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Application Administrator (Hybrid)


PA College Of Health Sciences

Cost Center

9873 IT Enterprise Applications

Supervisory Organization

Information Services- Analysis




Position/Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the department director or senior administrator, this position will administer and manage the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College) computer system or systems and the various implications and interactions between the application and business processes. This is a specific application, where technical, functional and analytical skill are required along with knowledge on how to leverage the system to provide the greatest benefit to the given PA College functional area. Plans and coordinates unstructured activities around system use. Performs system installations, maintenance, training, and user support within a defined application environment having knowledge and taking responsibility of the architecture and how the systems work internally and together. This position  is a moderate to advanced administrator of  aspects of system implementation, processes, procedures, workflows, specifications, documentation, and maintenance of system and support of users.  The incumbent, promotes, and guides outcomes, interactions, and communications. In addition, the incumbent defines system potentials, integrates, organizes, and executes follow through on projects, tasks, and system problems, while working as part of a cross functional team. Responsibilities include the administration of core business systems or integrated computer applications that go beyond a single department or system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (ability to perform with or without reasonable accommodations)

  • Promotes and contributes to the enhancement of PA College’s high performing learner-centered environment
  • Takes the initial request from customers or others, i.e. break/fix, new work or change request and identifies what is expected, its scope, urgency and defines the opportunities and stated benefits. Coordinates with appropriate parties to ensure that the various implications and interactions between applications and business processes for PA College have been identified and managed.
  • Identifies the various skills required for a successful implementation, completes base measurements for a post implementation review of benefits that includes a detailed project implementation plan, charter, objectives, and benefits that is a mutually agreed upon plan with System Administrators, User Management, ITS Management and Vendor. The project plan to include the coordination / logistics ordering to ensure appropriate hardware, software, devices, networks, training, and support are organized.
  • Supports and documents implementation processes, procedures and system operations by designing and developing the system workflows, tables, scripts, backups, recovery processes, data to be converted, schedule downtime, etc., and to include the following support to achieve desired benefits and capabilities for the business:
    • Serves as a liaison between vendor, ITS technical services and user management on all application implementations, upgrades, and support issues.
    • Analyzes and creates reports for customers based on user and business needs via built in software reporting tools and/or PA College business software tools.
    • Design /develop training materials, a plan for accomplishing the training with scoring to derive the readiness of staff.
    • Review system function and features, uptime/downtime and ensure it is performing within expectations and is stable.
    • Perform regular ongoing reviews such as post implementation stability and performance measurements; ensure system is functioning as expected.
    • Keep production, pre-production, test and/or development environments up to date via an update or cloning process based on user and business needs.
    • Provides timely answers by routinely triaging Level 1 and 2 problems, assists with troubleshooting, obtaining problem details, correcting problems, or elevating to appropriate level of support to include working with vendor support when necessary.
  • Other ongoing support processes to include:
    • Establish routine maintenance, upgrade, and patching schedule based on needs of system(s) and users.
    • Maintains a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list.
    • Work with business units to performs periodic benefit analysis to address business changes, application changes and / or utilizing functionality that has not been implemented.
    • Perform application upgrade planning and budgetary obligations.
    • Obtains appropriate new hardware and software and coordinates hardware purchases with ITS technical staff and vendor to ensure it meets current needs and growth.
    • Tracks and prioritizes all enhancements and problems, and ensures system is operating in fashion that meets PA College business goals.
    • Configure, monitor, and troubleshoot application integrations and look for new integration opportunities to provide more efficient business processes.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development of user requirements, concept design, clarifying opportunities with mutually agreed upon set of requirements that can be used for selecting the solution and developing the project plan. This includes assisting with the development of a Business Plan (BP), i.e. expected benefits, costs, risk, and timing for management to use to make a decision and give approval under the guidance with the department supervisor or senior administrator
  • Assist with final selection, and approval process by organizing BP, selection score card, and target implementation dates to ensure requirements are obtained and the BP goals are not compromised.
  • Assist with the development of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) to ensure business continuity.
  • Assist / coordinate the implementation of hardware, software, networks, physical site, training, and test environment for any implementation or process redesign that serves to enhance workflow.
  • Assist other systems analysts through cross training to provide secondary support responsibilities to additional College applications as deemed appropriate. Ensure a level of understanding of these additional applications to provide support when the primary systems analyst is not available.
  • Other types of assistance to Information Services, project leader, user management and users may include the following:
    • Coordinate the development of a data conversion plan as well as executing the transfer of data from its original source to the new application.
    • Troubleshoots L1-2 (and assists and occasionally completes L3) problems and develops processes for issues that are undefined, where root problem is unknown, or where an entire system is affected.
    • Develops potential problem avoidance systems, process improvement and process redesign

Education Requirements:

Specific Education, Certifications, and Licensure:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or Engineering; or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience in each of the following is required for the position: Systems application problem solving and analysis, purchasing/developing applications, testing programs/systems, managing implementations and conversions.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience project management experience that involves computer software implementations, daily operational support, review and evaluation of application performance.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience of providing process improvement and direction to users of computer applications.
  • Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience developing test and training plans

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Salesforce system administration
  • Experience in Ellucian Colleague system administration.
  • Three (3) years’ experience with API solutions.
  • Three (3) years’ experience with CSS, ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript, SQL, JSON/XML
  • Three (3) years’ experience with mobile solutions
  • Three (3) years’ experience conducting meetings, preparing status reports, and supporting users/team members with problem solving, developing / coordinating with application vendors or RFPs, RFIs and SOW.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in assisting users and writing of I.S. documentation.

Note: This is a hybrid position; remote and on campus.


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


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COLLEGE Full Time Posted on 09/15/2022