Information Technology Specialist

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Dakota State University
Working Title Information Technology Specialist
Posting Number CSA00054P
Department DSU-Computing Services S
Physical Location of Position (City) Madison
Posting Text

Dakota State University invites applications for a 12-month CSA position as an Information Technology Specialist. This position will support existing university and system-wide administrative applications and will assist in the development and implementation of new or improved applications. Software systems include; student, human resources, finance, admission, financial aid, recruitment, resource scheduling and related systems.

The incumbent will work on all phases of information systems development including consultation for project requirement definition, specification development, process design, application coding and testing, output generation, documentation, training, and implementation of projects requested by university personnel.

The successful candidate must be able be capable of being a project leader for the management, development and implementation of projects. Other duties will include working with team members to analyze, trouble-shoot, and resolve reported problems, run routine processes to generate reports or data downloads for user departments and test new or enhanced functions to system software applications.

This position will assist in supporting the data analysis and internal and external reporting requirements of the university. The incumbent must have a working knowledge of database design and applications, such as Oracle, and an extensive knowledge of SQL. Knowledge of other programming languages, such as SAS and Cognos, are encouraged but not required.

The incumbent must exhibit excellent customer service base with the ability to interact positively with internal and external clients with excellent verbal and written communication skills. The incumbent should be able to organize, manage, and work on multiple priorities with strong self-management skills.

A bachelor’s degree in computer or programming discipline or related field (equivalent training and experience may be considered) and 2-3 years of demonstrated programming experience, preferably in a higher education academic environment.

Posting Date 12/01/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/11/2017
Advertised Salary $47,669.04-$56,036.70 (FY'18 GK)
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

8am-5pm M-F

Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Dakota State University is a state university located in Madison, S.D. DSU offers technology-intensive and technology-infused degrees in a variety of majors, from the associate to the doctoral level. Strategic partnerships with governmental entities and corporations have bolstered DSU’s position as a technologically forward-thinking institution. Both online and on-campus programs have been recognized for their quality, affordability and graduates’ job placement records, which are 100 percent for several majors.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, paid professional liability insurance, longevity pay and training opportunities.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of at least three references. Applications will begin to be reviewed December 11th and continue until the position is filled.

Affirmative Action Statement

Dakota State University is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-verify, EOE.

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Contact Information

For questions contact Angi Kappenman at

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Reference List
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