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MDOC - Business Analyst 5
Ref No.: 16-01312
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Client: Michigan Department of Corrections
Location: Lansing,MI
Duration: 12 Months
Agency Interview Type:In Person Only



Job Description:
Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Experienced with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to business problems to make business more effective.

The Business Analyst/Consultant Senior serves as the communication bridge between non-technical business users and technical solution developers. The Business Analyst/Consultant has a depth of knowledge in business analysis processes including knowledge of facilitation, methodology, tools, and techniques. The Business Analyst is responsible for analyzing the raw data gathered by the project team, applying the appropriate tools and techniques to create meaningful results. This individual is an active participant in aspects of department assessment, visioning, and reengineering. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks, such as identify and document business requirements. May lead and direct the work of others. May report directly to a project lead or manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


H.    Skills Required

Position Requires:
a.    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
b.    Detail oriented and able to quickly absorb and apply key aspects of the project
c.    Able to function effectively in a fast paced work environment
e.    Able to handle multiple priorities
f.    Able to deliver against deadlines with reasonable accuracy
g.    Good interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as part of a team
h.    Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
i.    Able to effectively deal successfully with a large variety of management personnel and users
j.    Capability of giving attention to detail while still understanding and dealing with the global aspects of the project

I.    Skills Preferred

Position Requires:
k.    Ability to work independently in order to obtain project goals and objectives


J.    Experience Required

The Business Analyst/Consultant Senior must have the following experience, skills and expertise:

l.    Bachelor's degree in area of specialty and 12 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
m.    Documented experience in facilitating requirements gathering sessions for systems implementations.
n.    Documented experience in performing requirements gathering sessions for systems implementations.
o.    Documented experience creating technical roadmaps to develop and implement a complex system rewrite in a phased approach.
p.    Exceptional experience in verbal and written communication with clients and technical staff in English.


K.    Experience Preferred

The Business Analyst/Consultant Senior must have the following experience, skills and expertise:

q.    Experience working with TFS or similar source control product
r.    Documented experience in the development of Test Cases 
s.    Experience in Agile and Iterative development


L.    Education Required

Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences

M.    Education Preferred

Possess a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences

N.    Additional Information

N/A

O.    DTMB and MDOC technical environment for the work

Database Server Hardware and Software
Server:  SUN Fire E25K
Operating System:  Sun Solaris 10.2 (UNIX)
Database:  Sybase ASE 15.0.3, SQL Server 2008, 2012

Network
Protocol configurations include TCP/IP using Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 servers.

Desktop Workstations
PCs using Windows 7 and Windows 10

Locations
Approximately 10,000 workstations distributed at approximately 200 locations across Michigan.

Development Tools
PowerBuilder 9
Sybase SQL Stored Procedures
Business Intelligence Software
Crystal Reports
.NET
Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Browser
Internet Explorer 6.0 and 8.0


P.    Description of the requested work, including deliverables and knowledge transfer

The scope-of–work is to serve as Business Analyst/Consultant for the MDOC projects in particular; the scope-of-work includes the following:

a.    Track and Trace deliverables, route for review as needed and tabulate feedback
b.    Connect data mapping pieces to produce end to end conversion schematic
c.    Facilitate requirements meetings
d.    Provide methodologies and tracking for Test Cases
e.    Post documents to SharePoint
f.    Conduct research to identify detailed requirements pertaining to interfaces and other key aspects of the project.  
g.    Assist in the creation of presentation materials
h.    Other duties as required

Q.    Any specific regulations, requirements or expertise applicable, including specific background/security checks required.

Criminal background check


R.    Reports required

N/A

S.    Location where the work is to be performed

Lansing, MI

T.    Hours 

8am – 5pm M-F, (1984 per year)

U.    State's contract/project manager for the work [who does the Contractor report to] 

MDOC Project Lead and/or MDOC Customer Services Section manager

V.    Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria: (Skills, Education and Certification).  Up to 10 criteria can be selected and points assigned.


Business Analyst/Consultant Senior
Business Analyst/Consultant capabilities with 8 or more years of experience in the field or in a related area. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. Report directly to the OMS project manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


•Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies. Experienced with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to business problems to make business more effective. Familiar with industry standard (including Legacy, Core, and Emerging technologies), business process mapping, and reengineering. Prepares solution options, risk identification, and financial analyses such as cost/benefit, ROI, buy/build, etc. Writes detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer programs.
•Prepare and document Functional and Technical Specifications for reporting and data warehouse work. Assist with business warehouse/intelligence support and enhancements. Develops RFPs. Assist in deployment and management of end-user reporting tools and platforms. Work with IT and business project teams to understand reporting and data warehousing requirements and propose solutions. Document and provide knowledge transfer to the rest of the Enterprise Reporting Team for all solutions.
•Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Familiar with relational database concepts, and client-server concepts. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a project manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
 
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
 
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Info Systems Desired    
Application Software Design Required 8 Years
SQL (T/SQL or PL/SQL) Desired 5 Years
Requirements Gathering Required 12 Years
Business Analyst Experience Required 12 Years
Exceptional Verbal, Written and Presentation Skills Required    

 
Questions
  Description
Question 1 Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2 Please list candidate's email address that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
Question 4 This position is located in downtown Lansing, MI. The selected candidate will be responsible for any and all costs associated with parking for this position. These costs will not be reimbursed by CAI or State of Michigan. Please confirm you have discussed this with your candidate and he/she accepts this requirement.
Question 5 The client plans to schedule interviews for this position September 28th and 29th. Please confirm your candidate will be available to interview any of those days if selected.
Question 6 Please include a paragraph re: candidate's availability, location, applicable skills, and other pertinent information in the Summary of Qualifications tab, when submitting.