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Sr. Application Analyst

Cerritos College

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Sr. Application Analyst

Salary: $83,038.92 - $100,087.80 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: Sr. App-Analyst-22
Closing: 8/8/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Norwalk, CA
Department: Sr. App-Analyst-22
Division: Information Technology


College Profile

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the College's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

Department Profile
The Information Technology Department includes four managers and 22 full-time staff members. Of Which, there are currently six Senior Applications Analysts positions supporting our PeopleSoft ERP system under the supervision and direction of the Director of Information Technology.

The Information Technology Department at Cerritos College supports and maintains both instructional and non-instructional functions for the entire campus community on a 140-acre campus.

Distinguishing Career Features

The position requires expanded capability to consult with users from multiple functions, and for original multi-faceted, multiple platform applications, lead complex projects involving multiple departments/committees, work independently on multiple platforms, and write complete standalone systems in several languages. Incumbents are expected to maintain expertise in one of the College's major systems such as business/finance packages or student information systems, and will demonstrate the ability to install, test, customize and maintain standardized applications.


Performs advanced analysis, development, coding, testing, and documentation of computer systems and purchased integrated applications on multiple platforms for academic and/or business purposes, following systems development and project management procedures. Consults with staff and coordinates projects for the design and modification of complex and multi-faceted applications. Provides technical support, troubleshooting and problem resolution for staff on computer applications. Develops interfaces to external system.

Job Duties
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serves as a leader for projects by coordinating and otherwise involving staff members from multiple organizational units. Follows systems development life-cycle techniques and utilizes joint application development processes and project management techniques and specialized software packages/applications.
  • Defines the scope and objectives for applications, along with constraints and system requirements. Analyzes and defines current organizational functions, processes, sources and uses of information, and other data to determine application needs and requirements.
  • Conceptualizes, analyzes, designs, and programs highly diverse and complex programs for administrative and academic users. An example of the programs includes integrating unrelated database fields and sources of data to common access on a desktop computer. Delegates, reviews, and writes the code and completes the documentation to include specifications and miscellaneous notes for all programs.
  • Documents workflow using organization and data flow charts and other related materials. Produces application design specifications and documentation on inputs, outputs, and data structures.
  • Identifies and documents business processes and workflow that contribute to enhanced information flow by interviewing users, generating process documentation, and proposing process solutions. Identifies information and software to support processes.
  • Prepares system design specifications and documentation for all data input, output, and structures.
  • Provides support to operating system applications encompassing data integration. Creates utilities and tools, and troubleshoots database problems to enhance applications.
  • Coordinates, defines, prepares, and modifies original applications, involving staff members of multiple organizational units, usually in one or more committee formats.
  • Organizes the features included in applications by determining the sequence of detailed operations, determining program outcomes, and designing internal program processes.
  • Designs inputs, including data entry screens, scanner forms and files. Designs outputs, including reports, files, and display screens. Designs, develops, and implements logical and physical database structures and relationships for microcomputers and network systems.
  • Develops, codes, tests, and maintains application software on various platforms. Performs initial testing to application specifications using testing environments, before releasing versions for use.
  • Coordinates and implements data conversions and transitions from old to new systems using extract, transform, and load processes. Develops user and system documentation.
  • Provides advanced technical support, problem resolution, and data research for assigned end users.
  • Troubleshoots application errors. In conjunction with users, isolates problems from symptoms, determines alternatives and develops and implements solutions. If problem is user error, works with staff to improve user instructions or train for better understanding.
  • Works with external agencies, independent contractors, vendors, and organizations on technology services, applications, and/or data requirements.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of evolving computer technologies, including hardware, software, languages, problem solving techniques, and development tools. Prepares periodic briefings on technologies that would have relevance to the College.
  • May perform network and server administration duties.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience
    The position requires a Bachelor's degree, plus four years of progressive experience in applications development and support. Additional experience in applications development may substitute for some higher education. Computer science or related discipline degree is preferable.

    Supplemental Information

    Knowledge and Skills

    The position requires in-depth knowledge of program development techniques, procedures, tools, and documentation requirements as well as software systems development life cycles. Requires in-depth knowledge of complex principles and procedures of computer systems, including analysis, and design. Requires in-depth knowledge of relational database concepts, design techniques, and tools. Requires in-depth knowledge of computer file methods, structured testing techniques, and programming languages used by the District to support ERP, or others currently in industry use. Requires in-depth knowledge of object-oriented software development techniques and tools. Requires problem solving and analytical skills. Requires well-developed human relations skills to facilitate small group processes, conduct training, provide technical support, and apply understandable lines of questioning when trying to understand department needs or problems.


    Must be able to operate a variety of computers, printers, and peripheral equipment. Requires the ability to analyze technical problems and to develop and apply appropriate solutions. Requires the ability to conduct information interviews through individual conferences and group processes, and then translate user requirements into computer programs and systems. Must be able to coordinate systems development functions and steps and follow logical progressions for programming systems. Must be able to design, program, install, and maintain programs for original and purchased applications and systems, including databases. Requires the ability to design host computer logical and physical database structure and relationships, including those for microcomputer and network systems. Requires the ability to write basic to complex programs using ERP tools or other languages. Requires the ability to analyze data and develop logical solutions. Requires the ability to translate the English language into computer languages and debug program code. Requires the ability to discuss technical information with users, discern their needs and develop programs, systems, screens, etc., which meet those needs. Must be able to communicate technical and complex information to nontechnical users. Requires the ability to provide training to on-line users in use of computer equipment and operating procedures. Must be able to read, understand and apply information from technical manuals and education code regulations. Must be able to prioritize work in order to meet deadlines and maintain schedules. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.

    Physical Abilities
    Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Ability to sit for extended periods of time to accomplish data input and desk work. Requires sufficient hand, arm, speech recognition, and finger dexterity to use a personal computer keyboard, multimedia presentation, and other office equipment. Requires normal hearing and speaking skills to communicate with staff in one-on-one and small group settings, and distinguish sound prompts from equipment. Visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires the ability to occasionally push, pull or lift a maximum of 50 lbs. from overhead, waist and floor levels with assistance from co-workers as necessary.

    Licenses and Certificates
    May require a valid driver's license.

    Working Conditions
    Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

    Salary/Fringe Benefits

    Grade 52 on District Classified Salary Schedule ($6,919.91 -$8,340.65/month).

    Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance.)

    Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is also integrated with Social Security.

    Conditions of Employment

    This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position

    Hours of employment are:

    Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment, employee is placed at Step 2.

    Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

    Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

    Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19 webpage.
    Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
    **Please note - the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas

    Application Procedures

    Application materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.
    It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES certified agency. The website address is

    Required Documents needed to apply

    Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    Cover letter / Letter of Interest

    Two Letters of Recommendation
    Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral date of the degree)

    To apply, visit

    The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. .

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    Working at Cerritos College

    Founded in 1955, Cerritos College is a public comprehensive community college serving an area of 52 square miles of southeastern Los Angeles county. The college offers degrees and certificates in 87 areas of study in nine divisions. Over 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies each year.

    The Cerritos College student body is a majority of minorities: Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans together account for more than 60% of our students.

    But there is much more to our diversity....

    Cerritos College attracts students directly from high school, but we also attract the returning student who may have been out of school for many years. We serve first generation college students as well as college students with a college family tradition.

    Our mission is teaching and our faculty has established a distinguished record of scholarship, research and publication.


    The Human Resources Department is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining the highest qualified individuals to meet the educational goals of our diverse student population.

    We encourage and support a diverse atmosphere where employees feel valued and recognized for their efforts, along with the support to create an environment which fosters the positive attitude and creative spirit of our employees.

    The District offers a comprehensive benefit program that promotes wellness and supports healthy lifestyle choices.

    Human Resources affirms its commitment to ensuring that all employment and employment-related decisions are based on the principles of equal employment opportunity.

    Above all else, Cerritos College Human Resources provides quality service, while maintaining confidentiality, integrity, respecting individuals, promoting teamwork and focusing on innovation and the future.

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