I'm trying to create an account that's allowed to view and manage jobs and maintenance plans. The point is I don't want it to have administrator rights, just rights for reading and writing to DBs and managing the jobs and maintenance plans.

How do I do this??? So far I've found out that it is not enough to just giver the account the db_backupoperator on each DB. And there doesn't seem to be any predefined 'backup operator role'.