Job Description :

Position: Database Administrator

Location: Lansing, MI. 

Duration: This is a long contract with the possibility ofextension and will begin remote until restrictions are lifted.  Oncerestrictions are lifted the position will return onsite. 



Job Description:

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedureswithin a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to planand accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use ofinitiative and independent judgment.


Responsible for data analysis and database management.Involved in maintenance, enhancement, designing of data dictionaries, physicaland logical database models, and performance tuning. Knowledge of the utilitiesand production tools used for data storage management to support theApplication Team. Coordinates physical changes to computer databases; codes,tests, and implements physical database, applying knowledge of data basemanagement system. Designs logical and physical databases reviews descriptionof changes to database design to understand how changes to be made affectphysical data base (how data is stored in terms of physical characteristics,such as location, amount of space, and access method).


Establishes physical database parameters. Uses structuredquery language (SQL) to define database objects using database definitionlanguage (DDL) and control access to database objects using data controllanguage (DCL).  Language descriptions and specifies identifiers ofdatabase to database management system or directs others in coding databasedescriptions. Calculates optimum values for database parameters, such as amountof computer memory to be used by database, following manuals and usingcalculator. Specifies user access level for each segment of one or more dataitems, such as insert, replace, retrieve, or delete data. Specifies which userscan access data bases and what data can be accessed by user. Tests and correctserrors, and refines changes to database.


Enters SQL to create production data base. Uses databaseutility programs and 3rd party utilities to monitor database performance, suchas distribution of records and amount of available memory. Directs programmersand analysts to make changes to data base management system. Reviews andcorrects programs. Answers user questions. Confers with coworkers to determineimpact of data base changes on other systems and staff cost for making changesto data base. Modifies data base programs to increase processing performance,referred to as performance tuning. Workers typically specialize in one or moretypes of data base management systems. Providing assistance in the planning,development, maintenance, and monitoring of integrated database systems, andensuring that the conceptual and design phases of new applications areconsistent with the structural parameters within the database environment.


Evaluates users' requests for new data elements and systems,incorporates them into the existing shared data environment, and providestechnical assistance. Coordinates the use of data to ensure data integrity andcontrol redundancy, loads databases, and reorganizes as needed. Performs datamodeling and prototyping. Performs logical and physical data modeling, designsrelational database models, and creates physical data models from logical datamodels. Performs security recovery procedures. Determines and implementsdatabase search strategies and storage requirements. Maintains data dictionaryensuring uniformity of definitions and sets standards for use of datadictionary. Monitors database performance and recommends efficiencyimprovements. Creates test database environment for applications section,including the creation of necessary libraries and procedures.


Executes the procedures necessary to save, retrieve, andrecover databases from hardware and software failures within establishedprocedures. Assists with determining, implementing, and enhancing standards ondatabase security and with monitoring agency disaster recovery procedures andsystems. Assists with the installation of database software and with analyzing,designing, and implementing databases. Assists in benchmarking and threshold testingof databases and with establishing and controlling necessary database security.Assists in the selection of database management software. Experience incomputer systems analysis or computer programming work.


Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques ofcomputer programming and systems design; of computer operations, systems, andprocedures; of project control and cost estimating techniques; of computerprogramming languages; of data processing flowcharting techniques; of databasestructures and theories; and of current database technologies.


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