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Business Analyst 2
Ref No.: 15-00334
Location: Austin, Texas
Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (DADS)
Austin, TX
17 Months Approx.
1542 hours

due April 3, 2015
INCORRECT SOLICITATION NUMBER IN SUBJECT LINE OF PREVIOUS EMAIL -539112042014 DADS Solicitation - Business Analyst 2 Emerging
53903242015A DADS Solicitation - Business Analyst 2 Emerging is the correct Solicitation Number
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of one Business Analyst, hereafter referred to as Worker(s), who meets the general qualifications of ITSAC Business Analyst 2 Category, Emerging Technology Type and the specifications outlined in this document for the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (DADS) Information Technology (IT).

All work products resulting from the project shall be considered "works made for hire and are the property of the DADS. DADS may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their Workers) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized by the Texas law. DADS will pay no fees for interviews or discussions, which occur during the process of selecting a Worker(s).

Project Overview: The worker will be assigned to the DADS Information Technology (IT) Project Management Office (PMO) team and will plan, organize, prioritize, and schedule projects for multiple initiatives in the PMO.

The services to be provided include, but are not limited, to the following:
A. Gathering and documenting business user requirements, writing test plans, and assisting in researching and developing specifications.
B. Worker ensures compliance with: approved standard operating policies and procedures (SOPs); approved scalable project management methodology including justification, initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing; the Texas Project Delivery Framework, software engineering procedures including requirements, design, coding, testing, deployment; and quality and testing standards for deployment into production.
C. Worker shall have strong writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills with project management experience.
D. Worker will perform tasks under general supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. All communication with internal and external staff will be handled in a professional manner.
E. Worker will perform meeting and/or presentation preparation tasks as needed (e.g., prepare or oversee preparation of and provide agendas and pre-meeting materials as well as follow-up notes, post-meeting materials, assignment follow-up and related activities.)
F. Worker will be skilled in the use of the complete MS Office product line.
G. Other duties as assigned.









II. WORKER SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Requirements:
Years Skills/Experience
7 Strong writing, interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills with project management experience.
6 Experience in gathering and documenting business user requirements, writing test plans, and assisting in researching and developing specifications.
5 Extensive work experience and understanding of project management lifecycle (PMLC) and system development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies.
5 Experience in MS Office Suite.
5 Must have a strong analytical, problem-identification and process analysis skills with the ability to envision a solution from requirements.
5 Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Relies on judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Preferences:
Years Skills/Experience
5 Experience working in a State/Federal government environment and with Texas Project Delivery Framework Deliverables.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.