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The Business Analyst will provide planning and system enhancement business analysis on a large and complex data and health system modernization initiative for our client, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The successful candidate will play a significant role in providing increased real-time public health decision-making and world-class data and analytical capabilities for the public health workforce. The Business Analyst provides planning support and translating business needs into product requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.
Collects, analyzes, synthesizes and documents client business needs.
Conducts requirements gathering sessions with client stakeholders using interviews, document analysis, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios and workflow analysis.
Participates in the creation and review of new solutions with solution architects, functional leads and the development team.
Establishes the scope and criteria for testing and works closely with the development team during execution.
Participates in the creation or redesign of reports and communications supporting processes and procedures.
Develops product presentations, guided user training and demonstrations, webinars, manuals, workflows and other communications.
Translates requirements into technical specifications; formulates and defines systems scope and objective.
Identifies gaps in processes, opportunities for improvements, and automation.
Supports the development, review, analysis, and documentation of new and enhanced system documents including SOPs, templates, plans, manuals, workflows and other guidance documentation.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant experience conducting business analysis for large-scale public health IT initiatives.
Experience with the HHS Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) framework a plus.
Demonstrated experience using Agile processes required.
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Experience leading JAD sessions and documenting the "as-is" and "to-be" requirements in order to translate into epics, features and user stories with acceptance criteria
Experience working directly with client users to elicit and document complete, accurate and testable requirements
Tracks record of success in supporting complex, large-scale technology initiatives, preferably for a federal customer
Demonstrated business architecture, strategic planning and project management skills and success
Excellent oral, written, presentation and communication skills
Excellent facilitation and collaboration skills
Proven ability to take ownership of deliverables and drive successful execution
Ability to lead and influence in a matrixed environment
Ability to negotiate with peers and senior leaders to come to an agreed upon and productive solution to business problems
Strong analytical, problem solving skills and critical thinking skills
Exceptional customer service skills with ability to build positive, professional relationships
Ability to clearly and concisely communicate / explain technical information to a broad range of people with varying levels of technical expertise
Exceptional organization skills with ability to prioritize tasks and to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities
Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
Ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative, team environment
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protects status.
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