Management Analyst Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Coordinates the analysis, development and implementation of complex
management information systems providing the most efficient methods
or procedures. Coordinates the process of defining, investigating
and solving problems related to administrative systems and special
projects with an emphasis on user-related solutions. Acts as project
third in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from
the Management Analyst Senior by the complex analysis tasks
performed, and the supervisory role and project management
Examples of Duties:
- Plans, coordinates and reviews the work of assigned
personnel during all phases of the project team's work and
coordinates the planning, development and presentation of
training programs for users of administrative systems.
- Counsels management personnel during process of planning,
directing and coordinating operational or procedural matters to
meet project goals and objectives.
- Coordinates the development of system design for new or
revised administrative systems, including documentation and
analysis of input/output requirements, procedural flow between
departments, operational audits and organizational structures.
- Coordinates the analysis of the adequacy and effectiveness
of practices and policies and the development of new procedures
and policies including the development of user documents and
- Coordinates the analysis of, or analyzes the existing
organizational structure; recommends and implements changes.
- Coordinates and/or participates in report preparation,
explaining and recommending alternatives.
- Supervises or monitors activities of subordinates.
- Coordinates extensive studies to assist user in evaluating
the potential for automating existing or proposed work functions
or processes and assesses the feasibility of writing or
modifying computer programs for administrative systems to meet
- Determines whether financial and internal controls are
adequate to meet management objectives and makes recommendations
- Reviews and evaluates computer hardware and software to
determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to
existing or proposed administrative systems and develops
preliminary and detailed system design documents for in-house
and vendor computer systems.
- Performs research, including conferring with vendors, to
resolve technical questions and problems related to computer
hardware and software; oversees the consulting and advising of
users in the selection and use of computing options.
- Reviews, evaluates and documents existing programs and
systems to identify and recommend the means of tying together
interacting systems extending across organizational or
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of higher education administrative systems and
related business principles (e.g., fund accounting and generally
accepted accounting principles).
- Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting
management studies and systems analysis.
- Knowledge of information systems design including
- Knowledge of forms design and procedures development.
- Skill in analyzing and developing effective solutions for
- Skill in planning, organizing and directing project team
members to meet goals and objectives.
- Skill in conducting group meetings and interviews with
- Skill in coordinating the development and presentation of
user oriented training programs.
Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Business
Administration or related field AND five years of experience in
procedural management or systems analysis work; OR, Nine 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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