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Analyst/Programmer

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Department: Financial Services
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

    • Position Summary
    • Classified as: Analyst/Programmer (Career Level)

      Full-time position available on or after February 27, 2023 for Financial Services.


      The Financial & Support Services Analyst/Programmer works under the general supervision of the AVP, Financial & Support Services. The incumbent performs system analysis and development, provides technical support and assists with the daily operations of the primary computer systems utilized by Financial & Support Services, including but not limited to PeopleSoft; Finance, Student A/R, HR/LCD, Reporting Services/Stanalytics, CashNet, Concur Travel and Company Billed Statement Services, Questica, US Bank Procurement Card, Amazon Business, and Staples Advantage e-procurement programs. Responsible for analysis, advisement, design, report development, modification, installation and maintenance of application programs, integrated systems, training and/or software solutions that address the operational needs. Coordinates and monitors computer system activities with the Chancellor’s Office, OIT, Financial Aid, Enrollment Services and other areas affected by software functionality, enhancements and implementations.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Analyze user system and application needs, determine and evaluate alternative solutions and approaches to meet those needs, and recommend/select the optimal technology solutions.
      • Consult with users to identify and document software/system purpose, workflow issues and output needs.
      • Determine overall functional and technical system requirements and specifications.
      • Develop plans, schedules, and requirement for alternative solutions and conduct feasibility studies.
      • Troubleshoot new soft installations.
      • Conduct other system related analysis as needed.
      • Development specifications and requirements for the optimal integration and
        implementation of systems and equipment.
      • Evaluate specifications and requirements against available systems.
      • Provide input as requested for development of requests for proposals for system components.
      • Ensure system integrity and efficiency.
      • Provide systems development as requested.
      • Design application programs to meet user requirements that optimize the use of available resources.
      • Develop program specifications and review them with the user to ensure that requirements are met.
      • Design user-friendly interfaces to systems, applications and databases.
        Recommend modifications to third party software to meet user needs.
      • Evaluate and supplement vendor supplied documentation for third party software as necessary for functional users.
      • Act as software vendor liaison.
      • Develop succinct, timely programming code or modify software in a logical fashion which optimizes programming resources and meets functional user requirements.
      • Write code to meet user specifications.
      • Use productivity tools to develop and modify applications software to meet user needs.
      • Work with users to test and debug programs.
      • Verify data acquisition and output media and format.
      • Modify existing or third-party software.
      • Write documentation to provide user support for new or modified programs and production/operations procedures.
      • Provide end user training and materials.
      • Maintain and support PeopleSoft Financial System, CASHNet and other Financial Services primary systems to ensure minimal downtime and loss of productivity and service.
      • Maintain and support associated databases.
      • Assist with the installation and/or testing of new, modified or third-party software releases and/or updates.
      • Evaluate and supplement vendor supplied documentation for third party software as necessary for functional users.
      • Serve as application administrator on various financial systems and maintain security access based on appropriate authorizations.
      • Administer databases and ensure the data sources are accurate and readily accessible to the user community.
      • Administer data policies, procedures and standards.
      • Work with user community and IT to understand data access and integration needs.
      • Troubleshoot and resolve database and data problems.
      • Analyze and define data requirements.
      • Assist in data transfers and file sharing via utility programs.
      • Monitor, analyze and verify data to ensure integrity.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education: A bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science, computer information systems, a related degree, or equivalent training and applied experience.

      Experience: Three years of experience in business applications analysis, design, and programming for medium or large scale, multi-programmed computers.

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials, PeopleSoft Student Financials, PeopleSoft Human Resource Labor Cost Distribution and related applications.
      • Experience working in a higher education setting.
      • Ability to set up and work with Oracle-based and SQL databases.
      • Experience with Visual Studio, Reporting Services and/or other query products.
      • Ability to design and test easy to use department reports and set up security for PeopleSoft and other critical systems.
    • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Ability to use systems work flow and logic flowchart techniques.
      • Knowledge of formal data flow analysis methodologies.
      • Ability to apply and use operations analysis and structured design analysis techniques.
      • Knowledge of campus-defined systems, applications, and standards.
      • Ability to identify hardware/software interface problems.
      • Comprehensive knowledge of system/equipment capability, design restrictions, and security requirements.
      • Knowledge of system development life cycle and structured systems development concepts.
      • General knowledge of network connectivity, integration, configuration, and protocols.
      • Comprehensive understanding of and ability to integrate all systems including operating systems, applications, network, and databases, as well as knowledge of distributed processing technology.
      • Knowledge of client/server technologies.
      • Ability to communicate effectively.
      • Ability to apply consultative skills to assess user needs and communicate technology systems and solutions.
      • Ability to perform systems and applications needs analysis, prepare requests for proposals, and conduct feasibility studies.
      • Ability to use project management tools.
      • Ability to research and evaluate the functionality of vendor software to meet user needs, assess vendor proposals, and serve as a technical/vendor liaison.
      • Ability to use one or more industry standard programming languages and various report/screen generators as required by the position.
      • Ability to use applications software, data structures and utilities, operating systems, and communication interfaces within the computing environment.
      • Ability to perform interactive debugging and to test and analyze program failures.
      • Ability to write/modify programs using multiple applications and databases.
      • Ability to develop program implementation plans, install software, and apply fixes.
      • Understanding of technical and vendor documentation and ability to maintain internal documentation.
      • Knowledge of formal data structure design, relational database design, and file structure.
      • Ability to identify and resolve software/hardware interface problems, data requirements, and access methods.
      • Ability to establish and execute data security standards and procedures and disaster recovery plans.
      • Ability to use data resource and productivity tools applicable to the database management system.
      • General knowledge of network configuration, programming, and protocols.
      • Ability to work and communicate with users to define and meet database needs and requirements.
    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
      https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
    • Salary Range
    • Anticipated salary will be $4,678 – $5,614 per month plus excellent paid benefits. Salary will depend on the qualifications of the successful finalist. (Full Analyst/Programmer 12 Mo range: $4,678 - $11,547 per month)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

       

      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • February 3, 2023

    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

      INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

       

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