Data Administrator (#MADZ16)
$61,258.00 Yearly Min / $76,573.00 Yearly Mid / $91,888.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

This class is responsible for analyzing, organizing and managing data as a resource and to promote data-sharing throughout information systems statewide.

Nature and Scope

Supervision is provided by an administrative superior. This class is responsible for organizing and managing an effective data administration and management process that enables State data to be shared and provides defined, verified, complete and current data for use in the State's information systems development projects. A significant aspect of the work involves resolving differences among users on data modeling and design-related issues. An employee in this class is responsible for establishing and maintaining guidelines that support the State Information Resource Management Plan.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Analyzes, organizes and manages an effective data administration and management process for use by information systems statewide in the data dictionary and data modeling areas.
  • Coordinates and negotiates data definition and structure differences between agencies over shared data elements.
  • Creates data administration and management guidelines that support the policies established by the State Information Resource Management Plan.
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of staff; provides technical assistance to staff.
  • Reviews and approves agencies' requests for new or revised data models and designs to improve the management and usage of data statewide.
  • Coordinates data selection with user agencies to ensure integrated data models and designs which enable data to be shared.
  • Provides technical assistance to agencies in preparation of proposals and the evaluation of plans for data base designs and models.
  • Keeps current on new developments and techniques in data resource management and recommends improvements to data management processes and existing information systems.
  • Provides training to information systems staff and user agencies' management on data administration and management guidelines to promote shareable and integrated uses of data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of the concepts, methods and techniques of data resource management and administration.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, methods and techniques of systems analysis, data planning, data modeling and data dictionary system.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, methods and techniques of Information System Development Life Cycle methodologies including the integration of application systems in a shared data environment.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, methods and techniques of project management.
  • Ability to apply management and systems analysis principles, practices and theory to the planning and development of information systems and management systems.
  • Ability to determine the feasibility and application of new developments in data administration to existing State operations.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, model and classify data requirements and arbitrate differences during data definition process.
  • Ability to establish data management guidelines and procedures that provide effective data designs and enable data sharing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Data Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in data administration which includes the integration of application systems in a shared data environment; developing and administering plans, policies and procedures to promote management and sharing of data across enterprise information systems that incorporate business needs and implementing plans to meet those needs.
  2. Three years experience in data resource management which includes developing or maintaining data dictionary, data quality and integrity, data storage/warehousing, data mining techniques, database structure generation and design or data modeling.
  3. Six months experience in information technology project management which includes planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on status of IT projects.