems and/or revisions to existing systems. Incumbents in this sub-journey class perform systems analysis and design within a limited framework using basic systems design techniques and analysis tools, possess a basic understanding of business functions and have the ability to perform all phases of systems analysis and development.

***** Option II is for internal Los Angeles County employees only who hold or have held Information Systems Analyst I classification OR have received an out of class bonus, temporary bonus, additional responsibility bonus or reclassification study with CEO Classification with your application at the time of filing or within 7 calendar days from application submission.


Los Angeles County employees attempting to meet the requirements via experience inconsistent with their official payroll title will be considered for this examination. Applicants claiming out-of-class experience to meet the requirements should describe their out-of-class duties in detail in the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of their application. Applicants are also encouraged to submit any supporting documentation such as out of class/additional responsibility bonuses, verification of experience documents, and performance evaluations in order to assist staff's review of applicants' qualifications.

Additional Information
Our Assessment Process
Once we have determined that you meet the requirements, we will evaluate your fitness for this opportunity using two assessments:

Part I :
A multiple choice test, weighted at 50%, assessing the following competencies: Deductive Reasoning, Professional Potential, Achievement, Coping with Uncertainty, Responsibility, Working to High Quality Standards, Willingness to Learn, Working Relationships, Analyzing Information, Learning Quickly, Generating New Ideas, Using Time Efficiently, and Adapting to Change.

Note: Only those candidates that achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in Part I will have Part II scored.

Part II :
A multiple choice test, weighted at 50%, assessing the below Professional/Technical Knowledge areas:

  • Systems Analysis, covering the following topics: Fundamental Systems Analysis Skills, Implementation and Support, Systems Analysis Tasks, Systems Design Tasks, and Technical Methods for Specifying Requirements.
  • Software Business Analysis, covering the following topics: Business Process, Diagramming and Modeling, Documentation, Joint Application Development, Methodologies and Tools, Project Development, Requirements Gathering, System Design and User Interface.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and receive a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part in order to be placed on the eligible list.

These assessments fall under Civil Service Rule 7.19, which means you are not able to review the questions or your responses once you have completed the assessment.

What to expect next
You will move through the Assessment Process and if you pass, we will place your results on a list. The list of everyone who passed is valid for twelve months.

Transfer of Test Responses
  • Applicants that have taken identical test questions recently for other exams will have their test responses automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test questions that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test responses may be transferred.
  • For the foreseeable future, all notices including INVITATION LETTERS, RESULT LETTERS and NOTICES OF NON-ACCEPTANCE will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid email address.
  • Please add,,,, and to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
  • Multiple choice test scores cannot be given over the telephone.

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. You can access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible list in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date the list is created.

The resulting eligible list will be used to fill vacancies throughout the County of Los Angeles.


In order to receive credit for any type of college degree, such as a Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization. Education verification must be submitted within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements to Qualify as listed on this bulletin. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

  • Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
  • Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and Minimum requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified.

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Email:
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
Department Contact Name: Kelly Ty
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2929
Department Contact Email:
Closing Date/Time: 2/25/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

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