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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/01/23

Applications Due12/14/23

Vacancy ID145259

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleBusiness Systems Analyst 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 44 Holland Ave

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service Eligible List, Professional Careers Opportunity (PCO) or OPWDD's Central Office Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT). Appointment will be made at the traineeship level.


Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c status in the posted title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1, 70.4, or 52.6 of Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two salary grades.

The position may be filled at the Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1 equated to SG-13, ($47,925), Business Systems Analyst Trainee 2 level equated to SG-14, ($50,678) or full performance SG-18, ($63,108) based on education and experience. Candidates hired at the trainee level will be advanced to the full performance Business Systems Analyst 1 SG-18 following the successful completion of the traineeship.

Duties Description The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) is seeking a Business Systems Analyst 1 to assist with complex processes across the organization. The position resides in the Project Management Office, within the Office of Strategic Initiatives. The BA 1 will develop process flows, document project or program requirements, document current state, and coordinate business analyst activities. This will be a collaborative role, working directly with a Business Analyst 2, other project, and portfolio managers, as well as divisions across the organization.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Engage with PMO and broader agency to identify opportunities for data to drive changes to process, tools, and software to improve
efficiencies and add value.
· Conduct business analysis to outline problems, opportunities and solutions.
· Develop processes, tools, and techniques for the PMO.
· Collaborate with project managers to define project scope and deliverables.
· Assist project managers with developing work plans. · Work with SME's to document current state processes. · Work with stakeholders to develop and document future state processes. · Work with stakeholders to develop gap analyses. · Perform requirements elicitation by planning activities, conducting sessions, and documenting results. · Assess and recommend solutions based on programmatic needs and requirements. · Analyze data to identify areas of process improvement. · Track requirements during implementation and communicate status to the project manager.
· Analyze, evaluate, and refine business processes.
· Demonstrate excellent communication skills.
· Collaborate with PMs and BAs within OSI and across the agency to ensure consistent practices, strong communication and
· Maintain project documentation in designated SharePoint sites.
· Use of business analyst tools and techniques such as process flows, use cases, SWOT analysis.
· Support the Portfolio Management function, through governance, tracking and reporting


Additional Comments • The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and it's Division of Executive Office is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a
diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our
team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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

Name Barbara Thorpe

Telephone 518-473-4785

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street 44 Holland Ave

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume as an attached PDF or Word document by 12/14/23. Please reference the EOA #2023-507 in all correspondence.

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