Job Description :
Office of Data Quality has an immediate need to employ a data analyst to assist in the review and validation of data related to three new data collections. These data impact Future Ready PA Index and Every Student Succeeds Act reporting. Timely, accurate data is essential to meet the needs of these two major department initiatives.
The Business Analyst is responsible for the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the policies, data needs, reporting requirements and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. The individual will work with IT professionals to create/modify data collections. They will develop and present trainings, create documentation, collect and analyze data and communicate with stakeholders internal and external to the organization both orally and in writing.
The candidate will be considered an all-around data person – and will routinely perform both data analysis and business analysis tasks. This person is typically involved in analyzing data needs/requirements and data to ensure completeness and accuracy. They will work with sources both internal and external to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, the BA2 will routinely work to standardize, cleanse and prepare data for reporting using Excel and/or SQL and automate such processes where possible. In addition, this person will also be expected to gather requirements, meet with stakeholder groups, write report specifications and document processes and procedures.

General Description:

The Business Analyst is responsible for the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

Role Description:
Experience conducting Facilitated Workshops for requirements analysis.
Experience creating workflows using formal notation such as the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN
Knowledge of formal requirements gathering methodologies.
Experience developing Business Requirements - project initiation document, what the needed achievements will be, and the quality measures.
Experience developing Functional requirements - describe what the system, process, or product/service must do in order to fulfill the business requirements.
Experience developing User (stakeholder) requirements - are a very important part of the deliverables, the needs of the stakeholders will have to be correctly interpreted. This deliverable can also reflect how the product will be designed, developed, and define how test cases must be formulated.
Experience developing Quality-of-service (non-functional) requirements - requirements that do not perform a specific function for the business requirement but are needed to support the functionality. For example: performance, scalability, quality of service (QoS), security and usability.
Experience developing Report Specifications - define the purpose of a report, its justification, attributes and columns, owners and runtime parameters.
Experience developing Requirements Traceability Matrix - a cross matrix for recording the requirements through each stage of the requirements gathering process.
Strong organization and writing skills.
Experienced developing graphic representations of complex business processes.

Client : State of PA