City of San Rafael-Systems Engineer

10/21/2021 9:26:13 AM 359

Salary$43.44 - $52.02 Hourly $3,258.00 - $3,901.50 Biweekly $7,059.00 - $8,453.25 Monthly

$7,059.00 - $8,453.25 Monthly

Location San Rafael, CA

San Rafael, CA

Job Type

Full Time, Regular


Information Services and Technology

Job Number


Closing date and time

11/1/2021 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana

Weekly Schedule
37.5 hrs
Equal Employment Opportunity
The County of Marin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of color, women and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Individuals with Disabilities
If you are a person with a disability and are unable to complete an online application or require an accommodation to participate in a recruitment, you must contact Human Resources at least five work days in advance of the testing step or interview. Please contact the Human Resources Staffing Division at (415) 473-2126 (CRS DIAL 711) .


At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here.  Read on to find out more about this opportunity: 

The IST Property Team The Property team of Information Services & Technology (IST) is responsible for applications that support the Department of Finance (DOF) and the department of Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk (ARCC). The majority of the applications are Web-based applications developed in-house using ASP.NET, MVC, C# and SQL Server as well as VB6 and MicroFocus COBOL. The team works closely with both departments supporting requests to analyze issues that need immediate attention as well as requests for enhancements to the supported applications. 


There is one (1) full-time vacancy in the Property Team of the Information Services & Technology (IST) Department which will be filled at either the Systems Engineer or Advanced Systems Engineer level. To be considered for the Advanced Systems Engineer position, you must submit a separate application for that recruitment. 


The Property Team is seeking a Systems Engineer to provide development, maintenance and support of specific applications to County departments such as Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk (ARCC) and the Department of Finance (DOF). The Engineer in this assignment functions as the primary programmer for the COMPASS application, which is used by ARCC staff to assess all secured properties. In this role, they will have day-to-day interactions with business clients to answer technical questions and to assist in resolving application issues. This engineer will use DocForm to support the DOF and ARCC staff in creating notices, bills and other forms used in property assessment and billing and will provide oversight for the Property Tax schedule (assessment, billing and apportionment).  


Working with Subject Matter Experts in the DOF and ARCC, and under guidance of the Property team technical lead and Senior Systems Engineers, this engineer analyzes business needs, solidifies the requirements, design, build and test upgrades to COMPASS and DocForm and supports the user base on a daily basis. This position will also provide backup support for TAPIS, the main county property system, used by the ARCC department for assessment of all properties and by the DOF for the billing, collection and apportionment of taxes. They may also have an opportunity to expand into the Land Team support for INFOR as well as supporting and developing Web applications.  


Systems Engineer (SE) is the entry and journey level in the Engineering series. Under general supervision, SE’s performs a wide variety of duties related to the technical assignment, demonstrating decision making as well as planning skills and abilities. They perform a significant portion of the work assigned to the Advanced Systems Engineer, but without the independence or full responsibility expected of positions at the higher level. 


Some work duties for this position can be performed remotely and hybrid in-office / telework options may be discussed at time of hire. However, please note that this position requires that staff be able to report to County facilities as needed.


Our Highly Qualified Candidate is self-motivated and possesses the analytical skills necessary to resolve programming challenges independently. They also possess the relevant programming knowledge and technical expertise to design and program an application based on a specification document, complete project plan tasks in a timely fashion, and create documentation of project work, application and resources. They have demonstrated proficiency with Visual Basic (VB6) and Transact-SQL. The ideal candidate possesses demonstrated experience with direct client and customer support and as exceptional customer service skills.  Additional knowledge and skills in Web development, MicroFocus COBOL, TFS, and\or INFOR are highly desirable. 

The Minimum Qualifications for this position are:  


Any two-year combination of professional experience, certification, and/or relevant coursework that demonstrates the necessary knowledge and abilities. Examples include:  

  • Twelve (12) semester units of coursework from an accredited program and in a discipline relevant to the assignment is equivalent to a full year of related professional experience. 

  • A completed certification program relevant to the assignment and knowledge and abilities necessary of the role. 

  • A training program with evidence of completion providing the knowledge and abilities necessary of the role. 

  • An internship and/or apprenticeship providing the required knowledge and abilities of the role. 

  • Relevant professional experience demonstrating knowledge and abilities necessary of the role. 


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Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates' names will be placed on the eligible list. 


Important Information: Pursuant to the Order of the Marin County Public Health Officer, it is required that all County employees confirm their vaccination status. Depending on work assignment and applicable Public Health Order, some employees may be required to be fully vaccinated and/or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. To help mitigate transmission, an Order of the Marin County Public Health Officer requires all individuals to wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings. 

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County 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. 

County of Marin
415 473-2126
3501 Civic Center Drive
Room 415
San Rafael, California, 94903