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Programmer Analyst

Application Procedure:

Please complete the online application:

For consideration, applicants are required to attach the following:

1: All College/University Transcripts or Documentation confirming High School completion or equivalent (use “Transcripts” or “Other” to attach document)

2: Online Application – Must be fully completed, include all dates of employment, employment status (full-time or if part-time, include percentages), job duties and responsibilities (full details)
3: Cover Letter
4: Resume
5: A list of three Professional References
Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.
This vacancy involves a Credential Assessment Examination which consist of a review and rating of the applicants Education, Experience, Licenses, and other qualifications. Applicants are required to provide electronic documentation as listed above to verify that the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.

Veterans may be eligible to receive additional points on a passing final examination score. To determine eligibility, submit one of the following documents to the Department of Human Resources:
1: Department of Defense – DD214/DD215
2: National Guard – NGB22 Form
3: Discharge Orders
4: Reserves – DD256 Discharge Certificate
Notes: Must be received by the closing date of this posting

Job Duties

Governors State University (GSU) is seeking a Programmer Analyst (PA) to join their Institutional Research team. The Programmer Analyst is a member of the staff of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and is responsible for the technical work of extracting data, developing reports, and aiding in analysis and dissemination for areas across the campus and externally. The PA must utilize discretion and independent judgement in the development and management of complex research studies and projects utilizing the databases and resources available to the office. Data management responsibilities include collecting and preparing data for analysis, including assessing data quality, as well as re-coding and merging data.

The PA analysis and data extraction responsibilities range across a variety of subject areas and projects covering the entire higher education decision support spectrum, including students, faculty, the research enterprise, admissions, finances, staff, and other key institutional subject areas. The PA will occasionally collaborate with other University offices, thus strong communication and teamwork skills are necessary. The ability to present complex data in a succinct, meaningful way to a variety of audiences is essential.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications


• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, operations research, data analysis, information technology, education, social science, or other related fields with at least 12 semester hours in computer science and /or mathematical modeling. (Proven experience and/or training that provided knowledge, skills, and abilities comparable to those normally gained in one of the Bachelor’s degree programs listed above may substitute Bachelor’s degree requirement.)


• One (1) year of experience in operations research and/or mathematical modeling

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in education or related professions with graduate coursework in research design, statistics, data management and/or institutional planning.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office or related software suites, intermediate proficiency in computer programming, particularly in SQL environments
• Experience with databases and data retrieval/analysis.
• Strong interpersonal skills and professional writing experience.
• Knowledge and experience in the following:
– Website maintenance and development tools and practices
– Datatel/Colleague university data system
– PeopleAdmin system for Human Resource management
– Crystal Reports for report development
 SAP Business Objects environment for reporting; elements and identify potential cause-effect relationships

Institution Description

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the state. The campus, conveniently located in University Park, Illinois, is characterized by the quiet of its scenic 760 acre campus amidst vigorous suburban and business growth, towns of character and interest, along with Metra access to the vibrancy of the Chicago Loop, just 35 miles away. The campus and surrounding community enjoy the excellent cultural offerings of Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts, as well as its acclaimed Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.

Governors State University is a great place to work and we need talented people like you. At GSU you’ll find a community of people who look just like you – or nothing at all like you. And that diversity is one of our strengths. Everybody is welcome here.

Governors State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with applicable federal and states and GSU policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. GSU prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment opportunity or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, or marital status.


Benefit Information can be found here:
Application Due Date: 2020-06-15
Job Start Date: 2020-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: University Park
State/Province/Region: IL
Institution: Governors State University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Effectiveness

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