Applications Analyst I or II

Company Name: Benton PUD
Phone Number: (509) 582-1270
City: Kennewick
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 99336
Job Title: Applications Analyst I or II
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Information Technology / IS and Application Support
Posting Start Date: May 10, 2018
Salary: $57,579 - $82,951, DOQ
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

Benton PUD is looking for an Applications Analyst to fill a position supporting the District’s Operational systems.  The preferred candidate will have experience in or knowledge of supporting Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software applications. Experience at an electric distribution utility or with metering or Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems is a plus.  This position interfaces with business users throughout the organization to coordinate functional requirements and system capabilities, applying knowledge of the business processes and knowledge of system technology.  The position also interfaces with other technical staff in coordinating system enhancements, upgrades and implementations. The work is diverse and challenging and the size of the organization allows for innovation, creativity, and focused training in a small, personal environment.

The selected candidate will be offered the job title/level that best represents their skills, education, knowledge and experience.  An Applications Analyst II level performs a more independent role, working on more complex problems and projects, taking on more lead responsibilities and project management.  Note: This is not a software developer position.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Experience Required:


Working knowledge of:

  • Ability to stay current with technology and apply training and experience to real world problems
  • Ability to learn functional work processes of electric utility sufficient to apply functional process understanding to system technical capabilities
  • Aptitude and initiative to understand the inner workings of applications
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills
  • Intermediate MS Office skills, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with project management and system diagramming software including MS Visio and Project
  • Working knowledge of relational database concepts
  • Working knowledge of a client-server environment and utilizing three tier architecture
  • Working knowledge of web server application environments
  • Demonstrated effective team member skills with the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and resources
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, tools necessary to support assigned applications

Specific to Applications Analyst II:

  • Ability to solve technical problems that require innovation and ingenuity
  • Basic project management skills to work with project managers and implement and maintain systems
  • In-depth knowledge of client-server environment and web server application environments
  • Ability to use SQL or scripting to provide required reporting, application maintenance, including metadata and database schema modifications and system performance tuning using application toolset, developer provided programs and database access tools


  • BA/BS in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or field related to functional area
  • In lieu of BA/BS, a minimum of an AA/AS is required with 2 additional years of directly related experience and training
  • Specific to Applications Analyst I – Up to 2 years of Applications Analyst experience. Prefer 2 years specific functional support (e.g. Applications Specialist) level experience with the relevant application
  • Specific to Applications Analyst II – 3 to 4 years of Applications Analyst level experience with the appropriate applications
How to Apply:

Submit an online application through Benton PUD’s Job Openings and Application Portal on the Benton PUD Web site (  Resume and cover letter are optional and may be uploaded into the application.

Posting End Date: May 24, 2018