AJ63 - Data Base Administrator I
General Nature of Work:
Administers the support of database products for a mainframe data processing installation; develops data standards, documentation and security and authorization procedures.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
Positions assigned to this class serve as the first-level professional staff in database administration or as advanced-level database administrators. Positions may supervise subordinate technical staff, though supervision is not required for classification at this level. In larger operations, this class may be used for an assistant director of database administration.
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.)
Plans, organizes and administers database system activities.
Trains database specialists and other technical support staff.
Installs and tests database management systems and related systems.
Maintains the physical descriptions of database components; develops standards, data definitions, documentation and design of security systems.
Establishes and maintains contact with vendors for software package support and problem resolution.
Maintains system integrity and compliance with standards; conducts tests to determine the integrity of databases.
Monitors and measures the performance of the database; reports problems to the appropriate individuals.
Helps to ensure maximum on-line availability of the database.
Meets with customers to determine information needs and database requirements.
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 database management systems, concepts and design methodologies.
Knowledge of database structures, operating systems, data security, systems integrity and monitoring and auditing activities.
Ability to prepare and present technical and non technical reports in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to establish positive working relationships with technical staff, customers and others involved in database management.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special 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, technical support or the support of mainframe database management systems.
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 or the support of mainframe database management systems.
MUSC Physical Requirements:
This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.