Incumbents in this job family are responsible for designing, testing, implementing, and maintaining new applications systems and upgrading and/or maintaining existing systems. Individuals in this role typically specialize in a functional, technical, or user area of the organization and provide consultative assistance in the analysis and design of systems for the function/user. Business Systems Analysts have the key responsibility for the user contact and act as a liaison between the non-technical user and other technical staff to ensure that the user's requirements are met in the most effective way. Incumbents in this position may perform duties associated with programming. Incumbent may also be called upon to perform project management services, project review, or other similar tasks.
Business Systems Analyst II is the advanced career level where incumbents are fully qualified to perform all functions of systems analysis. They work independently on multi-phased projects or are members of teams working on major projects including new applications, conversions, and/or significant system enhancements and complex data modeling. They are often the leaders of development/project teams and have frequent contact with agency clients in middle to upper management, as well as external clients. Additionally, they may play a leadership role for other Programmer/Analysts.
Examples of Work: Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Contributes as a key member of a project team of Business Analysts, Systems Programmers, and end-users in the definition of systems requirements including system interfaces, processing, reporting, data, and performance requirements.
Performs complex data modeling.
Recommends integrated solutions to meet client business needs.
Works with end-users to implement the system, providing technical guidance and training to ensure a smooth transition.
Provides guidance to less experienced team members.
Performs various levels of positive and negative testing to verify the system is ready for production.
Holds training classes and develops user documentation, including system and user reference and operational manuals and checklists, case studies, and training materials.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Computer Science, Data Processing, Business Information Systems, or a related field;
Four (4) years of directly related experience.
An Associate's Degree in Applied Science in a Technical Program in an area of Information Technology approved by the IT Professional Development Committee;
Four (4) years of directly related experience.
An Associate's Degree from an accredited two-year college in Computer Science, Data Processing, Business Information Systems, or a related field;
Six (6) years of directly related experience.
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma);
Eight (8) years of directly related experience.
Related education and directly related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.
Possession of an Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP) certificate based on successful completion of an examination may be substituted for one year of the required experience (certificate must be attached).
Essential Functions: Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Performs all systems analysis functions, including research, data modeling, process analysis, needs assessment, and project documentation.
2. Works independently on new applications, conversions, and/or significant enhancements.
3. Interfaces with clients in middle to upper management.
4. Provides guidance and support to less experienced Programmer Analysts and/or Business Analysts.
5. Designs and administers test plans.