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Functional Analyst (Financial Aid)

Position Overview

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Education Division seeks a PeopleSoft Campus Solutions Financial Aid Functional Analyst to join its fast-paced, customer-focused team based in Olympia, Washington.

The PeopleSoft Financial Aid Functional Analyst will demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of Title IV Financial Aid policies and procedures, and perform systems analysis within Campus Solutions (CS) PeopleSoft for the Financial Aid module. The functional analyst will work collaboratively with the training, application services, testing and project teams. The position will focus on a variety of technical work required for system issue resolutions, for example: query development, comments, checklists and communications (3C’s), delivered PeopleSoft reports as they relate to financial aid, R2T4, and Direct Loan reconciliation.

This position requires the ability to understand technically complex user issues, independently research for solutions and provide working hands-on knowledge and support to end users unfamiliar with PeopleSoft as applied to their specific business processes. It requires strong written, planning, and oral communication skills.

SBCTC Vision and Mission

Our vision is to build strong communities, individuals and families, and achieve greater global competitiveness and prosperity for the state and its economy by raising the knowledge and skills of the state’s residents. We support and empower the Washington State community and technical colleges to increase higher education opportunities and student participation through advocacy, resources, information, leadership and accountability. Our values are focused on customer service, integrity, humor/exuberance, expertise and effective communication.

Position Details

Job #: 2019-31

Annual Salary: $80,232

Location: Olympia, WA

Opens: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Closes: Friday, September 20, 2019

Recruitment and screening of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, return completed materials by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Note: Agency hiring authorities reserve the right — and may exercise the option — to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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  • Provide functional application and business expertise to support end users by providing best practices and business processes.
  • Provide incident and problem resolution to support end users by researching and troubleshooting issues, implementing solutions, creating knowledge base articles, and documenting service desk requests.
  • Analyze student, state, and federal databases to discover errors.
  • Seamlessly utilize multiple software applications, including WebEx, ERP applications, and MS Excel.
  • Create and maintain application support documentation including functional, technical and business requirements, business process workflows, and training materials.
  • Assist with evaluating, testing and deploying application releases and patches including updating related documentation and training materials.
  • Work collaboratively with training and ERP support staff to develop communications and training materials to support end user readiness.  Delivers classroom and/or virtual instructor-led training to end users.
  • Identify opportunities for business process improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with ERP support team from all pillars (campus solutions, human capital management and finance) on cross-functional projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Five or more years work experience in financial aid within higher education.
  • Strong proficiency in all areas of Title IV programs.
  • Five years minimum experience in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Banner or other administrative software applications developed specifically for higher education.
  • Experience interacting with business users on software use, business practices, workflows and business processes.
  • Demonstrated experience working with financial aid relational database, writing data queries and reports, using tools such as SQL Developer and/or Query Manager.

This is a full-time, exempt position. The annual compensation for this position is listed above. Washington state has a generous benefit package including health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and two optional deferred compensation programs. For more information, see Employee Benefits.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities and reports to the associate director of campus solutions.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following items:

  • Letter of formal application that addresses your interest in the position and ability to perform the responsibilities described in this announcement.
  • Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications.
  • List of at least three professional references with contact information. References are typically contacted after interviews.

Send application materials

Email is preferred, but you may send application materials by one of the following delivery methods:

Application tips

  • Make sure you clearly indicate the position you are applying for in your letter of interest and within your email and/or subject line – suggested subject line format:  Last name, First name –  Position Title or Recruitment #.
  • Include your name, address, current phone number, and email on the first page of each document you submit. 


Pamela Kelly
Human Resource Consultant 3


Submitted applications are the property of SBCTC and will not be returned.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) supports Executive Order 13-01 Veterans Transition Support and is an equal opportunity employer. SBCTC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Applicants who need accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-704-4301. A TDD relay service is available by dialing 800-833-6388 or voice 800-833-6384.

Employee Benefits

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation. As an exempt employee, you will also have access to an outstanding employee benefits package worth about 30 percent of your salary.

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More Information

Contact the Human Resource Office at 360-704-4301 or visit the HR web page.

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