University of Texas Rio Grande Valley IT APPLICATIONS ADMINISTRATOR II in Edinburg, Texas

Scope of Job

Responsible for providing mid-level support and administration for IT applications to ensure that required specifications are implemented. To coordinate installations and upgrades with multiple IT teams and university departments to optimize the effectiveness of the interaction of information systems and organizational processes.

Description of Duties

  • Ensures that applications meet business and functional requirements and goals and fulfills user requirements.

  • Coordinates installations, upgrades, patches/fixes rolled out throughout campuses as outlined by management.

  • Responsible for the debugging, coding and SQL as required within normal duties performed.

  • Identifies and resolves application system issues, application and security compliance and interface specifications.

  • Acts as technology integration liaison between the functional units, technology teams, project manager and other areas.

  • Analyzes information and requirements to deliver functional and process requirements, use cases, process analysis and technical designs.

  • Plans, schedules and engages in multiple initiatives simultaneously with competing deadlines.

  • Collaborates with analysts, designers, system engineers, system owners, and internal as well as external customers in the implementation of applications.

  • Stays in contact with application vendors for prompt rectification of any problems and emergencies.

  • Performs daily monitoring of ERP systems, including scheduling, configuring and testing patches and upgrades as required and develops solutions for monitoring application services.

  • Coordinates with IT staff resources to assist with design specifications, program logic and data requirements.

  • Evaluates applications in order to identify potential problem areas and makes appropriate recommendations.

  • Utilizes the organizations change management process across all affected areas.

  • Formulates recommendations to improve and support organizational processes and activities.

  • Prepares and delivers application activity and progress reports for presentations to executive management.

  • Coordinates feasibility studies under consideration for purchases, and reports findings to upper level management and e Project Management Office.

  • Performs modeling, automation and continuous process improvement of business processes, as well as routes information of any type according to user-defined rules.

  • May perform additional duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Two (2) years of experience administering IT applications, including overseeing the development and implementation of software solutions and applications. Experience in database coding, such as SQL.

Preferred Experience

Knowledge of SQL for querying and technical tools and best practices for quality assurance and change management. Experience writing interface code with application for static, reporting, and trending reports. Experience with enterprise-level applications, such as CRM, data warehouse and others. Experience in relational database administration, including MSSQL, oracle or similar large-scale database. Experience with programs and languages such as Vbscript, C#, powershell, Perl, Bash Shell scripting, Java, ASP, PHP and/or SQL.


Use of personal computer and ability to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, & Power Point. Standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends. Occasional travel will be required.


Must have strong organizational skills and a high level of problem solving skills. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to master new technology and applications. Must be able to multitask and manage projects concurrently.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV3177


Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: Office of the Chief Information Officer

FLSA: Exempt

Supervision Received: Direct supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given: May supervise assigned staff.

Required Education: Bachelors Degree in CIS, CS or a closely related field from an accredited university.

Preferred Education: None.

Licenses/Certifications: n/a

Physical Capabilities: n/a

Employment Category: Full-Time

Minimum Salary: ENTRY LEVEL

Posted Salary: Entry Level

Position Available Date: 04/13/2018

Grant Funded Position: No