• Business Analyst

    ACS Professional StaffingVancouver, WA 98661

    Job #899777726

  • Business Analyst

    Date Posted: 5/8/2019

    Job Function: Analyst

    City: Vancouver

    State/Province: Washington

    Job Number: JO-1903-8401

    Overview:

    ACS Professional Staffing is looking for a full-time employee to work on-site with our client. The Business Analyst 3 position will work within Transmission Engineering & Technical Services (TE) organization on the Internal Operations (TEB) team. This position will 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 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-solvingand identifying improvement opportunities using industry methodologies (i.e. Kanban, GE Workout or like tools/models).

    • Perform organizational maturity analysis, assess gaps, and draft maturity roadmaps based on management 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 to gather and understand customer requirements, which may include software solutions and/or business process, procedure or workflow development; present solution recommendations for management, executive, stakeholder consideration and approval.

    • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), other analysts, specialists and teams to 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 provide assistance with the development, recommendation and implementation of management approved initiatives, studies, analyses, and projects supporting business and process analysis and continuous improvement efforts.

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

    • Plan, facilitate and conduct working sessions to analyze and document 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.

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

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

    • As requested, perform appropriate testing of recommended and 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 user/stakeholder 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

    • Prepare use cases, process models and activity diagrams to support a project, coordinate efforts with business process activities when needed. Verify with user representatives that use cases and process models accurately portray specific business processes.

    • 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 management with implementing solutions.

    • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze potential tradeoffs between usability and performance needs; work with the appropriatemanager to reconcile and determine acceptable "tradeoffs".

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

    • Draft and recommend key project deliverable documents includingrequirements, 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 asa change manager, business analyst, strategic business partner or equivalent. Business analysis experience should be progressively more technical in nature.

    • 5+ years ofexperience applying the methodologyto process improvement and optimization efforts across multiple business units within a defined enterprise.

    • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts.

    • Technical interview skills aresufficient 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, andphases 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 ~~~ third party candidates considered for this position.

    Updated 05/13/2019

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