Systems Analyst I


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Financial Aid (10001019)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

This position analyzes, designs and implements computer systems and programs supporting the enterprise-level computing needs of the University. The incumbent provides support for computer users and reports to a higher-level project team leader.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Develops requirements, analyzes, designs and implements programs and utilities that support enterprise-wide applications.
  • Develops testing strategy and performs complete program tests including unit and integration testing.
  • Maintains system performance by troubleshooting/solving system and user problems; provides help to users regarding computer related functions.
  • Modifies and updates programs and completely tests and documents all changes.
  • Writes computer programs, user manuals and trains users on systems.  
  • Identifies software requirements and contacts vendors for software presentations.
  • Devises preliminary solutions for current computer program shortcomings.  Identifies and describes systems and procedures.
  • Studies objectives, programs, and functions of a department or institution.  
  • Collects, codes, classifies, and analyzes data.  Analyzes means of deriving input data.  Confers with personnel of operating units or other departments and suggests revisions or plans for obtaining or standardizing input data.
  • Prepares flowcharts, block diagrams, technical reports, detailed test plans, and test schedules.
  • Participates in the training of personnel in operating units and other departments.
  • Documents all new systems/programs and changes to existing system/programs as necessary.
  • Assists senior support staff in the scheduling of and the running of production work.
  • Reads professional journals, participates in classes and workshops, networks with peers, and accesses knowledge bases to keep up with current software application development techniques and methodologies.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Analyzes, designs, and implements computer systems and programs.
  2. Modifies programs, develops testing strategy, tests programs, and documents changes.
  3. Maintains system performance by troubleshooting/solving system and user problems.
  4. Writes user manuals and trains users on systems.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.


One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

Salary range: $40,098 - $55,000


To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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