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  • 511774
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 10 2022 at 23:55 MST

Arizona Department of Education

The Arizona Department of Education's mission is to advance equity and excellence for all students by serving school leaders, educators and staff, collaborating with communities, and leading with data-driven best practices. Our vision is equity for all students to achieve their full potential!

Senior Business Analyst

School Finance Section

Job Location:

Phoenix Location  

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 10/10/2022

Job Summary:

• This position will be instrumental in the development, maintenance and publication of School Finance related business rules and manuals.
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Create and maintain Business Rules Documentation that will be used to spawn the creation and maintenance of other procedural manuals as well as software requirements documentation
• Collaborate with IT and School Finance staff to provide system enhancement recommendations and to communicate business rules to IT staff for system implementation
• Participate in testing and implementation activities to ensure attainment of desired system enhancements
• Collaborate with other business areas in the agency to provide recommendations for establishing priorities of software development projects
• Analyze and monitor implementation of business rules through review of documents to include, but not be limited to, business requirements, design documents, test plans and other specification documents
• Complete Data Requests from within the agency as well as those from outside the agency and identify opportunities to increase publicly available data through new reports and data extracts
• Serve as a liaison between School Finance and school districts and charter schools for School Finance systems
• Plan and develop presentation materials and facilitate training for LEAs on electronic reporting to School Finance

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Business rules and system requirements documentation
• Problem management and gap analysis
• Software development and maintenance
• User Acceptance Testing (UAT) with end users and IT, including coordination and user acceptance sign-off
• Applicants must have experience in end-user support for departments in government or the private sector and as a Business Analyst
• Generate business requirements by gathering and identifying the necessary components needed by the end-user
• Effectively communicate with both technical users and business users
• Create and maintain professional training materials, process documents, and policies and procedures
• Comprehensively write business rules
• Build interpersonal relationships
• Effectively communicate verbally, in presentations, and through written means
• Advanced skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access, and Excel.
• Intermediate skill using SQL
• Learn quickly, to reason, and to make decisions with little or no supervision
• Lead others to achieve stated deadlines and to produce expected results
• Analyze complex programs, data, and information issues
• Analyze systems and/or diagnose processes in a business work environment
• Resolve routine technical issues as they apply to user training and support for business rules and applications related to the submission, collection, and reporting of data and information from School Finance internal and external customers
• Operate successfully in a strong team environment
• Possess analytical thinking
• Abstractly solve problems

Selective Preference(s):

• Preference will be given to those applicants with a bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Technology, or a related field.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
• Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.


ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
• Tuition reimbursement program available for education/professional development advancement
• Hybrid schedule (combination of telework and in-office) may be available for some job roles
• Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
• Deferred compensation plan
• Accrued sick leave and vacation leave
• Ten paid holidays per year
• Wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


You will be required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) upon your 27th week of employment, subject to waiting period. On or shortly after, your first day of employment you will be provided with enrollment instructions and effective date.

Contact Us:

The Arizona Department of Education is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at HumanResourcesGroup@azed.gov.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.