Job Description :
Job Description:
The Business Analyst will gather and define business/system requirements working with the division’s subject matter experts. The Business Analyst will examine the current FA2 system to gather requirements the business unit wants to include in the new system, along with new requirements used to replace the legacy FA2 system.

Roles and Responsibilities of BA for this project:
Identify and understand customer business goals and objectives.
Conduct workgroup sessions with business unit SMEs and managers to document current and future business and information process flows as the basis for new development, or major enhancements incorporating all inputs and outputs to the system.
BA will collaborate and work with the following groups when gathering needed system requirements:
Commodity groups (Wenatchee and Yakima)
Auditing functions
Administration (Back Office) – some Olympia, Wenatchee and Yakima
Industry Commissions
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
Use a LEAN process improvement methodology for the development of the “Future” business process flow diagram.
Conduct workgroup sessions with business unit SMEs to gather and define business process and system process requirements (high-level requirements that will be incorporated in RFP for FA2 system re-write) including relative value of each requirement (High, Medium, Low
Break down data gathered into component parts to understand the nature and relationship of the parts. Recognize underlying principles, patterns, or themes in an array of related information to gather the requirements needed for the new system.
Engage the SMEs in analysing and evaluating issues, options, and service needs in order to develop a clear picture of needs and best options from the customer’s perspective.
Identify requirements from current FA2 system that the SMEs like and would want incorporated in the new system.
Clearly see the “bottom line” of customer’s expectations and ensure that work products meet that bottom line.