Business Systems Analyst

Torrance, California
$6,360 to $8,192 per month.
Sep 14, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Businesses & Consultants
Institution Type
Community College

El Camino College


Business Systems Analyst

Req: C1718-020

Division: Information Technology Services

Close Date: 09/27/2017


Complete job description and application available online at:



Under the direction of an Information Technology administrator, provide the communication link between the users of the administrative information systems and technical resources of the Information Technology Systems Division. Assist users to fully utilize all features and functions of the systems; lead users in decision-making regarding codes, values, parameters, policy and procedure changes, data conversion specifications, validation criteria, design of pre-printed forms, report standards, and one time reporting needs. Develop functional specifications and in conjunction with end user, analyze, trouble shoot and research software problems. Function as a project lead in certain circumstances.



This classification is the most advanced level of the information technology series, which includes the classifications of user support technician and programmer analyst. The business systems analyst works relatively independently supporting applications areas and developing systems for complex processes.



Ensure effective and efficient use of the District’s administrative information system through development of validation and verification procedures.

In conjunction with the end user determine application requirements and develop functional specifications to meet needs. Work with programming staff to implement requirements.

Provide assistance to end users in diagnosing and resolving problems associated with supported services by analyzing processes and procedures and their relationship to the administrative information system.

Assist divisions and departments with the training of key personnel; develop related training materials in concert with end users; utilize the “train the trainer” approach.

Coordinate with end-users analysis, specifications, testing, training, and documentation associated with system enhancements and new system development efforts.

Work with Programmer Analyst and User Support Technicians of all software requested changes.

Submit mandated files to state and federal offices as required.

Provide support of the Colleague system as required to maintain reporting, data entry, queries, streams, and file creation and initialization requirements.

Maintain security and confidentiality of information in accordance with federal regulations.

Perform related duties as assigned.



Databases, data element dictionaries. Structured queries.

Desktop operating systems.



College information systems.

Report analysis and data variation implications. Implementation of new information systems. Functional and technical specifications.

Validation and acceptance procedures.

Information systems standards and procedures. Problem diagnosis and resolution.

Documentation standards.

Web-based systems.

Problem solving techniques.

Training methods for technical and non-technical staff.



Understand user needs and develop both manual and technological solutions.

Effectively present users operational needs and requirements to Information Technology Services management and staff.

Establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

Analyze complex user problems, evaluate alternatives and devise efficient cost-effective, user-friendly solutions. Plan, organize and complete project within industry quality standards.

Coordinate, monitor and direct the tasks associated with major project development.

Provide technical guidance and recommendations concerning application systems.

Communicate complex technology applications issues clearly to non-technical parties orally or in writing.

Assist project leader with major projects.

Work closely with ITS staff to achieve objectives of end users.

Analyze reports and develop explanation for variances.

Train non-technical staff in the functions of the administrative information systems that are vital to their function. Develop functional specifications work with technical staff to implement.

Work under pressure of deadlines and still make decisions that are appropriate for the situation.

Locate problems from verbal explanations and correct errors without disrupting end user operations.

Operate computers and peripheral equipment including terminals, data storage, printers and scanning equipment.

Show evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.



Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business, or related field and five years of experience working with a major student information system is required.



Preference will be given to candidates who understand software design and development lifecycle and processes and programming and coding principles in relation to large complex computing systems such as SQL programming language, databases, and/or data warehouses.



Typical office setting.

Extensive computer work.

May sit and stand for long periods to time. Must be able to carry up to 25 lbs.

Move from one work area to another.


SALARY RANGE $6,360 to $8,192 per month.

Employees contribute 6.50% - 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).



This position is designated as a full-time, twelve-month classified. Excellent fringe benefits include eight 32-hour workweeks during the summer. Working hours will be Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date: 1) Online application:

2) Resume - Resumes are NOT accepted in place of any part of the application and you should complete all sections of the application even if the entries duplicate information on your resume.

3) Pertinent transcript(s) in pdf format as stated in the job qualifications if applicant holds one. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 3807 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. PST (pacific standard time).

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.


El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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