HR Programmer/Analyst (503528)

  • California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Human Resources and Personnel Information Technology and Communication Services

Job Description


Chancellor's Office Statement

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of HR Programmer/Analyst. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Confidential Technical Support - PSL I

Position Information

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a HR Programmer/Analyst to be responsible for supporting a broad range of computer operations projects and tasks including programming, data processing, operations maintenance, and web application development. This position will have access to confidential employment/payroll data as well as information pertaining to collective bargaining.



Under the general direction of the Sr. Manager, Data Operations and Payroll Systems, the HR Programmer/Analyst will perform tasks and duties as follows:

Operations/Applications Maintenance and Support - 25%

-Responsible for updating and maintaining CSU payroll-related applications, e.g., Production Menu, Pay Scales Entry and Salary Schedule update process.

-Develops new applications and processes as needed.

Web Application Development and Support - 20%

-Responsible for redesign and maintenance of the CIRS website/User Manual on CSU SharePoint.

-Responsible for maintaining and updating the CIRS Data Element Dictionary, and other manuals as needed using the appropriate tools on CSU SharePoint.

-Ensures that web projects and pages are ADA compliant and follow approved CSU, Chancellor's Office formatting standards and guidelines.

-Provides technical advice to Human Resources Management on web pages.

Programming and Data Processing - 20%

-Assists in reviewing production jobs on the state mainframe and reports to ensure the jobs run properly and contain no errors.

-Responsible for production verification tasks such as checking mainframe production files for errors, running reports, and transferring union and outside vendor files.

-Responsible for supporting system wide salary implementations by reviewing union salary proposals to ensure employee pay can be successfully processed by the State Controller's Office Payroll System and assisting in the programming/analysis of the implementation as needed. Incumbent is part of the Human Resources Management (HRM) team that supports labor relations during negotiations.

Operations Documentation, Systems Security and Employment Data Dissemination - 15%

-Ensures that procedures in the department are documented in accordance with departmental procedures protocol. Documents new procedures or updates existing departmental operational processes and procedures.

-Responsible for the update and maintenance of the Payroll Information Management System (PIMS) Transaction Statistics, campus agency code reports, and related Payroll Resources pages as needed.

-Compiles, maintains and disseminates confidential employment and salary data within HRM for the purpose of supporting union negotiations. Participates in HRM and Labor meetings by analyzing data requests in response to union negotiations.

-Responsible for supporting system wide salary implementations by being part of the HRM team that interprets salary union contract language for payroll system impacts, reviews salary-related technical letters for accuracy and works with campuses to ensure salary programs are processed accurately.

Provide CIRS (Campus Information Retrieval System) Support - 15%

-Provides system wide support to resolve inquiries and report requests, typically initiated through the CIRS hotline or through labor relations data requests as part of union negotiations.

-Responsible for administering the annual CIRS security certification.

-Responsible for processing and maintaining CIRS user access.

-Assist with the monthly billing process (e.g., process files and monitor system rate changes).

-Provide support for the California State payroll System (CSPS) project.

-Provide support for the Common Human Resources System (CHRS) project.

In-House Technical Support - 5%

-Aid and support the HR Data Operations and Payroll unit.

-Work with the Chancellor's Office IT (Information Technology) Support unit as needed to support HR Data Operation's IT (Information Technology) Infrastructure.

-Serves as the department property coordinator for the Sacramento satellite office. Maintains a list of CSU-owned equipment and ID tags, if appropriate (e.g., computers, copier, printer, etc.). Completes department inventory process on an annual basis.

-Other duties and projects as assigned.


This position requires:

-A Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in a related field. A minimum of 1 - 2 years of computer programming experience. Experience in developing PC applications, web pages and data driven web-based applications.

-The ability to analyze data, comprehend and interpret appropriate computer language and program in the appropriate computer language.

-Excellent organizational and project management skills.

-Demonstrate proficient knowledge of standard office software, database applications, and possess the ability to develop skills necessary to effectively use new software applications.

-Demonstrate initiative in troubleshooting, problem solving, and possession of critical thinking skills.

-Work in a complex environment with multiple priorities. Must coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously and independently set priorities.

-Ability to handle confidential data and information in responsible manner.

-Willing to learn to utilize the state mainframe system for job related tasks.

Application Period

Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.

How To Apply

Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562) 951-4070.


This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID19 Vaccination Requirement

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


The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Title IX

Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Long Beach, California 90802 United States View Map