JOB TITLE: Database Administrator

LOCATION: Austin, Texas

START DATE: ASAP
DURATION: Initial contract through March 31, 2012 with PROBABLE extension.

DUE DATE: COB 10/11/11



JOB DESCRIPTION/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

DSHS IT requires this worker to be responsible for data analysis and database management. Worker will be involved in maintenance, enhancement, designing of data dictionaries, physical and logical database models, and performance tuning. Knowledge of SQL Server 2000-2008 utilities and production tools used for data storage management to support the Application Development team. Coordinates physical changes to computer databases; codes, tests, and implements physical database, applying knowledge of data base management system. Designs logical and physical databases reviews description of changes to database design to understand how changes to be made affect physical data base (how data is stored in terms of physical characteristics, such as location, amount of space, and access method).

Other Special Requirements:

Workers may be accessing sensitive or confidential data; must be able to pass a background check.



Minimum Requirements:

Years
Skills/Experience

8
Involved in maintenance, enhancement, designing of data dictionaries, physical and logical database models, and performance tuning.

8
Establishes physical database parameters. Codes database descriptions and specifies identifiers of database to database management system or directs others in coding database descriptions.

8
Evaluates users' requests for new data elements and systems, incorporates them into the existing shared data environment, and provides technical assistance.

8
Executes the procedures necessary to save, retrieve, and recover databases from hardware and software failures within established procedures.




Preferences:

Years
Skills/Experience

5
Designs and builds relational databases. Develops strategies for data acquisitions, archive recovery, and implementation of a database. Cleans and maintains the database by removing and deleting old data.

5
Assists with the installation of database software and with analyzing, designing, and implementing databases. Assists in benchmarking and threshold testing of databases and with establishing and controlling necessary database security.

5
Microsoft SQL Server 2000-2008 database experience.