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Business Systems Analyst

We are looking for a Business Systems Analyst to manage and coordinate projects with the business units. This is a full time position with competitive benefits and a starting annualized salary of $58,617 commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The application deadline is Monday, June 25, 2018.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire.  Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

Duties of the Position

The Business Systems Analysts is responsible for evaluating, designing and documenting business processes for agency business units.  This position will lead KPERS business units through a functional and technical system development life cycle (SDLC). This will require the position to coordinate and document system change requirements, interfacing with business units to create solutions which satisfy our user’s unique business needs while considering the overall functional requirements of the agencies applications. The Business Systems Analyst must work closely with staff from all divisions and with contracted vendors throughout the scope of each project to ensure effective and efficient teamwork throughout the project team.

For a complete job description call 785-296-1476 or email [email protected].

Benefits

  • Health, Dental & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in management information systems, computer science, business or related field.  Experience may be substituted for education as determined relevant by the agency.

Experience Required

Three years of professional experience working in a Business Analyst role or similar position performing design, analysis and documentation for business solutions. Experience working in a pension administration or benefits claim environment is a plus.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of project management principals and software development lifecycles.
  • Knowledge of working with system development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies specific to requirements elicitation and analysis, business processes analysis and modeling, user interface design, preparing business design specifications, and logical data modeling.
  • Experience with computer-based products aimed at supporting one or more software engineering activities within a software development process; business intelligence, and screen prototyping.
  • Experience writing detailed plans and reports, documenting business processes and creating project deliverables
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software including Outlook, Word, Excel, Confluence, Microsoft Project and other computer software applications
  • Ability to write SQL queries in Microsoft SQL Server to procure test data.
  • Ability to execute task plans, manage time effectively across multiple simultaneous project activities, and meet target deadlines.
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), working with all levels in an organization.
  • Demonstrated success as a team leader.
  • Ability to speak comfortably in front of audiences of 10 people or more.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical language to users in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Commitment to excellent customer services.

To Apply:

Application deadline is Monday, June 25, 2018. All of the following steps must be completed.

  • STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form. (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
  • STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form. Submit your online application to the Ks Public Employees Retirement System (listed under R for Retirement System). Use requisition number 189934.
  • STEP 3: Submit all additional required documents to Julie Baker, 611 S Kansas Ave, Suite 100, Topeka, KS  66603, fax: 785-380-2103 or e-mail to [email protected]
    • Required Documents
      • Resume
      • Cover letter
      • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate - must not be expired (see below)
  • All required documents must be submitted or your application will be considered incomplete and may result in ineligibility.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.  KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

Project Manager

We are looking for a Project Manager to lead all phases of project planning including concept, development, implementation and execution. This is a full time position with competitive benefits and a salary range of $82,019 to $123,028 commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position will be open until the positon is filled.

KPERS provides disability and death benefits to protect public employees while they are still working, and guarantees them lifetime benefits when they retire.  Our membership includes people from all walks of life in a variety of jobs with one thing in common - serving Kansans. The fiduciary standard is our guiding principle and driving force. That means we put the interest of our members first and foremost and are committed to providing them the best possible service.

Duties of the Position

The Project Manager will direct and manage KPERS’ projects from beginning to end. They will be responsible for overseeing the work breakdown structure, critical path, and change control while ensuring required resources are available. This positon works closely with staff from all divisions and with contracted vendors throughout the scope of each project to ensure effective and efficient teamwork throughout the project team. Specific duties include:

  • Collaborate with the System’s senior management team to define project scope, goals and deliverables that support the System’s mission, goals and core values.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Prepare budget estimates and adhere to budgetary parameters.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and coordinate project activities with staff from all divisions.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and track progress and milestones ensuring effective communication with team members, senior management team, Trustees and other stakeholders in a timely and clear method.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members, senior management team and other stakeholders. Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations to high-level stakeholders such as the legislature, Trustees, senior management, and the Chief Information Officer of the Kansas Information Technology Office.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans. Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors. Facilitate an effective and efficient team environment.  Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

Benefits

  • Health, Dental & Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid Holidays & Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Covered Parking
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Education Required

High school diploma required.

Experience Required

Bachelor’s degree in business or related field from an accredited college or university and five years of previous project management experience is required. Preferred qualifications include: an advanced degree in business or related field from an accredited college or university, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management
  • Ability to critically analyze project status based on numerous measures and indicators.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-paced and rapidly changing team environment.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, vendors and staff from each division.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse audience including agency staff, senior management, Trustees and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify issues and potential issues that could adversely affect project scope, schedule and cost.
  • Ability to interpret and understand Kansas Information Technology Office requirements and mentor project team participants in order to stay in compliance.
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to explain complex information to others in an understandable manner
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and to maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of people
  • Commitment to excellent customer service

To Apply:

• Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All of the following steps must be completed.

  • STEP 1: Register by completing the online Personal Data Form at https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/applicant-data. (Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)
  • STEP 2: Complete the official State of Kansas application form at http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply. Submit your online application to the Ks Public Employees Retirement System (listed under R for Retirement System). Use requisition number 189756..
  • STEP 3: Submit all additional required documents to Julie Baker, 611 S Kansas Ave, Suite 100, Topeka, KS  66603, fax: 785-380-2103 or e-mail to [email protected]
    • Required Documents
      • Resume
      • Cover letter
      • Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate - must not be expired (see below)
  • All required documents must be submitted or your application will be considered incomplete and may result in ineligibility.

Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate:

Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a State Tax Clearance Certificate. A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual’s account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. Applicants are responsible for submitting their certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency. This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. More Info

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.  KPERS is an ADA/EEO employer.

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