Business Systems Analyst @ County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

Job Overview

7 days ago

Business Systems Analyst

County of Sonoma - Santa Rosa, CA

Position Information

The Department of Health Services seeks an experienced
IT professional to become their Business Systems Analyst!

Starting salary up to $47.32/hour ($98,762/year), a cash allowance of $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package!*

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan options
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance of up to $500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Join Our Team

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Health Services, the Business Systems Analyst combines business planning expertise with information technology to translate Department of Health Services (DHS) business requirements into system deployments and integration. This position plans, manages, and executes projects; performs analysis and solves problems; and delivers presentations to management. The Business Systems Analyst serves as DHS's liaison with County IT and IT vendors; updates, implements, and maintains procedures; researches and resolves technical and functional issues; and documents issues, action items, user requirements, and deliverables. Duties also include:
  • Developing proposals, models, and plans for the design and installation of new applications and systems
  • Directing, plans, and develops application end-user documentation
  • Assisting in establishing project scope, objectives, budgets, and schedules
  • Maintaining knowledge of the latest process and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems
  • Monitoring production batch and ad hoc jobs[CG1] to ensure proper functioning and completion of business operations
  • Researching and resolving technical and functional issues
  • Performing user acceptance testing
  • Coordinating staff training and development efforts
The ideal Business Systems Analyst candidate possesses:
  • Two or more years of advanced experience with Crystal Reports, Excel, and Access, including experience using pivot tables and queries
  • Three or more years of experience interfacing with and supporting multiple users across various functional areas, preferably supporting Electronic Health Records (EHR) or other health information technologies
  • Knowledge of healthcare business systems, and Medi-Cal billing and reporting systems
  • Knowledge of SQL, SQL Reporting Services (SRSS), Power-BI, Java, and C#
  • Excellent documentation, communication, report writing, and presentation skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of project planning software
This recruitment is being conducted to fill a Business Systems Analyst position in DHS. This employment list may also be used to fill full-time, part-time, or extra-help (temporary) positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.

  • Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Memorandum Of Understanding (SEIU MOU) and our Employee Benefits Directory.

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of education, training and experience, which provides an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Typically, possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information processing, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field.

Experience: Typically, three (3) years of full-time or its equivalent experience analyzing business processes and information systems and managing complex business projects, which must have included two (2) years of design and project management responsibility for small and medium business applications.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of project analysis and management on large business implementation or change management projects; methods of long-term strategic management and technical planning; business and financial best practices; methods of developing business process specifications; procedures and methods for testing business functions; principles and practices of producing effective project documentation; application software including presentation, spreadsheet and work processing applications; business systems applications in finance, and/or human resources; enterprise resource planning systems.

Ability to: Analyze, evaluate and integrate business processes and procedures; develop and document business and technical process, functions and procedures; apply the principles of business or public administration and marketing; coordinate and manage large groups of people from various business units or departments in business re-engineering projects; work closely with technical and business managers and staff in a teamwork setting; develop a solid understanding of departmental business processes and technology requirements; read and interpret a variety of technical manuals and instructions; respond to requests and inquiries from external groups and citizens, business and automated system users; employ high levels of independent judgment and decision-making in the process of problem resolution; prioritize and meet project timelines; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
Responses to supplemental questions may be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as the number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Positions that are assigned to one or more facilities with a COVID-19 and/or influenza vaccine mandate pursuant to the California Department of Public Health must meet all vaccination requirements. Documented proof of vaccination(s) will be required.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted on-line at www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.

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HR Technician: KC

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