Business Analyst
Secretary of State-Information Systems - Salem, OR

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THE AGENCY

The Oregon Secretary of State is one of three constitutional offices created at statehood. An independent constitutional office, the Secretary of State answers directly and solely to the people of Oregon.

Our Mission: The Secretary of State is the keeper of Oregon’s history, the auditor of public funds, the first stop for Oregon businesses and the chief elections office. We:
  • Engage Oregonians
  • Innovate for the Future
  • Deliver results

Our Vision: The Secretary of State delivers better results for Oregonians through:
  • More effective and efficient service delivery;
  • Greater transparency and accountability;
  • Using innovation to connect Oregonians to their government
Our Values:
  • Foster innovation
  • Simplify
  • Promote continual job improvement
  • Build effective partnerships

The Secretary of State employs approximately 200 full-time, part-time and temporary employees. The Secretary oversees the functions of seven program Divisions: Archives, Audits, Business Services, Corporation, Elections, Human Resources and Information Systems.

For more information about the Secretary of State’s office go to: www.sos.state.or.us

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Information Systems Division provides custom application development, off the shelf application implementation and information technology support services to the seven Agency divisions. Most new development applications are designed for public use, developed in Java and available through the web. The infrastructure is a complex environment which includes multiple client and server operating systems, multiple database management systems, and multiple hardware platforms.
This position includes but is not limited to the following duties: business system and application analysis, application and system consulting, project coordination, development and support of corporate applications, data and application maintenance, quality assurance system design and implementation support for business applications.

The incumbent must be able to effectively organize projects and priorities while managing multiple tasks and display strong team communication and customer service skills as well as providing and recommending solutions.

This is a limited duration appointment expected to last through June 30, 2015 but may be extended or made permanent if funding becomes available.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Five years of professional consultative, technical, or administrative experience providing expert advice and leadership in planning, development, coordination, and implementation of information systems. Experience must demonstrate:
  • Understanding of Object Oriented Design and Programming Concepts
  • Software Design and Java Development
  • Business System Analysis
  • Agile Software Development Methodology

AND EITHER

(a) at least 30 quarter (20 semester) credits in computer science;

OR

(b) two more years of experience providing a knowledge of information systems theory and principles.

15 quarter (10 semester) graduate-level computer science, software engineering, information systems, or equivalent credits may substitute for one year of the professional experience.

Alll Applicants must submit a photocopy of all transcripts with their application to receive credit for college degrees or coursework. Credits must be from an accredited college or university. Transcripts must include name, courserwork and indicate that a degree was obtained. On-line transcripts are acceptable.

Successful candidates must pass a criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Oracle database; relational database design
  • Designing browser-based Java applications
  • Web developing; Analyzing needs for web applications
  • Defining and documenting business requirements
  • Developing and maintaining test plans, test cases and test scenarios based on business requirements

Additional Information:

Please pay special attention to the Application Instructions in the announcement to ensure your application materials are submitted correctly.

The Secretary of State’s Office does not have procedures or policies in place for VISA sponsorships. Within three-days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

The selection process consists of a review of your application materials and an evaluation of your education, experience and training. Please note that your response will also be evaluated for English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Qualified applicants whose background most closely matches the needs of the position will be invited to interview. Final candidates may be asked to participate in additional interviews.

The Oregon Secretary of State is
an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer
committed to a diverse work place


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