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Information Systems Analyst

Company: City of Corvallis, OR
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary As the Information System Analyst you'll will be working with managers and staff from all city departments on diverse projects where you will apply your technical and project management expertise. Projects will vary from writing automation scripts for process optimization, to analyzing, identifying and implementing a multi departmental software package. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in a combination of the following areas; Information systems hardware, software, server architecture, cloud hosted environments, data base architecture, networking, security, and scripting languages. This candidate will also have extensive experience working across multiple disciplines, understanding processes, gathering requirements, and leading projects through to completion. In addition to city staff you'll also be working closely with a skilled team of IT professionals, various vendors and contractors, and the occasional community member. Above all this position requires a proactive, self-starting mentality, extensive IT experience, and the desire to improve IT for the City of Corvallis. These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties. Additional Information: Full-time 40 hours per week, AFSCME represented, 12-month probationary period Please see our website for a completeposition description, including essential functions and requirements. Essential Functions The Information Systems Analyst performs some or all of the following essential functions depending on assigned area. Analyzes processes, applications and user requirements to define needs, and automates or improves existing systems, applications and/or infrastructure. Develops short-term and long-term technology plans. Works with users, supervisors, managers, and other Information Technology Staff to define and prioritize required system enhancements. Researches and reviews system capabilities and limitations, makes recommendations, and implements solutions. Plans for system growth and coordinates the deployment of new systems. Participates in hardware planning and replacement. Assists in the preparation of proposals to develop new systems and/or operational changes including a cost/benefit analysis. Defines requirements of assigned projects by identifying project milestones, timelines, phases, and elements; assisting with forming project team; and assisting with establishing a project budget. Monitors project progress by tracking activity, resolving problems, publishing progress reports, recommending actions and documenting changes. Monitors operating performance and maintenance of systems, configuration, updates, testing, and installation of applications and/or databases ensuring effective operation, security, and data integrity. Identifies and resolves problems related to systems or operations. Assists with and performs integration relating to issues between disparate systems. Coordinates and maintains system installations, support, updates, and works together with City staff and vendors. Coordinates and conducts user training, education and problem-solving sessions; maintains user-accessible knowledge base for self-service problem resolution; assists users regarding system functionality. Develops and prepares periodic reports, website updates, and customizes reports. Serves as the department liaison on teams, task forces, and with consultants as it relates to information technology needs. Ensures that department needs are addressed and that department automation activities are not incompatible with the organization. Accesses sensitive information, maintains security, complies with City and department policy regarding such access, and maintains the confidentiality of the information. Operates and drives a motor vehicle safely and legally. Qualifications and Skills Education and Experience High School diploma or equivalent. Nine years of Systems Analyst or Information Technology experience and/or education including a minimum five years related experience, three of those years related to area of assignment. A Post-Secondary degree in Computer Science or closely-related field may substituted for up to four years of experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of the following is required: * Microsoft server and client operating systems; * Enterprise software, including SQL databases, web services and email systems; * Server and desktop enterprise management tools such as patching and anti-virus; * Scripting and scripting languages such as Shell, Power Shell, HTML, CSS, XML, C#, .NET, JavaScript and SQL; * Switched Ethernet network topology; * Data security and integrity principles including PKI and support methods; * SQL and RDBMS design and management utilities; * Power BI or MS SQL report writing tools; * Standard office application software such as Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Online; * Project management fundamentals such as requirements gathering, scope definition, work breakdown, schedule creation/management, identifying risks, working with stake holders, and implementing solutions. Excellent analytical, project management and research and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Ability to use technical and analytical knowledge to solve technical problems and make effective decisions. Ability to analyze trends in the industry and make informed decisions about which alternative will have the best long-term value to the department, based on knowledge of the organization and department's goals and objectives. Ability to attend and incorporate learning from approved trainings as required. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. Ability to research, interpret, and summarize data. Ability to develop reports and write technical documentation, specifications, and procedures, and to provide end-user training. Ability to provide excellent customer service, get along with coworkers, and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and handle requests, coordinate with vendors for resource requirements, and monitor and ensure the quality of service that vendors/consultants provide. Ability to use computerized systems for extended periods of time in order to perform the essential functions of the position. Ability to work independently and effectively on self-directed priorities and in group settings with technical and non-technical staff. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and judgment in dealing with sensitive or confidential information. Special Requirements Ability to possess and maintain Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) security clearance and requirements. Travel among City worksites and to training/conferences is required. Possession or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Oregon Driver's License. Ability to pass a pre-employment background and/or criminal history check. How to Apply Qualified applicants must submit an online application located on the City of Corvallis website (click on "Apply" above). Position is open until filled. Applications must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021, to be considered with the first review. Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter and resume with the online application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted/considered. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer in Compliance with ADA.

Keywords: City of Corvallis, OR, Corvallis , Information Systems Analyst, IT / Software / Systems , Corvallis, Oregon

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