Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1, G-13

Occupation Group

Information Technology

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Business Systems Analyst Trainee 1 13 $49,363 $63,169
Business Systems Analyst Trainee 2 14 $52,198 $66,634
Business Systems Analyst 1 18 $65,001 $82,656
Business Systems Analyst 2 23 $84,156 $106,454
Business Systems Analyst 3 25 $93,530 $117,875
Business Systems Analyst 4 27 $103,784 $127,830

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

Business Systems Analysts apply a wide range of specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, tools and techniques, work with program staff and other stakeholders to analyze, define, develop, and communicate requirements for new or existing business processes and/or information technology systems. Employees also may perform enterprise analysis, business intelligence and portfolio, and information technology governance activities.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Agencies with this Title

Various New York State agencies

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's or higher degree.

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

View Additional Qualifications

For Trainee 2 you must also have one year of professional business analysis experience*

For the Full Performance Level you must also have two years of professional business analysis experience*

*Business analysis experience is defined as experience where your primary duty was performing three of the five following activities:

  • Using business analysis techniques to elicit requirements as the foundation for the solution to the organizations business needs (e.g., workshops, focus groups, interviews, observation, brainstorming, surveys/questionnaires, JAD Sessions).
  • Using business analysis techniques for the purpose of identifying solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the system, business process, or product/service to fulfill the business requirements (e.g., Data Flow Diagram, Business Process Model, Root Cause Analysis, Fish Bone Diagram, Context Diagram, Business Process Flows, or Fit-Gap Analysis).
  • Describing in a comprehensive written document what the system, process, or product service must do in order to satisfy the established business requirement; this includes creating, updating, and maintaining documentation through the system development life cycle (e.g., Business Case, Use Case, Business Requirements Document [BRD], Fit-Gap Analysis, Impact and Feasibility Analysis, Change Management Analysis).
  • Validating requirements throughout the product/system development life cycle (SDLC) including all changes to the processes that would enable an organization to achieve its goals.
  • Verifying requirements throughout the product/system development life cycle (SDLC) to ensure they perform to the required specifications and are capable of achieving the design capabilities; this includes developing test plans/scenarios and logical designs, testing the scenarios, reviewing test results, identifying constraints and risks, and/or communicating with stakeholders.

The following activities are NOT considered qualifying experience:

  • Conducting or overseeing operational audits or audits of internal controls to develop audit reports and make recommendations to management regarding policies, practices, procedures and resources - Responsibility limited to forms design and changes to forms.
  • Business related operational responsibilities, including serving internal and external customers, using a business system in the performance of daily operational duties, managing staff with business responsibilities, etc.
  • Information technology-related responsibilities such as hardware installation, network configuration, software administration and programming.
  • Development of instructional materials and classroom training.
  • Help desk duties including troubleshooting, resolving user issues, and providing customer service.

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted