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Senior IT Professional-Business Analysis

at City of Houston

Posted: 1/4/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2657433

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION OVERVIEW


Applications accepted from: ALL PERSON INTERESTED


Posting Number: PN # 22542
Service Line: Director's Office
Section:  Information Technology 
Reporting Location: 611 Walker St, 16th floor 
Workdays & Hours: M-F, 8 am - 5 pm *
* Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The purpose of this position is to optimize business performance by identifying business needs and defining technical solutions that will maximize the value delivered to stakeholders.  Defines the goals and requirements for programs and projects and supports continuous improvement in the organization's technology and processes. Be a technology advocate for the business users.
 
TECHNICAL EXPERT:  Senior level technical contributor who provides technical consulting on complex technology projects. Work with technical team to review and understand requirements and specifications for technical design, obtain information on system capabilities, limitations and performance requirements.
 
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT:  Translates business requirements into system or process designs.  Performs process analysis and re-engineering.  Creates process change by integrating new processes with existing ones and communicating these changes to impacted Business Systems teams.  Recommends and facilitates quality improvement efforts. 
 
TEAM EFFORT:  Accomplishes business results through process improvement.  Serves as liaison between senior leadership, project teams, development teams and other stakeholders.

WORKING CONDITIONS 
This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.
 
This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management Position at the Tier 2 Level.   

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management and Information Systems (MIS) or a closely related field.  May have advanced technical certifications that demonstrate mastery of a specialized system, application, or business process.
 
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
At least six (6) years of specialized experience in business systems analysis and design. 

Greater than six (6) years of applicable experience may be considered for substitution of up to two (2) years of the education requirement.
 
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
None

PREFERENCES

Certification in CBAP from IIBA is preferred or equivalent Business Analysis certification. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel Visio, PowerPoint. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Technical aptitude and understanding of the various types of application solution architectures and their limitations.
 
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:   None
However, the department may administer a skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION:   Yes
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

PAY GRADE 28
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
 
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6002.
 
If you need special services or accommodations 832-393-6002 (TTY 7-1-1)
 
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
 
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. 
 
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.