- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $47,881.00-$76,432.00 Yearly
A Database Specialist I is the intermediate level of work designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems for computers. Employees in this classification do not supervise.
Employees in this classification receive moderate supervision from a Database Specialist Supervisor or other information technology administrator. Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays and may be subject to call-in.
The Database Specialist I and Database Specialist II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Database Specialist I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed and the Database Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.
Defines databases including defining user requirements, developing data definitions, data flow diagrams and maintaining the data dictionary;
Develops logical and physical database designs and ensures appropriate modifications to the design models or schema;
Establishes initializing procedures and data element naming conventions;
Coordinates the installation and implementation of database management system software and related software tools with vendors, other information technology staff and system users;
Maintains security and integrity of data by specifying access policies, standards, methods and parameters, by developing standards for applications programs, by establishing recovery plans to minimize data loss and system downtime and by performing back up routines for the database management system software and for the stored data;
Monitors database performance and makes modifications and adjustments to database architecture, storage methods and management system software to fine tune the database for optimum response time;
Monitors capacity and allocates space according to overall needs of system users, available data storage and database management system requirements;
Trains programmers and system users on techniques for efficient use of database management systems;
Troubleshoots problems related to availability of data to system users, space, database software, data flow, information storage, or data access;
Coordinates the database management system interfaces with other information technology units;
Evaluates technical information and makes recommendations to management regarding procedures, software and hardware for managing databases;
Prepares long and short range plans for feasibility of conversion to database management systems from existing file structures;
Reviews technical literature and attends workshops, seminars and training classes to keep abreast of the latest developments in database management systems and related information technology;
Performs other related duties.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems for computers;
Knowledge of database management systems, software and tools;
Knowledge of generally accepted computer programming languages;
Knowledge of operating system data, communications software and relational databases;
Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of computer systems and data communications networks;
Skill in implementing, controlling and evaluating database management systems;
Skill in documenting new and revised database management systems procedures and standards;
Skill in using diagnostic and performance tools and other software products to maintain established standards for database management systems;
Skill in applying inductive and deductive reasoning to reach logical solutions to database problems;
Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with system users, vendors, computer operations personnel, programmer analysts and technical support specialists.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology related field to include course work in database management systems.
Notes: 1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate plus thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology-related field to include course work in database management systems may be substituted for the required education.
2. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and one year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or maintaining and modifying operating systems for computers may be substituted for the required education.
3. Experience operating computer systems; or scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining a tape library to process data on computer systems; or converting data from project specifications by developing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages may be substituted for high school education on a year-for-year basis.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Database Administration classifications or Database Administration specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.