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Specialist Business Systems Analyst - Reporting Lead (IA)JobID: 45429
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  • Specialist Business Systems Analyst – Information & Analytics (IA) Reporting Lead- IT0155
Position Title: Specialist Business Systems Analyst – Information & Analytics (IA) Reporting Lead

Contract Length: 12 Months

Date: 09/29/10

Date of Last Revision: 08/11/17

Job Code: IT0155

Pay Grade: T14

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Family – Information Technology

JOB SUMMARY: The team’s primary products include: An Enterprise Data Warehouse; business intelligence dashboards and reports used by thousands of teachers, principals and administrators; a ‘Power User’ Reporting Environment; and integrations to/from internal and external systems.

Responsible for facilitating business process, function and organization design, working collaboratively with business strategists, process owners and subject matter experts. The role focuses primarily on business requirements, workflow and leveraging technology to enable or alter business processes or practices. Provide strategic consultation to assigned line-of-business (LOB) customers in defining or designing business processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling technologies based on customer requirements. Facilitate agreement on organizational work models to meet business requirements. Participate in enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development. Participate in enterprise architecture development, including business architecture, information architecture, application portfolio and technical architecture. Seek ways to apply new technology to, and reuse existing technology for, business processes; research and provide information on technical trends and competitors' practices relevant to assigned LOB customers.

Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.. Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Contacts pertain to significant matters often involving coordination among groups. May work on issues that impact design success or address future concepts, products or technologies. Often serves as a consultant to management.

Expected to know the business better than any normal business person since this position will be working across the business and have specialized analytical skills. Expected to develop business requirements; do business analysis; understand and analyze the competitive situation; understand business practices and approaches; recommend business process changes; understand how to integrate systems and business possesses; drive their work into systems initiatives; lead system selection processes; understand business organization, politics and culture; manage change in the business resulting from IT applications; help users develop processes, procedures, and training; exercise any required project management.
Using business process engineering techniques, develops technical solutions and management processes to achieve overall objectives by means of implementing systems or enterprise-wide solutions, using the organization’s or a third-party’s hardware/software products. Develops and recommends solutions and strategies, based on the analysis of customer business goals, objectives, needs, and existing systems infrastructure. Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with automated systems. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.

Use of this job family outside of centralized IT requires approval from the Chief Technology Information Officer.


List most important duties first

1. Leads the work of a small technical team to analyze, document, design, test and build a highly-successful ad hoc reporting environment for expert power users.

2. Reviews open support and enhancement requests; plans and tracks monthly code releases.

3. With advisory group, prioritizes deliverables then assigns, monitors and prioritizes PWR support team’s tasks.

4. Strategically and effectively manages relationships with PWR user managers to address reporting needs.

5. Leads and facilitates user and advisory group meetings.

6. Leads and facilitates requirements-gathering and prototyping sessions; reviews design documents, test strategies, and test cases to ensure alignment with requirements; understands K-12 educational business practices.

7. Works with data architect to understand the implementation and impact of latest changes to existing Cognos model and packages.

8. Translates high-level business requirements into technical specifications.

9. Evaluates information gathered from multiple sources and working with stakeholders to reconcile conflicting information.

10. Identifies/evaluates potential risks and translaties abstract or high-level information into actionable documentation.

11. Conducts project management activities as needed.

12. Multi-tasks; productively and accurately contributes to multiple concurrent projects of varying scope and complexity with minimal supervision.

13. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related disciplines; Master’s Degree preferred
In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, additional equivalent and directly related education and experience, as determined by Human Resources and the hiring manager, can be substituted for the degree requirement. Equivalent experience is 4 or more years in a related field, in addition to the minimum experience requirement of 12 years.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 12+ years,12+ years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience with at least 7 years’ experience in data management or process improvement, K - 12 education experience highly preferred, Experience analyzing and documenting business requirements, storyboarding, creating mockups, and writing use cases.

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Strong technical skills including: MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SQL querying using MS SQL Server, PMP certification preferred, Strong ability and experience to lead the work of a technical team and effectively collaborate with business users to drive requirements decisions to consensus, Knowledge of leading practices in promoting effective data usage, Strong organizational, problem-solving and relationship management skills, Understanding of enterprise data warehouse and BI principles, Highly knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of reporting requirements and delivery, Prefer knowledge of IBM Cognos or similar business intelligence tools, Excellent communication and presentation skills and proven ability to focus on the details that matter, Must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment with minimal supervision, Team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills from both functional and technical perspectives, Relevant IT certifications in related areas preferred.

LEADERSHIP/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Work Leadership. Regularly provides project management or team leadership to a group of employees, but does not have formal supervisory responsibility. Leading and directing typically involved monitoring work and providing guidance on escalated issues. Most of work time is spent performing many of the same duties they are leading. Exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments. Specialist level positions are expected to provide work guidance, project management, technical advice, training, and mentoring to other employees. These positions are expected to share information with less senior positions and develop them to higher level positions.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is non-standardized and widely varied, involving many complex and significant variables including significant time spent planning, evaluating complex solutions and issues, and negotiating outcomes. Strong analytic ability and inductive thinking are frequently required to devise new approaches to situations where previously accepted solutions have proven inadequate. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the division. Supervision received typically consists of providing periodic coaching, advice and feedback.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Specifies requirements for a plan and/or budget.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Greater latitude and discretion is warranted in making decisions, which affect major areas of HISD and possibly the organization's public image. The job is constantly expected to apply creative solutions to complex problems and develop new ideas and concepts. Reviews and approves decisions and/or recommendations that may have a significant impact on the entire organization.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have considerable impact to multiple divisions or the organization causing risks or improvements to relationships, significant efficiencies or delays in operations, and/or significant financial gains or expenses. Errors are serious and difficult to discover, normally involve decisions not subject to detailed review and will result in excessive costs and/or significant project delays.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Negotiate and influence – interprets department strategies and services, resolves conflicts, influences outcomes on matters of significance for the division, conducts final negotiations and coordinates approvals/decision making below the executive level. Interactions are typically with customers and Top Management.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Leads others in the resolution of highly sensitive and confidential issues on behalf of the department. Acts as a trusted advisor, and becomes involved in the customer's decision making process including presenting alternatives and information and applying persuasion and negotiation skills in the resolution of problems. Monitors customer service standards.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Repetitive motion: Substantial movements of the wrists, hands, fingers, and/or upper body for sustained periods of time, including using extremities to drag, push, pull or grasp. Sitting: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Work is normally set to specified shifts. This position is expected to be goal and customer service focused. During times of emergencies, outages and project planned work; employees are expected to be on call and available until the event is addressed. During system conversions, extra effort may be required in order to ensure the roll out of the system is successful.

About Houston Independent School District

HISD provides bus service for eligible regular-education students who submit requests to their campus transportation coordinators and have them approved by the Transportation Services Department. Bus stops for most regular-education students will be located at HISD campuses that are within one mile of the student's residence, but no further than two miles. The parent or legal guardian of a student who qualifies for bus service is responsible for transportation, if needed, to the student's assigned bus stop. If a special-needs student's Individualized Education Plan requires transportation services for a free and appropriate public education, HISD provides district bus service to the closest available program that meets the student's needs. The parent or legal guardian of a student who does not qualify for bus service is responsible for the student's transportation, if needed, to the assigned campus. Discounted METRO passes are available to all HISD students. Details about these "Youth" and "Student" discounts, including schedules, are available online under "Fare Information" at www.ridemetro.org, or by calling the METROLine at 713-635-4000. For information about eligibility and bus stops, contact your campus transportation coordinator, or consult the Transportation Services Department Web site.

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