DHCF DCAS – Sr. Business Analyst (602464)

Contract with Government of the District of Columbia
955 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington DC, 20024
Position closes 10/07/2019

US Citizens or Green Card Holders Only

Short Description:

OCTO is looking to add to its centralized help desk (OCTO Helps). The role requires 6-10 years of experience and will support multiple DC Government agencies.

Skills/Required Years of Experience:

DHCF is looking for a Senior Business Analyst to support the PMC of its DCAS program. (Required 10 years)
Experience as a Requirements Analyst working on software or web products (Required 12 years)
Proven experience leading/supervising a team of BAs within an SDLC – Health Care project highly preferred. (Required 8 years)
Experience working in an SDLC environment Experience working on Test Scripts. (Required 8 years)
Experience with bi-directional traceability between source requirements and product or sub-product requirements. (Required 8 years)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. (Required 8 years)
Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities (Required 8 years)
Proven experience in systems analysis (Highly desired 5 Years)
Exp. defining system requirements for an SDLC within an IT Health Care Project. (Highly desired 5 Years)
Proven knowledge of DC health and human services programs (Medicaid/SNAP/TANF/Cash Assistance programs). (Highly desired 3 Years)
Experience with Curam (Required 5 years)
Proven professional experience with Stakeholder Management. (Required 8 years)
Proven track record driving requirements sessions and JAR & JAD sessions for an SDLC (Highly desired 5 Years)
Exp with vendor management for an SDLC (Highly desired 5 Years)
Proven professional experience with SDLC and project management methodologies (Required 8 years)
Proven professional experience with project management tools (Jira/SharePoint/MS Project etc.) (Required 8 years)
Exp. Reviewing, analyzing and approving documents for an IT Health Care SDLC Project. (Required 6 years)
Expert at risk analysis for an SDLC (Required 8 years)
16+ yrs planning, coordinating, and monitoring project activities (Required 16 years)
16+ yrs leading projects, ensuring they are in compliance with established standards/procedures (Required 16 years)
Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience (Required)

Complete Description:

The Department of Health Care Finance is looking for an experienced supervisory business analyst that can work in a fast paced and demanding work environment. The individual will support DCAS and their aligned reporting manager with day to day operations, program analysis, reporting and the tracking of program initiatives. The person should also be able to interact with various stakeholders to gather requirements, assess project risks and follow-up on deliverables and timelines from the System Implementer and partner agencies. Resource must be proficient in MS Office, PowerPoint, Excel and Word, Visio, Sharepoint and have expert level communication (verbal & written) skills across all levels of management. The incumbent will have supervisory responsibilities.

Analyzes process and re-engineering, with an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to the current and future business environment.

The Senior Requirements Analyst serves as the liaison between the customer, the users and the technical team. Develops an understanding with the requirement provider (customer) on the requirements. Elicits requirements via interviews, facilitated requirements workshops, document analysis, surveys, customer site visits, business process analysis, work flow and task analysis, ensuring the right questions are asked to surface essential requirements information. Evaluate the information gathered, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs, and develop solution ideas from requirements. Obtains commitment to the requirements from all key stakeholders as identified in the project meeting plan and the project reporting plan.

Provides input into project management concerning the impacts and risks of requirements gathered
Writes requirements specifications according to standard templates, using clear natural language, and assists in the prioritization of requirements. Participate in project planning meetings and activities.

Documents requirements in accordance with established templates using Use Cases, Scenarios Master Lists, Business Rules, Process Models and Flows, and screen mock ups. Manages changes to the requirements as they evolve during the project by using the Configuration Management procedure
Maintains bidirectional traceability among the requirements and the work products. Identifies inconsistencies between project plans and work products.

Analyzes process and re-engineering, with an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to the current and future business environment. Creates process change by integrating new processes with existing ones and communicating these changes to impacted Business Systems teams.

Define quality attributes, external interfaces, constraints, and other nonfunctional requirements
Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate.

Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards. Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project. Participate in peer reviews and inspections of requirements documents. Participate in peer reviews of work products derived from requirements specifications to ensure that the requirements were interpreted correctly. Enter, manipulate, and report on requirements stored in a commercial requirements management tool. Define requirement attributes and facilitate their use throughout the project. Identify requirements errors and defects, and write requirements defect identification and notification reports. Manage changes to baseline requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools. Establish and implement effective requirements practices, including use and continuous improvement of a requirements process. Assist with the development of the organization’s requirements engineering policies, procedures, and tools. Recommends and facilitates quality improvement efforts.

Design the test scripts Works under IT Supervisor and business process owner. Independently plans, designs and carries out assignments in accordance with established policies and practices. Works as a team also must be able to learn quickly a work well under pressure.

Provide support in the development of Release Plans and Release Notes

Behavior Characteristics
• Adaptable
• Analytical
• Goal-Orientated/Driven/Self-Starter


  1. Coordinates IT project management, engineering, maintenance, QA, and risk management.
  2. Plans, coordinates, and monitors project activities.
  3. Develops technical applications to support users.
  4. Develops, implements, maintains and enforces documented standards and procedures for the design, development, installation, modification, and documentation of assigned systems.
  5. Provides training for system products and procedures.
  6. Performs application upgrades.
  7. Performs, monitoring, maintenance, or reporting on real- time databases, real-time network and serial data communications, and real-time graphics and logic applications.
  8. Troubleshoots problems.
  9. Ensures project life-cycle is in compliance with District standards and procedures.

Background check is required, if selected for the position.
There are no reimbursable expenses allocated to this position.

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