Utah State University

Programmer/Analyst I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 days ago(8/5/2022 5:45 PM)
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Executive Vice President
Student Financial Support
Advertised Salary
Minimum $40,100 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Student Financial Support at Utah State University is committed to removing financial barriers to higher education through exceptional student experience. We empower students to afford college through our student advocacy, outstanding service, and strong engagement in professional and career development. Within this context, the Programmer/Analyst I serves a critical role in data researching, data mining, report writing and serving as a strong collaborator with internal and external partners in order to regularly evaluate and improve accuracy, processes, and student success. The successful candidate will have technology and organizational skills, as well as the ability to prioritize competing needs and effectively manage change and unanticipated challenges.


  1. Maintain a detailed understanding of federal, state, and institutional financial aid regulations.
  2. Troubleshoot and analyze applications on a daily basis to modify and improve application systems to ensure stable and consistent processing of federal, state, and institutional financial aid.
  3. Assist in reviewing and developing reports to process federal aid and institutional scholarships.
  4. Closely coordinate with other staff members to identify opportunities to improve technological efficiency, automation, and the student experience, collaborating with colleagues and IT.
  5. Serves as a customer support to students and provide communications to students as needed.
  6. Actively contribute to office and staff growth and development.
  7. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Four years related experience OR a bachelor's degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data information systems, or related field.
  • Experience with Ellucian Banner, SQL programming/coding, Argos, and Microsoft desktop applications and operating systems.
  • Established experience analyzing and implementing federal regulations and guidance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expertise with the Microsoft Office suite of applications, specifically Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to take initiative, manage multiple competing priorities, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, identify issues, and construct system solutions.
  • Proven skill in process creation, implementation, evaluation, and documentation.
  • Detail oriented, proven analytical skills, and commitment to accuracy.
  • Strong initiative and work ethic, demonstrating integrity and reliability in fulfilling responsibilities, as well as resourcefulness in planning work assignments and implementing improvements.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, along with flexibility and adaptability when faced with changing priorities.
  • Customer service mindset and commitment to student access and success.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. A list of the names and contact information of three professional references
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $40,100 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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