UNITED STATES-KANSAS-FORT RILEY
The Computer Systems Analyst II analyzes business or scientific problems for resolution through electronic data processing, gathers information from users, defines work problems, and, if feasible, designs a system of computer programs and procedures to resolve the problems. Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements, and apprises supervisor about progress and unusual complications. Works independently on routine assignments and receives instructions and guidance on complex assignments.
- Reviews proposals which consist of objectives, scope, and user expectations.
- Gathers facts, analyzes data, and prepares a project synopsis which compares alternative in terms of cost, time, availability of equipment and personnel, and recommends a course of action. Upon approval, prepares specifications for development of computer programs.
- Determine and resolve data processing problems and coordinate the work with program, users, etc.
- Orients user personnel on new or changed procedures, may conduct special projects such as data element and code standardization throughout a broad system.
- Develops complete specifications or enables computer programmers to prepare required programs and analyzes subject-matter operations to be automated.
- Specifies number and types of records, files, and documents to be used and outputs to be produced;.
- prepares work diagrams and data flow charts
- Coordinates tests of the system and participates in trial runs of new and revised systems.
- Recommends computer equipment changes to obtain more effective operations.
- May also write the computer programs.
- May provide functional direction to lower level assistants on assigned work.
- Position is SCA and these are typical duties assigned to this position. Will have some variation within and across contracts and may list additional or specific job duties related to assigned function/level which are not aforementioned.
Knowledge & Skills
- KSAs will vary accordingly by assignment within and across contracts. Following are typical requirements:
- Requires competence in most phases of system analysis.
- Systems analysis and design skills in an area such as a record keeping or scientific operation.
- Knowledge of pertinent system software and computer equipment.
- Knowledge of work processes, applicable regulations, and practices of the assigned subject-matter area.
- Ability to recognize probable interactions of related computer systems and predict impact of a change in assigned system.
- Good problem-solving skills.
- Self-motivated and the ability to work independently.
Experience & Education
- Typically 2-4 years related experience in computer systems analysis.
- High school diploma or equivalent professional training.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Typically works in a normal office environment with controlled temperature and lighting conditions. May vary by assignment.