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Systems Analyst - Advanced

Audit and Finance, Health and Human Services, Information Technology


Systems Analyst - Advanced

  • 493490
  • 801 E MAIN ST , Downtown, RICHMOND, Virginia, United States, 23219
  • Department of Social Services
  • Audit and Finance
  • Health and Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time (Salaried)

Title: Systems Analyst - Advanced

Hiring Range: Up to $114,768/yr. (salary commensurate with experience)

Agency: Department of Social Services

Location: Dept of Social Services

Agency Website: www.dss.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

The chosen candidate must report into the office in Richmond, VA at least once a week.

At the Virginia Department of Social Services, we put people at the center of everything we do. We believe that every Virginian can live a life of dignity and that all voices, ideas and experiences contribute greatly to our pursuit of excellence. Inspired by continuous improvement, we commit ourselves to listening, learning and cultivating environments of trust, respect and positive engagement. Together, we are mission-driven, eager to achieve, and passionate about bringing the best of who we are to those we serve.

We design and deliver high-quality human services that help Virginians achieve safety, independence and overall well-being. We are a $2 billion agency – one of the largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia – partnering with 120 local departments of social services and 31 community action agencies, along with faith-based and non-profit organizations, to promote the well-being of children, adults, and families statewide. We proudly serve alongside 1,650 (state) and 12,200 (local) human services professionals throughout the Social Services System, who ensure that thousands of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens have easy access to the services and benefits available to them.

This position directly supports the Department’s compliance with State and Federal financial accounting and reporting and the Prompt Pay Act by providing functional and technical support of the Division of Finance’s applications.

This position directs and/or may be identified as a senior team member that participates in coordinating information technology staff to support the assigned functions for the assigned projects and tasks. This includes the maintenance of systems and management of issue resolution. The Systems Analyst provides strategic direction to improve processes, systems, and operations. Coordinates with Financial Systems, Division of Finance (DOF), Division of Information Technology Services (DIS), and other technical staff to determine project scope and provide level of effort estimates.

The incumbent provides expert guidance and makes recommendations for effective utilization of Oracle eBusiness features to address the objectives and business processes of the Finance Division.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Considerable experience in systems administration of Oracle eBusiness applications, security functions, and technical architecture.
  • Demonstrated capabilities to support the delivery of large complex projects or to function as a group leader and/or integral team members.
  • Extensive experience in analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and production support of large complex automated systems.
  • Considerable experience in systems administration, configuration, and support of Oracle eBusiness Suite products, applications, databases, and architecture.
  • Considerable experience in multiple IT areas with several years of relevant senior subject matter expertise in the following areas: High level and detailed designs; system architecture, production systems, online and batch processing environments; system to system real time interfaces; system to system batch and data transfer interfaces; full life cycle development of information systems.
  • Experience in systems with n-tiered architectures.
  • Comprehensive experience in analyzing and evaluating user requirements for possible automated solutions.
  • Experience monitoring tasks progress and redirect resources as necessary to balance priorities against assigned workload to ensure quality solutions.
  • Ability to assist manager and application analysts with creating test plans for testing functionality of each module after maintenance is performed or changes are made to the application set up and configuration.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage overall application patch level control process.
  • Demonstrated experience with maintaining chronological documentation/logs of any changes made to the setup/configuration of the application.
  • Demonstrated ability providing direction to team for “best practices” in development and support of applications.
  •  Demonstrated experience creating an environment in which the personal goals, individual interests, and opinions are subordinated to the unity and efficiency of the group as a whole.
  • Skilled in technical design, testing, and problem resolution working with teams and business partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, create project plans, and track resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in Oracle Forms/Reports, PL/SQL and other development tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Selected candidate(s) must successfully pass a fingerprint-based criminal history background check. A record of criminal history does not automatically bar an applicant from consideration. Employment verification will be conducted to include current/previous supervisory employment reference checks.

VDSS will record information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

This position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration will be in accordance with the Commonwealth’s Teleworking policy.

Selected candidate may be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

To be considered for this position, you must submit a Commonwealth of Virginia application or resume through the on-line “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site no later than 11:55 p.m. on the closing date listed. Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position.

VDSS values the service and experience of our Veterans. As such, Veterans are encouraged to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni also are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants, if requested, during the application and/or interview process.

Virginia Department of Social Services does not provide sponsorship. The Virginia Department of Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity within its workforce.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application or resume. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply. For more information about our employment practices, please visit our “Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan”. Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days of the closing date.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDSS offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching – Employee Benefits.

If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this document through the “Virginia Jobs” (RMS) employment site when you apply.

Contact Information:

Name: VDSS - Division of Human Resources

Phone: dssrecruitment@dss.virginia.gov

Email: dssrecruitment@dss.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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