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Company: University of California
Location: Davis, CA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description

Under the general direction of the Controller, the Senior Business Analyst is responsible for project management and coordination, roadmap evaluation and communication, systems testing, and cutover strategies. The position is a dynamic role at the forefront of strategic partnerships and business systems development. The Senior Business Analyst will collaborate in cross-functional teams, coordinating with Financial Services, Payroll, HR, IT, and others. They will initiate and oversee work process changes and ensure documentation of business processes and procedures. The position applies advanced business analysis concepts to evaluate highly complex systems, defining scope and objectives based on a comprehensive understanding of business practices, processes, and industry standards. Operating at the highest technical level across various phases of systems analysis, they design, modify, and create technical specifications for systems with significant impact on large organizations. Additionally, they perform advanced analysis of business needs, translating them into system and process requirement specifications while providing support and training on new applications, and mentoring analysts when necessary.


This position is a contract appointment that is 100% fixed and ends two years from date of hire with the possibility of extension and/or career status, if funding permits. 


This position reports directly to the Oakland office location. Our current policy supports a hybrid work model, which may require occasional travel to our Davis location.


Pay Scale: $95,300/year to $136,700/year


Job Posting Close Date: 
This job is open until filled. The first application review date will be 6/28/24.


Key Responsibilities:


Applies advanced business analysis concepts to identify, evaluate and define highly complex systems scope and objectives based on advanced knowledge of applicable business practices, processes and systems, and industry standards to meet end-user needs. Works at the highest technical level of various phases of systems analysis. Considers the business implications of applying technology to the current and future business environment


Initiates, designs, or modifies highly complex systems and procedures where standardized policies or procedures may or may not exist. Creates highly technical specifications for systems with broad impact at a campus/medical center/Office of the President, or within a large organization. Develops unit integration and acceptance testing plans and scenarios. May lead cross-functional teams to address complex business or systems issues.


Initiates, facilitates, implements, and documents work process changes. Prepares and approves or obtains approval for business process and procedural documentation. Initiates and oversees changes in processes and procedures. Sets the technical requirements for complex specifications.


Performs highly complex analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system and process requirement specifications. Provides advanced support and training on new applications. May mentor experienced Business Systems Analysts.



  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Advanced knowledge of business and process analysis functions,
  • Demonstrated experience with project planning, process analysis, systems analysis, process architecture, and systems analysis methodologies and practices.
  • Demonstrated testing and test planning skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing demands.
  • Knowledge relating to the design of processes and software across the organization.
  • Advanced skills and methodologies associated with process and software design, modification, and implementation.
  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines. Demonstrates problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills to work with personnel at various levels in the organization. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel throughout the organization. 


Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of the organization's financial systems. 
  • Professional certification and Master's degree in related area.

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess valid California Driver's License to drive a County or University vehicle. Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability damage insurance on vehicle used is required. Reimbursement of job-related travel will be reimbursed according to University policies.
  • The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check. This is a designated position requiring a background check and may require fingerprinting due to the nature of the job responsibilities. UC ANR does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.
  • As of January 1, 2014, ANR is a smoke- and tobacco-free environment in which smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes), is strictly prohibited.

About Us

The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) brings the power of University of California research and education to all 58 California counties. Through research and extension in agriculture, natural resources, economic growth, nutrition, and youth development, we work to improve the life of every Californian.


Collaborating to solve problems.


Connecting to serve communities.


For over 100 years, our advisors, specialists, faculty and staff have been committed to connecting Californians to their land grant university. We are highly collaborative and mission-driven to promote the health and well-being of people and places across the state. We are also trusted partners with hundreds of community organizations in addressing California's most pressing challenges.

UC ANR is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ+ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

This position will promote, in all ways consistent with the other responsibilities of the position, accomplishment of the Affirmative Action goals established by the Division.  

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. If you have questions, please email the Human Resources Department.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time.  Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

How to Apply

Internal Candidates: Review the job posting and click the internal applicant link to apply. Use the same credentials used to login to UCPath to access the internal UC ANR job postings in order to apply.

Employment applications must be submitted online through our careers site.  Please note, we do not accept resumes or applications by email or on paper.

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Employment applications must be submitted online through our careers site.  Please note, we do not accept resumes or applications by email or on paper.

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