DATA BASE ADMINISTRATOR I/II
- ABOUT THE POSITION
Note: Salary listed is effective July 24, 2021.
Performs data base development, implementation, maintenance support and related staff training of a routine to complex nature in support of District administrative and business services for centralized and distributed network database applications. The Data Base Administrator will manage and administer Oracle Databases and Microsoft SQL Server Databases, monitor and administer servers hosting Relational Database Management Systems, set up and maintain effective disaster recovery plans, provide support to software development and implementation teams.
Data Base Administrator I is the entry-level class of this professional series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform the more routine analytical and data base maintenance duties while learning District policies and procedures and becoming familiar with departmental systems and practices. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and are performed under more general supervision. This class is alternately staffed with Data Base Administrator II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency, which meet the qualifications for the higher level class.
Data Base Administrator II is the experienced level in this series, fully competent to perform the full range of professional duties. Successful performance of the work requires a thorough knowledge of governmental data base applications design and maintenance and the ability to exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines. This class is distinguished from Senior Data Base Administrator in that the latter is the working lead level in this class series.
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. The Data Base Administrator I is a training underfill position, upon successful completion of the probationary period (520 hours worked to 2,080 hours worked) and the training program, which is up to two (2) years, the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to Data Base Administrator II.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education and Experience:
Data Base Administrator I - Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a closely related field AND two (2) years of full-time systems analysis and/or applications programming experience, preferably in a large-scale computer system environment.
Data Base Administrator II - In addition to the above: Minimum of one (1) year of full-time professional level experience in complex data base definition and installation in a large-scale computer system environment.
Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.
Licensing and Certification: Possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment.
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.
Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.
- EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, prepares, defines, structures, develops and implements data base systems. Defines and implements interfaces to insure that various applications and user-installed or vendor-developed systems interact with the required data base systems. Tests, troubleshoots, refines and documents systems; applies quality assurance and security standards to ensure against the loss of data and a minimal interruption of usage in the event of equipment failure. Plans and develops test data to validate new or modified data base applications; monitors system performance by the use of appropriate utilities, online capabilities and batch reports. Confers with programmer/analyst and customer staff to define functional requirements, perform data modeling and implement final products; resolves errors and interface problems and ensures integrated systems in accordance with development standards. Writes program documentation and user procedures and instructions and assists user departments and staff in implementing new or modified data base applications; tracks and evaluates project and systems progress. Confers with customer staff regarding assigned functional program areas; serves on a variety of committees, project teams and task forces and provides "help desk" support, as assigned. Maintains records and prepares periodic and special reports of work performed. Maintains current knowledge of technology and data base applications and systems. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment in the course of the work; may drive a District motor vehicle or be able to arrange for appropriate transportation between various work sites.
- PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for an extended period of time, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.