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  • Classification: IT Analyst/Programmer III
  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Employment Type: EHRA
  • EHRA Category: Instructional, Research and Information Technology
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Position Number: 20034013
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: The position remains open until filled, but applications received by May 31, 2023 will be given priority consideration.


Job Duties

About the Opportunity
The SAS Programmer/Analyst (IT Analyst/Programmer III) writes SAS programs and uses other tools such as Tableau and Microsoft Office products to manage and report data, conduct analyses, and support the system-wide data marts and analytics platform. The position contributes to the Data and Analytics department's mission to serve as a strategic decision support unit. The position works across the UNC System Office and with all 17 constituent institutions to validate, analyze, and disseminate institutional data.

This position may be eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement, consistent with System Office policy. UNC System employees are generally required to reside in North Carolina, within a 2-hour commuting distance of their assigned duty station.


Job Qualifications

Minimum Education, Experience, and Skills
Masters' and 2-4 years' experience; or Bachelors and 3-5 years' experience; or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.

Required Competencies

  • Experience with debugging and troubleshooting code and updating legacy code
  • Proficiency with Base SAS, including Data Step programming, merging large and complex data sets using Data Merge, and use of specific routines in SAS such as Proc SQL, ODS, Proc Report/Tabulate, Macro Programming, and Array Processing
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and ability to communicate with wide variety of stakeholders • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A commitment to accuracy and quality
  • Ability to communicate complex information
  • Strong attention to detail

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Management strongly prefers a minimum of three (3) years of writing original SAS code in a professional setting
  • Experience with Tableau and SAS Enterprise Guide are valuable as well
  • Prefer related experience in higher education institutional research, enrollment management, planning or analysis, particularly within the UNC System


Institution Description

About the UNC System Office
The UNC System Office includes the offices of the President and other senior administrators of the multi-campus University of North Carolina System. The UNC System is a treasured public institution dedicated to serving the people of North Carolina through world-class teaching, research, and community engagement. Today, nearly 250,000 students are enrolled in our 16 universities across the state and at the NC School of Science and Mathematics. System Office staff is responsible for executing the policies of the UNC Board of Governors and providing University-wide leadership in the areas of academic affairs, business and financial management, long-range planning, student affairs, research, legal affairs, and government relations. The UNC System Office also has administrative oversight of a number of University affiliates, including PBS North Carolina, the North Carolina Arboretum, the NC State Education Assistance Authority, and University of North Carolina Press.

About the Team
The Data and Analytics division provides decision support to UNC System leadership, the Board of Governors, the legislature, and various other stakeholders, primarily through the maintenance of and extraction of information from a rich central database. The goal is to meet key stakeholders' needs by building an efficient, responsive, sustainable operation on a technology and human resource platform. The division handles state and federal reporting requirements centrally-most prominently, the federal higher education data system, IPEDS, requires a substantial set of reports at various points during the year. The division manages various UNC system annual reporting to the Board of Governors (e.g., faculty workload, student enrollment), and Data and Analytics is responsible for developing and managing reporting and analytics tools as part of the UNC System's shared analytics platform.


Equal Employment Opportunity and Other Information
The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To claim veteran's preference, all eligible persons must indicate their eligibility as requested on the application. A DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, may be required later in the selection process.

The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Application Due Date: 2023-06-30
Job Start Date: 2023-06-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Raleigh
State/Province/Region: NC
Institution: University of North Carolina System Office
Reports To: Director of Data & Analytics
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Division of Academic Affairs

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