Management Information Systems Analyst

Olmsted County, MN | Posted 23-08-2019

Rochester (Database)

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Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Management Information Systems, Accounting, Human Resources, Business Administration or closely related field and two (2) years of experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.
OR
A combination of education and experience equivalent to six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in a similar position as listed in the work functions.
Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.
Nature of Work: Under general supervision and in collaboration with the Human Resources (HR) and Information Technology Solutions (ITS) departments, the Management Information Systems Analyst provides leadership and technical consultation to staff in support of quality improvement and efficiency efforts. Plays a key role in the installation, configuration, testing, documentation, enhancement and continuous improvement of business processes, as well as data integration across these processes. Acts as a key liaison between Finance, HR and the ITS departments.
Examples of Work:

  • Develops data models, writes reports, configures systems and works with software and hardware vendor staff to implement systems
  • Develops and presents recommendations for innovations for business processes and technology. Defines and articulates requirement for technology. Researches new and existing technology that could provide the department with alternative or cutting-edge solutions
  • Develops and maintains an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the integration of business processes and software applications
  • Coordinates implementation of new software releases and activities, procedural and operational functions related to automated systems between departments, vendors and agencies in collaboration with ITS
  • Provides first line of contact for primary support of finance/HR business processes and software applications and troubleshoots problems
  • Recognizes opportunities for system and business process improvement. Makes recommendations and takes appropriate action
  • Coordinates implementation of projects that involve team members, vendors, external agencies and partners; ensures effective communication across project teams
  • Creates and maintains project work plans, schedules and team participation
  • Leads process improvement events, training, projects, programs and other activities that analyze and solve business problems and achieve strategic deployment objectives
  • Creates and maintains system and procedural documentation for system usage and training
  • Develops and conducts appropriate training for the usage of related applications
  • Supports the continuous use of implemented solutions
  • Performs related work as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Considerable knowledge of computer software capabilities, usages and basic file and programming concepts
  • Considerable knowledge of IT hardware and data communications concepts and capabilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of budgeting and accounting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of human resources
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement principles and practices (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.)
  • Skill in the use of relational database management concepts
  • Skill in communicating effectively and fostering communication among team members from all areas of the enterprise, vendors, external agencies and partners, using written and oral communication skills
  • Skill in writing accurate accounting reports; recording, reporting auditing and interpreting transactions
  • Skill in the use of computers and technology
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and adjust to changing priorities, with accurate and timely results
  • Ability to break processes into manageable components to discover and understand their function and relationships
  • Ability to generate innovative ideas, analyze problems, use creative thinking and independently develop efficient solutions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight while conducting all aspect s of the job in accordance with established guidelines
  • Ability to independently pursue new skills
  • Ability to systematically identify, analyze, and redesign key work processes in order to meet customer requirements, increase performance, support value creation and control costs
  • Ability to support (in collaboration with ITS) finance/HR applications/systems
  • Ability to create instructions, user manuals, and system specifications that are used for training and ongoing application support
  • Ability to procure and analyze information on new and existing technologies as they relate to improving efficiency
  • Ability to retrieve and transform data into a form useful to the operational needs of the organization
  • Ability to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control activities to meet project requirements
  • Ability to perform detailed work rapidly and accurately
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and competing deadlines to complete work efficiently while under pressure

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
In compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands:
An Equal Opportunity Employer