Software Engineer II (Webmaster)

Stanislaus County, CA
November 11, 2023
Modesto, CA
Job Type


About the Opportunity

The County of Stanislaus, Health Services Agency Department is seeking qualified candidates for the Infrastructure Engineer II position to fill a vacancy in our Information Technology division.

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Information Technology (SCHSA IT) is looking for a bright, ambitious, customer-focused professional to join our team. The ideal candidate is an experienced professional who has exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. SCHSA IT is a dynamic workplace where we strive to provide services to our internal customers in a responsive, progressive, and most importantly, friendly way. Candidates should be eager to apply their expertise and to learn new skills and approaches. Candidates will be challenged to broaden their horizons and step outside of their comfort zones. Candidates will need to function effectively in the service of their team's objectives. Candidates must be able to positively communicate technical concepts to any audience. The ideal candidate will be optimistic, self-motivated, improvements-driven and believe in the power of teamwork and technology to have a constructive impact in the community we serve.

To learn more about the Health Services Agency, click here .


This position is in the Health Services Agency Information Technology Division. Under the direction of the IT Manager, reporting to an IT Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for the web development and web design interfaces, as well as support and maintenance of the department websites. The position will be tasked with the maintenance and creation of web pages, graphic design, and content development as needed. The Web Developer & Graphic Designer should have knowledge in full stack web page development, graphic design creation for both web, print and multimedia materials including page layout, typography, photo editing and digital image manipulations, basic illustrations, file preparation, and generating accurate proofs with a health theme. This may also include video, development, and production of visual materials. They must work successfully with members of the IT team and personnel at all levels of the organization to ensure systems and processes are designed to meet compliance with considerations of current applicable laws, regulations, and standards, while providing an exceptional customer service experience.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the journey level professional class in the Software Engineer series. Assignments require expertise and experience in carrying out software or web development efforts at the departmental or enterprise level. This classification is focused on the design and development of solutions, and the coding and maintenance of applications. Incumbents should have knowledge and experience with industry-standard project development methodologies. This classification is distinguished from Software Engineer I in that the latter is the entry level classification performing more routine tasks under closer supervision while learning to perform more difficult and complex tasks.

Software Engineers are responsible for designing and developing solutions. These solutions may be desktop or web-based applications using one or more programming languages and maintaining and enhancing existing in-house applications. The focus of the software engineer is on designing and creating new solutions. This classification is distinguished from Software Administrators in that the latter administers or assists in administering enterprise solutions or critical department systems such as C-IV, electronic health records, electronic medical records, PeopleSoft, or Oracle Financial Management System where the primary responsibilities are related to maintaining system availability, writing scripts to extract information in a useable format, using development tools to customize data entry and screen display, maintaining databases, maintaining user access and security, and system administration with limited coding.

Unless otherwise provided, this position is part of the Classified Service of the County and is assigned to the technical services bargaining unit for labor relations purposes.

Individuals who are in a full-time classification position are required to serve a twelve-month probationary period, which may be extended an additional six months, for a total of eighteen months.

Incumbents may also be subject to overtime, standby, callback, weekend, holiday and shift assignments as identified in their MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).

The Job Task Analysis provides information detailing the physical and functional demands of the classification. For the complete job task analysis, visit the Risk Management website at under the "Disability" tab.
Typical Tasks

  • Develop projects on client-server or web-enabled platforms; perform application prototyping, software development, customer demonstrations, pre-production and production testing, installation, configuration, data conversion, and go-live testing;
  • Create website pages, ASP (Active Server Pages) and update existing web sites/pages;
  • Conduct studies and prepare reports regarding reliability, cost, and effectiveness of various alternatives;
  • Write and maintain user documentation;
  • Ensure data is backed up; may perform data recovery or restoration;
  • May perform database design;
  • May supervise, train, and evaluate performance of staff as assigned; and
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education/Experience)

  • Applicable development tools which may include SQL, Java, Java Script, Linux, C variations, HTML, and web development frameworks. A list of current technologies is listed under desirable qualifications;
  • Software development best practices;
  • Routine maintenance, backup, and recovery processes;
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service;
  • Operations, services, concepts, terms, and activities common to a comprehensive, state of-the-art information technology program; and
  • Principles of records and database management.


  • Gather user requirements, defining business requirements and develop custom solutions;
  • Develop applications, code using various programming languages and application testing, deployment, support, and maintenance;
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Analyze procedures and instructions and develop logical conclusions;
  • Organize work, manage multiple priorities, establish procedures, and meet deadlines;
  • Reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Keep current and maintain a strong knowledge of emerging programming languages and procedures;
  • Write procedures and documentation for problems, solutions, and standards;
  • Communicate technical issues to individuals with varying degrees of information technology knowledge;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered during the course of the work; demonstrate, develop, and support a strong commitment to customer service;
  • Work independently and as a cooperative, contributing member of a team;
  • Work with confidential and protected information and maintain confidentiality of data; and
  • Supervise staff, plan, assign and delegate work, monitor performance, take corrective action.

We recognize your time is valuable, please only apply if you meet the following required qualifications.



  • Two years as a Software Engineer I with Stanislaus County.


  • Equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, information technology, or a related field; AND
  • Two (2) years of experience in application or web development, programming, or related field.


  • Possession of an approved information systems technology certificate, or completion of an approved information systems training course or equivalent to an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, information technology, or a related field; AND
  • Four (4) years of experience in application or web development, programming, or related field.

Proof of education is required for verification purposes at the time of application. Applicants who are unable to submit proof must call 209-558-7192 to make other arrangements before 5 pm on the final filing date. Failure to submit proof or make other arrangements before the final filing deadline will result in disqualification.


In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicant screening will focus on the following desirable qualifications. Please list any of these qualifications you may have within the "Duties" section of the online application.

  • Three (3) years' of full-time relevant, increasingly responsible experience of related enterprise level work, working with current developments and trends in web development & design, graphic design, or related disciplines.

Application and Selection Procedures

Applications cannot be submitted later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date. Make your online application as complete as possible so a full and realistic appraisal may be made of your qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attaching your resume and cover letter are an optional feature for those who wish to do so in addition to completing the required application. Information on your resume and cover letter will not substitute for the education, work experience and required fields on the County application. The online County application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications.


Most County recruitments consists of the steps detailed below and are governed by Merit Principles. The examination process ensures that all applicants are given the same opportunity to gain employment within Stanislaus County.

  • Application Review and Screening. Applications are carefully screened based on information provided. Those who submit incomplete applications that lack relevant qualifications or do not submit all required documents will not be invited to move on.
  • Written Examination. Applicants will be invited to participate in a written exam that tests knowledge for the position.
  • Oral Examination. Applicants are invited to a panel interview in which they will be evaluated by County subject matter experts.
  • Eligible Lists. Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for six months, but may be extended up to eighteen months.


Application Deadline: November 23, 2023

Oral Examination: Tentatively the week of December 4, 2023

Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, part-time and full-time vacancies throughout Stanislaus County .


Final appointment will be conditional upon successfully passing a County paid pre-employment drug screening (if applicable for position) and a job-related background investigation.

Some positions may require possession or the ability to obtain, and maintenance of a valid California Driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job related essential functions.

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Cell phones are typically incompatible with the online application format or browser. We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer. If you are still having technical difficulties, please call NEOGOV at 1-855-524-5627.

Benefits associated with this position can be found at Benefits Summary .

Closing Date/Time: 11/23/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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