Orange County Water District


Onsite - Fountain Valley, CA
Application Deadline: 5/31/24

Programmer/Analyst Description

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

The Programmer/Analyst is the first level in a three-level programmer series and is responsible for programming and analyzing related information.

Under direct supervision,

  • provides routine to moderately professional support and maintenance of a wide variety of complex systems and programs;
  • provides complex professional system analysis
  • troubleshoots and resolves routine to moderately complex systems and network hardware and software problems;
  • performs both routine and complex technical and administrative tasks related to the development and operation of District systems;
  • designs and maintains databases;
  • evaluates and recommends current and third-party systems and applications;
  • provides technical support, expertise, and training to end users;
  • performs related work as required.

Examples of Duties

The following essential job functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed job functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different job functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Designing, creating, and maintaining applications, databases, web applications, and websites.
  • Administering and maintaining assigned systems including. monitoring for errors, disk space; managing user accounts, and implementing backup and restore procedures.
  • Preparing, maintaining, and administering system procedures, technical documentation, and licensing for assigned systems.
  • Providing technical support for assigned applications and technical support to users and peers.
  • Researching and implementing future projects, including evaluating and identifying hardware, software, and vendors.
  • Assisting with budget preparation for Information Services.
  • Performing other duties of a similar nature or level as required.

Typical Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable programming languages.
  • Relational database design.
  • Database administration techniques and methods.
  • System administration techniques and methods.
  • System analysis, design, development, testing and security techniques and methods.
  • Network design and operations concepts.
  • Internet technologies.
  • Handheld computers tablets and smartphone technologies.
  • Common office applications.
  • Project management principles
  • Customer service principles.

Ability and Skills in:

  • Performing programming.
  • Using computers and related software applications
  • Designing relational databases.
  • Managing projects.
  • Configuring networks.
  • Performing database management functions.
  • Developing and managing websites.
  • Creating technical documentation.
  • Troubleshooting database problems.
  • Troubleshooting computer and network problems.
  • Administering departmental computer systems.
  • Designing software.
  • Evaluating technology products.
  • Conducting research.
  • Prioritizing and managing a variety of projects and multiple tasks.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information and records.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Communication, and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, information systems, or a related field.

Experience: Three years’ work experience in programming and analysis, including web development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Desirable experience includes SQL Server databases, C#, .Net, HTML, JavaScript, and applicable programming languages, database design, SQL development, SSRS, and web development.

License: Valid California Class “C” Driver’s License.


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Environment: Standard office setting.

Physical: Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Incumbents require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting; stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; operate office equipment including the use of a computer keyboard; push, pull, lift, and/or carry light amounts of weight; verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


All Orange County Water District employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employees are required to complete all related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Salary: $96,824.00 – $121,035.20 Annually

Candidates given an offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination and background check. You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered. Please visit to complete an application. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number apply. EOE