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Business Analyst Full-time

at Virginia VA Lottery in Virginia (Published at 13-07-2018)

At the Virginia Lottery, we work hard and play even harder. For almost 30 years, we’ve been working and playing together, building an amazing organization committed to growing and giving back – and having fun while doing it. We work hard to build authentic relationships with all Virginians by allowing them to experience our “We’re Game” brand in surprising, relevant, and unique ways. Operating entirely on revenue from game sales, rather than tax dollars, the Virginia Lottery generates over $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. In short, we’re game for fun, and we’re game for education by contributing to Virginia’s future one play at a time. Are you?

We know the Virginia Lottery is a great place to work, but don’t take our word for it. The Richmond Times Dispatch named the Lottery a 2018 Top Workplace. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check us out on YouTube.

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.

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.



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