Los Angeles Community College District

SAP Basis Administrator (#5409)

$54.31-$67.28 hourly / $9,414.11-$11,662.43 monthly / $112,969.32-$139,949.16 annual


Designs, installs, customizes, tunes, debugs, and monitors the District's SAP enterprise software system

Typical Duties

Applies SAP Basis tools to design, install, customize, and monitor an SAP enterprise software system, including upgrades, enhancements, support packs, and OSS notes.

Analyzes system performance and adjusts various tuning parameters to maintain optimum utilization including application server load balancing, operation modes, background jobs, and spool management.

Debugs and resolves complex problems related to an SAP enterprise software system.

Assesses the impact of new SAP releases to current system and develops and executes implementation plans for SAP software enhancements and upgrades.

Maintains the integrity of the SAP environment by managing the SAP Transport Management System to ensure that all configuration and development objects are released properly.

Establishes and monitors system security controls to prevent unauthorized access; manages SAP users, authorizations, and profiles.

Provides technical support and advice to SAP technical and functional teams involving SAP enterprise software system projects.

Designs, implements, and maintains new and existing SAP database applications.

Evaluates and designs the interfaces between the SAP enterprise software system and external systems such as business data warehouse and portal.

Interfaces with SAP technical and functional teams in coordinating system updates, fixes, and upgrades.

Prepares and maintains comprehensive and thorough SAP enterprise software system documentation.

Trains staff relative to software and new technological processes.

Stays current on the latest developments and methods pertinent to the installation and maintenance of an SAP enterprise software system.

Attends technical conferences and seminars as designated by supervisor and briefs SAP project team members on new development in the field of SAP application and system software.

Maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with process owners, technical and functional team members, and users.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An SAP Basis Administrator is responsible for designing, installing, customizing, tuning, debugging, and monitoring the District’s SAP enterprise software system. An incumbent in this class applies a high level of technical expertise ensuring optimal systems performance and efficiency.

A Software Systems Engineer is a member of a technical team responsible for analyzing, installing, customizing, optimizing, troubleshooting, and monitoring large scale, complex application and system software for the District. An employee of this class receives assignments that are geared towards meeting high-level technical goals and objectives and assuring implementation of software that meets those objectives with maximum effectiveness and efficiency.


General supervision is received from a classified technical manager. Technical supervision may be exercised over staff with lower-level technical skills.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

SAP Basis administration tools

SAP system landscapes

SAP Solution Manager

SAP application and system software design, analysis, testing, tuning, and maintenance

Principles of software quality assurance

Operating systems such as Windows and Unix

Principles of database design, maintenance, and tuning

System security and access control

Principles of software transport management

Principles of systems documentation

Principles, procedures, and methods used in data acquisition, storage, structuring, and retrieval

Characteristics and capabilities of servers, networks, and other related equipment

Principles of training

Ability to:

Design, install, customize, tune, debug, and monitor SAP application and database system software

Recognize the critical elements of complex SAP application and system software problems, develop and evaluate data, determine solutions, and make appropriate recommendations

Train technical and non-technical staff in the application of new concepts related to assigned software support services

Conduct multiple projects of a complex and technical nature

Write clear and logical reports, documentation, and procedures

Achieve maximum utilization and efficiency of system resources by using software in the most efficient manner

Express difficult and complex technical concepts in oral and written communications

Provide technical assistance to users

Meet project schedules and deadlines

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with District staff, system users, vendors, and project consultants

Learn new application and system software and update technical skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university, preferably with a major in computer information systems, computer engineering, computer science, or a related field AND three years of recent, full-time, paid experience in the analysis, design, installation, and maintenance of SAP systems, including application software, databases, and servers.


A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 5409; EST: ; REV: 6/11/2013;