The Database Administrator is responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating of multiple complex data systems. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Plans and directs the coordination, development, and maintenance of multiple complex computer database systems.
Designs database systems and coordinates the testing and review of programs and ensures that project output meets user requirements, time schedules, and data processing standards.
Consults with users and programmers to identify needs, system capability, and determines requirements for data base design formats and application specifications.
Approves, modifies, and implements data structure changes from user requests, evaluates system performance, space availability, and methodology.
Evaluates new software and hardware, provides cost control, monitors use of resources, and updates cost analysis as required.
Writes or installs utility programs and maintains on-line and batch programs and job control languages.
Provides advice and technical assistance to programmer, applications, and production staff regarding data base systems.
Assists in the development of short and long range planning and provides technical guidance to utilization of current and expanded data base systems.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of complex computer data base systems development and implementation. Knowledge of computer related applications and analysis of data processing programs and
equipment. Knowledge of complex data base and data processing software. Knowledge of complex and advanced programming methods and concepts. Ability to review results and determine the source of problems and recommend corrective actions. Ability to design, implement, and maintain complex data bases. Ability to coordinate and communicate with areas of programming, analysis and design regarding databases and specifications. Ability to diagnose and evaluate system failures and determine effectiveness of database systems.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field; plus four years of experience in database development and analysis.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.