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Senior Database Administrator 

Agency Function
9, Information Technology

Level of Experience
4, Staff


The Senior Database Administrator is an integral member of the Database Team in the Direct Department.  This person is responsible for not only database applications and procedures but also analysis and application development.  The Senior Database Administrator is a key contributor on assigned projects, working proactively and independently.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Database

- Designs, builds and implements relational databases
- Tests databases for performance, fine-tuning when necessary
- Provides documentations on all assigned systems and databases
- Researches and evaluates new techniques and tools, making recommendations to purchase and/or implement when appropriate

2. Application Development

- Authors appropriate programs as necessary
- Tests, documents and implements programs developed

3. Analyzation

- Demonstrates a proficiency in standard application tools, i.e., CHAID, regression, etc.
- Interprets results provided by standard analysis tools and makes recommendations based upon results
- Evaluates new analysis tools and makes a recommendation based upon relevance to Direct Department

4. Communication

- Communicates effectively in both a verbal and written manner
- Ascertains the client’s needs and effectively communicates them back to both the client and account team
- Maintains direct, timely and appropriate communication with clients

5. Agency Operations

- Understands and follows agency procedures, while taking a leadership role in seeking ways to improve upon them
- Ensures that accurate time sheets are kept and submitted in a timely basis
- Remains knowledgeable about the operations of the agency as a whole
- Teaches procedures and operations to subordinates, if applicable

6. Other

- Takes overall ownership of assigned accounts and processes vs. relying on others
- Looks for ways to contribute and add value to assigned accounts and account team
- Has fun!

Basic Skills Needed

- BS in MIS, or a related field
- Minimum of 5 years work experience, preferably in a Direct Environment
- Advanced PC skills (Microsoft Office)
- Data Analysis
- Interpersonal Communication (written and verbal)

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