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Business Analyst Expert Normal
Ref No.: 18-00692
Location: Albany, New York
Start Date: 06/26/2018
Agency:
Office of Children & Family Services

Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)?
Yes
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name:
Child Care Facility System (CCFS)
Please provide a short description of the project:
The Child Care Facility System (CCFS) will continue to meet the needs of the Division of Child Care Services (DCCS) throughout 2018, 2019 and 2020.  The Division seems to be moving in some new directions due to changing priorities as well as the dictates of changing statutory and regulatory requirements.
Modifications and new features within CCFS to support the new CCDBG regulations.  Some of the anticipated areas affected are serious injury reporting, background checks, safety assessments, and inspections for Legally Exempt programs.
Changes within CCFS to support integration with the Child Care Provider Online Process project.
Potentially will be developing an integrated public child care web search incorporating both CCFS facilities and NYC Group Day Care programs
Development of an Enforcement component of the system
Development of a Pre-K indicator and potentially a web service with NYS DOE
Redesigning the renewal training component of CCFS, including the creation of a web service to interface with the Aspire system operated by CUNY. 
Continuing the re-write of the application into .Net from PowerBuilder.  This effort has been ongoing, but is a multi-phased project that is expected to span multiple fiscal years.  The current projected completion date is 2020.
The Legally Exempt portion of CCFS will need to undergo rather extensive enhancements, to accommodate issues identified from user experience and Federal mandates coming to bear on the NYS subsidy program. 
This position is for a 24-month period and will provide OCFS-IT support with skilled resource needed as well as follow the structure and standards to ensure better quality of service to the user community. Due to the ever-changing Legal Mandates the system continues to require enhancements and updates. Without this resource the unit's ability to respond to the users' needs would be compromised and the quality of the solutions would be affected. The unit's ability to meet Mandated Changes by the effective date would in most cases be highly delayed.
Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
Work with users to collect and document business requirements and use cases;
Work with developers on analysis and logical design;
Perform unit and regression testing and work closely with users during UAT;
Assist with responding to Day Care Center data requests.
Compile status reports, schedules and requests from management on the CCFS Systems. 
The individual in this position will work under the direction of the Project Manager.
Which Service Group is required?
1
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?
Expert
Which Skill Demand is required?
Normal
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)
7/31/2018
How long is the engagement? (in months)
15
When is the estimated completion date?
10/30/2019
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:
N/A
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time):
8:00 – 5:00 (negotiable)
Where is the Home Base Region?
Region 1
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP
49 3rd Street, Suite212
Troy, NY  12180
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”)
Agency is a Microsoft shop
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”)
Agency utilizes VM Ware
Position Mandatory Qualifications
Business Analyst
Manages small to medium-scale business analysis work or projects with distinct deliverables to a solution
Expert – 84+ Months experience
Candidate is able to provide leadership of large teams and/or extensive industry experience and is considered at the top of his/her field
Requested Qualifications 
84 months experience facilitating meeting with users to identify & gather business requirements
72 months experience documenting functional requirement, business rules & complex security requirements
84 months experience in writing test plans & cases and performing unit & regression testing.
72 months experience in a system test environment using both Win Runner and Test Director, including scenario development, validation and reporting through the use of Mercury interactive testing software.
24 months experience with SharePoint for writing and maintaining team documentation.
Bachelor Degree
Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User?
No
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement?
No
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
N/A
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement?
Project documentation will be up to date at all times.  A weekly review of documentation will be a means of knowledge transfer.
Business Analyst may also be required to educate various staff in SQL queries and validations.
 Written knowledge transfer may be required as needed.
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement?
No
If Yes, please list anticipated frequency and locations for travel:
N/A