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Business Analyst III

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 by Fairfax County Government

Fairfax, VA 22030
Public Sector & Government
3 Dec 2018
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Works as part of the IT division as an enthusiastic and experienced business analyst to help usher in a new wave of technology. Several initiatives are underway to bring innovative technology to the planning and zoning process, presenting an excellent opportunity for a qualified candidate to help modernize systems supporting both customers and employees. Serves as a working technical team lead for the Planning and Land Use System (PLUS) and other countywide enterprise systems. Assists in and participates in all aspects of system modernization and business process automation initiatives. Works across county agencies to maintain and establish working relationships to accomplish IT-related project work. Other duties include:
  • Analyzing business requirements and recommending technical solutions;
  • Conducting and participating in technical meetings and training;
  • Setting milestones for team accomplishment, and reporting to senior management.
  • Coordinate closely with internal staff and external customers to develop business requirements, system design specifications, implementation strategies, and testing protocols;
  • Ensuring new system implementations meet business requirements and enhance customer services;
  • Research and evaluate new technology and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Administer production systems, monitor usage trends, troubleshoot problems, identify enhancement opportunities, and design solutions.
Illustrative Duties
  • Serves as lead software system administrator for interdepartmental or County-wide automated system;
  • Works closely with technical project leader to coordinate technical resources and directs functional design and implementation;
  • Interacts with representatives from other agencies on system-related issues and scheduling of system priorities;
  • Identifies and tests system enhancements;
  • Defines and maintains system administration documentation;
  • Organize and direct system user groups;
  • Monitors system performance and performs ongoing analysis to determine most efficient and effective means to operate the system;
  • Provides assistance to system users;
  • Develops conceptual approaches to satisfy user requirements;
  • Oversees user acceptance testing;
  • Evaluates new technology for applicability and enhanced effectiveness;
  • Develops strategic plans to ensure solutions comply with established standards;
  • Evaluates and prioritizes requests for new requirements, modifications, and enhancements to existing systems;
  • Establishes priorities and timetables for system-related projects;
  • May supervise other employees on a recurring or project basis;
  • Generates reports to meet special agency needs;
  • Acts as intermediary between users and technical staff to resolve problems;
  • Participates in developing user training manual;
  • Provides training to users;
  • Works closely with agency IT technical staff and/or serves as agency liaison with the Department of Information Technology;
  • Develops and provides technical briefings for staff on new services and system components;
  • Provides technical support and training to users of installed software;
  • Attends training workshops, product demonstrations, conferences, technical briefings, and conventions;
  • Stays abreast of technology changes;
  • Provides assistance to other staff as needed;
  • Serves on committees and task forces and undertakes special projects as assigned.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Considerable knowledge of interdepartmental and/or County-wide processes, procedures, and requirements with regard to such administrative functions as personnel, finance, and budgeting;
  • Considerable knowledge of the capabilities of information technology software, hardware, and network communication technology;
  • Considerable knowledge of the capabilities of various computer platforms functioning in centralized, distributed, client server, and stand-alone environments;
  • Considerable knowledge of effective processes, methods, techniques to analyze and evaluate business operations;
  • Knowledge of effective project management methods, practices and techniques;
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory methods, practices, and techniques (required for some positions);
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate administrative processes and procedures for automation purposes;
  • Ability to conduct research into new information technology;
  • Ability to train employees in the use of hardware and software;
  • Ability to prepare user manuals;
  • Ability to translate technical terminology into terms understandable to management and employees;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to possession of a bachelor's degree in business, computer science or a field related to the department where the IT services are being used: plus four years of experience analyzing business processes and/or developing/maintaining the main business system, technical platform or a related system.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience analyzing and improving business processes and system workflows. Experience preparing documentation for system development, including user requirements, design specifications, testing plans, and implementation strategies. Sound knowledge of the software development life cycle. Knowledge of county planning, zoning, land use and development processes. Excellent written and spoken communication skills. Strong organization skills.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary. Ability to use keyboard-driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact for assistance. TTY . EEO/AA/TTY.

Reference: 597237218

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