Business Analyst [Information Technology]

  • Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Information Technology
  • Experienced

Organization Overview:

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 423 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia to help the Region achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation.

Position Summary:

ARC seeks a highly organized and collaborative team player to join our Information Technology Division as a Business Analyst to participate in the development and implementation of business solutions across the enterprise, with a particular focus on ARC's grants management system. The successful candidate will conduct research and analyze information from all stakeholders and design business requirements and functional specifications to improve grants management capabilities in both existing and new systems.  Assist in the ongoing support of those systems, and develop and deliver training to stakeholders. Requires a general knowledge of grants management function and a basic understanding of ARC’s mission. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Solid knowledge of the software project development lifecycle and standard software project management methodologies, including requirements definition, testing, design development, implementation, documentation, training and ongoing support.
  • Strong expertise with relational database systems and organizational data management, including knowledge of SQL, stored procedures and database management.
  • Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing data, including generating reports and dashboards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships of the IT components involved in computer systems, networks, web services, databases, etc.
  • Strong networking skills with superior thinking, reasoning and cognitive abilities.
  • Advanced expertise of data formats (HTML, XML, JSON & PDF) and proficient in Microsoft tools, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Visio.
  • Core competencies: accountability, adaptability, collaboration, communication, critical analysis.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and to bring an energetic and innovative approach to the work.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Degree in Management Information Systems or other subject requiring technical analysis is highly desired.
  • Extensive experience with complex database systems, such as grants management systems, financial systems, or CRM systems is required.  Experience of grants management programs highly desired.
  • Successful completion (prior to hire) and maintenance of background security review.

Why ARC?

Great Benefits:  ARC offers a collaborative work environment and a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, 401(k), paid time off, commuting subsidy, professional development, etc. This is not a federal position; however, if a federal employee is selected for this position and transfers without a break in service of more than three calendar days, he or she may be able to continue his or her retirement and life/health insurance benefits. ARC generally follows the General Schedule Salary Table of the Federal government.  ARC’s grades denoted by “NF” are equivalent to the federal grade(s) on the GS chart.  This position is an NF-13 (DC locality).

Strong Mission: Curious about the work we do at ARC? Read more about our newly-released strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned, to check out our goals for the next five years. Our team is dedicated to innovation, partnerships, and investments in the Appalachian Region to help achieve socioeconomic parity with the nation. See our work in action at the Appalachia Envisioned Roadshow, where ARC is hitting the road to highlight those strategic goals and how Appalachia’s 13 states are working to achieve them. 

Equal Employment Policy
ARC is an equal employment opportunity employer and endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of ARC’s business. If an applicant believes he or she requires such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, he or she should contact the Director, Human Resources. If an applicant has any questions or concerns, he or she should reach out to the Lisa Pansegrouw, Director, Human Resources at 202.884.7770 or at

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