State of Maryland

DATABASE SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR (#006074)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $54,257.00-$87,110.00 Yearly


GRADE

19

NATURE OF WORK

A Database Specialist Supervisor is the supervisory level of work designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems for computers. Employees in this classification supervise Database Specialists.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Database Specialist Manager 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 Supervisor is differentiated from the Database Specialist II in that the Database Specialist Supervisor has full supervisory responsibility for lower-level Database Specialists while the Database Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision. The Database Specialist Supervisor is differentiated from the Database Specialist Manager on the basis of supervisory responsibility. The Database Specialist Manager directly supervises Database Specialist Supervisors.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of Database Specialists;

Trains Database Specialists;

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 systems 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 losses 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 systems users, available information storage and database management system requirements;

Trains programmers and systems users on techniques for efficient use of database management systems;

Troubleshoots problems related to availability of data to systems users, space, database software, data flow, information storage or data access;

Coordinates the database management system interfaces with other information technology units;

Evaluates technical data processing 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;

May develop and maintain database management system policies, procedures and standards;

Perform other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of Database Specialists;

Trains Database Specialists;

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 systems 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 losses 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 systems users, available information storage and database management system requirements;

Trains programmers and systems users on techniques for efficient use of database management systems;

Troubleshoots problems related to availability of data to systems users, space, database software, data flow, information storage or data access;

Coordinates the database management system interfaces with other information technology units;

Evaluates technical data processing 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;

May develop and maintain database management system policies, procedures and standards;

Perform other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Mar 24 2009 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006074; EST: ; REV: 3/24/2009;

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