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Management Analyst Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Identifies user needs; analyzes business, financial or operating procedures and systems and develops most efficient method of procedures. Designs and implements modified management information systems. Develops and integrates new or revised policies and procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from Management Analyst in that incumbents perform tasks of higher complexity and with more independence. It is distinguished from the Management Analyst Principal in that the principal level acts as the supervisor and project manager with overall responsibility for projects. Incumbent may act as project leader.

Examples of Duties:

  • Assists user in analyzing and defining system design input/output requirements, documents, forms and procedural flow between departments and/or divisions 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.
  • Participates with management personnel in planning, directing and coordinating operational or procedural matters to meet project goals and objectives.
  • Gathers and organizes information on problems or procedures; documents existing processes and systems and analyzes data for possible improvements; recommends new or revised systems.
  • Analyzes existing organizational structures and conducts operational audits and makes recommendations for improvements and implements approved changes.
  • Prepares reports summarizing findings, alternatives and recommendations.
  • Determines if financial and internal controls are adequate to meet management objectives and makes recommendations for improvements; recommends and implements security and system control procedures.
  • Plans, schedules and coordinates the implementation of new or modified administrative systems.
  • Counsels department staff requiring assistance in solving complex problems or issues regarding management or financial systems.
  • Conducts meetings to encourage interaction and the exchange of ideas from various organizations to facilitate solutions to administrative problems.
  • Plans, schedules, develops and presents training programs for users of administrative systems.
  • Reviews and evaluates computer hardware and software to determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to existing or proposed administrative systems; assists with the development of 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; consults with and advises users in the selection and use of computing options.
  • Acts as project leader on special projects.
  • Coordinates activities of subordinates.

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 in systems analysis.
  • Knowledge of automated and manual management information system design.
  • Knowledge in forms design and procedures development.
  • Skill in conducting interviews and group meetings.
  • Skill in developing and conducting training programs.
  • Skill in the design of microcomputer applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Business Administration or related field AND three years of experience in procedural, management or systems analysis work; OR, Seven 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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