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Management Analyst Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Assists with the analysis of user needs and the design and implementation of new or modified management information systems. Assists in the analysis, development and integration of new or revised policies and procedures for various administrative systems.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Management Analyst in that incumbents typically assist the higher levels with the more senior tasks and are not project leaders for large or special projects.

Examples of Duties:

  • Assists in problem solving in areas such as system design, input/output requirements and procedural flow between departments when developing and implementing administrative systems.
  • Interviews employees at all levels to analyze policies, work procedures and operational methods for the needs analysis stage of systems development.
  • Conducts meetings to encourage interaction and the exchange of ideas, concerns and proposals from various organizations to facilitate solutions to administrative problems.
  • Assists with analyzing and documenting existing processes and systems for possible improvements and recommends new or revised systems as required.
  • Provides technical assistance in designing systems (such as for cost accounting or reporting) and related forms or documents.
  • Performs specific tasks in management analysis of policies and practices; prepares reports and recommends alternatives for enhancing operating efficiency.
  • Assists in determining adequacy of financial and internal controls and makes recommendations for improvements; recommends and implements security and system control procedures.
  • Assists in planning, scheduling, developing and presenting training programs for users of administrative systems.
  • Assists with planning, scheduling and controlling the implementation of new or modified administrative systems.
  • Assists with the review and evaluation of computer hardware and software to determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to existing or proposed administrative systems.
  • Assists with research, including conferring with vendors, to resolve questions and problems related to mini-microcomputer hardware and software and assists in consulting with and advising users in the selection and use of computing options.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of higher education administrative systems and related business principles.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting management studies and in performing systems analysis.
  • Knowledge of automated and manual management information systems.
  • Knowledge of forms design and procedures development.
  • Skill in conducting interviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Business Administration of related field AND one year of experience in procedural, management or systems analysis work; OR, Five years of experience in procedural, management or systems analysis work; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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