Systems Analyst Adv Entry

Employer
University System of Georgia
Location
System Office-Athens

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Title: Systems Analyst Adv Entry
Location: System Office-Athens
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 233733
About Us

The University System of Georgia (USG) is one of the nation’s largest and leading public higher education systems. The USG is governed by the Board of Regents and is committed to creating a more educated Georgia that is prepared for the global, knowledge economy by increasing degree completion, ensuring academic excellence, spurring research and creativity, driving business creation, and making efficient use of resources. Increasing the number of Georgians with a college degree is a top priority of the USG and Complete College Georgia. The USG emphasizes accountability, partnerships, performance, value, and global competitiveness to help achieve this goal. Our organizational core values founded upon the principles of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect.

Job Summary The Administrative Services Team at Information Technology Services (ITS) within the University System of Georgia is currently seeking a highly organized, performance driven individual to fulfill a position as a PeopleSoft Application Developer. This individual will be focused on security and workflow for PeopleSoft packaged software and/or custom solutions developed to support specific business needs. Incumbent works closely with business analysts and/or key users, assessing business needs and determining/implementing information technology solutions.

The candidate for this position will specifically be working on security and workflow for the PeopleSoft Financials and HCM applications and their associated submodules. Responsibilities include timely resolution of support issues related to PeopleSoft Financials, PeopleSoft HCM, and/or supporting systems for identifying opportunities and recommending processes for improving service efficiency and effectiveness.

Responsibilities Development – 70%

      Use PeopleSoft development tools such as Application Designer, PeopleCode, Component Interface, Workflow, Data Mover, and Integration Broker to develop technical solutions that meet business process needs.Generate reports based on specifications using SQR, nVision, or other appropriate reporting tool.Use SQL and PL/SQL to analyze complex or diverse information.Understand and implement technical specifications for new or revised computer programs.Design, write, debug, and maintain computer programs in appropriate programming languages based on the functional and technical specifications for the programs.Provide technical assistance by responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions with programs.Works with a team under the guidance of senior team members on various projects to ensure a project gets completed and is done in a timely manner.Participates in project meetings.

Technical Design – 20%

      Works internally with business analysts and system administrators in defining long-term requirements.Develop technical specifications based on complex vendor requirements.Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.Complies with and helps define standard policies and procedures.Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.Problem Solving - Generates creative/alternative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail; identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; works well in-group problem solving situations.

Documentation – 10%

      Designs, creates, and maintains unit test plans and runs tests to find errors and confirm program meets specifications.Creates and maintains technical documentation of changes to computer code, programs, and specifications.

Project Management

    Provides input into project plansCommunicates changes and progressCompletes projects on time.
Required Qualifications
    A Bachelor’s Degree and one-year experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience is required to be considered for this job.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.Problem Solving - Generates creative/alternative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail; identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; works well in-group problem solving situations. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; conserves organizational resources.Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment. Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and diversity.Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.Ability to travel up to 10%.Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends to meet critical project deadlines or resolve escalated issues.Knowledge and skill in the design, coding, documentation, testing, and debugging of computer programs.Knowledge of relational databases and relational database management systems.Knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) for data retrieval, data manipulation, and the creation and modification of database objects.Basic understanding of ITIL terminology and practices.Competency with standard desktop applications (Windows, MS Office, email). Ability to comfortably work in a fast paced, event driven environment.

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Working at the University System of Georgia

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is a constitutional board responsible for making and administering the policies that govern and manage the public institutions of higher learning in the State of Georgia. The University System of Georgia offers students higher education options at thirty-five colleges and universities throughout the state, providing a wide range of academic programming, including certificates, associates, baccalaureate, master, doctoral and professional degrees. These institutions enroll more than 253,000 students and employ more than 10,000 faculty and 27,000 employees to provide teaching and related services to students and the communities in which they are located.

The Board of Regents maintains the University System Office as an administrative office for conducting the business of the Board, which consists of one member from each congressional district and five members at-large from the State of Georgia appointed by the Governor.

The nature of the work of the Board of Regents requires that the employees of the University System Office be selected on the basis of special training, ability, skills and individual qualities required to perform the duties of the positions to be filled. As an employee of the University System Office, one can be proud to be a part of an office dedicated to the education of Georgia’s citizens.

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