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AJ60 - Data Base Specialist

Band 5  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Participates in the support of database products for a mainframe data processing installation.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Checks database statistical reports, ensuring that backups were successful.
Receives training in the concepts and specific applications of selected software products.
Assists in the testing of new database products.
Prepares written reports on the efficiency and performance of a database.
Assists database administrator in writing programs to support database management systems.
Maintains the physical descriptions of database components.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of physical database structures and operating systems.
Knowledge of methods and techniques of database management.
Knowledge of higher-level programming languages which access the database.
Ability to assist in the preparation of non-technical reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff.
Ability to communicate effectively.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

An associate degree in computer science or information systems and experience in systems development and maintenance or technical support.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

An associate degree in computer science or information systems and three years experience in systems development and maintenance, technical support.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.


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