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OPEN DATE: 9/26/2008


ANNUAL SALARY $58,464 - $81,307
$58,464 to $68,800 and $65,437 to $81,307
The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $58,902 to $86,317.

Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower salary range positions.

DUTIES A Systems Analyst analyzes procedures, methods and operations of computer-based information systems; designs, implements, and recommends local area network and wide area network information systems to improve the efficiency and economy of City operations; performs cost benefit and feasibility analyses related to the modification of existing computer-based information systems, the maintenance and support of information systems, or the implementation of new computer-based systems; and accesses information from automated files using high-level retrieval languages.

REQUIREMENTS Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Geographical Information Systems; or

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university and two years of full-time paid experience in a class at the level of Management Assistant which provides experience in:
the development, analysis, implementation or major modification of new or existing computer-based information systems or relational databases; or

performing cost benefit, feasibility and requirements analysis for a large-scale computer-based information system; or

performing system implementation activities including software and hardware acquisition, installation, modifications to system configuration, system and application upgrade installation; or
Two years as a Systems Aide with the City of Los Angeles; and
Satisfactory completion of four courses, of at least three semester or four quarter units each, in Information Systems, Systems Analysis, or a closely related degree program, professional designation, or certificate program from a recognized college or university.

At least three of the courses must be from the core courses required in the program, and one course may be from either the required core courses or the prescribed elective courses of the program. A course in systems analysis and design is especially desired, but not required.
In addition to the regular City Application form, all candidates are required to submit a Systems Analyst Supplemental Information Form at the time of filing. Candidates who fail to submit both the City application form and the Supplemental Information Form together will not be considered candidates in this examination and their application will not be processed.

Achievement of a qualifying score on the qualifying written test for Systems Analyst.


On the Supplemental Information Form, candidates must identify the specific projects that provide the qualifying experience outlined in Requirement #2 above. The minor application, modification or use of existing systems is not considered to be qualifying experience.

General education courses will not meet the education requirement outlined in Requirement #3 above. Course titles, completion dates, and grades must be listed on the Supplemental Information Form. A copy of the offering institution's catalogue program description and course list must be submitted within 7 calendar days of submittal of the online application to: Personnel Department, Employment Services Division, Room 100, 700 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.

Four years of full-time paid experience in any of the areas noted in Requirement #2 above may be substituted for the required degree only. The two years experience in the areas noted is still required to fully meet Requirement #2.

Some positions prefer candidates with A+ certification and/or MCDST (Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician).

In accordance with Charter Section 1010 (b) and Civil Service Rule 5.31, selective certification will be used for some positions that require special skills and/or training in one or more of the following areas. Only persons possessing the following as of the close of the filing period may be considered for appointment to fill such positions. Experience in any one of the following areas noted below must have been within the past five years.

At least one year of programming experience using object-oriented languages or object-oriented application development tools such as Business Analysis, IT Design, Diagramming, Power Builder, Delphi, ASP, ASP.NET, Visual Basic, Visual Basic.NET, Microsoft.NET, Java, C, C#, or C++; and use SQL with a relational database such as ORACLE, DB2, SYBASE or SQL Server or

One year of full-time paid experience administering and supporting a distributed GIS system using UNIX or Windows platforms and ESRI GIS-based specific knowledge such as ArcGIS, ArcSDE, and/or ArcIMS environmental; or

At least one year of full-time paid experience administering and supporting servers using the Windows and/or UNIX Server Operating Systems; or

One year of full-time paid experience developing Websites and Web content using Dreamweaver and Photoshop; or

One year of full-time paid web development experience using Cold Fusion development tool in conjunction with relational database such as SQL Server, Oracle, or DB2; or

One year of full-time paid server implementation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and optimization experience using Novell Netware as an operating system.

Applications and Supplemental Information Forms WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE at


You will need to have Internet Explorer version 5.5 or above and Acrobat Reader 6.0 or better.
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.


The written test for Systems Analyst will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Candidates who successfully complete the written test will be interviewed the following week in Los Angeles.

Candidates whose City applications are received and approved by the 4th Thursday of the month will be scheduled to take the written test on the 3rd Saturday of the following month.


The written test will be administered in a single half-day session. Candidates will be notified later by mail of the time, and location of the written test, which will be held in Los Angeles.
Candidates whose test date falls on a holiday will be notified by mail of the date, time and location of the written test.
Additional test days may be required if a large number of applications are received.
Filing may be closed without prior notice after a sufficient number of applications are received. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen the following day.
The instructions to candidates regarding completing the Supplemental Information Form on-line are at the following location: Submitting the Supplemental Information Form on-line will expedite the processing of candidate applications. We recommend that you preview the Supplement at prior to competing your on-line application to ensure you provide yourself with sufficient time to complete both the on-line application and Supplemental Information Form.

Once you submit your on-line application and it appears it meets the bulletin requirements, you will be immediately directed to the on-line Supplemental Information Form for Systems Analyst. At that time, you must follow the prompts and save the Supplement to a hard drive. You must complete the Supplemental Information Form during that initial session and submit it with the application form. Candidates cannot be considered in the examination unless both the City application and the Supplemental Information Form are complete and submitted together.

You will find a link on the on-line version of the bulletin and also in the Supplemental Information Form. If you have technical problems during the on-line filing, this link will take you to a web page that will allow you to advise us of your problem. Personnel Department staff will respond to your communication by e-mail.


All candidates filing under Requirement #1 and #2 must submit proof of having received their qualifying degree before they can be certified. Candidates who successfully complete the written test will be provided with special instructions for submitting the required proof of degree. Candidates should be prepared to provide at least one of the following:

Official unopened transcripts indicating degree completion, or
Official unopened transcripts and unopened letter from Registrar's Office indicating completion of requirements for degree, or
Completion of Verification of Degree Form.

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