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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/06/18

Applications Due11/20/18

Vacancy ID61292

AgencyFinancial System, Statewide

TitleBusiness Systems Analyst 3, Ref. #18-24 - Multiple positions

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $81446 to $102661 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 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Statewide Financial System

W. A. Harriman State Office Building Campus, Bldg. 5

City Albany


Zip Code12227

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the Business Systems Analyst 3, G-25, Civil Service eligible list OR have one year of permanent competitive service as a Business Systems Analyst 3, G-25. Also open to NYS employees at or above G-23 who are eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two grade levels. In order to qualify for Section 52.6 transfer, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in an administrative title as defined by Section 52.6. Examples of qualifying Section 52.6 titles include Associate Administrative Analyst, G-23; Business Systems Analyst 2, G-23; Contract Management Specialist 2, G-23 and Information Technology Specialist 3, G-23.

Required Skills and Abilities:

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to express complex information and concepts to project sponsors, managers, technical staff, consultants/contractors and agency users.
• Ability to work well in a team environment.
• Strong knowledge of business analysis techniques and tools.
• Strong troubleshooting, problem solving and organizational skills.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities.
• Ability to effectively conduct interviews and manage meetings.
• Experience with New York State Financial Operations.
• Experience applying Business Analysis techniques in a complex application environment.
• Experience with SQL statements and relational databases.
• Knowledge of project management techniques.
• Experience writing test scenarios and test scripts.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with the Statewide Financial System (SFS) and accounting guidelines, including the Office of the State Comptroller’s (OSC) guide to Financial Operations (GFO) and knowledge of General/Government Accounting Principles.
• Familiarity with State budget and fiscal operations is preferred.
• Thorough understanding of the statutes, policies and procedures which govern the procurement and payment processes for State agencies.
• Facilitation skills to work with individuals and groups to surface essential information; lead various requirements sessions, background meetings, configuration sessions; help negotiate priorities and resolve conflicts among project team, consultants and contractors.

Duties Description The Solution Services Division of SFS is responsible for developing solutions to application and business process problems where the system does not meet the business needs of our customers. The Division supports the design, development, and testing of solutions requiring new system functionality, changes to current applications or changes to the business processes supported by SFS, an Enterprise Resource Planning application built on Oracle’s PeopleSoft platform.

In performing the duties for this position, the incumbent will supervise activities of other Business System Analysts and contract staff, as well as work independently to accomplish assignments.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Lead business analysis activities supporting the system development efforts of SFS.
- Responsible for eliciting requirements, developing functional solutions, and testing system functionality and business processes.
- Analyze and document existing and future state business processes.
- Engage in business transformation activities facilitating the user’s ability to transition to new business processes.
- Assist in analyzing the impact of proposed changes and upgrades to the SFS environment and/or other agency applications.
- Assist in the review of PeopleSoft configurations to ensure it incorporates user requirements and meets needs.
- Collaborate with other project team units to ensure that the SFS system environment supports project goals and objectives.
- Develop test scripts/scenarios, execute testing, and analyze results.
- Develop procedure manuals and technical documentation for support staff and end users.

Additional Comments You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with SFS, you may be required to be fingerprinted.

SFS is the organization that manages the enterprise financial system that supports the business of New York State government. SFS is an independent entity jointly governed by the Office of the State Comptroller and the Division of the Budget.

As one of the largest public sector enterprise financial systems in the United States, SFS processes an average of 22,000 voucher transactions daily and about $150 billion in payments per year using Oracle PeopleSoft technology. SFS staff provides extensive operational support to over 70 NYS agencies and authorities. SFS continues to work on major initiatives to expand the use of system functionality and works collaboratively with agencies and the NYS Office of Information Technology Services clusters that support IT systems across the State.

Currently, we are looking for motivated, highly qualified professionals who can lead and support ongoing transformational statewide information technology projects. Working as part of the team at SFS provides a great opportunity to be part of a mission driven organization that strongly supports its employees’ professional growth and development through training opportunities and knowledge sharing. You would also be able to see your work directly support the transformation of business processes supporting NYS government.

More About SFS

We are an innovative team of experts specializing in enterprise resource planning, financial operations, business analysis, information technology, project management, service delivery, training, change management and stakeholder relations. Since our inception, our focus has been to meet our customers’ financial processing needs, ensure the integrity of State financial data and lead future migrations from existing agency financial systems into one integrated financial management system.

To learn more about SFS, visit our website at

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

Name Lorissa Camarda


Fax 518 486-5617

Email Address


Street NYS Division of the Budget

State Capitol

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12224


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume by e-mail, fax, or post office mail. Please include your current Civil Service title and grade and be sure to indicate that you are applying for the position of Business Systems Analyst 3, Ref. #18-24.

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