This position has been exempted from CDOT's internal hiring freeze. The eligible list created from this announcement will be used to fill current and future vacancies which may come available during the life of the list.
Method of Appointment: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created. However, there is the possibility that appointment(s) may be made by transfer, reinstatement, disciplinary or non-disciplinary (voluntary) demotion, trial service reversion, placement due to return from military service or a business need that results in another method of appointment not stated.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE POSITION
The Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) Division of Transportation Development (DTD) seeks an individual with strong technical and analytical skills to serve as the division’s Business Process Expert (BPX) in support of the division’s use of SAP, CDOT’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
A CDOT BPX works closely with CDOT’s business owners and CDOT’s SAP IT support group including the Business Process Architect in order to identify and prioritize the changes and enhancement to the SAP system. Within SAP, this position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing three modules – the Long Range Plan (LRP), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ), and Performance Measures. It works closely with CDOT staff and consultants to ensure that SAP is meeting the needs of DTD while supporting the SAP needs of the entire department.
This position reports within DTD’s Performance & Policy Analysis Unit. The unit illuminates for CDOT’s customers and management the performance of the department. The unit produces an array of performance-based reports including CDOT’s Annual Performance Report, which communicates CDOT’s results in key areas including congestion, safety, pavement, bridge quality, and maintenance.
CDOT’s 3,300 employees are responsible for planning, design, construction, maintenance and related functions of the state's 9,142-mile highway system, including 3,703 bridges. Each year, Colorado's state highway system handles over 26.1 billion vehicle miles of travel. Although the Interstate system accounts for only about 10 percent (914 miles) of the total mileage on the state system, 40 percent of all travel takes place on our Interstate highways.
CDOT offers a variety of benefits for employees including:
- Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month),
- Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
- 10 paid holidays per year
- RTD Eco-Pass
- Medical and dental plans
- State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
- Choice of 2 retirement plans
- 401K and 457 plans
- State paid Short Term Disability coverage
- Credit Union Membership
- Work life programs
- Tuition reimbursement programs
See the CDOT website for complete information on benefits at http://www.coloradodot.info/topcontent/employment/benefits.html
Support the 90+ staff members of DTD in their use of CDOT’s enterprise resource planning software (SAP) by identifying opportunities for reports and SAP improvements, gathering requirements, troubleshooting issues and developing process enhancements.
Lead the efforts to maintain the LRP, CMAQ, and Performance Measures modules in SAP, while leading the design and development of these modules in CDOT’s new SAP Public Budget Formulation (PBF) software, streamlining processes and responding to current business requirements as needed.
Lead the department’s development of performance dashboards to help automate the tracking and timely reporting of performance information.
Support CDOT’s evolution of integrated performance-based planning, performance-based budgeting, and decision-making by contributing significantly to the ongoing development of PBF, multi-asset management, benefit-cost analyses of projects, long-range planning and resource allocation, and other performance-related activities.
Understand the processes and performance-related information within CDOT’s many other technology systems to foster this evolution.
Communicate regularly with supervisor and management in non-technical terms to translate business needs into technical requirements and make recommendations on responding to those business needs.
Become an expert in reporting tools including Business Explorer, Xcelsius, and Crystal reports.
Analyze complex project and financial data within SAP and recommend improved data entry and data management practices throughout the department which promote enhanced decision-making capability.
Determine the level of effort and assess feasibility of proposed new or modified functionality within SAP, working with ERP Support Team, ERP Operations Steering Committee, and business owners.
Resolve open support tickets and communicate status with users and other BPXs as needed. Provide leadership for SAP training needs for DTD.
Manage concurrent projects, timelines, resources, and priorities.
CDOT EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree (or certified equivalent degree if from a non-U.S. or non-Canadian institution) in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or field related to the major duties and responsibilities of this position.
AND at least three years of full-time professional experience in any of the following fields: information technology, business analysis, performance-based planning or management, or project management that INCLUDED at least one year of experience in using enterprise resource planning software such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, or Peoplesoft.
Experience in the area of performance measures, dashboards, or performance-related planning or budgeting activities using enterprise resource planning software is preferred.
A graduate degree in any of those fields can substitute for the Bachelor’s degree requirement and up to one year of professional experience but may not substitute for the one year of stated required experience.
Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
The Exceptional Candidate will be a professional with proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Excellent verbal communication skills and strong technical writing skills.
Demonstrated experience in enterprise resource planning and data management software, including Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Crystal Reports, Xcelsius.
Demonstrated experience in the area of performance measures, dashboards, or performance-related planning or budgeting activities.
Demonstrated experience in measuring and reporting on performance indicators.
Demonstrated experience in managing small to mid-sized Information Technology or software projects and coordinating a large group of contributors.Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments in a demanding environment.Ability to distinguish critical and complex tasks from simpler tasks and prioritize accordingly.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
This position is required to operate vehicles during the work day, so must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado driver's license with a driving record that does not exceed our application limits, which include:
Prior to appointment you may be requested to provide a copy your motor vehicle record to verify your possession of a driving license and that your record does not exceed CDOT's established limits
- Seven or more violations while operating a motor vehicle in the last seven years, four or more violations in the last three years, or three violations in the last year.
- Any reckless driving violation within the last three years, or two or more reckless driving violations in the last seven years.
- Any driving offense within the last three years that was caused by alcohol or drugs, or two or more convictions for driving offenses involving alcohol or drugs in the last seven years.
- Suspension or revocation of driver’s license in the last two years, or two or more suspensions or revocations in the last seven years.
Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment examination. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the disability which justifies the accommodation. Because it requires several days for CDOT to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the exam date. Failure to provide the medical documentation several days in advance of an exam could make it impossible for CDOT to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation.
To request a reasonable test accommodation for this examination, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the ADA Coordinator, Ben Cordova, at (303)757-9594, 4201 E. Arkansas Ave., Denver, CO 80222 several days before the exam date.
The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through competitive examination of merit and fitness. Part or all of the exam for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the applications to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.
Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Responsibilities, Education and Experience Requirements, Exceptional Candidate, and Necessary Special Requirements sections as listed above. Attach additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your score or inclusion in the final pool of qualified candidates.
Appeal Rights: If you believe the decision regarding the acceptance of your application for inclusion in the assessment process or the content and/or conduct of the assessment for this position was arbitrary, capricious or contrary to rule or law (scores and ranks are not considered as conduct or content), you may view the instructions for the review/appeal process and complete the Colorado State Personnel Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form found at: www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DPA-SPB/SPB/1232721347216 . Appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date of rejection of your application or the administration of the examination
To be eligible to request a transfer a current state personnel system employee must:
Eligible transfer candidates must submit a complete application following the directions in this job announcement in the "how to apply section." Individuals eligible for transfer, non-disciplinary (voluntary) demotion, or reinstatement will be required to participate in the competitive assessment process in order to be considered for this vacancy.
- have been in his/her current position for at least one year;
- be currently classified in the same class or with the same grade maximum as announced;
- meet the minimum qualifications listed in this announcement, and;
- have at least a level satisfactory performance rating. In addition, CDOT employees in current positions for less than one year or in a Hard to Fill position for less than three years must receive written approval from your appointing authority to seek a transfer.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete Applications must include the following documents:
1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online in JobAps using the link below
2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (please submit online in JobAps using the link below)
3) A cover letter explaining how your education and experience qualifies you to meet the minimum qualifications and "exceptional candidate" competencies as well as the duties of this position. Be sure your cover letter clearly explains relevant experience in these fields, including the names of software used, your role in selecting, developing, implementing and maintaining business or technology systems, and the net benefits that your activites provided the organization. Please upload to the tab on your application or email to Kathy Pickard at the email address listed below.
If you have any questions please call Kathy Pickard, HR Specialist, at 303-757-9797 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email.
Although not required at the time of application, a legible copy of your official or unofficial college transcript(s) or NACES credential evaluation report may be required to verify your education at some point during the selection process for this position.
Please Note: Uploaded files within your online application cannot exceed 1 MB in size. Files larger than 1 MB cannot be opened or viewed once submitted, so cannot be reviewed for consideration for this position.
Only complete applications will be given consideration.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.
Colorado Address Confidentiality Program (ACP): If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-214, please notify the HR office or analyst listed on this announcement so that you are provided the appropriate time extension for notifications provided by U.S. mail. The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less.
YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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