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Student Assistant - Software Application Development

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Job Details

Job Information

Job Title Student Assistant - Software Application Development
Student Classification Student Assistant
Job Code C50118
Posting Type Student/nonbenefited (NSTU)
Posting Number PE765F16
Job Description Summary

The California Health Benefit Exchange (Covered California) is seeking a Student Assistant to assist with software application development, maintenance and end user support.

Conditions of Employment

This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student position. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.

Depending on the type of position you are applying for, a pre-employment background check consisting of one or more of the following may be conducted, employment history, professional references, criminal check, educational verification (i.e., degree, license, or official transcript) and physical exam and drug urinalysis test. Applicants will be required to pass required pre-employment checks to the satisfaction of University Enterprises Inc., (UEI) and the hiring Agency or Department.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flexible.

Additional Work Schedule

Student Assistant and Graduate Assistant employees generally work up to 20 hours per work week (Sunday – Saturday) during the academic year and up to 40 hours per work week during breaks; Winter, Spring & Summer.

Student Assistants are not permitted to telecommute or work remotely.

Area Sacramento
On/Off Sacramento State Campus Off Campus
Worksite City Sacramento
Pay Range $12.00 -$14.00 per hour
Department/Agency California Health Benefit Exchange (CVRDCA)
Project Description

The Health Benefit Exchange is a new marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can get affordable health insurance. To learn more visit

Majors/Fields of Study Computer Information Systems, Computer Science and Engineering
Minimum Qualifications

• Knowledge of the software development lifecycle
• Experience with reporting and data analysis
• Experience problem solving and demonstrating sound reasoning
• Experience manipulating spreadsheets


Must be a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at one of the accredited colleges or universities on our affiliation list.

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Students must be enrolled at a minimum in; six semester units or nine quarter units for undergraduate students; four semester units or six quarter units for graduate students.

Students declared major must match the major(s) listed in the job posting.

Position Description

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in enterprise software
• Project planning experience
• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
• Reporting and dashboard development experience
• Experience training/supporting end users
• Experience supporting analysis of business and technical requirements
• Participation in discussions and education of end users

Duties and Responsibilities

• Analyze and assess existing business systems and procedures
• Contribute to the continuous improvement of development standards and processes
• Create and update technical documentation as required
• Participate on web development projects, including intranets and extranets
• Helps diagnose and troubleshoot problems with existing web applications and sites
• Work with database administrator to design, develop and update databases as they relate to software programs and web applications
• Ensure security of all web sites and related applications
• Monitor and report on web site traffic and performance
• Serve as a “backup” for other team members, seeks cross-training in their areas of expertise, and performs their duties in their absence
• Maintain ability and willingness to learn new technologies

Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computer workstations, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment.

Hours Per Week Students (part-time) 0-20 hours per week during the academic year, up to 40 hours per week during breaks; Winter, Spring and Summer. (NSTU)
Posting Date 08/24/2017
Closing Date 09/25/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please complete all fields of the employment application. Include your educational history in the “Educational Experience” section and any employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of your application.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Sacramento Bee
    • Careerbuilder
    • University Enterprises website
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • Indeed
    • Other
  2. If other, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at an accredited college or university and enrolled in at least 6 semester or 9 quarter units as an undergraduate or 4 semester or 6 quarter units as a graduate student?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Is your major/field of study one of the following: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science and Engineering
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience manipulating spreadsheets?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have knowledge of the software development lifecycle?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience with reporting and data analysis?
    • Yes
    • No