Systems Analyst

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
08 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
06 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Office of Financial Aid (OFA) oversees and administers financial aid, billing, residency, and student employment. OFA operates under the Division of Enrollment and Access to provide student-centered assistance by working under federal, state, and university guidance, enabling students to enroll, manage their finances, achieve their academic goals, and graduate in a timely manner. Seventy-five percent of CSU students are financial aid recipients, and OFA disburses over $300 million of financial aid annually. OFA seeks professionals who wholeheartedly believe in access to and success in higher education and want to be part of a culture of diversity and inclusion.

As part of CSU’s land grant mission, the Office of Financial Aid is committed to the principle of inclusive excellence. A successful candidate will share in our common goal to welcome, value, and affirm everyone on our campus, embracing their various identities, skills, ideas, talents, and contributions. In addition, a successful candidate will equitably assist students in navigating the often complex and confusing financial aid process in support of access and success.

“In accordance with Federal regulatory requirements, all finalists must be in good standing on any outstanding Federal Title IV student loans and cannot have a repayment due for a Title IV grant.” Position Summary

As a member of the Office of Financial Aid Systems team, and reporting to the Associate Director for Systems, the Systems Analyst is an integral member of the unit charged with supporting the Banner SIS Financial Aid Module and auxiliary systems including Banner Document Management, AcademicWorks, and others.

The Systems Analyst has primary responsibility for maintaining, developing, and supporting financial aid processes, coordinating with OFA staff to ensure efforts are compliant with Title IV program requirements, working with IS staff on process automation and scheduling in Application Manager software, assisting in maintaining security access for OFA staff and CSU personnel where appropriate, and creating ad hoc queries to support new/existing processes and reports for OFA staff, leadership and interested parties.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education PLUS two years of progressively responsible experience in Information Technology positions, developing applications for users using the following:
  • Demonstrated classroom or professional experience with enterprise transactional databases such as Oracle, MS SQL Server, and MySQL
  • Demonstrated classroom or professional programming proficiency in current application software such as C++, C#, .net, Java, VB

“In accordance with Federal regulatory requirements, all finalists must be in good standing on any outstanding Federal Title IV student loans and cannot have a repayment due for a Title IV grant.” Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in CS, CIS or related field
  • Experience working with Banner Student Information System
  • Project management and scheduling
  • Professional experience in a Title IV Financial Aid office
  • Website accessibility requirements and best practices such as:
    • User interfaces and interactive deliverables that perform well both on mainstream devices and with assistive technology
    • Semantic and ARIA mark-up elements
    • Product accessibility testing continuously through all development stages
    • Troubleshooting, revising, and updating websites encumbered by legacy code accessibility constraints

Diversity Statement

A personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, and allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category BANNER MANAGEMENT Duty/Responsibility

Assist in all aspects of systems testing by developing multiple student scenarios to ensure the reliability of all delivered Banner regulatory software releases, upgrades and patches; changes to the Oracle databases supporting Banner; new financial aid processes and AppWorx job chains; and all testing associated with implementing new aid year software.

Percentage Of Time 25 Job Duty Category SUPPORT Duty/Responsibility

Serve as a resource to Office of Financial Aid staff by reviewing new and existing Title IV program requirements and implementing processes to ensure program compliance.

Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty Category DOCUMENTATION Duty/Responsibility

Coordinate the documentation of financial aid processes, both systematic and manual, to ensure consistent outcomes. Systematic processes include assisting in the management of AppWorx job chain documentation.

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT Duty/Responsibility

Design, develop, test, debug and implement new computer programs to query and/or update the financial aid database by using SQL, PL/SQL and Microsoft Access. This requires knowledge of the financial aid, accounts receivable and student information modules of the University’s integrated student information system and discussion of the desired outcomes with the user

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category WEB DEVELOPMENT Duty/Responsibility

Assist in the design, development, and maintenance of the Student Financial Services intranet to support the staff, and Web interfaces to the financial aid database for access by students. This involves the design, development, testing, debugging and implementation of Web-based applications using the following; ASP.NET, C#, HTML, XHTML, XML, SQL, PL/SQL, and Javascript

Percentage Of Time 15

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted through the CSU Job Website. For full consideration, please apply by 4/16/2018 11:59 pm (MT) with a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Search Contact Sherry Yost,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.