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Database Administrator (#DBADMNEPCU) EPCU
$30.84-$50.44 Hourly / $5,345.60-$8,742.93 Monthly / $64,147.20-$104,915.20 Yearly


Performs duties in the maintenance and administration of databases to ensure efficient storage and recovery of data, optimal system performance, physical implementations, and user access and security in accordance with department/unit objectives.


A Bachelor's degree or higher with a major in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field; and
Four or more years experience in information technology, including
Two or more years of experience in relational database administration experience.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Knowledge of the principles and methods applied to database infrastructure planning, implementation, maintenance and management.
  • Knowledge of database design for relational, hierarchical, OLAP, OLTP and other databases.
  • Knowledge of various other technical disciplines of the industry.
  • Knowledge of information security practices and applicable laws relating to information security, and the effective application of same in a like environment.
  • Ability to research, compile, and summarize statistical data and information that is easily understood by intended audience.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve potential and real operations and system deficiencies to ensure continued and non-disrupted service to system users.
  • Ability to analyze root cause of problems and recommend resolution and preventative techniques.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Designs, develops, implements, integrates and maintains complex databases.
  • Creates shell scripts for task automation.
  • Implements data models, database designs, data access and table maintenance codes.
  • Designs and documents database architecture.
  • Allocates disk space for new tables and monitors space utilization for existing data tables.
  • Resolves database performance and capacity issues, and replication and other distributed data issues.
  • Develops database utilities and automated reporting.
  • Recommends database management systems, hardware platforms and data distributions to be used in system implementations.
  • Ensures the integrity of database files through the daily monitoring of database back-ups, logs and transaction statistics.
  • Designs, implements and tests database backup, recovery systems, database migration and archiving systems and procedures.
  • Directs the maintenance and the installation of new releases of database software.  
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.