Business Analyst Iv

Location
Lorton, Virginia
Salary
$75,516.27 - $125,861.01 Annually
Posted
Jan 23, 2021
Closes
Feb 06, 2021
Ref
20-02055
Function
IT, Systems Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This SCADA Manager position oversees and manages all phases of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) infrastructure and its network/telecommunication systems for Wastewater Management Programs. Serves as the primary point of contact for information, guidance, and technical expertise on SCADA network and security related matters, provides consultative advice to managers in the Wastewater Management Program business areas. Oversees and manages all infrastructure, network, and IT Security related matters for the 24/7 critical Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for the Wastewater Management Program business areas. As manager-in-charge of the SCADA system, sets the standards (SCADA Master Plan) for network, hardware, and software of the SCADA system. SCADA supports wastewater infrastructures that include a 67 MGD Treatment Plant, 67 remote wastewater and storm water pumping stations. Works u nder general supervision of the information technology program manager.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Provides direction to align technology with organization's strategy, priorities, and business needs;
  • Serves as lead system administrator for multiple complex interdepartmental systems in multiple environments on a variety of platforms;
  • Develops the processes and policies to ensure compliance with federal and state systems and regulations;
  • Serves as agency's point of contact to coordinate and funnel agency's needs and requests through Human Services' centralized IT Strategic Planning Group;
  • Oversees the evaluation and redesign of business processes to enhance business functionality and efficiency and to facilitate large-scale change;
  • Leads efforts to seek ways of applying new and existing technology to business processes, providing expertise on technical trends and external practices;
  • Manages the business process activities for the systems development life cycle for new and/or existing complex systems;
  • Manages the development, implementation, interoperability, quality assurance, and security of systems;
  • Identifies and maintains key performance measures for business processes associated with technical systems;
  • Manages workgroups that perform documentation of system requirements and specifications detailing user needs to be utilized by system technical support members;
  • Manages staff performing the functional testing process during solution implementation to ensure that they function correctly to serve user needs without compromising other system functions;
  • Determines appropriate system life cycle techniques and methods for implementation;
  • Supervises the delivery of training classes to user groups;
  • Evaluates, prioritizes, and educates others on the technical implications of requested changes and improvements on systems;
  • Brokers services with DIT and vendors on behalf of customers;
  • Coordinates multi-system solutions to clarify interdependencies so that systems interface seamlessly with each other;
  • Communicates with other IT functional areas to apprise them of project status, inform senior management of progress, and keep DIT's technology and service managers aware of user issues needing resolution;
  • Stays abreast of technology changes.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Advanced knowledge of methods, metrics, tools, and techniques of business process
  • reengineering;
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods and tools for conducting performance
  • assessments of IT systems, change management theories, and their application in a business environment;
  • Advanced knowledge of procedures for developing technical and operational support
  • documentation and tools for analyzing and developing test and evaluation procedures;
  • Advanced knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of information technology assessment;
  • Considerable knowledge of interdepartmental and/or countywide processes, procedures, and requirements;
  • Considerable knowledge of the capabilities of information technology software, hardware, and network communication technology;
  • Considerable knowledge of the capabilities of various computer platforms functioning in centralized, distributed, client server, and stand-alone environments;
  • Considerable knowledge of effective processes, methods, techniques to analyze and evaluate business operations;
  • Considerable knowledge of effective project management methods, practices and techniques;
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory methods, practices, and techniques;
  • Ability to manage/administer multiple computer systems in a diverse computing environment;
  • Ability to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis requires a comprehensive understanding of hardware/ software systems solutions;
  • Ability to manage both small and large long and short-term projects under project timeline and resources;
  • Ability to write computer program operating instructions;
  • Ability to write effectively, including technical writing;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills with a demonstrated track record in new concept development for various projects and complex technical plans;
  • Ability to understand how IT affects an organization and ability to link it to redesigned business processes;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with technical staff and end users and establish and maintain relationships.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Bachelor's degree in computer information systems, business administration, or related field; plus five years of experience in information systems and process redesign, managing and implementing all phases of the systems development life cycle, including at least one year of supervisory experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in computers science, information technology, or related fields. Public Works experience, including supporting SCADA systems 10+ years in project management; being hands-on in leading IT solutioning and implementation initiatives that deliver wide business transformation Demonstrated knowledge of SCADA systems Demonstrated heavy background and strong skills in engaging customers in business process engineering consulting, workflow identification and documentation. Experience working at all levels of an organization to include communicating with senior and executive staff in formal and informal settings, both verbally and in writing.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Able to perform light lifting of computers and peripheral hardware. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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