Los Angeles Community College District

Senior SAP Functional Business Analyst (PA, OM) (#5434)

$46.45-$57.55 hourly / $8,051.69-$9,974.64 monthly / $96,620.28-$119,695.68 annual


Definition

Analyzes and defines complex SAP personnel administration and organization management functions, business processes, and user needs and performs innovative and highly complex functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for the District's SAP Human Resources Personnel Administration (PA) and Organization Management (OM) modules and related systems according to operational and business needs.

Typical Duties

Analyzes and evaluates complex business functions and processes of the District related to personnel administration and organization management.

Interfaces with functional unit process owners and users to identify, define, and document operational needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access.

Defines and documents SAP HR personnel administration and organization management and related systems processes and transactions in support of business processes defined by functional unit process owners.

Performs the most difficult and innovative functional configuration tasks for SAP HR PA and OM modules and related systems to develop prototype solutions to business requirements and to implement fixes, changes, and enhancements.

Performs the most difficult unit and integration testing for SAP HR PA and OM modules and related systems from development to production, troubleshoots unusually complex configuration and master data problems after release strategy changes and/or upgrades and other functional configuration changes have been created, and makes changes in configurations to resolve errors.

Interfaces with users to interpret and clarify highly complex functional configuration details and process change requirements involving SAP HR PA and OM modules and related systems.

Evaluates the operational effects of applications software.

Acts as a liaison between departmental end-users and technical team members in the analysis, design, functional configuration, testing, and maintenance of SAP HR PA and OM modules and related systems to ensure optimal system integration and performance.

Guides user testers from various business areas to complete high quality testing of assigned system modules.

Tracks and documents changes in complex functional and business specifications and writes detailed procedures that can be easily understood by end-users.

Identifies opportunities for improving business processes in partnership with process owners and management through information systems.

Analyzes the feasibility of and develops requirements for new systems and enhancements to existing systems and ensures that the system design fits the needs of the users.

Provides on-the-job training and technical assistance to less senior SAP Human Resources functional team members on a project-by-project basis.

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

Writes reports, correspondence, documentation, and presentations containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content including the preparation of projections, conclusions, and recommendations for SAP HR PA and OM modules.

Trains users and supports training in the usage of SAP HR PA and OM modules and related systems functionality.

May provide technical direction to assigned staff on a project-by-project basis.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Senior SAP Functional Business Analyst (PA, OM) analyzes and defines complex SAP personnel administration and organization management functions, business processes, and user needs and performs the most difficult and innovative functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for the District’s SAP Human Resources Personnel Administration (PA) and Organization Management (OM) modules and related systems according to operational and business needs. An incumbent in this classification applies advanced knowledge and tools in the functional configuration of the assigned SAP Human Resources modules and related systems. The performance of technical programming duties is not part of this position.

An SAP Functional Business Analyst (Human Resources) analyzes and defines complex SAP Human Resources functions, business processes, and user needs and performs complex functional configuration, testing, and maintenance tasks for the District’s SAP Human Resources and SAP Portal (ESS and MSS) modules according to operational needs. Incumbents in this classification use SAP functional and applications knowledge to analyze and translate departmental requirements into deployed functionality in the District’s SAP Human Resources systems. The performance of technical programming duties is not a part of this position.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an SAP Team Leader (Human Resources) or SAP/ERP Manager. May provide technical direction to SAP Human Resources functional staff on a project-by-project basis.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles of SAP HR Personnel Administration and Organization Management modules and related systems

SAP Portal (ESS and MSS) technology

Principles and advanced techniques of systems analysis, functional configuration, and testing

Methods of developing operational process specifications

Characteristics and capabilities of state-of-the art technology in personnel assignment and position information processing

Principles and practices of personnel assignments and position reporting

Industry and professional standards for business systems, procedures, and methods pertinent to personnel administration and organization management

SAP ASAP methodology

Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations related to assigned area

Principles and practices of project management

Principles of work simplification and modification

Principles of organization and management

Principles of program documentation

Principles of report, screen, and form design

Principles of training

Ability to:

Analyze and develop improvements to complex manual and computerized operational procedures related to personnel administration and organization management

Design, develop, and document complex operational and technical processes, functions, and procedures related to SAP HR Personnel Administration and Organization Management modules

Perform highly complex and innovative functional configuration, modification, and testing tasks involving complex components of SAP HR Personnel Administration and Organization Management modules and related systems

Analyze unusually complex business problems involving SAP HR Personnel Administration and Organization Management modules and related systems and develop appropriate solutions

Express difficult and complex concepts clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

Utilize project management software to track project progress

Write clear and comprehensive reports, instructions, and training materials

Write clear and logical documentation

Interpret and apply applicable rules, laws, and procedures to assigned modules and related systems

Provide technical assistance to users and staff

Act independently and promptly to situations and events

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness to achieve team and project goals

Establish effective working relationships with administrators, functional and technical team members, and users

Analyze and interpret technical materials accurately and effectively in written communications, reports, and presentations

Train system users effectively

Implement quality assurance efforts for software use and design

Stay abreast of current trends and technical advancements involving SAP HR Personnel Administration and Organization Management modules and related systems

Present and lead discussions on SAP functionality as it relates to current operational needs

Learn the characteristics of new systems and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education:

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university, preferably with a major in human resource management, business administration, public administration, computer information systems, management information systems, or a related field.

Experience:

Three years of recent full-time paid professional-level experience in the functional configuration, modification, or maintenance of an SAP human resources system with an emphasis on Personnel Administration or Organization Management.

Special:

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

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

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: 5434; EST: ; REV: 6/11/2013;