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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 14-01578
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Department of Transportation
Columbia, SC
12 months


Please note that duration of this project is 1 year.

Serves as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs. Possesses expertise in the business unit(s) they support, as well as, an understanding of the IT organization's systems and capabilities. Analyzes business partner's operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities to automate processes and functions. Assists in the business process redesign and documentation as needed for new technology. Translates high level business requirements into functional specifications for the IT organization and manages changes to such specifications. Educates the IT organization on the direction of the business. Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation. Possesses an understanding of technological trends and uses this knowledge to bring solutions to business units supported to enhance the enterprise's competitive edge. May make recommendations for buy versus build decision.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities :
A candidate for this position will be expected to have technical experience in reading and extracting data from road plans, have good computer skills, an ability to make decisions based on mathematical research of historical maps, road plans and departmental documents. The majority of the candidate's time will be spent doing research and will need to perform with limited supervision. The position will consist of researching requests for deletions, additions or re-designation of Local Roads, preparation of Electronic Posting Advice documents, revising route documents (Notes) and departmental maps and updating the Roadway Information Management System's (RIMS) Road Inventory Database. The candidate will also perform the ongoing task of scanning the departments Posting Advice documents and updating the ProjectWise database.

It is expected that the candidate would work 37.5 hour work week.
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Administrative Intermediate PC Skills Yes 1
Administrative Research Yes 1
Specialties Documentation Yes 1
Additional Skills: A candidate for this position will be expected to have technical experience in reading and extracting data from road plans, have good computer skills, an ability to make decisions based on mathematical research of historical maps, road plans and departmental documents. The majority of the candidate's time will be spent doing research and will need to perform with limited supervision. The position will consist of researching requests for deletions, additions or re-designation of Local Roads, preparation of Electronic Posting Advice documents, revising route documents (Notes) and departmental maps and updating the Roadway Information Management System's (RIMS) Road Inventory Database. The candidate will also perform the ongoing task of scanning the departments Posting Advice documents and updating the ProjectWise database. It is expected that the candidate would work 37.5 hour work week.