Technology Database Administrator

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on March 22, 2024
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General Definition of Work

Under the general direction of the Technology Director, the Database Administrator performs advanced skilled technical and professional work involving the analysis, implementation, administration, and user support of databases, software, and hardware, as well as occasional project lead duties. This position serves as the primary management role to support the Town's database systems and will actively monitor and maintain the system in regards to patches, updates, integrity, and adjustment for growth.

Shift: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

**This position requires on-site work and is not eligible for tele-work**

The Town of Blacksburg is an EEO Employer M/F/D/V

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Monitors operational database environments and performs tuning activities to provide acceptable response times, including end-user access and data communications interfaces
  • Performs database administration functions, such as database backups, simple database sizing and turning, and database security administration
  • Supports staff in the implementation and use of database software for business applications, queries, reporting, and batch processing
  • Troubleshoots operational system and data access problems experienced by users
  • Assists in the design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of databases and application systems, including business analysis, to help identify how business applications and databases can be enhanced
  • Designs, implements, and supports interfaces between databases and other operating environments
  • Creates database tables, queries, and reports
  • Assists in the design of logical and physical data models
  • Installs and configures software on servers and workstations for appropriate database access
  • Tests new versions of server, database, and business applications software before distribution
  • Performs installation and migration of application system and database components
  • Establishes and maintains database system documentation
  • Assists in training users on business application and database use
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
  • Other duties to provide direct or indirect service to the citizens may be assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no direct supervisory duties but occasional project leadership duties may be required for specified projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as technical procedures and system operating and maintenance manuals
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of users and customers to obtain requirements, explain procedures, and resolve problems
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Tact and cooperation required
  • Communications involve both facts and opinions and coordination such as scheduling meetings or repairs with other Town employees and stakeholders
  • May provide leadership and guidance as a work leader
Computer Skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices related to database management systems and database management
  • Operational knowledge of database management systems, primarily Microsoft SQL Server
  • Familiarity with data definition, modeling, and logical design concept systems, including design, implementation, and administration of file servers, software, and desktops
  • Familiarity with modern techniques in system analysis and design
Education and Experience
  • A bachelor's degree and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Requirements
  • Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record
  • Must be 18 yrs old or older
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse, and to install equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
This position requires the appointee to work in an office. This is not a remote work position. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Blacksburg, Town of (VA)

300 South Main St

Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060