Champaign County
Job Description

Job Title: Business Applications Analyst
Department: Information Technology
Reports To: Business Applications Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Grade Range: J*
Approved Date: August, 2009

SUMMARY Plans and directs analysis of complex business problems to be solved with automated systems by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Analyzes inventory control, distribution, finance, marketing, human resources, and other business functions in order to develop new or modified information processing systems.

Consults with business unit management and personnel to identify and document business needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, data scope, usage, formatting, and security requirements.

Reviews web technology incidents to ensure optimized service level is achieved.

Provides technical assistance in identifying, evaluating, and developing systems and procedures.

Writes and maintains functional specifications for new or modified business systems.

Consults and coordinates with hardware analysts and programmers to design and develop automated business systems.

Develops, coordinates, and implements plans to test business and functional processes during system development and quality assurance testing.

Consults with business unit management and personnel to obtain additional information during system development and evaluates alternatives.

Works with team members to develop, test, install, and modify programs.

Tracks and documents changes to functional and business specifications.

Creates or assists others in the writing of user documentation, instructions, and procedures.

Monitors and documents post-implementation problems and revision requests.

Prepares time and cost estimates for completing projects.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and 7 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; and talk; or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal office conditions. The nosie level in the work environment is moderate.