IS Business Analyst - Business Applications Team

Recruitment #PEX-1052-082540


IS Business Analyst - Business Applications Team (1052),

Department of Technology


Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.  Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.


What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014 SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025. 


Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity through education, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.


As the IS Business Analyst - Business Applications Team (1052) you will report to the Principal IS Business Analyst for Business Applications, and be a part of the Department of Technology. You will help to lead the department in our  transformational work to deliver on the promises outlined in both Transform Learning. Transform Lives. as well as our long-term, city-wide North Star, Vision 2025. This is an exciting role for someone who loves data and programming solutions, but who also appreciates teamwork and believes in the benefits of transparency.


We want  a team player who will support our ongoing operations and help move us into the future. The ideal candidate will have at least intermediate technical skills, but most important will be an eagerness to learn new business practices and structures, and embrace large and complex projects with increasing responsibilities.


The three main responsibility areas for this role are:

        Support ongoing operations of our major HR, Financials, and Budget Systems

        Build reporting and business logic functionality in our major systems

        Support end users with questions about data and system functionality


Other responsibilities may include:

        Provide technical assistance and analysis for end users, managers, and power users related to the PeopleSoft Employee Information System (EIS), including HR, Benefits, Payroll, Salary, and all customizations of these applications

        Provide technical assistance and analysis for end users, managers, and power users related to Financial Applications (including PeopleSoft Financials v. 9.1, PeopleSoft EIS, custom applications built in Access, Excel, Google Sheets, and SAP/SuccessFactors)

        Develop complex queries reports using Crystal Reports, PeopleSoft Query, SQL, SQR, and other query designers

        Resolve errors in the EIS through workarounds, additional documentation, and/or programmatic changes

        Maintain security roles and permissions

        Identify opportunities to implement “best business practices” for improvement or automation of current practices and policies through technology

        Draft and maintain project planning documentation; coordinate personnel and other resources needed to complete the project

        Develop new systems, including complex Java, PeopleCode, SQL and SQR programming

        Plan and supervise user acceptance testing

        Develop training materials and conduct classroom and one­-on-­one training sessions with users and managers at all levels

        Evaluate vendor products, alternative solutions, and upgrade documentation

        Assist with the data collection for Budget Development and position management

        Manage help tickets in Zendesk on a variety of HR and financial systems



Desired Qualifications

None of these qualifications is required, but demonstrated experience in any of these areas will strengthen both the team and your application.

        Technical ability, especially in the following:

         SAP/SuccessFactors is strongly desired


         Synergy SIS


         Java applications

         Data conversion

         Data integration

         System integration


         Ability to work with users to gather requirements


         Report writing (beyond queries)

        Team-player qualities, such as:

         Openness and transparency

         Ability to communicate freely and readily

         Team player

        Committed to SFUSD mission

        Advanced degree in computer science or business administration, or a related field

        Experience working in HR, finance, or technology department, particularly for a school district or government agency

        Experience working as part of an agile product team

        Process  mapping and improvement experience

        Documentation and/or training experience


Minimum Qualifications

Summary: 3 years of paid, full time information systems experience (or its equivalent); 1 year of paid, full time IS experience AND an associate degree in computer science; or an equivalent combination of the above. See full details below.


Education: An associate degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field].

Experience: One (1) year in the information systems field, including technical support, content management, administration of network applications or system analysis.

Substitution: Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units / forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field


What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $74,888 - $91,069 annually, commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an

 inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.


How to Apply

      You will be prompted to complete an online application including a letter of interest and a resume, as well as a list of any applicable credentials or licenses.  

      Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process.


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.



San Francisco Unified School District is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. SFUSD does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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