Humboldt State University

Review: July 6, 2015

(Job #15-01) Analyst/Programmer—Career, $4,372-$9,217/month (Starting salary placement will be dependent on qualifications and experience.) This is a full-time, benefited, 12-month, probationary position in Information Technology Services.

The Place: Known for its quality academic programs and its hands-on approach to learning, Humboldt State University has a well-earned reputation as one of the best primarily undergraduate public universities in the United States. The residential and rural campus of 7,500 students is nestled between mountains, giant redwood trees, and breathtaking Pacific Ocean beaches. The local area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities as well as a full range of dining, cultural, and entertainment opportunities, all without the hassle and expense of a major metropolitan area. Local K-12 schools consistently rank in the top 10% in the state, and the local produce is second to none. Humboldt State University also benefits from being part of the world’s largest university system, the 23-campus California State University (CSU).

Position Summary: Information Technology Services at Humboldt State University is seeking an analyst/ programmer to join a team of hardworking and dedicated individuals to maintain, enhance and develop campus applications in a fast-paced organization. This team supports a growing number of applications, as well as our primary ERP systems (PeopleSoft Student, Human Resources, and Finance).

Duties: This position is part of a team supporting a wide variety of business functions, users and technology solutions across campus. Each team member is generally responsible for analyzing one or more campus department’s business needs and helping to design and support solutions to meet those needs. This position will provide support to multiple departments as assignments arise. Tasks and projects range from configuring “off the shelf” software to writing and deploying custom code, system modifications, and interfaces between systems. This position will involve working closely and consulting with functional users to understand and meet their needs. The analyst/ programmer will also guide the functional users through usability and functional testing to ensure that the final solution is complete. Additionally, team members are expected to document the services they develop, use appropriate change management procedures, and provide backup support for others.

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and applied experience. Three or more years of experience programming and creating SQL queries.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of SQL queries, PL/ SQL, secure coding techniques, at least one higher level programming language. The candidate must also possess experience in one of these: PeopleSoft/PeopleTools, Perceptive Nolij Web, Oracle Application Express (ApEx). The candidate must have experience working in an enterprise environment. The successful candidate will also possess strong interpersonal, consultative, and problem solving skills as well as the ability to innovate and quickly learn new technologies and skills. Candidates must have the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in:
• A PeopleSoft/PeopleTools environment
• PeopleSoft Student and/or Human Resources;
• Perceptive Nolij Web or other document management/workflow tools;
• Oracle Application Express (ApEx);
• Working in higher education environment;
• User interface design

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit a letter of interest,, resume and contact information for at least three professional references to Human Resources, 1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521-8299 or via e-mail to Applications that do not include the HSU Employment Application will not be considered.

Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will begin February 6, 2015.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources
Siemens Hall - Room 211 Arcata, CA 95521-8299 (707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625 Email:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education--or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Publication Date: January 23, 2015

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Human Resources
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, 95521