Incumbents in this family are responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining new applications systems and upgrading and/or maintaining existing systems, including data modeling and documentation for any new systems. Individuals in this role typically specialize in either a functional 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 as deemed appropriate. Incumbents may also be called upon to perform project management services, project review, or other similar tasks.
Business Systems Analyst I is the career level where incumbents are able to work independently on small projects or as a part of a project team for larger projects. At this level, they enhance their skills by learning tools and methodologies in addition to their knowledge of the functional/agency area supported. They also provide assistance to clients by answering questions and resolving problems related to hardware and software. Work while at this level becomes increasingly more complex and of greater scope in preparation to promotion to the next level.
Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assists in the preparation of functional and technical specifications to meet client business needs.
Participates on a team of Business Systems Analysts, Systems Programmers, and end-users or independently in the definition of systems requirements including processing, reporting, data, and performance requirements.
Responds to end-user questions concerning software and hardware requirements and capabilities.
Holds training classes and develops user documentation, including system reference manuals and training materials.
Assists in design of test data to ensure resulting system meets client needs.
Performs various levels of application testing and ensures system produces correct results.
Assists and/or develops systems test plans to validate systems functionality and/or core requirements.
Uses resources to conduct research.
Performs analysis and validation functions to prepare write-ups or documentation.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
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 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;
Two (2) 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;
Two (2) 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;
Four (4) years of directly related experience.
Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED);
Six (6) 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.
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 systems analysis to define systems requirements.
2. Interacts with functional area experts to develop an understanding of business implications for the application system.
3. Works effectively with clients and other non-technical staff in interviews or meetings.
4. Tests application systems at various levels, ensuring that tested components perform as needed.
5. Conducts extensive research to integrate new technology into existing systems to maximize available funds and current investment.
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