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Database Administrator (Series)

  • ... Reno, Nevada, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 141487 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on:

Database Administrator (Series)   

JOB TITLE:

Database Administrator (Series)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Reno Nevada United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility, overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County.
TMWA has a highly skilled workforce who ensure the around-the-clock treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water for more than 400,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.


We are looking to hire a Database Administrator at the Staff or Senior level, to join our Information Technology Department.


ABOUT THE POSITION

The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering on-premises and cloud-based databases, including base definition, structure, documentation, long range requirements, operational guidelines and protection.
The incumbent recommends and establishes database standards, maintains data integrity and security controls.


The Staff DBA works to provide database and BI support to multiple client groups, including customer service, water resources, operations, and finance while maintaining current applications or developing new applications to meet the needs of Truckee Meadows Water Authority.
Incumbents are recognized as having the experience, certifications, and responsibility for making final technical decisions and have influence on the overall outcome of a project or tasks.
Staff DBA's perform under general supervision and guidance.


The Senior DBA differs from the staff level in that incumbents at the senior level perform more complex database and information technology work.
Incumbents are recognized as having the experience, certifications, and responsibility for making final technical decisions and have influence on the overall outcome of a project or task.
Senior DBA's perform under general supervision and guidance.


The Principal DBA differs from the senior level in that incumbents perform significantly more complex database and information technology work.
Incumbents are recognized as having the highest authority within the work group and manage projects including the implementation of programs and procedures while performing under minimal supervision and guidance.


Progression from one position title, level or designation is not automatic nor guaranteed and is based on business need.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
We believe that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.
That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities.
Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor TMWA to just the work identified.
It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.


  • Responsible for the installation, configuration and upgrading of Microsoft SQL and Oracle databases.
  • Establish database design, testing and implementation processes.
  • Implement and maintain database security, i.
    e.
    , create and maintain users/roles and assign privileges in accordance with IT procedures and policy.
  • Create, update, and maintain systems to minimize downtime and risk of data loss.
  • Establish performance monitoring criteria and methodology.
  • Backup and Recovery of databases.
  • Install, Maintain, and Support Linux and Windows operating systems that host databases.
  • Maintain and improve various web applications.
  • Monitor and work with Information Systems and IT staff to maximize performance of applications that interface with the database.
  • Work with staff to fine tune applications and databases to ensure optimal performance.
  • Participate in the setup and installation of production and development server equipment for database servers.
  • Participate in the setup and installation of all computer/computer infrastructure equipment including both physical and logical security for such systems.
  • Provide technical troubleshooting and consultation to development and testing teams.
  • Interface with vendors for technical support.
  • Utilize SOPs, SDLC, work practices and checklists to perform daily work for quality, repeatability, and efficiency.
  • Create and update processes (SOPs, work practices and checklists) that require action.
  • Maintain awareness of software product developments and trends in technology and determine if and how they can be used to enhance operations or productivity at TMWA.
  • Assist with meeting budget guidelines.
  • Meet service level agreements.
  • Participate in product development process by providing feedback on customer support and deployment.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude and support of company business goals.
  • Strive for continuous improvement.
  • Serve as an effective, positive IT team member.
  • Support BI initiatives.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.
A typical way to obtain the minimum requirements is:

Experience: two (2) to ten (10) years (depending on the level of DBA work performed) of increasingly responsible experience database administration, computer programming, and system design.

Education & Training: An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.
Bachelor or Master Degree(s) in IT, MIS, Computer Science or related field is required.


Must have working-level knowledge of the English language including reading, writing, and speaking English.


CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

A valid Nevada (or California depending on state of residency) Driver License at time of hire and continuing thereafter and ability to maintain insurability under TMWA's vehicle insurance policy.


Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation during hire and periodically thereafter during employment.


This position is considered a safety sensitive position and employment is contingent upon the results of drug and/or alcohol testing which includes screening for marijuana.
The presence of marijuana or other screened for substances on any employment related substance test may result in a refusal to hire or termination of employment.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:
  • Relational database design, data query, and formatting languages such as SQL and T-SQL, and data access such as ODBC.
  • Microsoft cloud-based data and BI tools, including, but not limited to: Data Lake Storage, Data Factories, Dataflows, Data Pipelines, Workspaces and Connections.
  • Client/server technologies, distributed computing concepts, application development methodologies, and networking concepts.
  • Programming languages such as SQL, Python and R and with data management tools such as Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Synapse and Power BI.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Skill with relational database systems and technologies (MS SQL and Oracle).
    Direct experience with Microsoft SQL.
  • Develop conceptual and logical database designs including entity relationship diagrams and relational schemas.
  • Create functional requirements from client input and develop them into written technical design specifications and select appropriate technical methodologies to meet project objectives.
  • Multitask to handle a variety of assignments with multiple interruptions.
  • Work effectively and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment subject to changing priorities.
  • Meet client and management expectations by being consistently punctual, reliable, and flexible.
  • Implement decisions and changes as needed; exercise independent judgment in problem solving, separating issues that can be resolved at the staff level from those requiring higher level review.
  • Remain objective and represent differing points of view.
  • Initiate and maintain cooperative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
    Skill, ability, or experience to contribute as a team player in a respectful and professional environment.
  • Enhance knowledge of existing and emerging technologies by attending trainings.
  • Work with other team members to improve the process needed to provide quality support to customers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Be participatory in organizational and IT department meetings and team building activities.
  • Be punctual regarding work hours established by TMWA.
  • Be mentally and physically alert during working hours.
  • Programming languages such as SQL, Python and R and with data management tools such as Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Synapse and Power BI.
TMWA is an equal opportunity employer.
It is TMWA's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, gender, religion, age, national origin, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
TMWA's commitment to equal opportunity includes all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination.


All decisions affecting any terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, salary, disciplinary action, and an employee's caregiving responsibilities, will be made without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, gender, religion, age, national origin, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


TMWA complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.
If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at hr@tmwa.
com or 775-834-8294.


TMWA is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the health and well-being of our employees.
That commitment is jeopardized when any of our employees illegally use drugs at home or at work, comes to work under the influence, possesses, distributes, or sells drugs in the workplace, or abuses alcohol on the job.
As part of our commitment to safeguard the well-being of our employees and to provide a safe environment for everyone, TMWA has established a drug-free workplace policy.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

141487 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707244384-0d77b525d0ee1de8b69342708cf8aad9

LOCATION:

Nevada United States

CITY:

Reno

Job Origin:

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility, overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA has a highly skilled workforce who ensure the around-the-clock treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water for more than 400,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

We are looking to hire a Database Administrator at the Staff or Senior level, to join our Information Technology Department.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for planning, coordinating, and administering on-premises and cloud-based databases, including base definition, structure, documentation, long range requirements, operational guidelines and protection. The incumbent recommends and establishes database standards, maintains data integrity and security controls.

The Staff DBA works to provide database and BI support to multiple client groups, including customer service, water resources, operations, and finance while maintaining current applications or developing new applications to meet the needs of Truckee Meadows Water Authority. Incumbents are recognized as having the experience, certifications, and responsibility for making final technical decisions and have influence on the overall outcome of a project or tasks. Staff DBA's perform under general supervision and guidance.

The Senior DBA differs from the staff level in that incumbents at the senior level perform more complex database and information technology work. Incumbents are recognized as having the experience, certifications, and responsibility for making final technical decisions and have influence on the overall outcome of a project or task. Senior DBA's perform under general supervision and guidance.

The Principal DBA differs from the senior level in that incumbents perform significantly more complex database and information technology work. Incumbents are recognized as having the highest authority within the work group and manage projects including the implementation of programs and procedures while performing under minimal supervision and guidance.

Progression from one position title, level or designation is not automatic nor guaranteed and is based on business need.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
We believe that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor TMWA to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

  • Responsible for the installation, configuration and upgrading of Microsoft SQL and Oracle databases.
  • Establish database design, testing and implementation processes.
  • Implement and maintain database security, i.e., create and maintain users/roles and assign privileges in accordance with IT procedures and policy.
  • Create, update, and maintain systems to minimize downtime and risk of data loss.
  • Establish performance monitoring criteria and methodology.
  • Backup and Recovery of databases.
  • Install, Maintain, and Support Linux and Windows operating systems that host databases.
  • Maintain and improve various web applications.
  • Monitor and work with Information Systems and IT staff to maximize performance of applications that interface with the database.
  • Work with staff to fine tune applications and databases to ensure optimal performance.
  • Participate in the setup and installation of production and development server equipment for database servers.
  • Participate in the setup and installation of all computer/computer infrastructure equipment including both physical and logical security for such systems.
  • Provide technical troubleshooting and consultation to development and testing teams.
  • Interface with vendors for technical support.
  • Utilize SOPs, SDLC, work practices and checklists to perform daily work for quality, repeatability, and efficiency.
  • Create and update processes (SOPs, work practices and checklists) that require action.
  • Maintain awareness of software product developments and trends in technology and determine if and how they can be used to enhance operations or productivity at TMWA.
  • Assist with meeting budget guidelines.
  • Meet service level agreements.
  • Participate in product development process by providing feedback on customer support and deployment.
  • Exhibit a positive attitude and support of company business goals.
  • Strive for continuous improvement.
  • Serve as an effective, positive IT team member.
  • Support BI initiatives.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the minimum requirements is:

Experience: two (2) to ten (10) years (depending on the level of DBA work performed) of increasingly responsible experience database administration, computer programming, and system design.
Education & Training: An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted. Bachelor or Master Degree(s) in IT, MIS, Computer Science or related field is required.

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language including reading, writing, and speaking English.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

A valid Nevada (or California depending on state of residency) Driver License at time of hire and continuing thereafter and ability to maintain insurability under TMWA's vehicle insurance policy.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation during hire and periodically thereafter during employment.

This position is considered a safety sensitive position and employment is contingent upon the results of drug and/or alcohol testing which includes screening for marijuana. The presence of marijuana or other screened for substances on any employment related substance test may result in a refusal to hire or termination of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:
  • Relational database design, data query, and formatting languages such as SQL and T-SQL, and data access such as ODBC.
  • Microsoft cloud-based data and BI tools, including, but not limited to: Data Lake Storage, Data Factories, Dataflows, Data Pipelines, Workspaces and Connections.
  • Client/server technologies, distributed computing concepts, application development methodologies, and networking concepts.
  • Programming languages such as SQL, Python and R and with data management tools such as Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Synapse and Power BI.
Skill/Ability to:
  • Skill with relational database systems and technologies (MS SQL and Oracle). Direct experience with Microsoft SQL.
  • Develop conceptual and logical database designs including entity relationship diagrams and relational schemas.
  • Create functional requirements from client input and develop them into written technical design specifications and select appropriate technical methodologies to meet project objectives.
  • Multitask to handle a variety of assignments with multiple interruptions.
  • Work effectively and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment subject to changing priorities.
  • Meet client and management expectations by being consistently punctual, reliable, and flexible.
  • Implement decisions and changes as needed; exercise independent judgment in problem solving, separating issues that can be resolved at the staff level from those requiring higher level review.
  • Remain objective and represent differing points of view.
  • Initiate and maintain cooperative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. Skill, ability, or experience to contribute as a team player in a respectful and professional environment.
  • Enhance knowledge of existing and emerging technologies by attending trainings.
  • Work with other team members to improve the process needed to provide quality support to customers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Be participatory in organizational and IT department meetings and team building activities.
  • Be punctual regarding work hours established by TMWA.
  • Be mentally and physically alert during working hours.
  • Programming languages such as SQL, Python and R and with data management tools such as Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Synapse and Power BI.
TMWA is an equal opportunity employer. It is TMWA's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, gender, religion, age, national origin, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. TMWA's commitment to equal opportunity includes all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination.

All decisions affecting any terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, salary, disciplinary action, and an employee's caregiving responsibilities, will be made without regard to race (including traits associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, gender, religion, age, national origin, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military and/or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

TMWA complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at hr@tmwa.com or 775-834-8294.

TMWA is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the health and well-being of our employees. That commitment is jeopardized when any of our employees illegally use drugs at home or at work, comes to work under the influence, possesses, distributes, or sells drugs in the workplace, or abuses alcohol on the job. As part of our commitment to safeguard the well-being of our employees and to provide a safe environment for everyone, TMWA has established a drug-free workplace policy.

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