DATE: October 19, 2017

TITLE: Specialist l - Student Information Systems

CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus in Selden




Specialist I – Student Information Systems


Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, Specialist I position in the Office of Information Technology in Selden.


Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.


This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.


Job Description:

The Specialist I will report to the Associate Director of Enterprise Applications and will primarily support the analysis, development, integration, ongoing maintenance and operation of the College’s Student Information Systems (SIS) comprised of: Ellucian’s Banner ERP; Luminis 5 Portal; Degree Works; and other ancillary systems.


Specific responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide IT technical support to Student Affairs as it relates to the College’s SIS;
  • Analyze, research, troubleshoot and resolve issues related to SIS functionality;
  • Gather and document functional requirements, and translate requirements into solutions that support Student Affairs processes and priorities and provides a high quality user experience;
  • Provide enhancements and extensions to the baseline Banner Student module capabilities through the use of various programming languages and tools including PL/SQL and Argos;
  • Provide research and analysis for enhancement and optimization of SIS business processes through investigation of existing and emerging baseline software functionality;
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs, College IT staff, SICAS and SUNY cohorts and third party vendors to provide IT solutions based on documented functional requirements;
  • Develop and manage effective working relationships with Student Affairs, other departments, groups and personnel with whom tasks and assignments must be coordinated;
  • Serve as a member of the Banner Users Group
  • Research and coordinate upgrades, releases and patches to the Banner Student module;
  • Coordinate the development of test plans and user acceptance testing with regard to the implementation upgrades to the Banner Student module and other third party software solutions such as: SARS; Academic Works; Purple Briefcase; Credentials; and Degree Works;
  • Provide periodic status reports to College Administration with regard to assigned projects, tasks and other designated responsibilities;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Enterprise Applications.



Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree with at least 20 undergraduate or graduate credits in computer science or a related major, as well as 4 years of full-time professional experience, preferably in higher education.   Alternately, a Bachelor’s degree with comparable credit requirements and 2 additional years of full-time technical work experience.   Work experience must pertain to the support of an enterprise-wide service that includes: system analysis; development; end-user collaboration; and responsibility for independently analyzing issues and researching and implementing solutions.


Applicants must also be proficient in SQL procedural programming and reporting techniques and able to demonstrate a significant knowledge of Oracle or similar relational databases.  Preference will be given to applicants with experience with Ellucian’s Banner ERP or comparable higher education Enterprise Information Systems (EIS).


 The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.




The exact salary will be determined by prior experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College.

The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree's eligibility for employment.


Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
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Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
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Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.

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