Job Details
  • Reference385847A_1642405473
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted4 months ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an EL1 Assistant Director on a contract for 6 months.

About the Role:

Assistant Directors - Business Analyst work to understand how the agency functions in order to achieve its purpose and goals. This involves understanding the agency's capabilities required to deliver its services to customers and stakeholders.

They develop an understanding of the current state of the agency or identifying future business needs in order to meet the agency's purpose. Business analyst staff seek to define and validate solutions that meet business needs, goals, or objectives.

Assistant Directors - Business Analyst analysis and integrate information provided by a large number of customers, staff, IT professionals, executives, customers and external stakeholders. They are responsible for understanding the core needs and requirements of stakeholders and the agency.

They may also work to facilitate communication between business units. They often play a central role in aligning the needs of business units with the capabilities delivered by information technology or business activities, and may serve as a translator between different stakeholder groups. Working under the broad direction of senior staff, they exercise a considerable degree of independence, with decision making substantially dependent on their own professional judgement and consideration of wider agency implications.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties may include some or all of the following:

  • collaborate with others to clearly define and clarify business needs to create an action plan, solution report or business case for consideration of senior staff
  • liaise with a range of stakeholder to understand, gather and analyse their core requirements and concerns in order to meet their needs and the agency's business objectives
  • implement business analysis approaches that may include specifying team roles, deliverables, analysis techniques or stakeholder communication
  • assess the current state of the business to identify and recommend improvements for consideration by senior staff and provide strong analysis, verification and validation on the recommended improvements
  • conduct stakeholder analysis to increase engagement with a range of key stakeholders to effectively understand cross business functions
  • facilitate and lead communication across business units with a range of key stakeholders and represent the agency at a range internal and external forums
  • develop requirements and communication through scope, traceability and maintenance
  • produce and review business analyst artefacts and documents that may include risk analysis, scope modelling, problem tracking and sequence diagrams
  • prepare and implement change management plans and/or communication plans
  • prepare, perform and coordinate elicitation requirement techniques such as brainstorming, workshops, prototyping, observation or interviews, and confirm or report on results
  • prepare, review and contribute to clear business and stakeholder requirement documentation including prioritising, organising and verifying the requirements
  • lead the examination and organisation of requirements to record and identify dependencies, relationships and logical sequences
  • define the process that will be used to approve requirements for implementation and manage change to the solutions or requirements scope
  • review and consider project documentation and agency processes to determine deliverables
  • conduct risk analysis and problem tracking to mitigate potential issues
  • prepare and implement requirements management plan, including testing and quality assurance strategies and activities
  • implement performance metrics and reporting tools to effectively measure work, outputs and objectives
  • specify and model requirements through analysis using textual statements, matrices, diagrams and formal models
  • identify business analyst deliverables, the scope of work for the business analysis activities, resource allocation and estimates for business analyst work
  • promote the reason for a business change or capability that is required for the agency and/or contribute to the capability gap analysis
  • contribute to contract and procurement activities that may include Request for Tender (RFT), Request for Quotes (RFQ), evaluation criteria or cost estimates based on business requirements
  • assess and validate solutions to determine how closely the solution meets the agency's objectives
  • develop clear and defined work plans and timeframes for self and team in the context of business priorities
  • manage and mentor staff including coaching and guidance to build knowledge and capability.

Knowledge required:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • business analysis techniques and tools
  • relevant business principles and practices
  • legislation, policies, procedures and information management requirements relevant to the work area
  • the agency's privacy, ethics, workplace health and safety and security protocols
  • relevant business systems and tools.

Key skills/personal attributes:

Ability to:

  • understand the audience and context to effectively tailor communication and communication style
  • perform high level research, analysis, apply logic and creativity to constructively problem solve
  • develop and manage a range of internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • collaborate , negotiate with and influence staff and stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes
  • facilitate groups, workshops and meetings
  • manage and resolve conflict using appropriate strategies
  • demonstrate strong system and lateral thinking with a cognitive view
  • make decisions that are based on professional judgement in the context of a complex and changing environment
  • prioritise competing tasks and work collaboratively to deliver quality outcomes.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline security clearance.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.