Iowa State University Systems Analyst III - 1165 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Systems Analyst III - 1165

Pay Grade 36

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80145P

Working Title Supervisor ANS IT - Systems Analyst III

Advertised Employing Department Animal Science

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous

Proposed Start Date May 2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking applications for a newly created Supervisor of Animal Science (ANS) IT unit. ANS IT supports the research, teaching, and extension missions of the department, including the USDA Meat Lab, and over ten off-site teaching and research farm locations. This position serves approximately 55 faculty, 75 staff, 90 graduate students,15 post-docs and 1,100 undergraduates. This position is the direct supervisor for the professional IT staff and students, and partners on large IT projects with CALS Admin IT and ITS.

This position is responsible for bridging the gap between the business operations of the department and the IT unit. They must understand and analyze the business needs of the department to plan, develop, and implement software and hardware needs to complete these initiatives. The position is primarily responsible for supervision and resource management; project management; and system support. Additional duties include software maintenance, engineering, and research. The position must understand databases and other computer systems, their requirements as well as their limitations, and determine where it’s appropriate to upgrade to newer technology or systems within budget. This position closely collaborates with CALS Admin IT on college-wide IT goals and projects.

The successful candidate will have strong supervisory skills; oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals to provide consultation with faculty and staff while delivering outstanding customer support, performing testing, and designing new systems. They will have strong analytical skills to interpret complex information from various sources and be able to determine the best way to move forward on projects. This position will also collaborate with the Chair of the ANS IT Work Committee. This position requires a high degree of confidentiality and will handle sensitive information.

All staff members are expected to interact collegially and professionally, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience supervising a professional staff

  • Experience with project management

  • Experience in a university setting, specifically in Information Technology Services

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name Kyla Kaetzel

Department Contact Phone 515-294-1288

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 04/30/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email