Systems Analyst

Murray State University

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Technology, Analysts & Programming
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:

Systems Analyst

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:


Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Exempt(Monthly)


Business and Student Info Solutions

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Systems Analyst supports the complete life cycle process of one or more ERP application systems.

• When directed, analyze and propose enhancements to existing application systems.
• Provide application system development, installation and maintenance services and coordinate these activities with assigned University offices and within Information Systems.
• Conduct business system and process workflow analysis using proven methodologies.
• Work with assigned vendors to maintain application system availability and to enhance application system functionality.
• Ensure proper unit system testing is successfully completed prior to production turnover.
• Resolve production system problems; including providing after hours support as needed.
• Maintain appropriate records of time utilization to aid in department projects tracking.
• Coordinate work with systems analysts and programmer/analysts.
• Prepare work plan and time estimates for projects.
• Prepare and maintain system and operating documentation.
• Keep current with tools and utilities provided by the department to enhance proficiency and productivity.

Minimum Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in computer information science or related field.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

• Two (2) plus years of strong analytical, problem solving, and technical skills acquired through system analysis experience.
• Demonstrated experience supporting administrative application systems throughout the computer life cycle process.
• Experience working with vendors to resolve systems problems.
• Proficient with querying language such as ANSI-SQL, T-SQL, PL/SQL.
• Proven knowledge of relational database concepts.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:

• Higher education experience supporting ERP solutions such as Banner, preferred.
• Experience with Identity Access Management, Single Sign-On (SSO) and Linux operating systems.

Minimum Salary:


Maximum Salary:


Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Along with the application, the following items must be included:

• Letter of application
• Resume

For best consideration, please submit a completed application along with all required materials by January 21, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.


As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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