The State of Maine is hiring a Business Analyst to join their project team. The Project Management Office is looking for individuals to join the PMO as a resource to be assigned as needed. Assignment can be with any department within the state of Maine; dependent on need. You will report directly to the project management office. Your main tasks will include performing detailed requirements analysis, documenting processes, and performing some user acceptance testing. To succeed in the role you should have a natural analytical way of thinking and be able to explain difficult concepts to non-technical users.  The Business Analyst will partner closely with the various teams to define requirements that will inform the project’s goals.

This is a 1+ year long contract open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Business Analyst’s Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Project Manager to build a path to success and to define risk mitigation strategy when risks arise
  • Development of future-state business process models to address roadblocks, challenges, and opportunities
  • Develop clear and concise functional and technical requirements to be used for solution planning
  • Experience conducting Facilitated Workshops for requirements analysis
  • Experience creating workflows using formal notation such as the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
  • Knowledge of formal requirements gathering methodologies
  • Experience developing Business Requirements – project initiation document, what the needed achievements will be, and the quality measures
  • Experience developing Functional requirements – describe what the system, process, or product/service must do in order to fulfill the business requirements
  • Experience developing User (stakeholder) requirements – are a very important part of the deliverables, the needs of the stakeholders will have to be correctly interpreted.
  • Experience developing Quality-of-service (non-functional) requirements – are requirements that do not perform a specific function for the business requirement but are needed to support the functionality. For example: performance, scalability, quality of service (QoS), security and usability
  • Experience developing Report Specifications – define the purpose of a report, its justification, attributes and columns, owners and runtime parameters
  • Experience developing Requirements Traceability Matrix – a cross matrix for recording the requirements through each stage of the requirements gathering process
  • Strong organization and writing skills. Experienced developing graphic representations of complex business processes
  • Advanced skills working with customers, including excellent communication skills with all levels of business as well as IT staff

Top 3 Skills

  • Proficient in business process modeling and analysis
  • Must possess the qualities of a balance between technical analysis and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with state government, non-profit

Must Have

  • Highly proficient in business process modeling and analysis
  • High proficiency using Excel to perform various data analysis tasks
  • Independently and effectively manages time using common-sense priority setting
  • Preferred – Knowledge of government structure

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