Systems Analyst V at Texas Education Agency

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MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Systems Analyst V performs highly advanced systems analysis, planning, and support to the Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting Division (FFCR). This position is responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining formulas to distribute state and federal grant funds and manage funds in agency application systems and databases. This position reports to the Analytics Unit Manager and works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment. The Systems Analyst V will assist with calculating and allocating over $4.5 billion of federal funds to Texas local educational agencies (LEAs) annually and is expected to help the FFCR division meet its performance goals and support the Texas Education Agency in fulfilling its strategic priorities.

Please note that a resume is a required attachment for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.

Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Designs, develops, and maintains grant formulas for distributing state and federal education funding.
Interprets federal law, regulations, rules, and other guidance to construct formula models that allocate federal grant funds to eligible local educational agencies (LEA) for IDEA and ESSA grant programs.

  • Develops and maintains standardized procedure and process documents.
  • Plans for and conducts training to staff regarding entitlement allocation process.

2. Reviews and validates allocations for grant programs calculated by other entitlement staff.

  • Reviews and approves formula process and procedure documents, computer programs, and formula audit reports that allocate federal grant funds by formula to eligible LEAs.
  • Participates in planning and implementation of funding formulas.

3. Participates in audit and monitoring visits by oversight agencies, including USDE, and the SAO.

4. Participates in the Consolidated Entitlements Management System (CEMS) project and provides technical assistance to other divisional projects as assigned.

5. Extracts and compiles data in response to requests for information.

 

Qualifications
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, mathematics or related field.

Experience: At least five (5) years of relevant professional experience in a software development environment, programming financial applications and/or supporting relational databases. A minimum of 3 years of experience using SAS software for programming, reporting, data analysis, and extracting data from relational databases using SQL is required.

Substitutions: Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis

Salary (Pay Basis): 4,917.00 - 6,488.50 (Monthly)

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Skill in business analysis methodologies; in analyzing and evaluating complex information technology programs, policies, and issues; and in developing creative and workable solutions to complex problems and issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business requirements analysis, specification, verification, and the ability to apply them.
  • Excellent writing and listening skills with a proven ability to disseminate information effectively and articulate thoughts in a clear and concise manner to staff and various governing bodies through written correspondence, presentations and/or meetings.
  • Proven ability to take control and manage tasks independently to closure.
  • The ability to apply financial research techniques and to conduct searches and evaluations of data utilizing the internet and other resources.
  • Desire to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse group of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with a diverse group of internal and external staff.
  • Ability to be flexible and organized to handle multiple and shifting priorities while paying attention to details.
  • Be reliable and exhibit a strong work ethic and work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Skill in coordinating and solving problems; in developing or revising program code; in scheduling, testing, installing, and implementing programs; and in troubleshooting computer systems.
  • Ability to analyze systems and procedures; to write and revise standards and procedures; to handle multiple projects; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
  • A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.

Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.

This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.

No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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