Job ID: MNSITE-2029 (90090311)3P
Remote Forestry BA with GIS/ESRI, restoration, silviculture, timber harvest, harvest planning, and state forest resource management/DNR experience
Location: St Paul MN (DNR) Work will be completed remotely.
Duration: 15 months
Interview: Interviews will be conducted through Microsoft Teams
Attachments: RTR/Skill Matrix
Positions: 1 (1/1)
• Five (5) years’ experience Business Analyst role
o A Master’s degree substitutes for three years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree substitutes for two years, or an Associate’s degree substitutes for one year
• Two (2) engagements lasting more than twelve (12) months in Business Analyst role
• Knowledge of state Forestry activities including restoration, silviculture, timber harvest, and harvest planning.
• Knowledge of the theories and principles of state forest resource management.
• Experience with all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle.
• Lead BA experience.
• Bachelor’s degree in Information Services.
Description of Project
MNIT Services (MNIT) is partnering with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on the Forestry Management Project, which will develop and implement a modernized DNR Forestry management system that will support all aspects of planning, growing, managing, and harvesting State of Minnesota managed forests.
MNIT @ DNR is seeking a Business Analyst to complete analysis that will serve as input to a detailed design documentation package for the development of an integrated Forestry Management System. The Resource will perform all functions of advanced business analysis to provide map based timely, statistically reliable, and accurate information that results in achieving yearly timber offer targets. Work will be completed as part of a BA team to manage requirements, detailed design documentation, and the build of multiple complex modules.
• Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints.
• Write requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely. Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate.
• Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements specifying an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those must base their work on the requirements.
• Coordinate Business Validation to verify that a set of end-to-end business processes function as intended.
• Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project.
• Manage changes to baselined requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools.
• Provide knowledge transfer.
• Communicate complex technical information verbally and in writing with diverse stakeholders.
• Build relationships with diverse stakeholder groups that are geographically disbursed.
• Review, maintain, and ensure detailed design documents are mapped appropriately and system development adheres to the documentation.
• Based on detailed design documents and system requirements, recognize key integrations between multiple forestry modules and communicate inconsistencies as they arise.
• Conduct system testing to ensure requirements as specified in detailed design documents have been met.
• Follow up with business partners and vendor on outstanding issues, adjusting communication formats and styles as appropriate for the audience.
• Write draft test cases and document user acceptance testing feedback. Translate feedback from end users to all stakeholders and the vendor.
• Document instructions and develop training.
• Facilitate discussions and create an understanding of GIS concepts and ESRI tools with project teams.