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Business Analyst - Advanced
Ref No.: 18-03441
Location: COLUMBIA, South Carolina
Start Date / End Date: 06/12/2018 to 06/11/2019
 

Summary Information

 
Request Type: Contingent 2016
Labor Category: IT
Procurement Type: Contingent Labor
Comments:  
Status: Open
Sub Status:  
Status Reason:  
Submitted: 5/9/2018 11:15:16 AM

Position Information

 
Qty: 1 Job Class:CL Job Title:Business Analyst - Advanced
Max Days for Receiving Candidates: 8
Desired Start Date: 6/12/2018
Duration: 12 Months Hrs/Wk:40.00
Work Location: J02 - 1801 MAIN ST

User Defined Fields

 
Remote Work Availability: 25%

Summary Information

 
Request Type: Contingent 2016
Labor Category: IT
Procurement Type: Contingent Labor
Work Location: J02 - 1801 MAIN ST
Comments:  
Status: Open
Sub Status:  
Submitted: 5/9/2018 11:15:16 AM
Has Assignments: No

Position Information

 
Position: CL - Business Analyst - Advanced
Position Code: Business Analyst - Advanced
Qty: 1
Max Days for Receiving Candidates: 8
Candidate Submission Limit Per Supplier: 0
Desired Start Date: 6/12/2018
Duration: 12 Months
Hrs/Wk: 40.00
Comments:  

General Information

 
Job Description: Objectives to Be Fulfilled by Candidate:
The principal duties of this position are to evaluating agency needs, as-is and to-be business processes, and technical designs to provide analysis and advice on strategies for information technology solutions and non-technical solutions. The BA will provide detailed analysis and document business processes and requirements.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Serves as a liaison between the business programs 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.
• Requirements development execution, including the elicitation, analysis, specification and validation.
• Documenting and analyzing agency business processes and recommending improvements.
• Documenting and analyzing data requirements and relationships.
• Participating in the requirements management processes, including change control, version control, tracking and status reporting, and traceability.
• Providing requirements interpretation and guidance to technical and test teams.
• Proactively identifying risks, issues, and action items leading to possible solutions.
• Interacting with internal and external organizations (i.e. vendors, State and Federal government agencies, State providers and beneficiaries, and other stakeholders).
• May make recommendations for buy versus build decision.
• Research business rules, requirements, and models.
• Maintain business rules, requirements, and models in a repository.
• Other project-related duties.

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

• 5 years' experience in government IT projects as a business analyst or related duties
• 5 years' experience eliciting, mining, and documenting business rules, processes
• Superb written and oral communications skills, including the ability to write requirements and Use Cases. Very Strong proficiency in English is required.
• Experience and ability to obtain business processes and requirements information by interviewing business personnel and by mining laws, regulations, and policy documents.
• Knowledge of formal business process documentation.
• Understanding of business modeling techniques, including the use of graphical process flow software
• Ability to effectively communicate to executive management, line management, project management, and team members.

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

• General Subject Matter Expertise as it relates to Medicaid or other healthcare insurance experience (project or operations)
• MMIS experience (project or operations)
• Microsoft Office Project/Project Server

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree in a technical, business, or healthcare field.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
None required.
 

Rate Details

 
Rate Card Class: Business Analyst - Advanced - Business Analyst - Advanced
Level: Advanced

Skills

 
Skills:
Category Name Required Importance Level Last Used Experience  
Documentation/Language Business Process Modeling (BPM) No 1 Advanced Within 2 Years      
Education BA Degree- Technical, Business, or Healthcare field Yes 1 Advanced Within 2 Years      
Miscellaneous experience in government IT projects as a business analyst or related duties Yes 1 Advanced Within 2 Years 4 - 6 Years    
Miscellaneous graphical process flow software No 1 Advanced Within 2 Years      
Miscellaneous Mapping business process flow No 1 Advanced Within 2 Years      
Program Management - RUP methodology Eliciting, mining, and documenting business rules, processes Yes 1 Advanced Within 2 Years 4 - 6 Years    
Additional Skills: • 5 years' experience in government IT projects as a business analyst or related duties
• 5 years' experience eliciting, mining, and documenting business rules, processes
• Superb written and oral communications skills, including the ability to write requirements and Use Cases. Very Strong proficiency in English is required.
• Experience and ability to obtain business processes and requirements information by interviewing business personnel and by mining laws, regulations, and policy documents.
• Knowledge of formal business process documentation.
• Understanding of business modeling techniques, including the use of graphical process flow software
• Ability to effectively communicate to executive management, line management, project management, and team members.

Attachment
Objectives to Be Fulfilled by Candidate:
The principal duties of this position are to evaluating agency needs, as-is and to-be business processes, and technical designs to provide analysis and advice on strategies for information technology solutions and non-technical solutions. The BA will provide detailed analysis and document business processes and requirements.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Serves as a liaison between the business programs 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.
  • Requirements development execution, including the elicitation, analysis, specification and validation.
  • Documenting and analyzing agency business processes and recommending improvements.
  • Documenting and analyzing data requirements and relationships.
  • Participating in the requirements management processes, including change control, version control, tracking and status reporting, and traceability.
  • Providing requirements interpretation and guidance to technical and test teams.
  • Proactively identifying risks, issues, and action items leading to possible solutions.
  • Interacting with internal and external organizations (i.e. vendors, State and Federal government agencies, State providers and beneficiaries, and other stakeholders).
  • May make recommendations for buy versus build decision.
  • Research business rules, requirements, and models.
  • Maintain business rules, requirements, and models in a repository.
  • Other project-related duties.
Required Skills (rank in order of Importance):
  • 5 years' experience in government IT projects as a business analyst or related duties
  • 5 years' experience eliciting, mining, and documenting business rules, processes
  • Superb written and oral communications skills, including the ability to write requirements and Use Cases. Very Strong proficiency in English is required.
  • Experience and ability to obtain business processes and requirements information by interviewing business personnel and by mining laws, regulations, and policy documents.
  • Knowledge of formal business process documentation.
  • Understanding of business modeling techniques, including the use of graphical process flow software
  • Ability to effectively communicate to executive management, line management, project management, and team members.
Preferred Skills (rank in order of Importance):
  • General Subject Matter Expertise as it relates to Medicaid or other healthcare insurance experience (project or operations)
  • MMIS experience (project or operations)
  • Microsoft Office Project/Project Server
Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in a technical, business, or healthcare field.
Required Certifications:
None required.
Interview Process (who will conduct i/v, phone or in-person, how many rounds of i/v)?

The interviews will be conducted by the PMO Director as well as PMO team members. We would prefer in-person interviews, if possible. If not, we will use video conferencing.
 
Schedule Interview: How soon can you schedule an interview (date / times)?