Information Technology Specialist - Financial Business Analyst Nf4

Recruiter
U.S. Marine Corps
Location
Quantico
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2020
Closes
18 Sep 2020
Job role
Business analyst
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
SummaryMarine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesServes as Financial Business Analyst responsible for analyzing and documenting user business requirements within the scope of a project to automate or improve existing computer systems. Translates the user needs into detailed specification documents of a system solutions (Internal/External Design). Ensures that the chosen business system solution requirements are met and are properly integrated into the business environment. Develops overall functional requirements, test plans and assigns rework requirements to the development team. Manages and supports project tasks to ensure corporate objectives are met. Supports the integration of all system components such as procedures, databases, policies, software, and hardware. Actively participants in planning system implementation. Leads the development of project scope and objectives. Consults with personnel or organization units involved to analyze current operational procedures, identify problems, and learn specific input and output requirements. Research industry systems and technology utilized outside the organization that may be possible system solutions for the business. Analyze and challenge user requests by finding alternative innovative solutions.Participates in the development of project plans. Documents detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer systems. Creates process flow diagrams to specify current and future business processes for review by business areas and development teams. Maintains and supports changes to the functional specifications document throughout the project.Serves as liaison to internal or external development team(s) in resolution of functional specification issues, business process flow, testing, and implementation requirements.Leads in the preparation and facilitation of joint application development sessions. Schedules user requirements and review meetings. Prepares agenda and presentations for meetings. Documents and distributes meeting minutes. Presents screen prototypes of design to business community. Provides functional specifications document to development staff during a Technical Review. Demonstrates to users how proposed system solution will support their business needs and secures their acceptance and signoff of the functional specifications document. Communicates updates/enhancements made to the system post implementation to the business user community. Prepares status reports indicating accomplishments and next steps for the reporting period as well as identifying any project related issues. Participates in weekly meetings with project team to discuss any project related matters as well as providing business related information.Reviews computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations to determine if requested change is necessary and conforms to MCCS objectives. Responsible for maintain project scope and objective by not allowing scope creep. Evaluates business user need in comparison to development effort and cost to determine appropriate course of action that minimized risk.Develops and documents a test plan, test cases, and expected results based on the functional specifications document. Compiles test data that will execute each test case. Coordinates with the development team to execute system test in accordance with the test plan. Evaluates the testing output against the expected results documented in the test plan. Documents system flaws. Communicates necessary fixes to development team. Re–execute test scenarios to ensure desired results are met. Supports Quality Assurance team in final testing phase prior to implementation. Collaborates system testing with the user community for their evaluation and acceptance. Prioritizes system fixes/changes/installation based on severity to normal business interruptions.Ensures that the agreed to system solution is understood by the user community and is integrated into their business procedures. Assists users in development of business process and timeline documentation. Formulates job aides to assist in the implementation of new business procedures. Coordinates the creation of user manuals with the training department. Responsible for initial training of core business users. Provides post implementation support and necessary follow–up training.Travel Required 25% or less – VariesSupervisory status No Promotion Potential NA Job family (Series) 2210 Information Technology Management Similar jobs Analysts, Applications Analysts, Computer Systems Analysts, Data Processing Systems Analysts, Information Security Analysts, Information Systems Applications Analysts Help Requirements Conditions of Employment See Duties and Qualifications EVALUATIONS: QualificationsBachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field AND at least three years of progressive technical experience as Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Programmer Analyst or Database Administrator in the retail, supply chain or financial industry: OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above: OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge and skills and abilities equivalent to that gained above. Experience in working with commercial Off–the–Shelf (COTS) financial applications, preferably relating to Core Financials, Budgeting and Forecasting, or retail industry; previous experience working on migration of COTS or financial application is preferred. Ability to work in a non–structured environment, and create project documents without using PMO templates. A strong background in any areas of Finance, Accounting, General Ledgers, Treasury, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Budgeting and Forecasting, Credit, Procurement, and Construction Accounting is preferred. Ability to create project plans using Microsoft Project. Experience leading efforts in requirements definition, application design, testing, and implementation. Ability to develop creative process and system solutions. Ability to utilize software to create test scripts and track systems defects. Understand the uses of basic SQL commands. Must possess excellent analytical skills, logic skills, and presentation skills. Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to use all Microsoft computed applications.As an authorized and privileged user of Department of Defense Information Systems must possess or receive Information Assurance awareness by completing the Security+ Certification as a condition of access within six months of employment, and thereafter must complete annual Information Assurance awareness training. EducationAdditional informationGENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non–membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to per

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