Applications Systems Analyst Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
designs and analyzes user requests and requirements for the
implementation and development of data processing systems.
first in a series of three classifications. Incumbents may perform
coding of programming or job control language, but are distinguished
from programmers by the scope of the project. Applications Systems
Analysts respond to request from users for new or modified systems
that may involve planning, designing and analyzing various programs,
software, and hardware requirements, primarily with mainframe
computing. Knowledge of micro or mini computing may be necessary
because of interactions with departmental Support Systems Analysts.
Examples of Duties:
- Consults with users to define system requirements, identify
programming and output needs, and verify preliminary design and
- Recommends technical and procedural design for new or
revised applications including flow charts, system
specifications, and programming guidelines.
- Analyzes current and new programming languages,
documentation, hardware, and software to identify possible
applications and/or feasibility of applications for computer
- Modifies and/or writes program code and/or job control
language as needed.
- Writes documentation of system procedures and guidelines for
systems users, as well as programs and program modifications.
- Confers with other data processing personnel in resolving
problems involving program intent, input/output requirements,
and other procedural and technical matters.
- Answers questions and provides technical assistance and/or
training to system users.
- Reviews, evaluates, and documents existing programs and/or
systems to identify and recommend the means of typing together
interacting systems extending across university and/or
- Reviews and analyzes system problems including system
documentation and production output to identify solutions and/or
make appropriate referrals.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of system
specification standards and applications programming.
- Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of data
- Skill in the use of programming and job control languages
specific to the assignment.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Associate's degree in Computer Science or related field AND three
years of systems/programming experience; OR, Bachelor's degree in
Computer Science or related field AND two years of
systems/programming experience; OR, Four years of systems and/or
programming experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved.
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