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Business Analyst - Advanced
Ref No.: 18-04180
Location: COLUMBIA, South Carolina
Start Date / End Date: 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2019

Summary Information

Request Type: Contingent 2016
Labor Category: IT
Procurement Type: Contingent Labor
Comments:
Status: Open
Sub Status:
Status Reason:
Submitted: 6/11/2018 11:06:15 AM

Position Information

Qty: 2 Job Class:CL Job Title:Business Analyst - Advanced
Max Days for Receiving Candidates: 7
Desired Start Date: 7/1/2018
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: 6/11/2018 11:06:15 AM
Has Assignments: No

Position Information

Position: CL - Business Analyst - Advanced
Position Code: Business Analyst - Advanced
Qty: 2
Max Days for Receiving Candidates: 7
Candidate Submission Limit Per Supplier: 0 !
Desired Start Date: 7/1/2018 !
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 evaluate 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.
• Conducts efficient requirement gathering session with multiple stakeholders to capture business requirement.
• 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
• 2 years Medicaid Eligibility or other healthcare insurance experience
• 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):
• MMIS experience (project or operations)
• Microsoft Office Project/Project Server
• 2 years of business analysis experience IBM Cúram software
• Experience with interface implementation.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree in a technical, business, or healthcare field. REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
None required.

Skills

Skills:
Category Name Required Importance Level Last Used Experience
Administrative Written Communication Skills Yes 1
Documentation/Language Business Process Modeling (BPM) No 1
Miscellaneous experience in government IT projects as a business analyst or related duties Yes 1 4 - 6 Years
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System Medicaid eligibility system/business operations Yes 1 2 - 4 Years
Program Management - RUP methodology Eliciting, mining, and documenting business rules, processes Yes 1 4 - 6 Years
Additional Skills: 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
• 2 years Medicaid Eligibility or other healthcare insurance experience
• 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):
• MMIS experience (project or operations)
• Microsoft Office Project/Project Server
• 2 years of business analysis experience IBM Cúram software
• Experience with interface implementation.

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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.
  • Conducts efficient requirement gathering session with multiple stakeholders to capture business requirement.
  • 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
  • 2 years Medicaid Eligibility or other healthcare insurance experience
  • 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):
  • MMIS experience (project or operations)
  • Microsoft Office Project/Project Server
  • 2 years of business analysis experience IBM Cúram software
  • Experience with interface implementation.

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 MMRP team members. We would prefer in-person interviews, if possible. If not, we will use video conferencing. If second round interviews are needed, a writing assignment may be required.

Schedule Interview: How soon can you schedule an interview (date / times)?


Within one to two weeks of the posting.