Title: DB2 Administrator
Location: Jackson, MS
Duration: 24 months +
Type: Contract
Expected Start Date: February 2012


DB2 (Z/OS) Database Administrator duties include at a minimum the following tasks.
  • Design, implement, monitor, and troubleshoot DB2 databases and DB2 database system applications;
  • Migrate from non-relational databases to relational databases;
  • Consider and recommend the most appropriate normalization level for the DB2 environment;
  • Train developers in the protocols involved in accessing and updating in DB2;
  • Provide project leadership for various initiatives in the DB2 services area;
  • Perform logical and physical database designs, implement and support new and existing tables;
  • Monitor DB2 space usage and database performance;
  • Perform database reorganizations as necessary;
  • Maintain current disaster recovery plan for mainframe operating systems infrastructure including DB2, system utilities;
  • Establish and maintain recoverability, performance and capacity planning facets of the database systems;
  • Evaluate client specifications, design all databases necessary to complete client requests and provide technical guidance to other members of a project team;
  • Create DB2 performance statistics for the agency;
  • Perform new development work; and
  • Transfer current systems to a new platform.


Technical Skill Set

  • Expertise in administration of DB2 databases
  • Expertise in Relational database design and maintenance
  • Expertise in the use of z/OS,
  • OS390/MVS and DB2 version 8 or higher database utilities
  • Experience in creating and maintaining DB2 database systems
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining recoverability, performance and capacity planning facets of the DB2 database systems
  • Proficient in performing DB2 database and system administration on an IBM Mainframe z/OS operating system


Desired Technical/Business Skill Set
  • SQL Server 2005 or higher
  • Knowledge of Federal Assistance programs under the direction of Health and Human Services
  • Java
  • .Net
  • ADABAS
  • Natural