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Senior Programmer Analyst

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Senior Programmer Analyst
Department Institutional Research and Assessment
Position Category Staff - NonClassified
Job Summary

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

We meet the wide-ranging educational needs of our diverse student population, building on our rich tradition of excellence in teaching and our dedication to all students with the ability and motivation to succeed. We set high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, champion diversity, respond to community needs, and contribute to our state’s economic development and the region’s workforce.

JOB SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, responsible for developing and maintaining institutional research and assessment reporting data blocks, reports; contribute in developing standards and naming conventions within the College’s Business Intelligence systems; assist with ODS Administration tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

As required, performs duties of a Programmer Analyst.

Define institutional research and assessment requirements in consultation with data custodians.

Review institutional research and assessment program specifications to confirm logic and time estimates with user and supervisor.

Design, develop, implement, and support new institutional research and assessment data blocks and associated reports using Evisions Argos.

Working in partnership with data custodians, utilize testing protocols to evaluate results and ensure compliance with specifications.

Work with Database Administrator (DBA) to assist the Programmer Analyst with ODS Administration by using the ODS Administrative Interface: set up user accounts and roles, set up parameters, schedule processes, run utilities, maintain freeze data.

Working with the DBA, resolve ODS/EDW refresh run-time errors.

Follow reporting standards and naming conventions.
Troubleshoot problems and failures and work to resolve issues.
Participate in institutional research and assessment team review of work progress.
Develop and modify technical documentation to support application maintenance, operations, and end-user training.

Maintain proficiency in programming and other tools used in developing reporting structure.

Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.

Work collaboratively with others and provide quality customer service in a diverse and inclusive environment.
Perform other related duties as directed.


Perform all duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

Respond to technical emergencies outside of normal working hours as needed.

Keep up with changes in software development tools and techniques, programming languages, reporting tools, and vendor supplied information systems for higher education.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree is required OR an Associate’s Degree plus four (4) years of significant programming experience is required OR an Information Systems Certified Professional plus eight (8) years of related programming experience is required.

Minimum of four (4) years’ experience working with relational databases is required; Ellucian Banner experience required.

Minimum of four (4) years’ experience writing standard queries and reports is required.

Proficient to advanced competency with SQL, PL/SQL, and Oracle databases.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with people of varying degrees of technical abilities is required.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and collegially with colleagues is required.

Demonstrated logical, analytical, and problem-solving skills are required.

Demonstrated capacity for self-directed learning is required.

Excellent organizational and communication skills are required.

Ability to work independently on multiple assignments and to work collaboratively within a team is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Evisions Argos experience preferred.

Reports To Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Campus Location Primarily located at the Warwick Campus
Work Schedule Calendar
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information Non-Standard; 35 hours per week
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time
Permanent/Limited Position Permanent
Benefits Yes
Name of Bargaining Unit Union CCRIPSA
Pay Grade PSA 12
Salary Range Range begins at $48,258
Additional Salary Information

Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience.

Civil Service List position No
Licenses, Tools and Equipment

Computers, computer software and peripheral devices, such as printers & scanners.

Must have access to and use of own transportation.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 09/20/2017
Application Close Date (includes the grace period)
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by October 31, 2017.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. You do not need to complete the ‘Education History’ or ‘Employment History’ sections within the application if you are attaching a resume that includes the same information. Please include name and contact information for three references within the application. Finalists will be required to provide official college transcripts.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY: 401-825-2313.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold one of the following degrees/certificates: 1) a bachelor’s degree, or 2) an associate’s degree plus four years of significant programming experience, or 3) an Information Systems Certified Professional plus eight years of related programming experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list your degree(s)/certificate(s) earned:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a minimum of four years’ experience working with relational databases?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have Ellucian Banner experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a minimum of four years’ experience writing standard queries and reports?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with Evisions Argos?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Where did you first learn of this job opportunity? (web site, advertisement/publication, agency referral, personal referral, other). Please be specific when using web site or publication names.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document