[Jobs] FW: Assistive Tech position in PA: Business Analyst 2

Rovig, Lorraine LRovig at nfb.org
Mon Mar 25 15:31:44 CDT 2013

From: DeNotaris, David [mailto:ddenotaris at pa.gov]
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:28 PM

Hi, please distribute this exciting opportunity far and wide


Good Day;

The PA Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is soliciting applications for the civil service job specification of Business Analyst 2 to be based in Dauphin County/Harrisburg, PA area. Working within the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, the Business Analyst will train counselors and staff on upgrades and enhancements to assistive technologies such as JAWS and Zoom Text; create and monitor policies and procedures in regard to program compliance, and vendor management; and coordinate the development and maintenance of information technology applications to support assistive technology program operations with the Office of Information Technology.

Would you please share this information with your members who possess an Assistive Technology background and have business process analysis experience?  An example of business process analysis work is when a Business Analyst works with business users to develop and implement improved business processes for their application to an IT system in support of their organization's policy.


Here are the job summary, job requirements, and essential skills for the Business Analyst 2 employment opportunities as found on the PA State Civil Service Commission website at www.scsc.state.pa.us<http://www.scsc.state.pa.us>:


You will consult with users to develop and implement improved processes for their application to an Information Technology (IT) system.  This will involve collecting, analyzing, and documenting business rules and processes, and recommending system change requests.  You will prepare queries and reports using various reporting software packages.  Additionally, you will modify and develop user acceptance test scenarios, and troubleshoot system, data, or process problems.

You will also lead business requirements-gathering sessions with business and technical resources for complex system development projects.  This will involve analyzing legislation or business documentation to determine the necessary changes in information technology or business processes to meet the objectives of an agency initiative.


You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of the test announcement.

You must be a Pennsylvania resident, of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Minimum Requirements

One year as a Business Analyst 1; OR 1 year as an Information Technology Trainee; OR 1 year of business process analysis experience and a bachelor's degree; OR 5 years of business process analysis experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience or appropriate experience for the required education.  Unrelated experience or education will not be accepted.


The test will be administered on a computer at a testing location.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us<http://www.scsc.state.pa.us> OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission office.

You will have a maximum of 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

Subject Area

Number of Questions

Analyzing Written Information


Effective Expression


Effective Working Relationships


Principles and Methods of Information Technology


Analyzing Numerical Information




Here is the link for the Business Analyst 2 open test announcement:


The following link, How to Get a Civil Service Job, provides detailed application procedures for interested candidates who wish to apply.


Completing the Application

When you want to make application go to the home page at www.scsc.state.pa.us<http://www.scsc.state.pa.us> and on the left side you will see Online Services. Click on first time user to set up your user ID and password. Once you are registered you can view open jobs and apply via the drop down box. Next, locate the Business Analyst 2 test announcement found under the Administration, Accounting and Fiscal Control heading and click on it to begin the application process. Please remember to save your information as you complete the form.  Once you submit the application, you will be asked to schedule your test.

NOTE: When drafting your application, whether online or manually, for a given position, you must clearly specify in writing that you meet the minimum standards as listed on the test announcement; failure to incorporate these minimum standards can result in an applicant being found unqualified for a given position.

Walk-In-Testing Information (in case test dates are full or if you would like to test on an earlier date then what you have scheduled)
Walk-In testing is an option on most testing days on a first-come, first-served basis based upon "available seating". Since these events are unpredictable, applicants are advised to call the PA State Civil Service Commission or testing center before visiting to see if walk-in testing is an option.

If interested, candidates should make application as soon as possible at www.scsc.state.pa.us<http://www.scsc.state.pa.us/>.  If you (or your members) have additional questions, or require clarification on the application process, please feel free to contact Human Resource Analyst Susan Zehner at szehner at pa.gov<mailto:szehner at pa.gov>.

We appreciate your assistance with our recruitment effort!

David J. De Notaris | Director
Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
1521 N. 6th Street | Harrisburg, PA 17102
717.783.3784 (P) | 717.772.1629 (F)
ddenotaris at pa.gov<mailto:ddenotaris at pa.gov>
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
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