1062 IS Programmer Analyst

Recruitment #PBT-1062-059488


FILE IMMEDIATELY -  This announcement may close at any time (but not before December 28, 2012) as applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to satisfy the hiring need.

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.  The current position is located at the San Francisco Public Library.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Under general direction, designs and develops new functionality to meet the needs of virtual library users. Maintains and updates PHP code for the library’s content Management system (CMS) by analyzing problems and fixing issues as they emerge; designs and develops JavaScript code and oversee its use by other staff; designs and develops HTML templates and style sheets according to the Library’s accessibility policies, W3C guidelines, oversees their use by other staff;  works with usability studies of SFPL websites and implements recommendations under the direction of the Digital Initiatives Manager of the Web Services Unit; works closely with IT to help implement web integration of integrated Library System (ILS) upgrades and web based Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), version changes, trouble-shooting and other system implementations; designs and implements inclusion of audio and video components into our internal and external web presences; seeks out and evaluates appropriate web technologies and makes recommendations for adoption and/or purchase of specialized and web-related tools; contributes to web traffic analysis development for decision-making and statistical reporting; develops and implements Security and Permissions aspects of Content Management System and related databases; contributes to documentation to inform staff users of virtual library technologies and performs related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.





Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with major coursework in computer science, information systems or closely related field; AND
  2. Two (2) years of verifiable work experience in programming languages and platforms including HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); designing databases; and developing data based web applications using MySQL and Microsoft technologies.; AND
  3. One (1) year of recent journey level experience working in an Integrated Library System (ILS).



Additional qualifying work experience as described in #2 may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. 


Note: One year (2000 hours) of additional qualifying work experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.)



The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Knowledge of Programming languages and platforms including PHP, JavaScript, SQL (stored procedures, Triggers, VBS scripting), ASP.Net, C#, VisualBasic, ColdFusion, HTML, CSS
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process.  Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.


  • Select the 1062 IS Programmer (PBT-1062-059488 job announcement)
  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions given on the screen


Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA  94103 for use by the public to apply for City Jobs.  The hours of operations are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org).


Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was no submitted or received.


All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.


Applications completed improperly may be cause the ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.  If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Amy Woo at (415) 557-4587.


Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco employment application.



All applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and work experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process.  Failure to provide the required verification when requested may results in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in the class.  Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Note:  Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.   http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire:  (Weight: 100%)

Candidates will be evaluated and scored based on the information provided in their job application, required verification, and supplemental questionnaire to determine their possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position 1062 IS Programmer, San Francisco Public Library.  All relevant experience, education, and/or training must be on the application in order to be reviewed in the rating process.  The ratings from the supplemental questionnaire of each candidate will be used to establish scores and ranks of the applicants.  Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score.


Candidates’ scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.


NOTES:  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.


Certification Rule:

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores.  The San Francisco Public Library may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.


Eligible List:

The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.  The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


Upon approval of the Human Resources Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see

http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=13693.  Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements of a job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at



Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams

Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit


Veterans Preference:
Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:



Terms of the Announcement:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.


The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule.  Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.


Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.


Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.  http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification


Additional Information:

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures may be found online at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20.



Exam Type: CPE

Issued Date: December 14, 2012

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: 059488




All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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