State of Massachusetts HRIS Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Branch is one of the state's largest employers with over 42,000 employees that span 9 secretariats and 70 agencies. From Accountants to X-ray technicians with hundreds of titles in between, we are one employer with many career opportunities. The Commonwealth is looking for leaders, thinkers, creators and innovators. We are a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse population that we serve.

The mission of the Human Resources Division (HRD) is to attract, develop and retain a high performing workforce in order to ensure the delivery of constituent services across the Commonwealth.

The Human Resources Division/Business Enterprise Application Unit is seeking to hire a qualified Functional Analyst to provide maintenance and support to Commonwealth agencies. Salary is based on experience and education. The position is confidential.

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, the analyst will assist in maintaining the Human Resource/Compensation Management System (HR/CMS) application. The analyst will research HR/CMS HR, Position, Benefits, Leave Accrual and Time and Attendance issues as well as other data related issues; identify problems, prepare functional business specifications, and coordinate the resolution with Technology Services and other business entities; develop test scripts, perform unit testing, conduct system integration testing of image updates, fixes, bugs and enhancements within HR/CMS; develop warehouse queries to ensure efficiency and data integrity. The analyst will also provide the next tier level support to CommonHelp and our shared services platform, the Employee Service Center; conduct functional drop-in training sessions for Commonwealth core users; prepare and follow-up on ServiceNow requests submitted as required to update HR/CMS on changes such as union related collective bargaining contract updates; assist in developing training materials; act as a subject matter expert in HR and time and attendance functions; and other special projects as assigned.

The position requires a self-starter with the following capabilities and attributes: impeccable attention to detail; superior time management and multitasking skills; ability to cultivate productive and efficient teamwork among staff; positive attitude; capacity to remain flexible and learn new standards and guidelines as necessary; and the ability to work well under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years in HR and Payroll related experience.

  • Experience in PeopleSoft HR and Time and Attendance.

  • Excellent computer system skills including Windows, Word, Access and Excel required.

  • Knowledge of Commonwealth Information Warehouse data structures, query tools and functionality.

  • Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks on time and efficiently.

  • Ability to work with other team members to accomplish tasks.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in electronic data processing of which (B) at least two years must have been in work in which the major duties included computer systems analysis, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of data processing or computer programming may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of data processing or computer and/or information science may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in the field of data processing or computer and/or information science may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

IV. A diploma for completion of a two year full-time, or equivalent part-time, program in a recognized non-degree granting business or vocational/technical school above the high school level with a major in the field of computer programming may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

V. An official transcript from a recognized business or vocational/ technical school as evidence of completion of a program consisting of at least 650 hours of instruction in the field of computer programming may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.

VI. Graduation from the data processing course of a recognized vocational/technical high school may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.

*Education toward such a degree or diploma will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for more than two years of the required (A) experience.

NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the two years of the required (B) experience.

Special Requirements: None.

*An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job: *Information Systems and Technology

Organization: *Human Resources Division

Title: HRIS Analyst

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place

Requisition ID: 1800072H