Business Analyst (Remote) #3177

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GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?

 

Project Overview

 

The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Health Environment and Logistics Management (HELM) Product Line is to provide benefits and services to Veterans of the United States. In meeting these goals, OI&T strives to provide high quality, effective, and efficient Information Technology (IT) services to those responsible for providing care to the Veterans at the point-of-care, as well as throughout all touch points of the Veterans’ health care in an effective, timely and compassionate manner. VA relies on Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) systems to meet mission goals. VA OI&T HELM delivers world-class, Veteran-centric capabilities that provide secure, seamless delivery of services to Veterans and their families. The HELM portfolio consists of a variety of products, programs, and projects that deliver Veteran-centric technology solutions that are available, adaptable, secure, and cost-effective.

 

The successful candidate will have a combination of IT project experience, both large and small, and must be well-versed in the full systems development life cycle, Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) integration, business process reengineering, Risk Management, Testing, and Schedule Management practices.

 

Business Analyst Role

The Business Analysts supports the Supply Chain Graphical User Interface (SC GUI) Program Manager and performs analysis of data provided by the SC GUI program team and various Veteran Affairs HELM team resources. The Business Analyst helps develop project specific templates, SharePoint maintenance and Jira/Kanban boards and meeting support. The Business Analyst also serves as a 508-compliance expert. The Business Analyst interacts with Business Sponsors, Agile Project Team (APT), and Program Stakeholders in support of the Program Leadership team and VA Executive leadership, to determine vision, scope, and schedule. The Business Analyst coordinates development of enterprise services and integration of those services across SC GUI, ensures adherence to processes and procedures, reviews contractor deliverables, manages the budget, supports development of acquisition packages, monitors progress toward milestones, and tracks workstream status, issues, and risks and reports them to OIT and Executive Steering Group (ESG) Leadership as needed.

 

Tasks Required

Business Analysts is responsible for the following core activities:

  • Supporting SC GUI programs goals, resource planning, monitoring, and reporting progress, providing oversight of contractors, providing oversight of program milestones to ensure the contractor team is meeting those goals, and monitoring risks to the SC GUI program.
  • Sharing pertinent information with the SC GUI team and other stakeholders as required.
  • Liaising with the Document Storage System (DSS) Team, Veteran Integrated Service Networks (VISN) Representatives, team technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), IT Operations and Services (ITOPS), Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM), Medical Logistics (MEDLOG) and any other internal or external stakeholders as required.
  • Working with leads to create strategies to improve ongoing activities as needed.

Other Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Managing the customer relationship and providing technical direction and leadership.
  • Managing all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects, providing a single point of contact for those projects.
  • Identifying and mitigating risks to the program.
  • Specifying systems requirements and ensuring that completed systems meet requirements.
  • Managing to cost, schedule, and performance for the engineering workstream.
  • Defining and implementing project metrics for scope, schedule, cost, and quality.
  • Developing detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Effectively leading technical professionals and a cross-functional team.
  • Ensuring execution of quality deliverables within established schedules.
  • Collaborating with teams across the customer organization to improve processes, results, and customer experience.
  • Ensuring the organization and processes remain aligned with customer policies and external directives.

Competencies

The successful candidate shall have the following traits:

  • Analytical Thinking – Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business.
  • Effective Communications – Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools, and techniques; ability to effectively and accurately transmit, receive, and interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors. Ability to effectively write/technical writing. Ability to translate technical approaches and methodologies into lay terms.
  • Effectiveness Measurement – Ability to measure the quality and quantity of work effort for the purpose of improvement.
  • Industry Knowledge – Knowledge of the organization’s industry group, trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations, and trendsetters; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
  • PMBOK Standards, Procedures & Policies – Knowledge of and the ability to utilize a variety of project management skill sets and technical knowledge to manage organizational IT policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Planning: Tactical, Strategic – Ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan.
  • Problem Solving – Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Qualifications

 

Required Skills and Experience

 

Education/Other Relevant Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cost Accounting or related scientific or technical discipline is required with five years of experience. An additional eight years of related experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Conversant in project management tools such as JIRA, MS Project, SharePoint, and capacity models.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be a US citizen.
  • Must be able to pass background investigation.
  • Previous Department of Veterans Affairs experience preferred.

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GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status.

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)

$85,000 - $90,000

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