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Human Resources Information Systems Analyst - University Personnel

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Confidential, Probationary, Full Time, Human Resources, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Director, the HRIS Analyst supports and maintains the Human Resource PeopleSoft and other systems used by University Personnel (UP) and infrastructure that interfaces with UP. This position has strong functional knowledge of these systems and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity of the systems, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing workflow for process improvement opportunities. The HRIS Analyst also supports upgrades, testing, systems security, complex data analyses and advanced reporting and, as such, requires an appropriate level of functionally based technical and analytical skills. Major upcoming projects include the consolidation of 24 California State University (CSU) campus databases into a Common Human Resource System (CHRS) system-wide PeopleSoft HR database and upgrading existing HR systems some of which include interfaces to the PeopleSoft HCM. This position will play a key role in these major initiatives as one of the primary functional team members.

This position is eligible for remote work pursuant to Cal Poly’s Telecommuting and Remote Work Guidelines and the CSU policy requiring that all work be performed within the State of California.

Department Summary

The Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) department reports to the Vice President for University Personnel and Chief Human Resources Officer. HRIS provides systems, data analysis and reporting, and process support to University Personnel in its endeavors to provide the full scope of service for Cal Poly employees in organizational development and effectiveness, classification and compensation, talent acquisition, employee relations, labor relations/collective bargaining, performance management, benefits administration, disability leave services, fee waiver, succession planning and employee recognition programs.

Key Qualifications

  • Functional working knowledge of enterprise information systems, reporting software, and large-scale database practices, including a strong understanding of system tables, data integrity management and integration between modules and other databases and systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information systems policies, guidelines, problems and practices (preferably HR) in a large institutional or business entity.
  • Strong ability to independently research and evaluate complex software functionality from technical documentation and exercise appreciable judgment, diplomacy, and discretion in the development and implementation of practices and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups and handling situations of a potentially sensitive and/or confidential nature. 
  • Demonstrated skill in analyzing processes and software capabilities in order to develop efficient/effective work processes that relate to current software and information systems.
  • Demonstrated expertise in advanced data reporting skills and the ability to query from and combine data from multiple sources.
  • Affinity for technology and ability to adapt to, learn and master new technology quickly.
  • Ability to train others in the use of technology.

Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. Three years of technical or administrative experience. A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $75,000 - $100,000 annually

Classification Range: $53,568 - $122,160 annually

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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