Sr. Application Analyst
$83,038.92 - $100,087.80 Annually
11/15/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the
highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United
States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a
comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles
County. Communities within the College's district include Artesia,
Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk,
and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe
Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and
certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions.
Enrollment currently averages 22,500 students. Visit Cerritos
College online at www.cerritos.edu.
The Information Technology Department includes four managers and 22
full-time staff members. Of Which, there are currently six Senior
Applications Analysts positions supporting our PeopleSoft ERP
system under the supervision and direction of the Director of
The Information Technology Department at Cerritos College supports
and maintains both instructional and non-instructional functions
for the entire campus community on a 140-acre campus.
Distinguishing Career Features
The position requires expanded capability to consult with users
from multiple functions, and for original multi-faceted, multiple
platform applications, lead complex projects involving multiple
departments/committees, work independently on multiple platforms,
and write complete standalone systems in several languages.
Incumbents are expected to maintain expertise in one of the
College's major systems such as business/finance packages or
student information systems, and will demonstrate the ability to
install, test, customize and maintain standardized
Performs advanced analysis, development, coding, testing, and
documentation of computer systems and purchased integrated
applications on multiple platforms for academic and/or business
purposes, following systems development and project management
procedures. Consults with staff and coordinates projects for the
design and modification of complex and multi-faceted applications.
Provides technical support, troubleshooting and problem resolution
for staff on computer applications. Develops interfaces to external
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as a leader for projects by coordinating and otherwise
involving staff members from multiple organizational units. Follows
systems development life-cycle techniques and utilizes joint
application development processes and project management techniques
and specialized software packages/applications.
Defines the scope and objectives for applications, along with
constraints and system requirements. Analyzes and defines current
organizational functions, processes, sources and uses of
information, and other data to determine application needs and
Conceptualizes, analyzes, designs, and programs highly diverse
and complex programs for administrative and academic users. An
example of the programs includes integrating unrelated database
fields and sources of data to common access on a desktop computer.
Delegates, reviews, and writes the code and completes the
documentation to include specifications and miscellaneous notes for
Documents workflow using organization and data flow charts and
other related materials. Produces application design specifications
and documentation on inputs, outputs, and data structures.
Identifies and documents business processes and workflow that
contribute to enhanced information flow by interviewing users,
generating process documentation, and proposing process solutions.
Identifies information and software to support processes.
Prepares system design specifications and documentation for all
data input, output, and structures.
Provides support to operating system applications encompassing
data integration. Creates utilities and tools, and troubleshoots
database problems to enhance applications.
Coordinates, defines, prepares, and modifies original
applications, involving staff members of multiple organizational
units, usually in one or more committee formats.
Organizes the features included in applications by determining
the sequence of detailed operations, determining program outcomes,
and designing internal program processes.
Designs inputs, including data entry screens, scanner forms and
files. Designs outputs, including reports, files, and display
screens. Designs, develops, and implements logical and physical
database structures and relationships for microcomputers and
Develops, codes, tests, and maintains application software on
various platforms. Performs initial testing to application
specifications using testing environments, before releasing
versions for use.
Coordinates and implements data conversions and transitions
from old to new systems using extract, transform, and load
processes. Develops user and system documentation.
Provides advanced technical support, problem resolution, and
data research for assigned end users.
Troubleshoots application errors. In conjunction with users,
isolates problems from symptoms, determines alternatives and
develops and implements solutions. If problem is user error, works
with staff to improve user instructions or train for better
Works with external agencies, independent contractors, vendors,
and organizations on technology services, applications, and/or data
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of evolving computer
technologies, including hardware, software, languages, problem
solving techniques, and development tools. Prepares periodic
briefings on technologies that would have relevance to the
May perform network and server administration duties.
Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the
duties and responsibilities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
The position requires a Bachelor's degree, plus four years of
progressive experience in applications development and support.
Additional experience in applications development may substitute
for some higher education. Computer science or related discipline
degree is preferable.
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires in-depth knowledge of program development
techniques, procedures, tools, and documentation requirements as
well as software systems development life cycles. Requires in-depth
knowledge of complex principles and procedures of computer systems,
including analysis, and design. Requires in-depth knowledge of
relational database concepts, design techniques, and tools.
Requires in-depth knowledge of computer file methods, structured
testing techniques, and programming languages used by the District
to support ERP, or others currently in industry use. Requires
in-depth knowledge of object-oriented software development
techniques and tools. Requires problem solving and analytical
skills. Requires well-developed human relations skills to
facilitate small group processes, conduct training, provide
technical support, and apply understandable lines of questioning
when trying to understand department needs or problems.
Must be able to operate a variety of computers, printers, and
peripheral equipment. Requires the ability to analyze technical
problems and to develop and apply appropriate solutions. Requires
the ability to conduct information interviews through individual
conferences and group processes, and then translate user
requirements into computer programs and systems. Must be able to
coordinate systems development functions and steps and follow
logical progressions for programming systems. Must be able to
design, program, install, and maintain programs for original and
purchased applications and systems, including databases. Requires
the ability to design host computer logical and physical database
structure and relationships, including those for microcomputer and
network systems. Requires the ability to write basic to complex
programs using ERP tools or other languages. Requires the ability
to analyze data and develop logical solutions. Requires the ability
to translate the English language into computer languages and debug
program code. Requires the ability to discuss technical information
with users, discern their needs and develop programs, systems,
screens, etc., which meet those needs. Must be able to communicate
technical and complex information to nontechnical users. Requires
the ability to provide training to on-line users in use of computer
equipment and operating procedures. Must be able to read,
understand and apply information from technical manuals and
education code regulations. Must be able to prioritize work in
order to meet deadlines and maintain schedules. Requires the
ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.
Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors engaged in
work of primarily a sedentary nature. Ability to sit for extended
periods of time to accomplish data input and desk work. Requires
sufficient hand, arm, speech recognition, and finger dexterity to
use a personal computer keyboard, multimedia presentation, and
other office equipment. Requires normal hearing and speaking skills
to communicate with staff in one-on-one and small group settings,
and distinguish sound prompts from equipment. Visual acuity to read
printed materials and computer screens. Requires the ability to
occasionally push, pull or lift a maximum of 50 lbs. from overhead,
waist and floor levels with assistance from co-workers as
Licenses and Certificates
May require a valid driver's license.
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations
Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time, 12-calendar month classified position
Hours of employment are:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Initial placement of employees on Classified Salary schedule is at
Step 1. After six months of successful probationary employment,
employee is placed at Step 2.
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following
completion of the selection process.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain
fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State
Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the
fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained
at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original
social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be
within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not
previously employed in a school district in California) before
Effective January 3, 2022, Board Policy 2905 will require mandatory
COVID-19 vaccinations. Through December 31, 2021, the District
requires all employees to submit either proof of full vaccination
against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, or regular negative
COVID-19 testing results. Full policy details can be found on the
Cerritos College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of
loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
**Please note - the District does not provide for immigration
sponsorships such as H1B Visas
Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.
Applicants who need special services or facilities due to
disability in order to apply or interview for this position must
notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72
hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all
transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework
required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally
accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by
a NACES certified agency. The website address is
Required Documents needed to apply
Cover letter / Letter of Interest
Two Letters of Recommendation
Transcripts (Must show all coursework completed and the conferral
date of the degree)
To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/3263580/sr-application-analyst
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for
employment and employees have full and equal access to employment
opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program
or activity of the District on the basis of national origin,
religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition,
ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status,
physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to
have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics. .