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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Systems Analyst,Sr
Position Classification Code: M3032
Job Family: Information Technology
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under minimum supervision performs non routine, complex work. Duties are those associated with a systems administrator or systems analyst. Installs new and/or expands existing personal computer based systems. Determines required software and hardware in conjunction with end users. Programs or selects suitable software to meet user requirements. Installs new and maintains existing hardware. Provides problem-solving support to computer users. Develops and maintains telecommunications systems.
Standard Duties:
Analyzes management needs regarding use of integrated data processing equipment or operations and processes. Investigates, plans, implements, tests, and debugs operating system software. Plans, coordinates, and schedules investigations, feasibility studies and surveys, including economic evaluation of proposed and existing automatic data processing and machine applications. Designs and implements integrated hardware and software computer and information systems to meet organizational requirements. Prepares on-line and hard copy documentation of systems and user applications. Provides instruction and training to users and other employees on day-to-day procedures. Participates in budget planning, implementation, and monitoring for purchase and maintenance of hardware and software. Serves as lead analyst in a design subgroup when appropriate, directing and integrating the work of one or two lower level analysts, each responsible for several programs. Records and maintains hardware and software inventories, site and/or server licensing, and user access and security. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees. Provides functional direction to lower level technicians on assigned work.Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems. Performs problem resolution and provides on-call support for computer/network systems. May train users in use of equipment. May be responsible for monitoring data integrity and system security. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
Records maintenance skills. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise. Ability to analyze operational requirements and assess data processing technology and capacity requirements. Ability to plan, implement, test, and troubleshoot system software. Ability to supervise and train assigned staff. Ability to develop and write systems and applications documentation and guides for users.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Five (5) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-