The Database Administrator position requires extensive and advanced knowledge of administrative computer processing systems, an in-depth understanding of administrative business operations, and a complete understanding of how business operations and automated systems integrate. The Database Administrator works as a member of a team which includes other system administrators, helpdesk personnel, and the network services group as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide database, software, and OS management and support for the enterprise. Manage a portion of the automated administrative systems and processes relating to the College's general operations including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, student billing, general ledger, registration, academic history, payroll, personnel, development, alumni relations, residence life, financial aid, admissions, interface systems, and web-based electronic commerce operations.
Regularly exercise discretion and judgment to insure that best IT practices are followed and that continuous business operations which rely on technology are possible indicated by the following examples:
Determine how continually changing operational and procedural practices within the enterprise will impact administrative systems, and if warranted, implement changes with or without user approval.
Prioritize and act on requests for assistance, special projects, and allocation of system resources.
Plan and implement special projects assigned by other departments that may impact multiple departments within the enterprise.
Work with secure data, and assess user access to secured or private files.
Evaluate and install software enhancements that may affect enterprise operation.
Work closely with key executives and department administrators to develop policies and procedures regulating data structures and user access to secure information.
Constantly develop and utilize professional knowledge. Routinely apply professional, advanced knowledge in order to sustain and enhance enterprise technology operations indicated by the following examples:
Assess, evaluate and enhance the integration of administrative department processes with automated administrative data systems.
Create, update and adjust automated processes to meet continually changing business needs on own or at user request.
In conjunction with departmental administrators and executives, plan and implement operating system and administrative software upgrades and enhancements.
Identify and implement procedures to address user needs quickly and efficiently.
Develop, enhance and maintain a plan for user testing and migration to new software upgrades and products, so as not to adversely affect business operations.
Monitor system performance and adjust parameters accordingly to optimize the use of the administrative systems and available resources.
Develop and maintain a plan for testing, implementing, and measuring the results of system performance enhancements, and consult with support groups as needed.
Continually strive to reach an optimal level of function and automation between administrative departments.
Document critical procedures to insure business continuity.
Work as a contributing member of the ITS team..
Provide supervisor regular and detailed reports of progress on assigned tasks upon request. Notify supervisor of problems or issues which should be addressed at the executive level.
Attend training sessions, read instructional manuals, and read industry periodicals to maintain a current understanding of the various operating systems and maintained software.
- A Bachelors of Arts or Sciences degree in an IT or IT related field including coursework in modern programming languages, a working understanding of operating systems and systems programming; OR a Bachelors of Arts or Sciences degree in a relevant field, additional coursework and study in modern programming languages, and at least three years of systems analysis and/or programming experience in an academic or similar setting.
- Experience and/or training which provides the following knowledge, ability, and skill:
- comprehensive understanding of the general operation of an academic organization
- considerable experience in systems analysis functions with a focus on administrative computing systems, and with a preferred understanding of relational database concepts
- excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to write and deliver system documentation, and the ability to present workshops and training sessions relevant to administrative computing systems use.
- practical experience in systems security, audit systems, enhanced user security, Internet security issues, installing third party software products, and performing system tuning, both at the operating system level and the application level.
- experience with Internet related concepts including electronic mail, file transfer, web servers, domain name servers, and DHCP/BOOTP databases.
- ability to provide detailed verbal and written communication regarding system planning.
This position does not require any supervisory duties.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
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