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Programmer Analyst

Application Procedure:

If you are interested in applying, please visit our Human Resources employment opportunity page at  The priority deadline to apply is May 10th, 2019; however, the application will be open until filled.

Job Duties

Job Summary 
Analyzes, designs, develops, and tests computer programs; prepares documentation; and provides technical information for other programmers. Reports data and statistics to internal constituencies and to various disciplinary accrediting agencies. Assists in the design and building of a data warehouse of IHL data and other reporting fields.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Analyzes, designs, develops, and tests computer programs in order to produce and provide applications to facilitate collection and manipulation of data.

  2. Prepares documentation in order to provide information necessary for users to operate computer programs and data analytic platforms.

  3. Provides technical information necessary for other programmers to modify and/or add to the application being developed.

  4. Builds and maintains data warehouse.  Contributes to the validation of data and performs follow-up corrections to ensure accurate data is being displayed in the data warehouse.

  5. Responsible in assisting with reporting official data to the Board of Trustees for Institutions of Higher Learning for the State of Mississippi (IHL) and the Federal Government (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System – IPEDS).

  6. Support the Director of Institutional Research in handling requests for information and other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications 
Bachelor’s degree; Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Comfortable with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel; Functional understanding of relational databases and their design principles; Write software programs using a procedure-based language (such as C, Fortran, or COBOL); Design SQL queries; Develop software within PeopleSoft Application Designer, or a comparable development environment.

Preferred Qualifications  
Experience with SQL and database management 

Institution Description

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit 

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


Please refer to the Human Resources page ( for details on benefits offered at Southern Miss.
Application Due Date: 2019-05-10
Job Start Date: 2019-05-22
Salary: $44000 - $46000
City: Hattiesburg
State/Province/Region: MS
Institution: University of Southern Mississippi
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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