• Business Analyst

    ACS Professional StaffingVancouver, WA 98661

    Job #1694858685

  • Business Analyst

    Date Posted: 7/20/2021

    Job Function: Analyst

    City: Vancouver

    State/Province: Washington

    Job Number: JO-2107-9839

    Overview:

    ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Business Analyst 3 position provide support for projects under the Transmission Engineering and Technical Services Programs by providing recommendations to business stakeholders and facilitating the gathering and analysis of information using standard tools and approaches to: help clarify business operations, functions, perform gap analysis, document/map the current and future states, identify solution alternatives, evaluate the alternatives, and define processes. This position will also assist the Internal Operations Manager in overall Transmission Engineering and Technical Services Business Process Management strategy, analysis, and development.This full-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.

    Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

    ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

    Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate large teams in problem solving and identifying improvement opportunities

    • Perform organizational maturity analysis, assess gaps, and draft maturity roadmaps based on goals and objectives.

    • Provide analysis and support in the development and recommendation of tools for organizational alignment, strategic content, alignment of capabilities and work, and a roadmap for success.

    • Conduct background research and interview end-users, stakeholders, and other interested internal parties

    • Perform root cause analysis and lessons learned, as part of identifying opportunities to apply business or process improvement strategies.

    • Support the structure for, facilitate the planning of, and aid with the development, recommendation and implementation of initiatives, studies, analyses, and projects supporting business and process analysis and continuous improvement efforts.

    • Review and assess business process change impacts and recommend appropriate change mitigation activities.

    • Plan, facilitate and conduct working sessions to analyze and document/map current state processes and value streams, and future state processes and value streams.

    • Facilitate decision making to verify that key requirements of the future state are vetted and agreed to across the Transmission Engineering and Technical Services/Transmission Value Chain.

    • Perform all analytical tasks related to a project, including requirements definition, validation, management and supporting documentation and related testing; assist with implementation activities that contribute to system, process, and/or business improvements.

    • Provide background information, technical input, options, and recommendations that facilitate decision-making and that will enable key requirements of improvement projects, project milestones and implemented solutions to be met.

    • Perform appropriate testing of recommended and/or management-approved solutions, which may include creating and recommending new analytical tools or components, new or revised workflows, processes, standards, business-case criteria, and/or mitigation measures.

    • Facilitate the definition and documentation of business and functional requirements. Conduct interviews and facilitate joint requirements sessions.

    • Draft requirements documentation, review with user representatives, recommend priorities and obtain user signoff. Maintain the requirements documentation created and map it to specific delivery releases and schedules

    • Collaborate with staff and user representatives to verify that all user requirements are accommodated. Participate in user/stakeholder review of program/project artifacts and obtain signoff.

    • Trace acceptance criteria to business and functional requirements and support the development of test plans.

    • Provide input to program/project managers on schedules and program/project plans with particular emphasis on analysis-related activities.

    • Collect and document detailed descriptions and specifications of user needs, business rules, functionality and steps required to develop or modify business solutions.

    • Promote and maintain effective client and stakeholder relationships. Work with clients and stakeholders to understand and facilitate requirement changes including changes in scope.

    • Translate business requirements into definitions and solutions. Identify problems, research alternatives, prepare presentations, recommend, and assist with implementing solutions.

    • Design/draft templates and tools to support the project management methodology, including creating, recommending, and utilizing tools to assist Project Managers (PMs) in tracking and reporting project progress/status, project milestones and deliverables, as well as metrics reporting.

    • Draft and recommend key project deliverable documents including requirements, process diagrams, workflow maps, project plans, and change management plans.

    Requirements:

    • A degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Computer Science (or a closely related field) is preferred.

    • With an applicable Bachelor's degree, 8 years of experience is required.

    • With an applicable Associates degree, 10 years of experience is required.

    • Without an applicable degree, 12 years of experience is required.

    • Experience should include direct work experience as a change manager, business analyst, strategic business partner or equivalent. Business analysis experience should be progressively more technical in nature.

    • 5+ years' experience applying methodology to process improvement and optimization efforts across multiple business units within a defined enterprise.

    • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts.

    • Technical interview skills sufficient to facilitate group process design/requirements gathering sessions in a business environment.

    • Intermediate proficiency in Visio (flowcharts), MS Project, Access, and SharePoint.

    • Demonstrated experience with project and change management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle.

    • Experience with the Prosci methodology for Change Management.

    • Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.

    • Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third-party candidates considered for this position.

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