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Business Analyst Mid Normal
Ref No.: 18-00049
Location: Albany, New York
Start Date: 01/29/2018
Agency: Information Technology Services (ITS)

Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)? Yes
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name: OFT000000000037 Examination System Modernization 

Please provide a short description of the project: The full scope has been divided into two separate sub projects as the test management component is a niche function supported by limited vendors while the application and examination management components fit into more common human capital management (HCM) software platforms. The scope of this HBITs is related to the implementation of the recently procured Test Management System. The system will be implemented to replace current Mapper, Cobol and ColdFusion systems used for test development, test administration, scoring, test arrangements and reporting. 

Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
• Support project management activities from implementation to closure
• Create written documents to record business processes and deliverables.
• Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation including, but not limited to: risk and issue logs, decisions, test plans, status reports and other project documentation. 
• Monitor the progress of various tasks and to ensure that the project schedule is on track. Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports to management; Ensure that project teams schedules are in alignment and closely monitored
• Clearly communicate with team members and stakeholders as directed by project leadership.
• Help resolve issues and problems throughout the project life cycle

Which Service Group is required?
Service Group 1. STANDARD TITLES
What is the number of staff being requested? 
(maximum of 5) 1
Which Job Title Category is required? 
Business Analyst
Which Skill Level is required? 
Mid Level
Which Skill Demand is required? 
How many Candidate Response Forms are being requested per Contractor per position?     (1 or 2) 1
When is the Target Start Date?
(30 Business Days minimum from date of request) 2/23/2018
How long is the engagement? (in months) 24
When is the estimated completion date? 2/22/2020
Is this a Full or Part-Time Position (Full time is considered 40 Hours Per Week)? Full Time
If  Part-Time, enter approximate number of hours per week:
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time): 8:30am - 5:00pm
Where is the Home Base Region? 
Region 1 - Capital Area
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP Empire State Plaza, Building #1 , Albany,  NY , 12210
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”) This project relates to legacy systems and a new software from Excel Soft
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”) PC

Position Mandatory Qualifications
 Business Analyst
- Manages small to medium-scale business analysis work or projects with distinct deliverables to a solution
Mid Level
36 - 60 Months: Candidate is able to work without assistance

Requested Qualifications 
Minimum 36 months of experience creating and maintaining project documentation (i.e. functional documents, business rules, operational procedures, meeting notes, etc.) 
Minimum 36 months supporting Medium to Large-scale projects by developing system requirements, developing system test plans, creating risk and issue logs, and tracking schedules.
Minimum 36 months of experience translating business requirements into functional specifications, analyzing data and/or performing fit/gap analysis for medium to large projects, developing artifacts according to standard templates.
Minimum 24 months of experience with supporting projects using MS Project. 
Minimum 24 months of experience working on Large-scale complex Systems.
Minimum 24 months of experience using requirement/test management tools such as Jira, Bugzilla, Client Quality Center, IBM Rational or others of similar purpose.
Active PMP certification or equivalent certification
Bachelors Degree 
In person interview only

Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User? Yes: ITS-NDA, fingerprinting, background check 
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement? No  
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement? Consultant will work with state staff and transfer knowledge gained with state staff and other consultants. Written documentation of knowledge transfer may be required.
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement? No