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Application Support Analyst

Job ID 6985
Job Location Rockville - MD
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Application Support Analyst analyzes and solves computer issues for Indian Health Services (IHS). Responsible for developing system specifications from the provided business requirements (including associated LOEs for development), as well as tracking those requirements throughout the design, development, testing, and implementation phases. An Application Support Analyst must be able to apply professional knowledge to resolve complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in depth evaluation of variable factors.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

 

Completes testing scenarios, recommends system change requests to enhance functionalities, participates on procurement systems working groups, and provides system briefings.

 

Provides support for all aspects of PlainView including configuration, administration, training, and end user support.

 

Acts as system administrator and Tier 2/3 help desk analyst including supporting end users and developing/maintaining desktop and user quick guides, FAQ’s, and user manuals.

 

Oversees projects from analysis through implementation. May support multiple projects while maintaining support of day to day business.

 

Conducts QA data quality reviews and analysis.

 

Acts as IDW Business Intelligence developer for IHS. Creates monthly and ad-hoc reports for Procurement and Program Office users.

 

Provides all monthly, quarterly and yearly acquisition reports.

 

Participates in all user acceptance testing (UAT) for acquisition systems upgrades.

 

Assists and provides resolutions to issues within IHS.

 

Works with IT and business project teams to understand reporting requirements and to propose solutions by developing management reports, system dashboards and other documents/records using IHS reporting methods.

 

Attends meetings as assigned (e.g., for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform the functions of the position). Maintains Standard Operating Procedures/Desk References for use by other employees when performing backup or relief duties.

 

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

 

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 

 

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.

 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

Associate's degree (or equivalent) or one year certificate from college or technical school. Three (3) years related experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Minimum of three (3) years end user and systems support experience. Experience with Oracle Business Intelligence Answers platform is preferred. Above average experience with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Access, Word, and Outlook) required.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION

May require ability to obtain Security Clearance

 

Professional certification helpful (i.e., Security Plus, A+, ITIL v.3, HDI, MCSA, etc.)

 

JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES

Advanced knowledge and skills using Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, etc.)

Knowledgeable of industry standard terminology with ability to learn basic IHS terminology / procedures

Operational knowledge of Oracle Accounting System (or similar software)

Ability to identify / define viable technology solutions delivering required business capabilities

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to effectively utilize available tools and resources to resolve issues

Ability to work effectively in self-directed manner

Excellent verbal and written communication skills enabling the persuasive presentation of proposed solutions

Ability to collaborate and drive consensus across a diverse group of customers with conflicting priorities

Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

 

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.