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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Ability to conduct business analyses**

The ability to understand the business needs of an agency/organization and relate those needs to technical requirements needed to define the solution. Planned, analyzed, and designed applications to meet organizational and user needs. Performed the following tasks: 1) conducted requirements analyses to define opportunities for new features and functionality, 2) synthesized, clarified, defined, and documented complex user requirements and technical requirements, 3) worked with stakeholders to develop test plans, execute testing, and record results, 4) ensured the integration and implementation of applications.
  1. As a business analyst, performed ALL tasks listed above in conducting systems analysis and design for MULTIPLE COMPLEX applications.
  2. As a primary job responsibility, performed ALL tasks listed above in conducting systems analysis and design for MULTIPLE complex applications.
  3. As a primary job responsibility, performed ALL tasks listed above in conducting systems analysis and design for ONE complex application.
  4. None of the above.


* 2.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 3.Ability to work within a structured project process**

In leading the business analysis phases of projects to achieve desired outcomes, performed the following tasks: 1) met project milestones, 2) controlled and delivered project deliverables, 3) identified problems, assessed risk, and evaluated potential solutions, 4) managed project requirements and user expectations, 5) optimized the contribution of the people involved, 6) clarified positions and differences in expectations, 7) facilitated discussions to work toward solutions, and 8) evaluated accomplishments and lessons learned.
  1. As a business analyst, participated in IT application development projects and executed ALL of the above tasks on MULTIPLE, SIMULTANEOUS projects.
  2. As a business analyst, participated in IT application development projects and executed ALL of the above tasks on MULTIPLE projects.
  3. As a key team member, participated in IT application development projects and executed MOST of the above tasks.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 5.Ability to document business requirements**

Used industry best practices to: 1) synthesize, clarify, define, document and translate user functional and non-functional requirements and expectations into appropriate business analytical documents (e.g., business requirements, use cases, user stories, business process diagrams, high-level data definition, business rules, test cases, critical success factors, process models); 2) conduct in-depth analysis, including gap analyses, on IT applications; 3) identify quantitative and qualitative costs, benefits, and risks; and 4) develop requirements for transition from the “as is” application to the “to be” application.
  1. As a business analyst, executed ALL of the above tasks on MULTIPLE, SIMULTANEOUS projects. Served as the primary author for business analytical documents.
  2. As a business analyst, participated in IT application development projects and executed ALL of the above tasks on MULTIPLE projects. Served as a contributing author for business analytical documents.
  3. As a key team member, participated in IT application development projects and executed MOST of the above tasks. Served as a contributing author for business analytical documents.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 7.Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions**

Developed, planned, and analyzed the strategies necessary to coordinate and solve organizational and operational issues and problems. This includes the ability to set priorities among multiple tasks and work effectively under the pressure of tight time frames and rigid deadlines.
  1. Solved a highly complex technical problem with critical consequences that impacted an entire organization within a constrained time frame. Considered multiple options for resolving problem and the long-range implications of each option before arriving at a decision.
  2. Solved a complex technical problem with important consequences for the organization.
  3. Contributed to the resolution of a complex technical problem with important consequences for the organization.
  4. None of the above.


* 8.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 9.Ability to focus on the customer**

Provided positive and professional service to customers by anticipating and recognizing their current and future needs, putting those needs first, and maintaining a professional image. This included meeting commitments to customers on time and keeping them informed, seeking and using customer feedback, and handling issues effectively.
  1. As a business analyst, proactively kept customers apprised of the status of MULTIPLE, SIMULTANEOUS projects. Provided timely responses to customer inquiries, and resolved highly unusual, difficult, or sensitive issues.
  2. As a business analyst, proactively kept customers apprised of the status of MULTIPLE projects. Provided timely responses to customer inquiries, and resolved highly unusual, difficult, or sensitive issues.
  3. As an IT professional, provided timely response to customer inquiries. Provided status of requests, and resolved unusual, difficult, or sensitive requests or complaints.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 11.Ability to communicate in writing

Wrote clear, cogent, accurate, well organized, and understandable documents. These included: 1) planning documents, 2) system specifications, 3) project and/or operational status reports, 4) standard operation procedures, 5) process documentation, 6) results of industry/technology analysis, 7) user manuals, 8) training documents, 9) policy and procedure guides, and 10) announcements.
  1. As a primary author, wrote ALL OF THE ABOVE documents.
  2. As a primary author, wrote EIGHT OF THE ABOVE documents.
  3. As a primary author, wrote SIX OF THE ABOVE documents.
  4. None of the above.


* 12.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.