RRC - IT Business Analyst IV (00008094)
RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
RRC Headquarters 1701 N Congress Avenue Austin 78701
Computer and Mathematical
Standard Hours Per Week:
Yes, 5 % of the Time
State Job Code:
Salary Admin Plan:
Salary (Pay Basis):
5,784.58 - 7,500.00 (Monthly)
Number of Openings:
Nov 21, 2019, 1:48:21 PM
Mar 1, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
The Railroad Commission of Texas seeks an experienced IT Business Analyst to perform advanced (senior-level) business analysis work related to implementation of complex technology hardware and software projects for the Technology Modernization efforts at the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). Duties involve use of multiple methods in gathering, developing, and documenting requirements; the review, assessment, and development of business processes; the creation and validation of user acceptance testing; and research and special project support provided to users. This role will work under limited to minimal direction, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Thia position will be responsible for analysis and documentation in the implementation of multiple inter-related projects (including implementation of software applications in Software as a Service (SaaS) or Commercial off the Shelf (COTS), migration of data from the mainframe to the new systems, and building a Data Warehouse). Ensures that deliverables and materials are produced and maintained in accordance with established processes and procedures, are of consistent quality, and use accepted business analysis methodologies. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Duties
Analyzes and documents business processes for IT projects, including transition of legacy/mainframe systems to modern technologies.
Plans business analysis activities.
Elicits requirements, prepares requirements packages, analyzes requirements, verifies and validates requirements and solutions.
Analyzes program policies and procedures to determine their effect on automated systems and system functional areas.
Develops and/or reviews complex system documents to convey business requirements and to support efficient system design.
Coordinates and/or participates in user acceptance testing and testing of new system functionality.
Conducts tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Designs and implements new or revised methods that effectively meet agency needs.
Establishes long-range objectives and specifies the strategies and actions to achieve them.
Provides assistance to developers, systems analysts, and/or customers on applications and software implementations, as needed.
Provides complex quality assurance consultation to, or oversight of, projects, assignments, and/or special initiatives.
Identifies potential project risks and difficulties, and designs strategies to mitigate or avoid them.
Reviews complex project deliverables such as project charters, design documentation, test plans, and risk assessment plans, and provides comments and suggestions to document owners.
Leads and/or participates in developing corrective action plans for projects or programs determined to be out of compliance with established policies or processes.
Assists in the areas of information technology planning, justification, and procurement.
Performs related work as assigned.
Works closely with project managers to monitor project quality, risks, and issues; analyze trends; report findings; and make recommendations to alleviate project concerns and mitigate risks.
Identifies potential project risks and difficulties and designs strategies to mitigate or avoid them.
Review and recommend proposals and bids to management.
May assign and/or supervise the work of others.
Performs related work as assigned.
State Classification Title:
BUSINESS ANALYST IV
Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS):
Army - 25B, 255A
Navy – IT
Coast Guard – 26, ISM
Marine Corps – 8848, 8846
Air Force – No Equivalent
Additional military crosswalk information may be available at http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InformationTechnology.pdf
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably with major coursework in information systems, computer science, data processing, business, or a related field.
- 5 years of experience as a Business Analyst, including documentation of processes, requirements and managing activities; planning, developing, and implementation of projects or maintenance activities.
- 4 years of experience as a Business Analyst involving information technology programs.
- Experience may have occurred concurrently.
- Experience and education may be substituted for each other on a year for year basis.
- Experience dealing with regulatory processes; for example: permitting, inspection and/or licensing.
- Experience with process improvement strategies and methodologies.
- Experience with test planning and implementation strategies, particularly user acceptance testing.
- Proven ability to lead change and design more efficient processes.
- Proven ability to resolve conflict and deal with challenging situations.
- CCBA (Certification of Capability in Business Analysis), CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) or similar certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of Business Analysis and Project Management Processes (BABOK/PMBOK) and the DIR Project Delivery Framework.
- Knowledge of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendor’s performance.
- Knowledge of Agile methodologies, including build planning, sprint planning, and sprint execution processes and activities.
- Knowledge of large-scale IT operations and information technology industry trends.
- Knowledge of technology modernization implementation from legacy/mainframe systems into modern technologies.
- Knowledge of change management best practices for technology related initiatives including training and communication.
- Knowledge of user acceptance testing methods and strategies.
- Knowledge of work simplification methods.
- Skill in the coordination of business analyst activities; the analysis and documentation of business processes, elicitation of requirements, development of process improvement, planning and execution of integration and user acceptance testing, support of development training and implementation material.
- Skill in coordinating and solving problems.
- Skill in managing user expectations and satisfaction.
- Skill in analyzing complex business environments and policies to develop effective and innovative solutions.
- Ability to lead diverse activities while maintaining a high degree of efficiency in achieving the commission goals through consistent, effective assessment and implementation of improvements.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions; to analyze complex information and develop plans; to interpret complex data; to effectively demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
- Ability to respond effectively in high priority, high pressure, or highly visible situations (e.g. elected official, Legislative, or Executive requests) when necessary and meet changing demands, priorities, and timelines.
- Ability to communicate complex technical information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, to diverse audiences.
- Ability to analyze systems and procedures; to write and revise standards and procedures; and to handle multiple projects.
- Ability to maintain working relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently.
- Ability to work effectively on a team as a member and leader.
- Ability to address issues/concerns in a professional manner.
- Ability to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with occasional flexible hours, weekends.
- Position requires occasional overnight travel.
There is one available position. Official transcripts, DD214 or DD1300, copies of license/certifications, or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the job offer.
THE RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS ONLY ACCEPTS ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTING.
Due to the high volume of applications we do not accept telephone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age
or disability in employment or in the provision of services.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is a smoke-free workplace