Workday HRIS Specialist

MD - Rockville
Nov 08, 2018
Dec 17, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking a Workday/HRIS Specialist to provide support in troubleshooting and resolving system issues, monitoring system performance, answering end user questions and partnering with functional and regional teams to deliver enhancements to Workday. The role requires knowledge of various Workday modules (HCM data and organizational structures, Compensation, Talent Management), advanced report creation, integration support, business process design and configuration and data management.

Job Responsibilities · Recommend and execute key system improvements through configuration, customization, and fit-gap analysis, vendor partnership and issue escalation. · Create functional/technical specifications, as well as test cases and scripts. · Provide subject matter expertise around optimizing and streamlining the HRIS eco-system. · Participate in HRIS projects from start to finish while understanding business needs, system requirements and manage the projects to achieve target scope and delivery deadline. · Partner closely with cross-functional teams to gain deep understanding of process and pain points. · Lead and/or participate in change management efforts for business-critical Workday processes and to make Workday the primary system of record for all employee data. · Perform analysis of existing business processes, technical design, identify and evaluate possible re-configuration/ solutions in response to business issues and challenges. · Execute daily maintenance activities including but not limited to role assignments, security audits, organization set, etc. · Provide appropriate design documentation related and testing plans/scripts, interface development. · Work with HR teams to ensure data integrity through audits and proper timely documentation. · Provide user support, process mapping/documentation and training for system enhancements and processing procedures. · Create, maintain and support a variety of reports or queries utilizing appropriate reporting tools; assist in development of standard reports for ongoing customer needs. · Responsible for delivery of training on the system for all stakeholders and users to ensure adoption and understanding. · Assist with Workday bi-annual releases. · Offer technical solutions to gain process efficiency and improve data integrity across various systems. · Maintain awareness of current trends in HR technology and understand statutory and regulatory requirements affecting all aspects of HR systems.
Basic Qualifications
· A Bachelor's degree with 5 years of HRIS experience, and past work with Workday is required.

Preferred Qualifications

· Knowledge of Workday business process configuration. · A functional understanding of core HR business terminology and practices. · Strong understanding of business processes and data maintenance. · Strong project management and problem-solving skills.
Candidates should have excellent analytical and technical skills with a high attention to detail, be process-oriented and possess strong oral, written and communication and organization skills. Ability to quickly adapt to learn new systems and establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, colleagues and managers is essential.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history. Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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