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Senior PeopleSoft Business Analyst

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Position Title Business Systems Analyst - Advanced
Working Title Senior PeopleSoft Business Analyst
Position Number 20019341
Vacancy ID P006459
Budgeted Hiring Range $85,000 - $100,000
Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent 81
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

8:00AM – 5:00PM / Monday – Friday

Department Name and Number ITS - EA-Connect Carolina-603000
Date First Posted 01/06/2017
Closing Date 04/07/2017
Position Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category Information Technology

Position Summary Information

Department Description

ITS Enterprise Applications develops and implements software solutions for University enterprises and other campus users. The team supports existing applications within the University’s ConnectCarolina enterprise report management system, including ConnectCarolina’s finance, human resources and payroll pieces and Student Administration (formerly Campus Solutions).

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The primary purpose of this position is to server as a senior PeopleSoft Business Analyst for Payroll. This position will focus on the HR/Payroll portion of the ConnectCarolina implementation. This role will work with consultants and employees to ensure the Payroll capability within ConnectCarolina operates effectively and efficiently and integrates well with the Finance and HR modules. The position will serve as an expert for how the Payroll system should be setup. This role will also identify high level business and system requirements and develop strategies to implement them. The position will negotiate resolutions of conflicting requirements and will recommend business process changes where applicable. This position will have knowledge of external trends in payroll and of best practices that can be applied to ConnectCarolina.

This position will also:

  • Act as a functional resource for technology development requests including projects, small enhancements, upgrades, patches and break fix issues within the Payroll module

  • Monitor production support issues and ticket queues for payroll
  • This position would understand PeopleSoft data structures and be able to effectively solve complex issues
  • Gather and synthesizes functional specifications to design, develop, enhance, implement, and maintain system applications

  • Perform independent system analysis, unit/system testing, and debugging

  • Analyze current processes and evaluates more efficient solutions where needed. Investigates PeopleSoft functionality not currently utilized and makes recommendations for future implementations

  • Develop and provides complex reporting solutions using PS Query and/or SQL

  • Maintain existing and develops new interfaces to external systems

  • Trouble-shoot and resolve tickets and reported application issues, provides support for system testing

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Works independently on tasks, develops own work schedule and monitors progress against defined parameters. Strong communication skills. Functional support experience in PeopleSoft required.
  • Experience using PS Query is required or a similar ad-hoc query tool that proficiency has been acquired in.
  • The position requires experience leading sessions to review and document business processes, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and verbally. The role will require someone with strong interpersonal skills who can interact with people at various levels or the organization effectively. The position will demands strong analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to lead the discussion of topic driven meetings. The role requires someone with a strong customer service focus.
  • Must have experience in a production support environment and be able to perform detailed root cause analysis and resolution. Must possess attention to detail and be able to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • The candidate will need to have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prefer prior experience in a business analyst role for three or more years working with Payroll, with some prior experience working with PeopleSoft HCM or FMS in that time. Experience working with PeopleSoft Payroll is desired, but not required. Experience with another non-PeopleSoft ERP Payroll and/or ERP HR/Benefits systems is also acceptable.
  • The ideal candidate will have ERP implementation or maintenance experience in large, complex enterprises such as UNC Chapel Hill.
  • Project management skills highly desired
  • Experience with PeopleSoft version 8.9 or higher is preferred
  • 7+ years’ functional experience experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience working in High Education is preferred.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to work under stress related to production and project timelines; work requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain

Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Night work occasionally, On-call occasionally, Overtime occasionally
Position Attributes
Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Certification/licenses
  3. List of References
  4. Degree Transcripts
  5. Writing/research Sample
  6. Media Presentation

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Business Systems Analyst position.
    • Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate degree in a related field
    • Associate's degree in a related field and 2 years of related experience
    • Combination of post-high school education and 4 years of related experience (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years of experience)
    • High school diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal 8 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 7 years of experience)
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have over 7 years PeopleSoft functional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have you experience working with PeopleSoft HCM version 8.9 or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe your experience with PeopleSoft HCM version 8.9 or higher.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Have you had experience using PeopleSoft ver 8.9 or higher in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with PeopleSoft Payroll?
    • Yes
    • No