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CL - Business Analyst - Entry
Ref No.: 17-01563
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
 Client: Department of Transportation
Location: Columbia, SC
Duration: 12 Months


Job Description:
General: 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.May require an associate's degree in a related area and 0-1 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
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 candidate will be 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 Project Wise database. It is expected that the candidate would work 37.5 hour work week in the SCDOT Columbia, South Carolina Headquarters Building from 7am -3:30pm with 1 hour for lunch or from 7:30am -3:30pm with 1/2 hour for lunch.

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
WINDOWS FILE MANAGEMENT
EXCEL
ADOBE
GOOGLE EARTH

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
ROAD PLANS
RESEARCHING
DATABASE EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE

PREFERRED EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
Preferred Bachelor Degree or higher
 
Category Name Required Importance Level Last Used Experience  
Administrative Compile Reports No 2 Intermediate Currently Using 2 - 4 Years    
Development Tools Adobe Acrobat Yes 1 Advanced Currently Using 2 - 4 Years    
Development Tools MS Excel Yes 1 Intermediate Currently Using 2 - 4 Years    
Miscellaneous Google Earth Yes 1 Advanced Currently Using 1 - 2 Years    
Miscellaneous Windows File Management Yes 1 Intermediate Currently Using 2 - 4 Years    
Miscellaneous Geography background No 2 Intermediate Currently Using 2 - 4 Years    
Miscellaneous GIS Mapping No 2 Intermediate Currently Using 1 - 2 Years    
Packaged Applications Microsoft Office Suite No 1 Advanced Currently Using 2 - 4 Years    
Specialties Technical experience in reading and extracting data from road plans No 2 Advanced Currently Using 1 - 2 Years    
Additional Skills: Please see details on SOW.