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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title:  Business Systems Principal Analyst

Series: Business Systems – Professional

Levels in series:  1 | 2 | 3










The Business Systems Principal Analyst is the third of a three level business system analyst series.  Incumbents perform duties which are comprehensive and complex in nature often comprised of multiple functions and projects. The Business Systems Principal Analyst is distinguished from the Business Systems Advanced Analyst by providing more in depth analysis of current business systems. The Business Systems Principal Analyst serves as project manager over multiple projects with overall responsibility for assignments.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Serving as a project manager providing technical leadership to assigned staff during the planning, coordinating and review of work through all phases of the project.  Weekly 20%
  2. Advising supervisors and administrators during the planning process on operational or procedural matters to meet project goals and objectives. Weekly 10%
  3. Coordinating the development of system design for new or revised administrative systems including documentation and analysis of input/output requirements, procedural flow between departments, and the development of user documents and forms. Weekly 10%
  4. Analyzing the adequacy and effectiveness of practices and policies and the development of new procedures and policies. Weekly 10%
  5. Coordinates and conducts extensive studies to assist user in evaluating the potential for automating existing or proposed work functions or processes and assesses the feasibility of writing or modifying computer programs for administrative systems to meet user requirements. Weekly 10%
  6. Determining whether financial and internal controls are adequate to meet management objectives. Weekly 10%
  7. Planning, development and presentation of training programs for users of administrative systems. Weekly 10%
  8. Reviewing and evaluating computer hardware and software to determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to existing or proposed administrative systems and developing preliminary and detailed system design documents for in-house and vendor computer systems. Weekly 10%
  9. Reviewing, evaluating and documenting existing programs and systems to identify and recommend the means of tying together interacting systems extending across organizational or functional lines. Weekly 10%
  10. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.  As required.


Not Applicable

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business Administration or related field and four years’ professional level experience in management or systems analysis work including one year lead or supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • None required

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Project management principles
  • Supervisory principles
  • Research principles
  • Budget principles
  • Computers and applicable software
  • Customer service principles

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Managing multiple projects
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Developing and implementing objectives
  • Using computers and applicable software
  • Analyzing and developing effective solutions for organizational problems
  • Solving complex problems
  • Planning, organizing and directing project team members to meet goals and objectives
  • Coordinating the development and presentation of user oriented training programs
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, clients, and the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: manual dexterity, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

NOTE:  The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Prepared by Human Resources: 03/08
Revised by Human Resources:  06/2013