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US: Database Administrator

Date: 26-Dec-2012
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Database Administrator

• 2 years progressively responsible related technical systems design and application development experience in a business environment and 3 years of DBA experience in a multi operating system environment; or • Associate’s degree in IT, MIS or related field and 3 years experience as described above; or • Bachelor’s degree in IT, MIS or related field and 1 year experience as described above; or • An equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. Appointing Authority May Also Require: • Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver’s License and endorsement, if any. • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations. • Candidate to demonstrate competency, technical knowledge, and skill. • Other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials relevant to a position. Work Performed • Oversees the development and organization of databases. • Assesses and implements new technologies with a long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to the business applications of the organization.

• Works with the transaction processing area to develop both the physical and logical database administrations functions; helps with the development of processing databases and computing environments. • Works with others in IT to build the logical database area and provides technical guidance during all phases of the development process. • Instructs and develops technical support and applications staff to better utilize on-line processing databases; provides and designs tools to assist in the management of the database and transaction processing environment; works to provide a working model of transaction processing for capacity assessment and planning. • Forms a methodology of ongoing assessment of database performance and the identification of problem areas. • Develops a security scheme for database environment; assists in disaster recovery if necessary. • Provides leadership to applications, technical support and operations staff during the design, development and implementation of applications. • Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing policies and procedures require change; or where new ones need to be developed. • Works with vendors in assessing and implementing new technologies. • Designs logical and physical databases applying knowledge of database design standards. • Determines if project requires creating series of new programs or modifying existing programs that access data stored in databases. • Makes changes in the database such as defining, creating, revising, and controlling the databases. • Determines and enters changes to data dictionary descriptions, including type, structure and intended use of data within the system using a computer or assigns data entry work to programmers. • Develops data models describing data elements and how they are used. • Creates descriptions to enable the programmers to understand how programs should access data. • Writes descriptions of how users access data, referred to as logical database. • Writes physical database description, such as location, space requirements, and access method, to protect enterprise data against unauthorized access and accidental destruction • Adds, deletes, and modifies data items in the data dictionary.

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