Business Process Analyst 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Human Resources
Operational Excellence
Full/Part Time:


Penn State Human Resources is searching for Human Resources (HR) Business Process Analyst to join the Operational Excellence team. This team is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality HR programs and services by using data, best practices, and technology to increase user experiences and improve overall efficiency of the operation. The HR Business Process Analyst (HR BPA) will apply knowledge of principles, methodologies, and best practices of business process analysis to support projects across HR and projects that involve stakeholders across the University. Partnering consultatively and collaboratively with stakeholders within the Human Resources organization and across the University on complex projects, responsibilities will include: supporting process improvement initiatives; gathering, defining, and documenting business requirements and processes; using analytics and customer feedback to identify opportunities for HR process improvements or system enhancements that will optimize business outcomes and support the University’s goals; coordinating and conducting user acceptance testing as needed, including assistance with writing test scripts and test plans for the business. In addition, the HR BPA will work with Operational Excellence team members to advance the education and utilization of business analysis, project management, and people analytics across the Penn State Human Resources organization. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition to familiarity and experience with business analysis concepts and techniques, this role requires strong analytical and critical-thinking skills to analyze and interpret information; strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; creativity and innovation; the ability to develop relationships and work both independently and cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, and administrators; and highly-developed written and verbal communication skills, allowing the HR BPA to communicate clearly, concisely, diplomatically and effectively with diverse stakeholders of all levels of the organization and technical proficiency. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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