STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B22

Class No. 0255

SYSTEMS ANALYST IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) computer systems analysis work. Work involves planning and analyzing user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing systems. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees and provides guidance in troubleshooting and solving problems relating to computer systems or programs.

Oversees studies and the preparation of reports that include study findings, recommendations, and instructions for proposed system implementations; formulates logical descriptions of problems; and devises optimum solutions. 

Analyzes and tests new or existing procedures, information systems, or utility programs for efficiency and effectiveness.

Analyzes and defines agency disaster recovery responsibilities and procedures.

Coordinates, plans, and schedules the installation or training for new or revised systems and defines business process requirements.

Designs, modifies, and implements new or revised systems to serve new purposes or improve work flow. 

Details input and output record formats for computer programs, designs forms, and writes instructions for the use of forms.

Determines operational, technical, and support requirements for the location, installation, operation, and maintenance of data processing, data communications, and computer and management information systems.

Prepares and defines the goals of the system and devises flow charts and diagrams describing logical operational steps of programs. 

Assists with the preparation of cost-benefit and return-on-investment analysis to aid in decisions on computer system modifications and implementations.

May evaluate and recommend action on testing and certification of software and hardware upgrades.

May write and update personal computer and mainframe application programs.

May assist in information systems security administration.

May assist in the design, development, and maintenance of various computer applications.

May assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in systems analysis and design work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field is generally preferred. Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the limitations and capabilities of computer systems, of the techniques used in the design of nonautomated systems, of information technology equipment, of applicable programming languages, of computer hardware and software, of computer operating systems, of writing program code, and of automated mapping.

Skill in coordinating and solving problems; in scheduling, testing, installing, and implementing programs; and in troubleshooting computer systems.

Ability to analyze systems and procedures, to write and revise standards and procedures, to handle multiple projects, to communicate effectively, and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.


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Revised 9-1-15