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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/28/23

Applications Due12/12/23

Vacancy ID144892

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

Title Business Systems Analyst 2 – Item 01798

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, eligible under the 55 b/c program (see below), or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law.

70.1 Transfer:
For a 70.1 transfer to a Business Systems Analyst 2, SG-23, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 70.1 title allocated to a salary grade 21 or above.

52.6 Transfer:
For a 52.6 transfer to a Business Systems Analyst 2, SG-23, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 52.6 title allocated to a salary grade 21 or above.

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (

Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.

55-b/c program:
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

For 55 b/c appointment, you must:
• Possess the minimum qualifications for the selected title as established by the Department of Civil Service and listed on the most recent exam announcement. Business Systems Analyst 2 » Department of Civil Service ( or Business Systems Analyst 2 » Department of Civil Service (
• Meet the applicable minimal mental and/or physical requirements for the job (with a reasonable accommodation, if necessary)
• Have a current Eligibility Letter from the NYS Department of Civil Service,, and be able to provide it to the Human Resources Office upon request.

*If you are currently 55b/c eligible and possess a bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Duties Description Provide business analysis support for medium to large-scope projects undertaken within the Office of Operations (OOO), performs a variety of tasks within each of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) knowledge areas with considerable autonomy. For large scope projects undertaken within the OOO, performs/assists with tasks under the supervision of a Business Systems Analyst 3. Sample projects and tasks include: coordinate the analysis, design, testing and training required for proposed changes to system applications or business processes, develop and recommend modifications and enhancements to BOC’s reporting including coordinating enhancements to Contracts OpenBook with CIOs First NY team. Elicit requirement from users to recommend and implement revisions to the Bureau’s data analytic dashboards.
• Solution Assessment: Defines the business needs driving the need for a project; assesses capability gaps of existing solutions; determines solution approaches to meeting business needs (in concert with higher-level BSAs); defines the scope of a solution (in concert with higher-level BSAs); defines the business case for a new/modified solution; assesses proposed solutions (in concert with higher-level BSAs); allocates requirements across solution components/releases (in concert with higher-level BSAs); assesses organizational readiness to implement a new/modified solution; defines transition requirements to implement a new/modified solution; develops and presents IT system or business requirements to stakeholders; assess impact of hardware/software upgrade releases and proposes approaches to meet these changes, including revising timelines or delaying implementation or system upgrades based on Bureau priorities.
• Solution Validation (testing): Validates that solutions meet business needs (by developing test data and scenarios, testing system functions, and documenting results); evaluates solution performance against business goals and objectives; monitors system results to confirm outcomes are consistent with specifications.
• Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring: Plans the BA approach, BA activities, BA communications, and requirements management (all in concert with higher-level BSAs for medium scope efforts); conducts stakeholder analyses. Provides supervisory level review for BSA 1s and/or Trainees in managing a series of smaller projects.
• Requirements Elicitation: Prepares for elicitation activities; conducts elicitation activities; documents the results of elicitation activities; confirms the results of elicitation activities and provides supervisory review of these tasks for BSA 1s and/or Trainees.
• Requirements Analysis: Assists in prioritizing IT system requirements and documentation to gain stakeholder agreement; organizes requirements into logical groupings (“as is” and “to be” states); specifies and models requirements; defines assumptions & constraints of solutions (at any point in their lifecycle); verifies requirement quality; validates requirement value; analyze and revise flow charts.
• Requirements Management & Communication: Assists in managing solution scope and requirements; assists in managing requirements traceability; maintains requirements re-usability for future business events/initiatives; prepares requirements packages; communicates requirements.
• Solution Implementation: Develops and supervises the training and user support materials; assists in updating organizational process assets (such as procedure manuals and Guide to Financial Operations (GFO) content).
Supervision and Planning – Serve as the supervisory business analyst.
• Evaluates staff performance and productivity.
• Develops and manages training plans for subordinate staff.
• Establishes, monitors, and ensures that predetermined goals/objectives are met.
• Works with management to determine priorities, manages/allocates daily workload.
• Identifies daily priorities.
• Assigns and reviews work of subordinates (including consultant staff), sets team’s strategic priorities as they relate to Bureau and Division priorities.
• Reviews bureau staff request for system assistance and changes to systems functionality.
• Liaison with the State Comptroller’s Chief Information Office for system development and implementation activities and infrastructure.
Training and Development.
• Seeks out and participates in training courses, development activities, and/or work assignments geared towards developing the following areas:
o SFS training on Purchasing and CAM modules.
o Training on BOC-specific systems (VRS, CSS, VRMS, eDocs, EDSS, etc.).
o Empire Knowledge Bank Business Analysts courses.
o Writing courses (GOER, OSC etc.) Data Analytics Training.
o OSC-required training.

Additional Comments Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Business Analysis:
• Required – demonstrated experience in requirements gathering, analysis, modeling, communication, specification, and implementation for medium to large scope projects.
• Required – demonstrated experience in performing industry-recognized business analysis techniques.
• Required – demonstrated experience performing enterprise analysis for large-scope implementations.
• Preferred – demonstrated experience in working with Oracle/PeopleSoft products.
• Preferred – demonstrated knowledge of Oracle/PeopleSoft products (ex. Hyperion).
• Preferred – demonstrated knowledge of financial applications – preferably in the functional areas in use at OSC (ex. procure-to-pay, billing/accounts receivable, general ledger, budgeting/commitment control, security, workflow, grants management, etc.).
• Ability to perform the following effectively: creative thinking; decision making; problem solving; systems thinking.
• Ability to understand the business environment and translate that into effective requirements.
• Ability to express oneself and communicate with others verbally and in writing; ability to transmit and receive information clearly and succinctly with respect to the intended audience.
• Ability to demonstrate effective conflict management, flexibility, adaptability, and emotional intelligence; ability to work in a dynamic team environment; ability to support a team-based approach to work.
Stakeholder Relations:
• Ability to demonstrate exceptional, value-added service to internal and external customers.
Management & Leadership:
• Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor employees; ability to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and courtesy in the workplace; ability to apply the organization’s values and hiring practices in obtaining new talent.
• Demonstrated experience supervising staff of employees at salary grade 18 or under.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 Suite of Applications including Teams, Access, Visio, Tableau, SQL, and Project; ability to understand the Statewide Financial System (SFS) and its various processes.
The Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) supports telecommuting where it is reasonable to do so based upon the agency’s mission and operational needs. Generally, employees new to OSC will be restricted from telecommuting for at least 8 calendar weeks. After the initial 8 calendar week restriction, if an employee’s duties and work performance are aligned with telecommuting they may be allowed to do so. Upon approval to telecommute, OSC employees may telecommute up to 5 days per pay period.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Corinne Slycord

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street, 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingSubmit a clear, concise cover letter and resume stating how you meet the above minimum qualifications to, no later than December 12, 2023. Reference Item #01798-OER-CMS in the subject line and on the cover letter for proper routing.

If you have questions about this vacancy, please contact this Division representative:
Division contact: Jim Iwaneczko,

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