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Business Systems Analyst II
Ref No.: 14-01478
Location: Denver, Colorado
Office of Information Technology
Denver, CO
9 months

The Business Analyst is responsible for translating business problems or needs into business requirements and functional specifications. A successful Business Analyst is adept at using tools for preparing reports, streamlining business processes, and explaining and documenting project plans and processes. This position coordinates project reporting and tracking through standardized tools and provides assistance to the project managers, development managers, and technical teams. The Business Analyst operates at the application level.
This job will focus on the Eliminate Redundant Application Decision Item and will work with the project team to reduce the number of applications used by the State.
Primary job responsibility: Requirements Analysis
Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility:
  • Analyze and understand project scope and objectives based on discussions with stakeholders.
  • Elicit business requirements from project sponsors and stakeholders through research, focus groups, interviews, process flow creation, surveys, or other methods.
  • Validate, prioritize, and organize requirements.
  • Prepare documentation at each of stage of the requirements phase, including deliverables like Vision and Scope Reports, Requirements Work Plans, Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, Process Flows, Technical Specifications or Functional Design Documents. Ensure documents can be understood by business users and development team alike.
  • Interpret customer requests and business needs into requirements for technical solutions that meet the customer's mission and objectives.
  • Follow Client policies and procedures, best practices, Client project methodology, and industry standards in accordance with the International Institute of Business Analysis' (IIBA) Business Analysis Book of Knowledge.
  • For projects created as a result of a legislative action, read and understand the legislation in full and accurately reflect regulatory requirements in requirements documentation and technical specifications.
  • Identify test and use cases and develop plans for incorporating those test cases into the functional specifications and the overall testing plan.
  • Recommend changes to business analysis and project management policies, processes, templates and standard operating procedures.
Primary job responsibility: Business Model Performance and Operational Analysis
Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility:
  • Create and justify the business case, identify stakeholders, and analyze and interpret customer or business need to determine high-level project and product requirements.
  • Determine detailed requirements, define scope, and identify business model.
  • Analyze business trends, operational situations, flows and models, and gather input through observation or stakeholder interviews to formulate clear models of the current state, recommend possible improvements, and determine future state.
  • Work with business managers and staff to identify and understand their expressed and latent needs and concerns and the operational environment.
  • Employ various tools like process mapping and root cause analysis to complete analysis and to formulate recommendations.
Primary job responsibility: Functional Specifications Generation
Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility:
  • Write the functional specifications for the IT solution or services and communicate them effectively to all involved parties, both technical and non-technical.
  • Build Use Cases and documents their functionality in the functional specification.
  • Prepare requirement specification and Functional design documents.
  • Determine work plans, priorities, and schedules for small to medium complexity tasks, for the position and 2-3 others.
  • Identify project risk and develops response plans and procedures; decide when to escalate critical issues to management.
  • When needed, provide alternatives to the business and executive staff, estimating cost for each alternative and recommending a solution.
Primary job responsibility: System Testing and Functional Review
Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility:
  • Conduct various testing phases such as integrated testing and functional testing.
  • Develop test plans for use by self and broader team.
  • Coordinate remedy ticket review and resolution process.
  • Identify test and use cases and develop plans for incorporating those test cases into the functional specifications and the overall testing plan.
  • Develop and write test plans of small to medium complexity from within an agency or program area.
Primary job responsibility: Additional Duties As Assigned
Required tasks to fulfill primary responsibility:
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.
Work Experience:
1-2 years of experience as a business analyst or relevant experience in an IT service delivery role.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in business, information technology, computer science, or related fields. (Relevant experience may be substituted for education at the hiring manager's discretion.)
Functional/Technical Knowledge & Skills:
  • Philosophical alignment with the IIBA Competency Model.
  • Excellent relationship-building and management skills, strong orientation toward collaboration and communication, and ability to earn trust and respect from a challenging customer base.
  • Demonstrated understanding of application design, development, testing, integration and support.
  • Ability to work with peer organizations to translate IT processes and tool strategies to support the day-to-day work efforts of the individual departments.
  • Familiarity with a variety of software development methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, etc., and a strong understanding of the suitability of these methodologies for certain development environments and types of applications.
  • Proven ability to operate, deliver, and succeed with a geographically dispersed customer base and technical partners.
  • Proven aptitude for time and task management.
Role Based Competencies:
Analytical thinking
  • Interpret business needs into functional, nonfunctional and transitional requirements that serve as the basis for technical teams to develop solutions.
Attention to detail
  • Complete all work with firm adherence to policies, procedures and established best practices and in accordance with industry standards wherever possible.
  • Subject all efforts to careful scrutiny to ensure the integrity of own work as well as project deliverables.
Planning and organizing
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings to elicit project requirements from stakeholders and communicate those requirements effectively to technical teams.
  • Work with EPPMO to ensure that all proper documentation required by the customer or by Client is complete, accurate, and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Manage time and tasks to help projects keep schedule.
  • Recommend innovative ideas for greater efficiency in business or development processes or deliverables wherever possible.
This job requires some local city travel and will be required to reside at the 601 E. 18th Ave, Denver CO office location.

  Type   Qualification   Description   Competency   Experience   Required  
  Skills   MicrosoftOffice       Proficient   1-2 yrs   Yes  
  Skills   Presentation skills       Proficient   1-2 yrs   No  
  Skills   Team work       Proficient       No