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Business Analyst Professional

Company: University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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Business Analyst Professional

VPI-Registrar's Office

About the University of Georgia

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

College/Unit/Department website

Posting Type

Retirement Plan

Employment Type

Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time
Full Time

Work Schedule

Additional Schedule Information
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Advertised Salary
$40,000-$ 65,000, commensurate with experience

Posting Date

Open until filled

Closing Date

Proposed Starting Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Location of Vacancy
Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Information

Classification Title
IT Systems Support Professional


Job Family


Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Position Summary
The Business Analyst Professional performs business analyst duties including gathering, documenting, and analyzing business processes and coordinating with functional, cross-functional, and technical teams to develop, test, and implement projects. The Business Analyst Professional creates project plans, coordinates and leads project meetings, ensures project documentation is up to date, and manages tasks related to projects. Additionally, the Business Analyst Professional prepares project specications for developers, coordinates testing with functional stakeholders on campus, functionally approves migrations and upgrades in non-production and production instances, and assists with determining the training materials needed for upgrades and projects. The Business Analyst Professional also supports the development of operational reports related to the projects as well as the development of APIs or data feeds to other applications approved to receive student information.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
* Document, communicate, and implement innovative solutions to meet business needs and goals* Technical aptitude, initiative, creativity, and customer service skills* Work both independently and with a team on assignments* Knowledge of, and ability to, apply project management principles* Ability to deliver high-quality system solutions* Effectively collaborate with users and colleagues and demonstrate effective conflict resolution strategies* Build connections with the functional and technical staff using effective communication* Develop business model components such as process modeling (owcharts), activity diagrams, and use cases* Understand the software development life cycle* Understanding of SQL
* Problem-solving and analytical thinking to approach issues logically and systematically* Strong attention to detail without losing focus* Written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills* Quickly adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges* Apply critical thinking and professional judgement consistently* Organizational and time management skills* Maintain condentiality of sensitive data

Physical Demands
Sit for long period of time at a computer. Travel across campus.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

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Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.


Planning/Implementing/Researching Solutions and Projects

* Develop and propose solutions based on business processes and identify issues or operational gaps* Navigate multiple projects and timelines* Conduct business analysis for projects and solutions* Provide analysis to identify downstream effects and impacts of decisions related to projects and solutions* Document and analyze user business processes and solution/project requirements* Prepare detailed functional specications with technical references* Serve as the liaison between functional users and technical groups* Collaborate with functional users to align operations and pursue both functional and technical process improvements* Gather proven solutions from outside groups to offer best practices* Review changes delivered to upgrades and make necessary recommendations* Assist with analyzing and resolving system operational issues* Schedule and monitor system jobs according to operational calendar* Configuration or scribing of requirements as necessary for vendor solutions

Percentage of time

Project Management

* Provide project plans and timelines for tasks, projects, and solutions* Plan the rollout of projects, solutions, reports, system upgrades, and enhancements* Develop and maintain standard project documentation such as projectplans, risk logs, issue logs, decision logs, and meeting agendas and summaries* Assess the resources needed for projects and plan for upcoming projects and deliverables, accounting for any overlapping projects and deliverable due dates* Ensure required documentation and deliverables adhere to oce standards and templates* Perform post-implementation review and analysis to determine any subsequent actions

Percentage of time

Use Cases, Testing, Validation, and Data Reporting

* Identify all possible testing scenarios and design user acceptance test plans and test cases for upgrades, solutions, and projects* Manage iterative testing process through all environments
* Perform integration, regression, and end-to-end testing for solutions, projects, reports,and data feeds* Facilitate timely approval/sign-off of projects and solutions to central IT* Use SQL statements to validate data for testing, identify issues in processes, or to provide information for administration* Develop and deliver quality analysis and data reportingData validation and correction

Percentage of time

Communication and Training

* Develop and give project presentations to faculty, staff, students, and administration* Develop and maintain in-person and online training materials for faculty, staff, students, and administration related to reporting, projects, and solutions* Provide project reports for leadership as needed* Identify and escalate issues and potential project delays* Create communication plans and email drafts for project and solution deployment

Percentage of time

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