Service New Brunswick (SNB) Property Assessment Services (PAS) is responsible for performing annual valuations on all properties within New Brunswick. This is a year-round process and several applications have been built within SNB to help support this process. SNB is responsible for maintaining and enhancing these applications to support evolving business needs.
The primary system used by PAS in support of day-to-day operations is EvAN. It has several limitations that constrain its utility, including lack of geospatial capabilities. It is nearing end-of-life and discussions are ongoing regarding its eventual replacement.
However, it is also generally recognized that its replacement is years away and continued support of PAS’ operational needs is dependent on development of ‘bridging solutions’ to meet their near-term needs until an EvAN replacement is established.
One of the key capabilities lacking within EvAN involves mass updates to portions of the property dataset based on user-defined logic. As a stop-gap measure, a series of external tools based on Microsoft Access were developed over successive years. These tools utilize an export of a portion of the EvAN dataset and permit PAS to manipulate the data en masse and export it for eventual ingestion by EvAN. Continued use of these tools is problematic for many reasons:
The Technology Services (TS) Division of Service New Brunswick wishes to procure the services of a single resource capable of providing Project Management (PM) and Business Analysis (BA) services, in concert with key TS and PAS resources, to analyze and manage the move away from the external Microsoft Access tools noted in Section 1. The resource will report to a TS Manager who will provide leadership/supervision regarding overall duties and work assignments.
The analysis will verify anticipated benefits to the business and the platform upon which the replacement solution will be based. Once this has been established, the project will be defined, the team struck, and the project managed to completion by the candidate.
Along with BA responsibilities, the successful candidate will be required to perform PM duties and create standard project management deliverables according to the standard SNB PM framework.
The successful candidate will be expected to produce the deliverables described in Section 11.
Written and spoken competency in English
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in project management, with examples provided.
A minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in business analysis and requirements elicitation, with examples provided.
Strong problem-solving skills, including analyzing a current, possibly sub-optimal solution and proposing a better alternative that can be implemented within time and other system constraints.
3 years gained in the last 7 years
Experience in architecture where multiple systems and domains need to be considered from an enterprise view.
3 years gained in the last 7 years
Excellent communication skills and experience presenting solutions to a group of technical and business stakeholders.
2 years gained in the last 7 years
The successful candidate will be required on a full-time basis for a period of 210 working days, between May 13, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
Work Location and Travel
Office space with current technology and access to necessary information will be provided at Brookside Place, Fredericton, NB for the duration of the engagement. The resource will have the ability to occasionally work off-site; however, time onsite will be required when providing training or hosting workshops.
The successful candidate must deliver the following to successfully complete the engagement:
Job Type: Contract
Salary: $50.00 to $75.00 /hour