Systems Analyst III


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Information Technology (10000897)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position organizes, designs, and implements new computer systems, i.e., serves as a “technical architect”.  The incumbent may serve as project/team leader and manages designated projects.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Works with relational databases such as Oracle and MS SQL, CBORD, MICROS point of sale system, video surveillance, campus card systems.

  • Installs, maintains, programs and repairs all security systems equipment specifically including security cameras and video management systems (Avigilon).  

  • Installs, maintains, programs and repairs all point of sale equipment specifically including register and point of sale management systems (Micros Simphony).

  • Attends seminars to stay abreast of new software as well as changes in software.

  • 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, particularly those related to college admissions and recruitment.

  • Analyzes needs and possibilities for new computer systems; purchases equipment and software.

  • Designs systems, oversees programming projects, develops time lines, monitors systems testing, and assists with installation and support.

  • Assists with office and staff development; conducts user education of new system; and coordinates and conducts training for user personnel.

  • Interviews clients to determine needs and requirements for the requested computer system.

  • Identifies alternatives to system designed.

  • Develops software applications.

  • Enhances and maintains computer systems and associated networks; coordinates all security matters for systems.

  • Evaluates computer software and hardware; devises solutions for shortcomings.

  • Writes basic SQL statements.

  • Serves as backup administrator for CSGold, campus one card system

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 needs and possibilities for and designs and develops new computer systems.
  2. Designs database architecture to support new systems, coordinates and manages conversion to the new systems and conducts user education of new systems.
  3. Evaluate software and hardware products; recommends, installs and supports such products.
  4. Coordinates and conducts training for user personnel.
  5. Provides technical direction, instruction, and supervision, as needed, for assignments performed by other staff.
  6. Enhances and maintains computer systems and associated networks and writes computer programs.
  7. Coordinates all security matters for systems.

Minimum Education/Experience

A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in management information systems, computer science or a related field.




Three (3) years 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

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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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