DBA Opening in Everett, WA

Scott M. Jenkins sjenkins at everett.wednet.edu
Wed Jul 22 10:17:23 PDT 1998


Everett Public Schools-Human Resources
3715 Oakes Avenue Everett, WA  98201
(425) 388-4710

POSITION	
JOB #: 98-52-DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR -INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP	
Reports to the Director of Information Systems and Technology

SALARY	
$55,372 - $64,097 (Professional and Technical Salary Schedule) Salary
effective September 1, 1998)

BENEFITS	
A variety of insurance and other benefits are available based on
assignment/FTE

I-9 VERIFICATION	
New employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Form presenting
proper documentation before being hired

CRIMINAL HISTORY,	
Federal/State Criminal History Background Clearance will be required

RECORD VERIFICATION AND FINGERPRINTING	
(employment status contingent on verification)

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES,	SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS	
Informix certification; or willingness to attend training and receive
same Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or equivalent from
an accredited university or college

JOB SUMMARY
This position performs operational DBA functions.  Responsibilities
include monitoring application and database performance, maintaining
database applications, producing advanced Structured Query Language
(SQL) reports, and providing technical assistance for the applications.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
-Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or equivalent from an
accredited university or college
-Three years minimum professional experience as lead or senior Informix
Database Administrator
-Strong knowledge and background in database administration
-Well-versed in developing and establishing policies for database
administration
-Strong SQL experience
-Strong UNIX shell script writing experience
-Basic UNIX operating system knowledge and process control experience
-Project management experience a plus

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
-assist the Director of Information Systems and Technology in
communicating with and supporting the Districts staff regarding its
management information systems computer applications and systems,
-responsible for managing database performance tuning, capacity
planning, writing advanced SQL reports and system procedures, database
backup and restore processes, recommending configuration changes for
system enhancement, data modeling, logical and physical design, data
security, and disaster recovery,
-in cooperation with systems analysts, troubleshoots and resolves
database problems or errors in applications or reports and serves as
primary liaison with software vendors for product support,
-analyses, tests, schedules, and implements database and application
installations and updates,
-assists with Data Center operations as assigned  ,
-trains key users in report generation and generates sophisticated
reports as needed,
-checks reports for general accuracy,
-liaison with the Information Systems and Technology technical staff
with network connectivity, installation, configuration, and
troubleshooting
trains staff members in use of applications.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (continued)
-assists in preparation and maintenance of operations procedures and
practices documentation,
-performs related duties and assumes other responsibilities as may be
assigned by the Director of Information Systems and Technology,
-excellent planning and scheduling,
-ability to work independently and set priorities to meet performance
deadlines,
-demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills,
-ability and experience in making presentations,
-demonstrated ability to interact effectively and professionally with
people in a variety of situations,
-ability to evaluate processes for efficiency and effectiveness and
present recommendations,
-initiative; willingness to learn and understand all aspects of the job,
-ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment,
-ability to communicate technical information to non-technical
audience/group,
-must be able to contribute to a team environment in a professional,
positive, and supportive manner.

CONDITIONS
The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be
supplemented as necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment with prolonged exposure to computer visual display
screen.  Inflexible deadlines and interruptions; requires visual
concentration on detail, dexterity and precision; required to sit for
prolonged periods.  May conduct one-on-one or classroom training of
administrative systems.  May require some travel to attend training. 
Work effectively, independently and in a team environment.  Requires
minimal direct supervision.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must have the following information on file in Human
Resources by 4:00 p.m. by the closing date:

1. Applicants who are not current District employees must submit a
District application
2. Letter of interest providing working experience as it relates to the
knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in this posting
3. Resume
4. Three (3) current letters of recommendation
5. Two (2) Confidential Reference forms (sent directly to Human
Resources)

An assessment of work skills may be required.

SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINES
Screening of application materials will be conducted.  Those selected
will be tested and will be notified concerning an interview.  All
applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application.




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