Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Business Systems Analyst 1, G-18

Occupation Group

Information Technology

General Information

Starting Salary

$53,339

Job Rate

$67,827

Job Description

Business Systems Analysts, applying 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.  These positions are located in various State agencies.

Who has this title?

Various New York State agencies

Minimum Qualifications

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

Bachelor's degree or higher and two years of business analysis 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.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Candidates may also be appointed to a traineeship to this job title from the PCO eligible list. See the Generalist Job Titles description for more information. For further appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/.