Business Analyst Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Posted
Oct 23, 2021
Closes
Nov 06, 2021
Ref
21-02302
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as a member of the Eviction Prevention and Intervention (EPI) Unit in the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS). Performs business and technical administration for the unit’s landlord portal, client database and upcoming resident portal. Works with NCS program staff to coordinate data and reporting needs as they relate to the landlord and tenant application processes. Assesses the EPI unit’s IT needs and recommends enhancements/process changes to the landlord and resident portals. Coordinates with the Quality Assurance Unit to ensure that eviction prevention and intervention-related portals and databases are meeting resident and landlord needs. Produces necessary data for county and federal reporting requirements. Coordinates with agency IT staff and the Department of Information Technology to provide technical support for the EPI unit. Develops general guidelines and practices for the development and regulation of organizational data automation, to include extracting relevant data and reports.

Note: Salary will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range.

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.)
  • Analyzes business operations;
  • Studies, researches, and conducts cost/benefit studies evaluating existing or proposed systems;
  • Assists in the preparation of short- and long-range information technology plans;
  • Prepares performance measure reports;
  • Conducts discussions with agency representatives to review, evaluate, and analyze existing systems;
  • Defines problems and information processing requirements;
  • Recommends procedural and operating improvements;
  • Identify needed automation support;
  • Administers specialized departmental systems; performs day-to-day maintenance of systems;
  • Identifies and tests system enhancements;
  • Evaluates system performance and makes recommendations for increased efficiency;
  • Identifies business needs and business process improvements;
  • Represents the agency in new system implementation;
  • Participates in the evaluation of design elements;
  • Assists technical staff in developing and preparing system design documents;
  • Develops, conducts, and coordinates acceptance testing;
  • Advises technical staff in designing systems outputs and formats;
  • Assists in determining causes of system problems and works with technical staff to determine appropriate corrective actions;
  • Acts as intermediary between users and technical staff to resolve problems;
  • Participates in developing user training manual;
  • Provides training to users;
  • Coordinates and oversees maintenance and inventory of agency hardware and software;
  • Works closely with agency IT technical staff;
  • Develops and provides technical briefings for staff on new services and system components;
  • provides technical support and training to users of installed software;
  • Attends training workshops, product demonstrations, conferences, and technical briefings;
  • Stays abreast of technology changes;
  • Provides assistance to other staff as needed;
  • Serves on committees and task forces and undertakes special projects as assigned.


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.)
  • Knowledge of departmental operations, processes, and procedures;
  • Knowledge of capabilities of information technology software, hardware, and network communication technology;
  • Knowledge of the capabilities of various computer platforms functioning in centralized, distributed, client server, and stand alone environments;
  • Knowledge of effective processes, methods, techniques to analyze and evaluate business operations;
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate administrative processes and procedures for automation purposes;
  • Ability to conduct research into new information technology;
  • Ability to train employees in the use of hardware and software;
  • Ability to prepare user manuals;
  • Ability to translate technical terminology into terms understandable to management and employees;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective business 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 business, computer science or a field related to the department where the information technology services are being used; plus two years of experience analyzing business processes and/or developing/maintaining the main business system, technical platform or a related system.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.

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

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Direct experience in providing software administration for local, state or federal government, preferably within a human services system.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve system problems of a complex nature.
  • Direct experience in providing information technology project research and support to local, state or federal government.
  • Considerable knowledge of information technology policies and protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and team-based environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary in nature. However, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical 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 military status 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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