City of Detroit Systems Analyst II in Detroit, Michigan

Systems Analyst II


$73,200.00 - $97,031.00 Annually


MI 48226, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


Information Technology Department

Job Number


  • Description

  • Benefits


Systems Analyst II is an intermediate level information technology professional located within various offices in the City of Detroit Department of Innovation and Technology that receives close direction from higher level Systems Analysts and supervision from a Supervisor or Manager. The Systems Analyst II performs work that involves applying analytical processes to the planning, design, and implementation of new and improved information systems to meet the business requirements of the City of Detroit. Systems Analysts also perform work involving the generation and/or application of theories, principles, practical concepts, processes, and methods related to computer science technology specific to computer programming languages, computer hardware and software integration, and computer systems design requirements, standards, codes, techniques, and practices.

Examples of Duties

  • Expands or modifies systems to serve new purposes or improve work flow

  • Assists in the development of specifications, diagrams, and flowcharts for Network/Enterprise Engineers (Information Technology Specialists) to follow

  • Tests, maintains, and monitors computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems

  • Develops, documents, and revises system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards

  • Provides users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems

  • Prepares concise, informational systems documentation to provide historical and operating data on an automated systems

  • Reads manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet user requirements

  • Coordinates and links computer systems to increase compatibility so information can be shared within City departments

  • Develops moderately complex spreadsheet, word processing, or desktop publishing applications

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Professional knowledge of analytical information systems methods sufficient to work independently using conventional procedures and practices to do intermediate level work such as:

  • Information technology principles, methods, and practices in the assigned specialty area sufficient to plan and carry out difficult and complex assignments and develop new methods, approaches, and procedures, such as local area and wide area networking principles and concepts; backup and recovery procedures; operating systems and platforms used; software distribution tools and mechanisms; and Federal enterprise architecture principles

  • Performance management/measurement methods, tools, and techniques to interpret information technology policies, standards, and guidelines

  • Avaya technologies (i.e. Edge, Distribution, Core Switches) and Fortinet Firewall and other Firewall solutions

  • Groupwise 8 and Cloud email solutions; Symantec and other virus protection solutions; Virtual environments using VMware; Oracle Applications (i.e. EBS and Cloud); HRIS and Time and Attendance Solutions; and Microsoft SQL Databases

  • Information technology security principles and methods

  • Internet technologies to analyze the Internet potential of systems, networks, and data

  • New and emerging information technologies and/or industry trends sufficient to evaluate and recommend adoption of new or enhanced approaches to delivering information technology services

  • Oral and written communication techniques necessary to prepare and present reports

  • Personal computer capabilities and technology application in the cloud environment

  • Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

  • Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

  • Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

  • Structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.



New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.

Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.