IT Business Analyst

Position Information

Position Information

Department University Services
Alternate Department Description

Auxiliary Enterprises

Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? Yes, is not eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Information Technology Specialist II
Working Title IT Business Analyst
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 09666z
Recruit Number Staff - 8388
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 5
Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Anticipated starting salary is in the mid- to high-$50,000s
Web Announcement

IT Business Analyst

George Mason University Auxiliary Enterprises invites applicants for the position of IT Business Analyst. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Serve in the information technology capacity and support business objectives by ensuring successful completion of analytical, building, testing, and deployment tasks of our software product’s features;
  • Provide primary oversight for all applications within Auxiliary Enterprises, with oversight in day to day management;
  • Responsible for evaluating applications, determining how business processes fit and documenting recommendations for improvements;
  • Responsible for server administration and enterprise application support, ensuring system up-time; as well as serve as a technical resource in business process to application usage;
  • Assist with the creation of reports using SQL or other reporting tools to deliver data to business units; and
  • Ensure documentation for systems, connection, schemas and will document and maintain overall business flow.


  • Ensure project and tasks are completed in a timely fashion;
  • Assist with the business case creation;
  • Document processes and procedures;
  • Plan deployments and monitor enterprise systems;
  • Assist customers in building requirements analysis;
  • Develop relationships with partners by working with them to optimize and enhance integration;
  • Perform quality assurance for processes and procedures;
  • Build processes to alert on requirement deficiencies;
  • Communicate key insight and findings;
  • Develop solution by preparing and evaluating alternative workflow solutions;
  • Experience managing Linux;
  • Assist in managing enterprise systems;
  • Responsible for entire document life cycle;
  • Responsible for making recommendations based on business needs; and
  • Understanding of SQL to assist in creation and maintenance of jobs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience in creating business case development;
  • Experience in eliciting requirements and testing;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including technical writing skills with the ability to present to a diverse group of users;
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced diverse environment;
  • Ability to multitask, problem-solve, be detailed-oriented, and manage competing priorities; and
  • Excellent customer service skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 09666z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 30, 2017
Posting Date 10/10/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? Yes
Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Supplemental Questions

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents