Advanced IT Business Analyst | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Advanced IT Business Analyst
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 4
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Job ID: 76332
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Telework Eligible: Yes #LI-Hybrid
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 05/01/2024
  • Closing Date: 05/07/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $34.95 – $57.65 / hourly; $72,975 – $120,373 / annually
  • Job Class Option: Business Analyst
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • End Date: One year
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Administrative
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

The work you’ll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Join the 2,500+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The MNIT MDH team provides services for over 250+ applications and delivers the information technology to drive one of the leading public health systems in the nation. You will support an agency that works to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans.

Job Summary

*This position is temporary, includes full state fringe benefits, and is anticipated to last for up to one year.

As an IT Advanced Business Analyst at Minnesota IT Services and the Minnesota Department of Health, you will perform business analysis functions using a set of tasks and techniques to successfully act as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies and operations of an organization and to be able to recommend solutions that enable projects to be successful and goals to be met. This includes facilitating and leading requirements gathering sessions to analyze, define and document business processes, software requirements, data management systems, interface specifications and development of specifications for technology initiatives.

In addition, you will:

  • Work as a liaison between IT and business representatives, analyzing business activities and presenting the findings for analysis of solutions to purchase, implement, or develop.
  • Work with development team members by collaborating on the development, testing, deployment and adoption of solutions.
  • Communicate and consult with system user populations concerning system changes and coordinate implementation planning for changes and releases.

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework:

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate these qualifications in their resume:

Position requires a minimum of four (4) years of experience in performing IT business analysis functions.

Experience must include:

  • Leading and mentoring a team on large projects.
  • Leading requirement discussions, scoping and estimation of projects.
  • Researching appropriate software solutions to meet the needs of the business.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

A master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three (3) years of experience, OR a related bachelor’s degree substitutes for two (2) years, OR a related associate’s degree substitutes for one (1) year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to present complex information to users in a comprehensive style, translate technical and system information for non-technical stakeholders, and proven ability to collaborate/work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent negotiation and facilitation skills sufficient to participate in discussions among system users, representatives from other state agencies and partner agencies, as well as other IT staff on highly complex and sometimes very sensitive issues.
  • Experience selecting, modifying, and applying the correct tools or templates used for gathering and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to oversee quality functional testing, review test plans, and manage UAT.
  • Business analysis experience sufficient to qualify for IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) CCBA (Certification of Competency in Business Analysis) exam or currently CCBA certified.
  • Experience working with IT to document technical specifications, and software requirements.
  • Experience/background with system/application configurations, system prototyping, data modeling, software development, and/or application/network architecture.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas, including F-1 STEM OPT extensions. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $34.95 - $57.65 / hourly - $72,975 - $120,373 / annually
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St Paul, MN - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on May 1, 2024