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Database Administrator II

Company: Newport News Public Schools
Location: Newport News
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Position is responsible to the Supervisor of Technology Operations, for the district-wide implementation, maintenance and administration of the school division's large-scale, complex, database management systems which support mission-critical operations. The position ensures the availability, integrity, security, and efficiency of assigned databases. The position is also responsible for documenting, managing, and maintaining assigned implementation and project plans. Position establishes and interprets policies and operating procedures; evaluates database operations; prepares budgeting and cost analyses. Work requires highly professional customer service to staff and students. Position supervises and evaluates work performance of assigned staff.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field and significant experience in database administration using Microsoft Server Operating Systems, Microsoft SQL, Sun Solaris, and Oracle DBMS; or any equivalent combination of education and experience to include industry certifications that provide the noted knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge in implementing and maintaining database management systems and design techniques and demonstrate the ability to design database system structures and server configurations.
  • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of database system performance monitoring/tuning; capacity planning; testing and restructuring; database backup and recovery and security techniques.
  • Must possess and the ability to analyze system requirements; conduct feasibility studies; and develop database management system standards, procedures, specifications, and documentation; possess the ability to analyze and resolve system problems related to database design and systems operations.
  • Experience in the implementation of integrated student information, financial, work order tracking, and human resources/payroll systems is preferred.
  • Must possess demonstrated successful experience in project planning and management (e.g., new installations, upgrades) involving multiples customer sites.
  • Experience in writing system documentation, system specifications, system requirements, project plans, presentations, correspondence, studies, reports, and training materials.
  • Be able to demonstrate ability to properly develop and maintain accurate documentation.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental peers, departmental technicians and specialist, and all customers served.
  • Must have the ability to direct the efforts and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Must have the ability to effectively explain complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license with a good driving record.
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