Role/Title: - Business Analyst 2 - Project Initiation
Onsite, Atlanta , Georgia
Agency Interview Type: Either Web Cam or In Person
This position is Hybrid (Remote and Onsite). The candidate first day is onsite and onsite on demand basis. Preference will be given to candidate local to Atlanta Metro area / State of Georgia. Indicate if candidate has full-time residency within the Atlanta Metro area, within the State of Georgia, or if candidate resides outside of the State of Georgia.
Under general supervision, the IT Business Analyst (BA) analyzes enterprise-wide customer business needs & participates in the planning, design & implementation of new or enhanced systems or reporting/analysis on multiple IT development projects.
Seeking a Business Analyst (BA) who will primarily assigned to compiling and documenting scopes of work to facilitate new IT procurement/contracts. The scopes of work define the applicable boundaries, requirements, activities/tasks, deliverables/milestones, terms and conditions, etc. for purchasing goods/services. The BA will incorporate or gather requirements and related exhibits/appendices. BA will collaborate with business, IT, IT Security, Legal, and Procurement/Legal stakeholders. BA will obtain and assess vendor provided agreements and related materials. BA will prepare any additional documents as needed to facilitate procurement. BA will facilitate reconciling any conflicting items between parties. BA will assist in gathering and documenting selection criteria for proposal evaluations. Consultant shall represent GDOT interests and comply with Ethics/Code of Conduct rules of the State of Georgia. Consultant will be preparing materials to support procurement but will not be participating in the actual GDOT evaluation, selection, or contracting processes.
As time permits, BA may be assigned to GDOT IT Project teams to gather and translate business needs into in-house custom developed product/solution requirements. The BA will work hand-in-hand with business, project, and management teams. BA will solicit, understand, and analyze business needs, data, objectives, and processes. BA will translate user need into materials for successful IT initiation, design, and development. BA will conduct user interviews and joint-application-development (JAD) sessions. BA will identify business “pain points” and rank user stories/use cases potential to improve business effectiveness/performance. BA will clarify and document IT project scope, current/future state, business/application workflows, functional/system requirements, system interaction diagrams, reporting and training requirements, data mapping, logical data models, metadata, screen mock-ups, and test cases. BA will actively participate in the software development life cycle (SLDC) and transfer information to IT Project teams. BA will be responsible for demonstrating requirement traceability within work products. BA will validate requirements were met within developed products and facilitate completion of user acceptance testing. BA will assist project manager in getting dates from business units to complete reviews.
• Participates in the demand management process to assist the business in establishing business cases, scope, and requirements relating to requests for new systems or existing system changes
• Primarily support IT acquisition of products or services by developing scopes of work
• Consults with project teams and architects to identify currently know solutions or performs market research
• Gathers information/documentation from vendors or contractors
• Translates business needs into requirements and functional/non-functional specifications
• Gather, clarify/define, and document scope, business scenarios, workflows, requirements, etc.
• Conduct interviews, workshops, and JAD sessions
• Analyzes and validates business requirements and processes, identifies opportunities for process enhancement to benefit the Department, identifies gaps in information
• Uses a structured process to define priorities and opportunities and/or works with stakeholders to define the minimum viable product (MVP) and options for improvements via subsequent phases
• Produces required work artifacts
• Communicates and presents client’s business requirements to implementation teams
• Creates systems models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to developers and system architects
• Works with the team to define acceptance criteria or other metrics/performance goals for the system
• Provides status updates, completes weekly work time logs, updates work tickets weekly
• Provide estimates and target dates for task completion for incorporation into project schedules or work tickets
Work Terms and Conditions
8 AM - 5 PM 40 hrs. per week
GDOT has NOT specified a number of days onsite vs remote. However, local candidates (i.e. able to come in office) will be preferred over an out of state candidates (i.e. remote worker). GDOT prefers candidates who can demonstrate they have the capability to work a hybrid work schedule which is a combination of remote and in-office work. Candidate capacity (i.e. days they could come into the office) to work a hybrid work schedule will be discussed during interviews.
The consultant will follow all applicable State of Georgia and GDOT policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and accepted best practices.
The position end date is set for the end of the GDOT Fiscal Year. GDOT may exercise the option to renew contracts in one-year increments. Several successful consultants have continued working for several years with contract extensions. However, GDOT is under no obligation to extend contracts and may terminate employment at any time.
When teleworking or working remotely, consultant must have suitable internet connection and environment to comply with GDOT telework policies.
GDOT will reimburse authorized travel expense lodging and meals. GDOT will reimburse authorized travel use of a personal vehicle. Any travel expenses to start work or relocate to Georgia or will not be reimbursed. All travel expense reimbursement shall be in accordance with State Accounting Office Travel Policy: https://sao.georgia.gov/state-travel-policy
The Department has 13 holidays, which consultants are not allowed to work nor make up any time for those holiday weeks without management's approval. Consultants are not to take extended leave during their first year of service (e.g. greater than 1 week).
Consultant must have cell phone which can be used for business calls.
GDOT does not provide free parking. All routine commuting expenses are the responsibility of the consultant.
BS/BA in a relevant discipline (Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, etc.) Required 4 Years
IT busines analysis work experience in software development, project management, or technology implementations/support Required 5 Years
Experience with Microsoft Office Professional, including Visio Required 5 Years
Experience with data and business process analysis Required 3 Years
Experience in developing statements/scope of work for contracting and procurement Required 3 Years
Work experience in reviewing software license, service, or support level agreements Required
Experience with procurements or solicitations, developing scopes of work or statements of work. Required 3 Years
Strong analytical/technical skills, able to provide impact/risk assessments Required
Excellent communication, teamwork, and collaboration skills Required
Strong problem solving and organizational skills Required
Detail oriented, analytical mindset Required
Able to manage multiple projects/tasks at once; Results oriented and highly organized; Able to work in a fast-paced environment Required
Strong interviewing, active listening, communication, presentation, moderating meetings, and interpersonal skills - influencing, negotiating, etc. Required
Strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare presentations and write scope/specifications for procurement/contracting Required
Able to provide portfolio or examples of scopes of work or statements of work they prepared. Required