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IA-DOM-IWD-BA6-Business Quality Analyst

Iowa Department of Management/Division of IT isseeking a local Business Analyst/Quality Analyst to support Iowa WorkforceDevelopment Unemployment Division with high profile modernization efforts. 

The client has requested local resources for this position. This position requires the contractor to be onsite 2 days/week.

The client, Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), is a state agency committed to providing unemployment insurance for claimants and employment services for job seekers as well as providing re-employment services to Iowans.

IWD is looking to hire an experienced Business Analyst/Quality analyst to support high profile unemployment insurance modernization and decommissioning initiatives. This individual will be part of a talented team that works on mission-critical applications using Agile methodologies. Projects include enhancements to IWD's Unemployment Tax system and data warehouse/reporting systems.

The ideal candidate will have a blend of business analysis and testing expertise and is a leader and strong team contributor who is eager to learn and develop their craft as a software professional and will find great satisfaction in the patient pursuit of excellence. This individual will be responsible for gathering requirements, facilitating requirements sessions with business stakeholders, and delivering quality assurance.

• Involvement in prior technology implementations
• Leading requirements gathering and validation with SMEs
• Requirements and Use case documentation
• Testing system functionality against requirements and specifications.
• Identify and develop necessary test data
• Create and execute test plan
• Training staff on system functionality as developed.
• Report on project progress
• Experience using Atlassian Suite – Jira, Confluence, etc
• Background in Finance/Accounting projects

Required/Desired Skills

SkillRequired /DesiredAmountof Experience
Involvement in prior technology implementationsRequired10Years
Leading requirements gathering and validation with SMEsRequired10Years
Requirements and Use Case documentationRequired10Years
Testing system functionality against requirements and specificationsRequired10Years
Identify and develop necessary test dataRequired10Years
Create and execute test planRequired10Years
Training staff on system functionality as developedRequired5Years
Report on project progressRequired5Years
Experience using Atlassian Suite – Jira, Confluence, etcRequired5Years
Background in Finance/Accounting projectsRequired3Years
Excellent communication skillsRequired10Years


Question1The Contractor must report any disciplinary action, misdemeanor or felony convictions to the State for any temporary IT staff provided. Do you agree to this requirement?
Question2Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI Management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that a resource can be reached during his or her absence. The client has the right to dismiss the resource if she or he does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question3This requirement falls under the E-RTR process. The candidate MUST submit their Right to Represent electronically following the process to be considered. Do you accept this requirement?
Question4Please list candidate's email address.
Question5The Vendor Rate for this position is -. Do you accept this requirement?
Question6INTERVIEW DATES: Interviews will be conducted on [April 8, 10] only to submit candidates available for interviews on the date(s) provided.
Question8SHOW YOUR WORK - In the summary of qualifications field under the details tab of the candidate's profile, you should explain why your candidate is the best fit for this position. Please confirm that you have thoroughly validated and attested to the accuracy of the credentials listed throughout this candidate's VectorVMS profile and resume according to Section 5.2.5 of ITS-009440. Do you confirm? Candidates will get rejected if an agency cuts and pastes the candidates' resumes into this field.
Question9DOM DoIT contractor personnel are now required to undergo additional background check investigations (run by DOM DoIT) before starting, requiring the completion of several waiver forms & fingerprint processes. The selected candidate will be responsible for completing all the necessary waiver forms, scheduling and completing the fingerprinting process, and returning all completed items to DOM DoIT for processing. Please confirm you have discussed this with your candidate, and he/she will comply if selected.