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Job Opportunity: Business Analyst:Oregon State University

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Business Analyst

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The closing date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and practice have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information Contact Us by: Tracy Elmshaeuser at tracy.elmshaeuser@oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the capability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

The anticipated starting income will be $62,000 - $70,000 

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Position Details

Department V Pres Finance and Admin (QFA)
Position Title Analyst-IT Systems
Job Title Business Analyst
Appointment Type Administrative/Professional Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method income
Recommended Full-Time income Range $62,000 - $70,000
Position Summary The department for Vice President for Finance and Administration is seeking a Business Analyst. This is a full time (1.0 FTE) 12 - month, fixed term professional faculty position.

Oregon State University is actively engaged in several strategic initiatives, including projects that support business process, information technology and teaching/research activities. As a member of the Business Analyst Pool reporting to the Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) Project Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) Director, the essential function of the Business Analyst (BA) is to identify and define business needs in order to find solutions, make process and technology performance improvements, and enact organizational change. The BA will be able to understand and identify the business problems and opportunities, assess the capabilities to carry out change, determine feasible solutions/approaches, define the scope of the solution, and prepare appropriate documentation to present findings.

The BA will document detailed business requirements by conducting interviews and facilitating meetings, defining system feature-set requirements, creating business process diagrams and obtaining sign-off on requirements documentation. The BA will work closely with Project Managers to monitor deliverables and user acceptance (UA) test output and lead internal system quality assurance (QA) testing and user acceptance sign-off processes.

The BA will perform analytical services pertaining to business, technology, data and research/teaching focused projects with the purpose of developing solutions that may be technical, business/operational, and/or research/teaching-oriented. The BA will serve as a leader of quantitative and qualitative analyses, meeting and collaborating with teams across the University to gather data.

The BA will design product scopes created by the PPMO using techniques such as process maps, workflow diagrams, capcapability assessments, and Information technology business rules. Working within the PPMO processes, the BA will use data gathered from stakeholder groups, schools, colleges, and departments, and help move the proposed changes through the enterprise change management process.

This position will play a pivotal function in ensuring knowledge of business requirements. The BA will elicit, analyze, specify, and validate the business needs of stakeholders. This includes interviewing stakeholders and gathering and compiling user requirements to understand where, if and how technology, digitalized processes, and data solutions are needed. The BA will apply proven communication and analytical problem-solving expertise to help the unit, or college make informed decisions. The BA will also be proactive about working with university leaders and partners to look for innovation, technologies, and processes to help create agility at OSU.

As a member of the university community, the person in this position is expected to foster and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence in their work.

Position tasks Business Systems Analysis (50%)
• Conduct workflow analysis, needs assessments, and preliminary cost/benefit analysis to identify and recommend improvements to business processes to improve innovation, digitalization, efficiency, and reduce operational costs and redundancies, or to provide new operational capabilities
• Conduct interviews with University stakeholders to assimilate knowledge and knowledge of business problems, operational and technology requirements to document business needs, use cases, processes, user stories, and business system requirements.
• Document detailed business requirements developed from analyses.
• Translate process and technical specifications/requirements into informative, user-friendly documentation, guides, and end-user navigation aids.
• Assist with the interpretation of user requirements into feasible options and communicate these back to the business stakeholders.
• Define, develop, and implement quality assurance (QA) practices and procedures, end-user validation plans, and other QA assessments all over the university.
• Work with OSU teams and stakeholders to gather business requirements from users, and create functional requirements as necessary to support project requirements and to enhance services.
• Analyze current solutions/processes and identify improvement opportunities that increase efficiencies and effectiveness.
• Perform gap analysis, analyze current state, identify opportunities and efficiencies, and establish future state to align with business needs.
• Analyze and verify requirements for completeness, consistency, comprehensibility, practiccapability, and conformity to standards.
• Develop a comprehensive knowledge of business processes within units around the university. Define current and future state business models and build strong, working rapport with customers.
• Identify and track escalating issues and risks to project stakeholders in a timely manner.
• Create process models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to clarify business processes, identify issues, and provide direction to developers and/or the project team.
• Communicate changes, enhancements, and modifications of business requirements, verbally or through written documentation, to project managers, sponsors, and other stakeholders so that issues and solutions are understood.

Quality Assurance/User Acceptance (25%)

• Translate business requirements into use-cases and testing scenarios.
• Track deliverables and system feature sets against original business requirements to ensure project meets business needs and documented success criteria.
• Facilitate user acceptance process, functions, and responsibilities.
• Document user acceptance plans and results.
• Share lessons-learned to continually improve each test cycle.
• Assist stakeholders to document and diagnose issues and develop remediation plans.

External/Internal Collaboration (20%)

• Communicate with internal stakeholders using data- and process-models to clarify and validate requirements of project: models include, but are not limited to, use-case diagrams, activity diagrams, and data-flow diagrams using tools such as Visio and Miro.
• Assist in conducting research on technical and other business or research/teaching related solutions to meet agreed-upon requirements and to support purchasing efforts.
• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and maintain relationships that support the University and PPMO.
• Work collaboratively with PPMO, Project Managers, sponsors, and other members of the project team to ensure objectives within each phase of the project are met.
• Assist users and key stakeholders with knowledge various tools and support processes to facilitate acquisition decisions with practiccapability/cost-benefit analysis.

Other tasks as Assigned (5%)
• Participate in appropriate activities that enhance continuous development of general knowledge of or capability to do assigned work.
• Participate in departmental processes and initiatives, including Change Management, Incident Management, etc.
• Other tasks as assigned.

Minimum/Required Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Statistics, Communications, Social Sciences, or another field related to tasks.
• Business analyst certification through IIBA or PMI or other documented training in business analysis, or capability to obtain certification/training within one year of hire.
• Demonstrated exposure to complex business analysis activities such as scope definition, requirements gathering/discovery, business process improvement, and requirements management.
• capability to create systematic and consistent requirements specifications in both technical and user-friendly language.
• Training or practice in developing and leading quality assurance (QA) and testing planning, including one of the following: integration testing, functional testing, system testing, stress testing, performance testing, uscapability testing, acceptance testing.
• practice working with business process and Information technology projects.
• Demonstrated expertise being an active and adaptive learner
• Able to exercise independent judgment and act on it.
• Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving expertise.
• Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication expertise.
• capability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.
• Strong customer-service orientation.
• practice working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, especially in ensuring the representation of stakeholders and perspectives in information-gathering work

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
• Demonstrated knowledge of OSU' core business processes and operations.
• practice with OSU enterprise software applications, including Banner.
• Analytical and statistical expertise with the capability to apply them to systems issues and products as required.
• practice working in Higher Education.
• practice working directly with business stakeholders at all levels in an organization.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule Oregon State University is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Onsite work in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with your manager.

In normal conditions, this position will work within an office environment and may be expected at times to work after hours to complete projects and/or meet objectives.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Number P04847UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 11/22/2021
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 10/01/2021
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 10/20/2021
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified candidates
Special Instructions to candidates The closing date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and practice have prepared you for this position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information Contact Us by: Tracy Elmshaeuser at tracy.elmshaeuser@oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the capability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

The anticipated starting income will be $62,000 - $70,000

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

Supplemental Questions

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   » * One of Oregon State University's Core Values is Diversity: our capability to welcome, respect and interact with other people. Describe how your background and practice has prepared you to be effective in an environment that values diversity.
(Open Ended Question)

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Job Location: Corvallis, Oregon
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Contact Email: tracy.elmshaeuser@oregonstate.edu


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