Colorado State Tester I (CBMS) in Denver Metro, Colorado

Tester I (CBMS)



Tester I (CBMS)


$3,830.00 - $4,600.00 Monthly


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Governor's Office of Information Technology

Job Number



6/20/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

For the purposes of minimum qualification and comparative analysis, ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

The Governors Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visa's for employment purposes.

What We Do:

The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.

At OIT, we recognize that "how" we deliver is as important as "what" we deliver. Our core values define our character, and each employee is expected to embody these values in all the work we do:

SERVICE: Serving the people of Colorado

Intentionally and generously serving others for a better Colorado.

INTEGRITY: Demonstrating credibility and sincerity in our work

Inspiring confidence and trust in the Governor's Office of Information Technology through our personal conduct.

TEAMWORK: Collaboratively working together at OIT and across the state

Working cooperatively with others and engaging in constructive dialogue to overcome difficult challenges

RESPECT: Appreciating and acknowledging the role, diversity, and contribution of those with whom we work.

Consistently conducting ourselves in a way that shows regard and thoughtfulness to others.

COURAGE: Pushing boundaries to foster positive change

Proactively and positively pursuing the transformations necessary to address tough issues and drive innovation.

Why We Want You:

We want your expertise, positive energy, drive to succeed and love of this great state as we work to elevate the expectations Coloradans have of their government.

What You'll Get From Us:

At OIT you will find an opportunity to contribute meaningful work to support and serve Colorado residents. It's your chance to combine your love of technology with public service. Plus, you'll have great benefits, motivated team members, and opportunities for flexible work hours and advancement.

Check out this video to see why our employees love working for the Governor's Office of Information Technology:

Description of Job

Job Summary:

This position provides subject matter expertise to be used in testing modifications prior to implementation of such to the Colorado Benefit Management System (CBMS) and Program Eligibtlity and Application Kit (PEAK). CBMS is a statewide eligibility determination application for case programs (Adult Financial, Food Assistance, and Colorado Works) and Medicaid programs (Medical Assistance and Child Health Plan Plus). This application houses several tracks (e.g. Benefit Issuance, Client Correspondence, Periodic Reporting, etc.) which the UAT tester should be familiar with. PEAK is the online application system where the citizens of Colorado may apply for cash or medical benefits. Work within this position will continuously test enhancements to the system as well as ensure the system remains stable by doing regression testing on the system. The tester will write test scripts and scenarios with the intent to thoroughly test the functionality of the enhancements being made. These scenarios will be shared with the project owner and other Program Area staff to make sure the tests meet their needs as well. Using the defect tool, the tester will also ensure and bugs found during testing are resolved before certifying the project. lt is also the responsibility of the tester to rematn up to date on all changes that are made to the system through Release Trainings and system documentation.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Writing Test Plans, Test Scenarios and Performing Test Scenario Execution - 50%

  • Coordinate with Program Area and Business Analyst Teams to review business requirements For accuracy

  • Develop test scenarios in accordance with business requirements

  • Execute test scenarios to ensure appropriate business functionality

  • Report defects using the defect tracking tool; report defects appropriately to Program Area and Business Analysts throughout testing effort to ensure issues are resolved in accordance with business need

  • Coordinate with Program Area and County Testers to ensure adequate test analysis is performed

  • Maintain appropriate documentation of system and testing status

  • Attend project level meetings

HLBR, BRD, and TDD Collaboration to Assist in the Creation of Test Scenarios - 10%

  • Participate in Business Requirement Elicitation Sessions, Business Requirement Document (BRD) and Technical Design Document (TDD) walkthroughs

  • Work collaboratively with the Business Analyst to ensure the requirements are met within the Business Requirement Document.

  • Ask pertinent questions and participate in discussions on issues brought up in walk-throughs

  • Analyze the Technical Design Documents that come back from the vendor and gives input and any necessary feedback to the Business Analyst

Use HP Quality Center for Defect Tracking - 20%

  • Utilize the defect tracking tool to ensure defects are entered timely so that changes can be fixed and retested

  • Use generaI CBMS system knowledge and understanding of new requirements to ensure defects are inconsistent with system design and use

  • Research BRO and TDD and consult with appropriate staff to ensure the issue is a defect and not the system functioning as designed

Analyze Issues in CBMS and PEAK - 15%

  • Research user-reported defects to determine whether issue is the result of a system error or a training error

  • Verify that user-reported defects are resolved prior to changes being released into the CBMS Production environment

Additional Duties as Assigned - 5%

  • Perform any other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Work Experience

  • 2 or more years of experience in benefits management (CBMS preferred)


  • High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years county benefits experience

  • 2 years eligibility program experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • 2 years Data Retrieval with SQL tool

  • Knowledge of SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle)

  • Excellent communication and listening skills

  • Excellent time management skills

Role Based Competencies


  • Determine time, place and sequence of testing. Includes prioritization of multiple tasks and projects

Strategic and Critical Analysis

  • Examining and evaluating Business Requirement Documents in order to create and execute test scenarios

Customer Service

  • As a User Acceptance Tester, put yourself in the role of a CBMS/PEAK/Mobile App user to ensure the user experience flows properly and without errors


  • Proficiency In Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of a SQL tool, understanding of Waterfall or Agile methodologies

Supplemental Information

ADA Accommodations: 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 assessment. 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 OIT 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 assessment date. Failure to provide the medical documentation several days in advance of a comparative analysis could make it impossible for OIT to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation.

To request a reasonable test accommodation for this assessment, please contact the Center for Human Resource Management at (303)757-9216 or the contact listed on this announcement several days before the assessment date.

  • Conditions of employment: A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process, and/or other department-specific screens as required. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or conviction of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Some details to be aware of: Former employees of the State of Colorado who have not left in good standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Comparative Analysis Process: is the selection process used to identify the applicant that fits the job the best from a qualified applicant pool. Applications and applicants are compared to others in the pool to identify a top group. Applicants will be notified of their status in the pool via email.

  • Travel- May require travel to locations throughout the Denver Metro Area.

  • Physical Activities - Sedentary, may require lifting of up to 10lbs.

  • Work Environment - Office work environment.