Systems Analyst II

Recruitment #220516-UNCB-119

Introduction

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Under immediate supervision, assists in analyzing Medicaid Management Information System Enterprise software. Prepares systems tests for review and develops appropriate documentation.  This class describes those positions that perform apprentice level work as a systems analyst.  They will work under close supervision assisting in analysis work and will have no supervisory responsibilities.  This series represents a general classification of systems analysts who perform a wide variety of general analysis work in support of one or more of the specialized MMIS Enterprise functions. Generally, these incumbents are concerned with the ongoing maintenance/enhancement of the MMIS.  This series is responsible for conferring with users and assisting in designing systems changes to meet user needs and analysis of systems performance.

PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES: 
- Assists in analyzing and defining program logic, screen layouts, reports and testing criteria to support existing and/or development of new and enhanced Medicaid or Health Care-related systems.  Reviews specifications for new programs and/or modifications to existing programs, either batch or on-line.
- Engages system users to develop detailed logical flow charts; analyzes workflow charts or diagrams representing problems.
- Assists in preparing test data and procedures to test programs to determine if they meet program specifications and evaluates program accuracy.
- At times with senior analyst’s assistance, confers with direct system users and other stakeholders to identify system user requirements, identify solutions, determine and select technology applications, evaluate existing Medicaid applications and identifies potential changes to the MMIS system.
- Communicates any system issues for prompt resolution and/or making presentations as designated by manager.
- Assists in analyzing agency policy for application systems, operating systems, and data processing personnel using Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) processes and CMS seven standards and conditions.
- Identifies and defines deviations from policy and plan requirements and consults with Medicaid Enterprise agencies to obtain necessary modifications for compliance with such requirements.
- Assist in analyzing agency plans for conformity with minimum mandatory standards; assists in assimilating agency plans into state-wide plan; evaluates actual results for comparison with budgeted objectives.
- Reviews technical literature and specialized publications concerning private sector and government application systems and operating systems to maintain a high degree of familiarity with new developments and enhancements.
- Identifies the potential for transferability of applications systems, hardware, and/or operating systems; and utilization of excess capacity, and the potential for joint development efforts among various agencies throughout the Medicaid enterprise.
- Assist in preparing cost/benefit analyses.
- Develops a plan of approach and preparing standard methodologies for all phases of data processing development and life cycle management.
- Assist in developing and analyzing data processing plans for state agencies not having the capacity to do so.
- Detects and identifies deviation from expected program results; diagnoses symptoms to isolate the failing component.
- Conducts and/or participates in structured system walk-throughs.
- Confers with users to identify needs and/or discuss solutions; evaluates existing systems and recommends necessary changes to enhance the system.
- Communicates agency problems to Manager in order to facilitate problem resolution.
- Assist in developing and analyzing data processing plans for state agencies not having the capacity to do so.
- Support for Medicaid operational staff.
- Schedules and participates in structured walkthroughs.
- Receives training in writing and testing detailed programming specifications.
- Performs related work as required and assigned.

TRAVEL: Travel on an “as needed” basis.

Accommodation Statement:
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, national origin, or genetic information. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at 405-522-7335.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE AND BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Knowledge of state data processing environment, technical terminology and resources, budget objectives, system requirements, scheduling methods, organizing and planning techniques, and results expected at pre-established check points.  Skill in gathering, organizing and presenting data to personnel with technical and non-technical backgrounds; oral and written communication, establishing professional working relationships, planning for hardware installation, evaluating benefits against costs, and translating user terminology to and from data processing terminology. 

PREFERENCE:  Preference will be given for baccalaureate degree in computer science or management information systems.

SYSTEMS ANALYST II EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in the area of Information Technology, Computer Science or a closely related field AND
- 1 year of experience in computer programming, systems analysis, or defining technical specifications for a large health care related system OR
- Eighteen (18) months of DP Analyst/Planning Specialist I experience OR
- An equivalent combination of education and/or experience totaling five (5) years.

PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN TO CANDIDATES WITH:
- Two or more years’ experience in analysis and or design of a managed care or other health care related system; or analysis and implementation of a major system modification