Programmer/Analyst 3 (Data Analyst)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Undergraduate Education, VP/Dean
Office of Student Aid
Full/Part Time:


The Office of Student Aid is seeking a self-motivated, highly analytical and detail-oriented individual for a position of Programmer/Analyst. This position will gather, build and analyze data from various data sources to meet necessary department reporting needs. The individual will work with office staff in developing queries and ad hoc reports, as well as providing data collection and analytical support for department administration and staff. Individual will maintain databases, provide and analyze data and trends. This individual will also work with departmental partners and outside entities to provide any necessary data interchange. Duties also include being able to effectively present data using charts and graphs. Act as liaison with other departments and campuses to meet information needs. The individual should also be familiar with MS Windows and Windows Server environment, as well as general server operation and maintenance. This position will be integral in helping the office transition from the existing OSA infrastructure with the LionPATH structure and applications, such as iTwo, etc. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This role requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, initiative, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to solve problems using critical thinking skills, excellent organizational and customer-service skills, the ability to present information effectively, and be comfortable working both independently and within a team environment. Preferred experience: SAS programming language but should be flexible and willing to embrace new and different technologies. Additional experience: Windows Server 2008 or greater, general understanding of networks; iTwo; university Data Warehouse; university student data; Excel; PowerPoint; and BI system administration.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088