Business Systems Analyst 2

Grade 23

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Business Systems Analyst Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Business Systems Analyst 1

    Grade 18

  4. Business Systems Analyst 2

    Grade 23

  5. Business Systems Analyst 3

    Grade 25

  6. Business Systems Analyst 4

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As a Business Systems Analyst 2, you would work as a liaison between stakeholders to elicit, analyze, verify, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems. Duties may include: conducting general requirements elicitation activities for improvement or automation of processes or functions; researching and documenting the current or “as-is” state of the business process or function; utilizing requirement elicitation techniques such as interviews, surveys, focus groups, and document analysis; participating in the implementation of system changes and enhancements; conducting system tests using test scenarios and documenting results; training on new procedures and software and creating procedure manuals; conducting Gap analysis to compare the “as-is” and “to-be” states to identify differences which need to be addressed prior to implementation; and identifying, analyzing, and resolving issues for existing systems. You may also work independently to develop portions of the desired future or “to-be” state of those processes or functions; categorize and document requirements in a business requirements document; act as a liaison and interpreter between business and IT staff; and maintain business rules and process documentation. You would supervise Business System Analyst 1’s and/or trainees.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass an examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations used to fill this position.  Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For employees of New York State, on or before the date of examination, candidates must have had two months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1, Business Systems Analyst Trainee 2, Business Systems Analyst 1 or Business Systems Analyst 1 (Health).

For all other qualified individuals, candidates must have:

Either A. a bachelor’s or higher degree AND three years of business analysis* experience where your primary duty was performing three of the five following activities:

1.Using business analysis techniques to elicit requirements as the foundation for the solution to the organization’s business needs (e.g., workshops, focus groups, interviews, observation, brainstorming, surveys/questionnaires, or JAD Sessions).

2.Using business analysis techniques for the purpose of identifying solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the system, business process, or product/service to fulfill the business requirements (e.g., Data Flow Diagram, Business Process Model, Root Cause Analysis, Fish Bone Diagram, Context Diagram, Business Process Flows, or Fit-Gap Analysis).

3.Describing in a comprehensive written document what the system, process, or product service must do in order to satisfy the established business requirements; this includes creating, updating, and maintaining documentation through the system development life cycle (e.g., Business Case, Use Case, Business Requirement Document [BRD], Fit-Gap Analysis, Impact and Feasibility Analysis, or Change Management Analysis).

4.Validating requirements throughout the product/system development life cycle (SDLC) including all changes to the processes that would enable an organization to achieve its goals.

5.Verifying requirements throughout the product/system development life cycle (SDLC) to ensure they perform to the required specifications and are capable of achieving the design capabilities; this includes developing test plans/scenarios and logical designs, testing the scenarios, reviewing test results, identifying constraints and risks, and/or communicating with stakeholders.

Or B. a bachelor’s or higher degree AND possession of a Level 2 International Institute of Business Analysis/Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (IIBA/CCBA) Certification** AND one year of business analysis* experience where your primary duty was performing three of the five activities listed above.

Or C. possession of a Level 3 International Institute of Business Analysis/Certified Business Analysis Professional (IIBA/CBAP) Certification.**

*For the purposes of this examination, business analysis includes the following: the use of requirement elicitation techniques for improvement or automation of processes or functions; conducting research and documenting the current state of business process or function; participating in the implementation of system changes and enhancements; conducting system tests using test scenarios and documenting results; creating training, including procedure manuals for end users regarding new procedures and software; engaging in post implementation review and assessment; identifying, analyzing and resolving of issues inherent to existing systems; and acting as a liaison and interpreter between stakeholders and end users of the system.

**Information regarding IIBA certification can be found at:

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-618 38-289

How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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