Delaware State Police

Data Administrator (#L89847)

- hourly / - monthly / - annual

Pay Grade


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.

Principal Accountabilities

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.  Manages the DSP data warehouse which is a data information mart containing data sets from multiple slated entities to include DSHS, Public Health and DELJIS.
  • Coordinates and negotiates data definition and structure differences between agencies over shared data elements.  Manages a data sharing environment with public health and the Delaware Information and Analysis Center with the Drug Monitoring Initiative.  These merging of data sets allows for analysis by DIAC analysts via a common definitional platform.
  • Creates data administration and management guidelines that support the policies established by the State Information Resource Management Plan.  Provides data dictionary identification, connectivity and articular drawing of system connections for the data share system of DIAC. 
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of staff; provides technical assistance to staff.  Provides statistical reports to identify gaps in police services, provides assistance in gap mitigation strategies and evaluates best practices within DSP/DIAC.
  • Reviews and approves agencies' requests for new or revised data models and designs to improve the management and usage of data statewide.  Provides identified data sets for statistical analysis for the Office of Highway Safety, Del-Dot and NITSA.
  • Coordinates data selection with user agencies to ensure integrated data models and designs which enable data to be shared.  Provides guidance in data modeling within DSP and with DELJIS via the Law Enforcement Users Groups to enhance statistical analysis via DSP's SPEAR program.
  • Provides technical assistance to agencies in preparation of proposals and the evaluation of plans for data base designs and models.  Provide guidance for DIAC to further data integration modeling and configuration of system applications utilized for analysis.
  • Keeps current on new developments and techniques in data resource management and recommends improvements to data management processes and existing information systems.  Member for the Delaware State Police Real Time Crime Center and the DIAC strategic research team for evidence base policing implementation.

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 defintion processes. 
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Applications 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 implementing plans to meet those needs.
  2. Three years experience in data resource management which includes developing or maintain 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.


Conditions of Employment

Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  A satisfactory criminal backgr5ound check is required as a condition of employment.  This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate/applicant selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or,  may decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.


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Additional Information

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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