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Specialist Senior High
Ref No.: 18-01237
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Start Date: 10/22/2018
Agency: New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE)
Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)?
Yes
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name:
SESIS/ SESIS Business Analyst (Program Management Support)
Please provide a short description of the project:
The SESIS Business Analyst (BA) directs and leads the research and analysis of various SESIS functional needs.  The BA also defines, documents, and validates processes and business rules to identify business and system functional requirements that meet key business objectives. The BA will perform difficult and responsible work and policy studies of great importance to the Special Education Office, which involve preparing comprehensive reports on research findings and making recommendations to executive management on new and/or revised policies and procedures.

Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
Facilitate the implementation of new systems or modifications to existing systems.
Communicate effectively with potential users, stakeholders, IT staff, and decision-makers to identify needs and evaluate potential business solutions with project management.
Create business and functional requirement documents, as well as complex reports, studies, survey findings, and other business analysis artifacts.
Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language, for medium to enterprise-level systems.
Document current and future system flows using industry standards and various modeling techniques.
Elicit requirements using interviews, customer documents, workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, analysis of business rules, scenarios, tasks and workflow analysis, and any other analysis techniques for both new and existing processes and procedures.
Decompose business requirements into functional and system requirements.
Decompose existing systems to define functional requirements.
Create and maintain a data dictionary and data map for one or more systems. 
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from underlying true needs.
Serve as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team through which requirements flow.
Work with project management staff members to raise and resolve issues, set project deadlines, and mitigate project risks.
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
Validate proposed solutions, meet project objectives, and solve underlying business problems.
Proactively plan and facilitate discussions, broker issue resolutions, and articulate decision points.
Present project requirements and solution options to various stakeholders and decision makers.
Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
Work independently with users, project managers, and various stakeholders to define concepts, processes, and requirements.
Serve as a liaison between business units, technology teams and support teams.
Which Service Group is required?
1
What is the number of staff being requested?
(maximum of 5)
1
Which Job Title Category is required?
Specialist
Which Skill Level is required?
Senior
Which Skill Demand is required?
High  
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)
11/15/18
How long is the engagement? (in months)
24 months
When is the estimated completion date?
11/14/20
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:
40 hrs per week
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time):
9:00am – 6:00pm, one unpaid lunch hour
Where is the Home Base Region?
Region 3 
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP
335 Adams Street, 28th Fl,  Brooklyn NY 11201
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”)
Agency is a predominantly a Microsoft shop
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”)
Various
Position Mandatory Qualifications
Specialist
- Experience in the usage and support of a collection of development platforms, technical architectures, or business applications and products that run on those platforms, beyond that of a Programmer - The Authorized User may seek Specialists in the following areas (list is not exhaustive): • Backup and Recovery • Security
Senior  (60-84 Months )
 Candidate is able to work without assistance and can provide leadership for others; may have advanced education
Requested Qualifications

60+ Months Experience analyzing and managing products, including interpreting customer business needs and translating them into application and operational requirements.
60+ Months Experience with mobilizing disparate groups of people toward a common and ambitious goal, managing horizontally, and translating insights into action.
60 + Months Experience with modeling techniques and standards such as UML.
60 + Months Experience in functional and system requirements development and documentation as well as Use Case/User Story development
60 + Months Experience with technical writing, including experience with writing clear, concise, Business Requirements Documents.
60 + Months Experience working with stakeholders to define and develop business processes and procedures and system requirements
60+ Months Experience with planning and facilitating meetings, including presenting.
60 + Months Experience with software development lifecycle (SDLC) to include various technologies, test documentation and procedures.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in computer science or a related computer field
One (1) Year in a project leader capacity or as a major contributor on a complex project.
Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User?
Fingerprinting for selected consultant, see link:  http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/DHR/Fingerprinting+Employee+IDs+and+Smart+Cards.htm
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement?
No
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
No
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement?
"The expert would share with DOE employees the knowledge of running and optimizing the environment. That way DOE builds capacity to operate the infrastructure within its own workforce.”
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement?
No
If Yes, please list anticipated frequency and locations for travel:
NA