Systems Analyst

Mountain Iron
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Created: May 6, 2016


Do you have a strong knowledge in the use of web services, APIs, and related programming languages?  Do you have a strong understanding of network environments and design?  Are you passionate about improving the efficiency of workflows for an automation system and its web-based components in a Software as a Service environment?

The Arrowhead Library System is seeking a full-time Systems Analyst to join us as part of our operations management team!  The Systems Analyst is responsible for analyzing and improving efficiencies in our automation system and will work with our Local Area Network and Wide Area Network infrastructure to provide guidance on future-focused services and determine increasing future Internet access bandwidth needs.  This position also actively contributes to the planning, development and implementation of the library system’s overall technology strategy.   This is a hands-on technology and team-based position.

Educational Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or other technology-related field, plus a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.  Library experience is desirable.

This position is full-time, 40 hours per week, and is located at the Arrowhead Library System Headquarters in Mountain Iron, MN.  Hiring range begins at $58,240. Insurance benefits are included.  To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, completed Arrowhead Library System application and three professional references to Shari Fisher, ALS Assistant Director, at

Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2016.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL: Skill in the use of web services. Skill in specifying, designing, writing, testing, documenting and maintaining programs, utilities, and scripts written in languages such as Java, PHP, HTML/XHTML and relational database reporting and modifications languages. Skill in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. Skill in Change Management and Project Management. Strong knowledge of modern and complex principles and practices of computer programming, systems analysis, and SQL database design and administration. Working knowledge in supporting Linux and Windows operating systems. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Knowledge of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and how to facilitate integration with third-party application. Knowledge of LANs, WANs, routers, switches, file servers, firewalls, data cabling and electrical systems to oversee work in these areas. Knowledge of the Sirsi Dynix Horizon library system core structure through previous experience or the ability to gain necessary knowledge. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills; Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations; must exercise discretion and comply with laws, codes and regulations. Experience in the use of WordPress or a related website building platform for updating the current WordPress website. Demonstrated experience with systems and workflow analysis. Creative and strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to learn new technical skills quickly. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Ability to develop and document system procedures. Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects, maintenance and updates, while adapting to changing needs. Ability to recognize equipment malfunctions and software errors. Ability to work independently and work as part of a team. Must stay abreast of current trends and developments in the fields of network systems, hardware and software, tablet and mobile device use. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Computer Science or a related field. A minimum of 3 years experience is required as a Systems Analyst or a position with similar requirements. Public Library automation experience is desirable. 
WORKING CONDITIONS/REQUIREMENTS General office working environment with the possibility of some travel. May be called upon to move equipment or assist with room set-up for training. Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to travel within the region. Must have ability to travel outside of the region if necessary for the job. Must have ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Must be able to pass a physical examination, if required.

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