Business Analyst

Position Details

Position Information

Title Business Analyst
Department Human Resources (7101)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Division of Human Resources (HR), is seeking a full-time Business Analyst (BA) to participate in the analysis, design, testing, and implementation of business process and technology solutions. The BA will act as a liaison between functional users and development teams to identify, analyze and translate needs into specifications. The BA will support two HR teams, benefits and recruitment, and their associated human capital management and applicant tracking systems. The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational, technical, and communication skills.

Our Top Performers
• Love to solve problems and learn new things
• Enjoy helping others and collaborating on projects
• Are resourceful and aren’t afraid to ask questions
• Care about quality and strive for excellence
• Are extremely proficient in MS Excel

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We have excellent benefits and university perks for our employees that go way beyond health care and paid time off! We care about our employees and have crafted many meaningful resources to support your health, your work/life balance, and your family!

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Gather and analyze functional user requirements in order to design, implement and troubleshoot information systems applications.
  • Create test plans, test cases, test scripts, and coordinate unit testing, regression testing, integration testing, and performance testing.
  • Assist with medium to large sized projects or a portion of a project. Help define requirements and test plans, and review results to ensure business goals are met.
  • Create and maintain project documentation.
  • Troubleshoot production issues, make recommendations for solutions and create necessary specifications.
  • Conduct research to determine if solutions to business requirements currently exist within or outside the business unit, and if not, whether new solutions are feasible.
  • Assist with system configuration when business processes change or as necessary for projects and enhancements.
  • Prepare and maintain process flows and standard operating procedures.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to address and solve system issues.
  • Perform miscellaneous transactional data entry and other duties as assigned or required to meet unit and University goals and objectives.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret end user information requirements.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills and exercise sound judgement.
  • Practical experience managing multiple tasks.
  • Skill in fact-finding.
  • Knowledge of procedures development.
  • Ability to evaluate and interpret functional user information requirements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Word in a work environment.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and communicating with multiple stakeholders.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems or related field AND one year of experience in procedural, management or business analysis work; OR, five years of experience in procedural, management or business analysis work; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with HR systems and related business principles.
  • Knowledge of employee benefits and basic plan design.
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft HCM 9.2.
  • Ability to use SQL or other query tools to perform analysis.
  • Skill in the use of computer programming and job control languages.
  • Skill in installing, configuring and maintaining systems software.
  • Knowledge of talent management concepts.
  • Knowledge of SaaS cloud based software systems.
  • Experience in information technology environments.
  • Experience in higher education business environments.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Hours Per Week
Job Category Computer, Engineering and Technical
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $40,000 -$45,000 Annually (DOE)
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24629
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jacquelina Valenzuela

Open Date 02/20/2018
Review Start Date 03/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems or related field AND one year of experience in procedural, management or business analysis work; OR, five years of experience in procedural, management or business analysis work; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents