Business Analyst

Virginia VA Lottery - Richmond, VA

For more than 30 years, the Virginia Lottery has been building an amazing organization
committed to growth and giving back – and having fun while doing it. We work hard to build
authentic relationships with all Virginians by communicating with them in relevant, unique and
surprising ways. Operating entirely on revenue from game sales, rather than tax dollars, the
Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.6 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.
The Virginia Lottery, an independent state agency, is currently seeking a Business Analyst to join
its Project Management Office.
As a member of the PMO, this position must align efforts with the Lottery’s strategic plans, goals,
and objectives and must effectively communicate ideas and strategies upward and across the
agency to peers and staff.

The Business Analyst (BA) will:
Serve as the contact point for analyzing the business needs of his/her business partners
in order to identify business problems and propose solutions.
Possess enough technical knowledge to work well with all levels of technical staff and
bring business knowledge to projects.
Ensure developed systems are implemented as specified.
Be responsible for creating the business requirements document and assisting with user
and operational documentation, conducting post-implementation project reviews as
needed, and helping to identify necessary user training requirements.
Partner extensively with associated Project Managers and the Manager of Business
Analysis & Quality Assurance to ensure established best practices instituted by the PMO
are followed in accordance with established procedures and methodologies.
Work with customers to understand the overall objectives and how the project or initiative
correlates with business goals and strategies.
Collaborate with business partners and end users to create project requirements, write
requirements documents, draft return on investment (ROI) alternatives, create general
designs and dataflow diagrams, and partner extensively with the Project Manager.
Document various types of project artifacts, including scope documents, business rules,
use cases, process flow diagrams, content analysis, technical specifications, vendor
contracts and user guides.

Minimum Qualifications

The person selected for this position will have:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with major studies in Information Technology, Business Administration or related field.
Five-plus years of experience in business analysis in the information technology arena.
Extensive knowledge of business issues and processes, as well as information technology, resources and enabling technologies.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills and be detail-oriented.
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects of varying complexities, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening skills, as well as oral and written communication skills.
Capability to effectively communicate technical and non-technical concepts to a wide audience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Visio, and Project).
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include:
Advanced degree in Information Technology or related field.
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), or a PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification.
Special Requirements
The selected candidate will be required to pass a background investigation, and possess a valid Driver’s License. Minimum travel required.

Special Instructions to Applicants
The Virginia Lottery is an independent state agency, and as such all positions are exempt from the Virginia Personnel Act, as well as most Executive Branch human resources policies. The Virginia Lottery is a fun place to work and values diversity in the workforce. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The Virginia Lottery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This is the second posting for this position. If you submitted an application previously, you do not need to complete another one.

Only online applications completed in their entirety will be accepted for this position.

The Virginia Lottery will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. If any assistance is needed when applying online, please contact the Virginia Lottery’s Human Resources Department at (804) 692-7000..

Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received. After 5 business days, this position may be closed at any time.