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Senior Business Analyst - Strategy and Portfolio Management

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) - 3 Jobs
Halifax, NS
$76,490 - $105,170 / year
Full-time - Permanent
Posted 12 days ago

7373BR - Senior Business Analyst - Strategy and Portfolio Management

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for two permanent, full-time positions of Senior Business Analyst (Strategy & Portfolio) in Information Technology. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality's core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

The successful Senior Business Analyst candidate will be part of the Strategy and Portfolio Management Office (S&P). The S&P Senior Business Analyst is a proficient facilitator and is accountable for leading strategic initiatives, most importantly, the authoring and development of strategic business cases / assessments. Other types of initiatives can include everything from process improvement and/or re-engineering through to identification and recommendation for new / replacement of technology enabling business solutions. The S&P Senior Business Analyst is responsible for leading and planning their engagements, is self-sufficient and is comfortable working independently with senior level management / customers.

In support of this work, the S&P Senior Business Analyst is a subject matter expert in business process improvement and/or re-engineering and continuous improvement efforts, with significant experience identifying and prioritizing customer's strategic needs and requirements.

The S&P Senior Business Analyst is adept at working with project and operational teams and other stakeholders from across the organization to identify and ensure planned products and services will meet organization needs and be compliant with all relevant standards.
Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a suitable combination of a degree with Business Analysis training and experience;
  • The following levels of education or certification would be considered an asset: Master of Business Administration, Certification in Business Analysis, ITIL Certification;
  • Minimum eight years' experience functioning as a senior business analyst in a private or public sector organization; experience in the implementation and delivery of projects, having participated in all aspects of the project life-cycle;
  • Five or more years' experience in:
    • Strategic thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship management;
    • Developing and identifying effective and efficient options and recommendations to address diverse and complex business problems;
    • Authoring strategic deliverables i.e. business cases; assessments, etc.
    • Conducting cost benefit analysis and defining financial indicators such as return on investment (ROI), payback period (PP), Net Present Value (NPV);
    • Leading and facilitating interactions with senior management to document, analyze, and recommend solutions and business changes; and
    • Building strong relationships with stakeholders including senior management, customers, and technical staff.

Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Significant and relevant experience, leading strategic engagements that included the development of related deliverables (included recommendations) e.g. business case, roadmaps, assessments;
  • Very strong facilitator abilities/skills - relevant experience eliciting business and technical information using skills including interviewing, researching, and workshop facilitation;
  • Extensive industry experience in business needs identification and assessment; solution delivery methodologies, tools, techniques, and trends;
  • Advanced proficiency in requirements gathering and documenting; business process modelling and improvement, analysis; requirements traceability; acceptance test planning and execution;
  • Working knowledge of project management and organizational change management concepts;
  • Working understanding of the technical architecture components that comprise an IT solution;
  • Working knowledge of formal process improvement models or frameworks such as Lean, Six Sigma, CMMI;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and diagramming tools such as MS Visio.
  • Demonstrated professional ability to:
    • Plan and sequence work activities for self as well as for small project team groups;
    • Analyze business situations including problems, pain-points, and opportunities, and come up with recommend high-value changes and/or the best course of action to mitigate or resolve;
    • Make sensitive / confidential recommendations to management such as outsourcing business functions or reduction of staff;
    • Protect and keep private sensitive and confidential information such as proposed business strategies, process or staffing-level changes gained through discussion with HRM management and business case development efforts; and
    • Work with all levels of HRM management and staff.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note - Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer's discretion.

COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking, Communications, Customer Service, Decision Making, Organizational Awareness, Organization and Planning, Teamwork and Cooperation, Valuing Diversity, Values and Ethics, Visioning, Strategic Thinking and Innovation
WORK STATUS: Two permanent, full-time positions
HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; 35 hours per week. Position will commence in approximately mid November 2023.
SALARY: Non-Union level NU07; $76,490 - $105,170. Salary to be commensurate with experience.
WORK LOCATION: 14th Floor Barrington Tower, Halifax
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

Please note that this is a repost of 7373BR. If you applied to the original posting, your application has been or will be reviewed in full and you do not need to reapply.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Competition Number: 7373BR
Positions Available: 2
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