Quality Assurance Testing Engineer, Sacramento, California

Created 05/26/2023
Reference 640727
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Sacramento
Salary $5,960.00 - $9,643.00 per Month
Job Description and Duties

Under direction of the Information Technology Supervisor II (ITSup II), the Information Technology Specialist I (ITS I) performs a wide range of complex analytical and advanced technical activities. The ITS I performs the more responsible, varied, and difficult work of the unit, and is assigned full journey level responsibilities, requiring independence of action. The ITS I typically acts as lead person on more complex assignments. The ITS I may function as a software testing lead, ensuring new releases and enhancements to software developed and used by the Department of Justice meets business requirements, technical specifications, and customer needs. Job functions include creating, and in some cases approving, test plans, schedules, methods, and approaches, coordinating with end-users for functional and user acceptance testing, and working with the technical, program and administrative staff on software release configurations and processes.

As a Work Week Group E employee, the incumbent is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and, therefore, expected to work as many hours as necessary to complete the work assigned. While there may be times when the incumbent is expected to work beyond the normal 40-hour work week, Government Code Section 19851 states “...the workweek of the state employee shall be 40 hours, and the workday of state employees eight hours, except that workweeks and workdays of a different number of hours may be established in order to meet the varying needs of the different state agencies.” Accordingly, work schedules may fluctuate at times depending on the nature and amount of work. As such, the ITS I has the flexibility to make necessary adjustments to the schedule to ensure work is completed. However, this flexibility should be minimal, on a limited basis, and must be preapproved by the ITSup II. If there is an on-going need to adjust the incumbent’s schedule on a more permanent basis, the ITSupII and the incumbent may discuss to adjust the scheduled work hours. The incumbent may be also required to work non-standard hours to meet operational needs.

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

This position is designated for telework under Government Code section 14200 for eligible applicants residing in California and may require reporting to headquarters or field offices and facilities to fulfill operational needs. All telework schedules are subject to change and may be reevaluated at any time. Telework does not change the terms and conditions of employment, the essential functions of job duties, or required compliance with the Department of Justice policies.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:

Quality Assurance Testing Engineer


$5,960.00 - $7,988.00 A

$6,554.00 - $8,784.00 B

$7,197.00 - $9,643.00 C

# of Positions:


Work Location:

Sacramento County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Work Shift:

Day Shift

Work Week:

Monday - Friday

Department Information

This position is located in the California Justice Information Services Division, Enterprise Services Bureau, Enterprise Support Branch, Enterprise Services Section, Quality Assurance/Enterprise Testing Office.

Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.

For more information about the Department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.ca.gov .

Special Requirements

A fingerprint check is required.

Clearly indicate JC - 373843 in the “Examination(s) or Job Title(s) For Which You Are Applying” section of your State Application.

If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma . An official transcript will be required prior to appointment.

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, applying electronically is highly encouraged.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 6/8/2023
Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice

Attn: Corrina Rodacker JC-373843

Department of Justice 4949 Broadway

Room D-214

Sacramento , CA 95820

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Justice

Corrina Rodacker JC-373843

Department of Justice 4949 Broadway

Room D-214

Sacramento , CA 95820

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - Please see Statement of Qualifications section below.
  • Other - Cover letter is required and must be included.
  • Other - References are required and must be included.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

  • Knowledge of Test Methodologies, test phases, test levels and test types
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Knowledge of Agile development and testing
  • Knowledge of testing tools such as Selenium, Java, JMeter and Blazemeter
  • Knowledge of server and network environments for load and performance testing
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and/or problem solutions to ensure completion within established timeframes
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and independently
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple assignments
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines with changing priorities
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with team members and customers
  • Extensive experience with developing test scripts from requirements and test execution
  • Testing certifications
  • Experience with automated testing tools
  • Experience with Performance and Load Testing processes


Please access this link for information on benefits afforded to employees who work for the State of California - https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx .

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Human Resources Contact:
Corrina Rodacker
(916) 210-2587

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)

Applications received without an SOQ will not be considered.

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • The SOQ should be numbered in the same order and should address the two statements below.
  • The SOQ should be typed in 11 point font, single-spaced, on letter sized paper (8.5" x 11"), and limited to one page per item, no more than two pages in length.
  • Identify each page with applicant’s full name.
  • Responses should be complete, specific, clear, concise, and include examples.
  • Resumes will not be considered a substitute for the SOQ.

For each of the statements below, please provide specific examples of your experience in the relevant areas. Include a discussion of pertinent issues, course of action, outcome and measurements of success.

1. Describe your experience with Performance and Load Testing. Please describe what you tested and which tools you used.

2. Describe your experience with automated testing. Please describe what you tested and which tools you used.

Additional Information about Application Filing

Please note, if using the United States Postal Service for delivery, there is no guarantee that your application will be date stamped and will arrive by the final filing date. If your application does not have a postmark or date stamp and arrives after the final filing date, your application will not be accepted. Therefore, to ensure timely delivery of your application, it is recommended that you use either electronic delivery, parcel service, or certified mail. Using one of these options will provide proof of delivery prior to the final filing date.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Closing Date/Time: 6/8/2023

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