Application Developer III Job at Oakland, Alameda County, California

Application Developer III

City of Oakland , California

Job Information 


Information Technology

Mid Level


$109,182.96 - $134,052.48 Annually

Application Deadline 


01/22/2021 11:59 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The Position


Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, all exam dates and locations are tentative.  Applicants will be notified as further information becomes available.  Applicants should also check their email on a regular basis for updates.

Your City. Your Career.

Living in the Bay Area has enriched your life. Now it can do the same for your career. The City of Oakland offers an impressive array of career opportunities for visionary people who thrive on open communication and dedicated service. If you'd like to share your talents with our City, Oakland welcomes you.

The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one Application Developer III (Selective Certification - Oracle Operations) vacancy in the Information Technology Department assigned to the Oracle Team.

Under direction in the Information Technology Department, the Application Developer III defines data structures and application solutions that are appropriate to customer requirements; develops, supports, maintains, and tests software applications for business units; designs, develops, and implements various business-related applications; codes, documents, and implements project specifications; provides technical advice and training; oversees timely completion of new and on-going projects while adhering to prescribed budget limits, and performs related duties as assigned. Incumbents in this position report to Information Systems Manager I and provide lead direction over
Application Developer IIs and paraprofessional staff.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be assigned to the Oracle Operations Team and is a full-stack Oracle Application Developer who possesses technical and functional skills and experience developing and supporting multiple Oracle modules in Oracle Enterprise Business Suite (EBS). The ideal candidate is able to identify, develop, and implement technical solutions for the City of Oakland’s ERP System, Oracle Enterprise Business Suite R12, using Oracle tools and technology; takes responsibility for the entire development lifecycle for the Oracle Enterprise Business Suite application which includes analysis, design, coding, testing, and documentation, develop reports, interfaces, conversion programs, workflows, and enhancements/extensions for Oracle Enterprise Business Suite; lead requirement gathering activities with end-users and translate them into a well-defined business requirement, technical specification, project and/or action plan documentations; design, implement, and support solutions for the integration of the City’s ERP system with external and internal systems; take the initiative to coordinate the testing activities with internal IT team members, end-users, and other participants; adhere to the code development and deployment procedures and policies; perform code reviews; provide thorough and detailed impact and root cause analysis and translate the analysis into a well-defined and thorough resolution plan; implement action/resolution plan in a timely manner or by the agreed upon deadline set by supervisor; provide thorough and detailed technical analysis on Oracle reports, workflows, interfaces, AOLs, and software code; maintain and troubleshoot Oracle reports, interfaces, workflows, AOLs, and software code for Oracle EBS; collaborate with other IT developers and IT support staff on application and system related production issues; construct, maintain, and update technical documentation with the most up to date information when it’s needed; identify areas of improvement for Oracle Enterprise Business Suite (EBS); adhere to best practices and industry standards; and provide inputs for the standard operational model as needed.

Selective Certification in Oracle Operations
This recruitment is being announced in accordance with Section 5.03 of the Civil Service Rules.  The eligible list generated from this announcement will only be used to fill Application Developer III positions specialized in Oracle Operations, including full-time and permanent part-time positions, if applicable, and may be used to fill future vacancies with the same Selective Certification.

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Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

For General Application Developer III Positions:

  • Analyze or direct the analysis of current systems software, proposes modifications, and evaluates new software for its impact on systems problems, standards, and procedures.
  • Identify, develop and implement technical solutions for the City of Oakland's ERP Systems using Oracle Enterprise Business Suites or City Business application using Microsoft Business tools and Technology.
  • Design, code, and test special software required by the City; create application tools for system users; write customized programs.
  • Document and Maintain business logic, technical solutions, performance monitoring and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) regarding business applications
  • Design and develop complex application systems using advanced technology platforms to deploy solutions for desktops and Mobile clients.
  • Work with cross-functional teams and business stakeholders to gather and document business requirements to design and develop IT solutions using Oracle and Microsoft development tools (C#, PL/SQL, ASP.NET, ODI, SOA, and JDeveloper).
  • Research and provide recommendations on applications that will solve business problems or gaps upgrades.
  • Identify additional opportunities to enhance the alignment of business processes and application capabilities.
  • Provide technical advice and training to application users; prepare reports and coordinates City departmental staff activities with ITD.
For Selectively Certified Positions in Oracle Operations:
  • Develop and support the multiple Oracle enterprise software modules, middleware products, and engineered systems.


Minimum Requirements for Application

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, engineering, statistics, or related field.

For this selectively certified vacancy, the following special education requirements are preferred: No additional education is required.

Four years of data processing experience, including two years in systems programming.

For this selectively certified vacancy the following special experience requirements include: Four years of experience in the following areas of developing, maintaining, and administrating applications in one or more of the following development frameworks Oracle Application Express (APEX), Application Framework (OAF), and/or Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF); developing, maintaining, and administrating workflows using Oracle Workflow; developing and maintaining Oracle RICEF and CELMI objects; developing and maintaining reports using BI Publisher.


For General Application Developer III
Knowledge of:

  • Two or more of computer high level programming languages, such as PL/SQL, Java, Javascript, HTML5,  or C/C++/C#, ASP, ASP.Net, MVC frameworks or Python.
  • Principles and practices of application development, including Web and Mobile platforms, and techniques in application design.
  • Environments such as Oracle ERP or SharePoint.
  • Performance management and capacity planning.
  • English syntax and language mechanics.
  • Analysis of business processes.
  • Principles of training and communications.
  • Reporting and documentation.
Abilities to:
  • Analyze problems and take corrective action in a professional manner.
  • Develop standards for the operation of system hardware and software.
  • Work independently and set priorities.
  • Coordinate functions and activities between departments and ITD.
  • Utilize effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
For Selectively Certified Positions in Oracle Operations:
Knowledge of:
  • Key business processes for Oracle Financial.
  • Key Business process for Oracle Human Resources.
  • Oracle Project Costing.
  • Oracle Grants.
  • Oracle Subledger.
  • Oracle Labor Distribution.
Ability to:
  • Demonstrate fast formula development skills.
  • Gather and analyze business processes & requirements from multiple union MOUs.
  • Configure and implement business processes and requirements in the Oracle Advanced Benefits module.
  • Develop and maintain applications in Oracle Application Express (APEX).
  • Develop and maintain applications in Oracle Application Framework (OAF).
  • Develop and maintain Oracle Workflow.
  • Design and develop RICEF and CELMI objects.
  • Design and develop reports using BI Publisher.


Supplemental Information

The Selection Process
Stage I: The first stage in the selection process will consist of a review of each applicant's employment application, and supplemental questionnaire for minimum qualifications (weighted pass/fail).

Stage II: The second stage will consist of subject matter experts evaluating and rating the completed supplemental questionnaires.  Applicant responses to the supplemental questions must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the qualifications section of this announcement.  The evaluation of supplemental questions may be weighted 100% of an applicant score (before residency, seniority and/or veteran points, if applicable) and may determine rank on the eligible list.  If a sufficient number of quality application packets are received, the supplemental screening may be followed by a third stage and the most qualified applicants will be invited to the next stage. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to Stage III.

Stage III: The third stage may consist of an oral examination that may be preceded by a brief written exercise (weighted100%) that will test the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the qualifications section.

The ranked eligible list may be developed directly from the supplemental screening OR the results of Stage III. Candidates must earn a scale score of 70 in this examination process to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.  

Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration and will be removed from the eligible list. 

The City of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.  The information contained in this announcement is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

How to Apply

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least two to three hours to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at

If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also workstations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Work stations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Due to current events and the statewide shelter-in-place order, City facilities may be closed to the public.

Our on-line application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday - Friday.

You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.

Date of Examination:


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