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DATABASE SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR, Database Engineer

Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center

Recruitment #14-006074-003

Introduction

Knowledge of Oracle database systems and/or or related student data systems; knowledge of the principals and practices of designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems; knowledge of system documentation and auditing procedures; knowledge of the functions and capabilities of computer  systems to include hardware and software, and data communication networks; knowledge of  system performance tuning, utilization capacity evaluation and disaster recovery; skill managing multiple tasks for maintaining operational levels of DBMS; skill in compiling accurate statistical and narrative reports; skill in using diagnostic and performance tools and other software products to maintain established standards for database management systems; ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with system users, vendors, computer operations personnel, programmer analysts and technical support specialists.

GRADE

19

Salary Range $52,150 - $76,175 progressing to $83,726 /year*

State Salary Guidelines apply for current State employees

Main Purpose of Job

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in collaboration with the University of Maryland, the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), and the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) is seeking a Database Specialist Supervisor to assist with the design and development of all the databases that compromise the Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center as well as day to day maintenance and control of MLDS database system.

POSITION DUTIES

Plans and administers database management system activities in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures that comply with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Information Technology Security Policies and System Development Life Cycle; prepares and maintains database management system documentation and technical literature related to database management services, policies, procedures and standards; meets with upper-level management, vendors, systems users, and other information technology staff to discuss and resolve database problems and issues, including system performance, utilization and capacity and disaster recovery planning; prepares statistical and narrative reports of database management activities and special projects; collaborates in the development, testing and implementation of new or revised operating systems including data communications, application systems, database management systems and new or modified computer hardware.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology related field to include course work in database management systems.

Experience: Three years of experience designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems for computers. Experience supervising other Information Technology professionals or projects is preferred.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of Oracle database systems and/or or related student data systems; knowledge of the principals and practices of designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems; knowledge of system documentation and auditing procedures; knowledge of the functions and capabilities of computer  systems to include hardware and software, and data communication networks; knowledge of  system performance tuning, utilization capacity evaluation and disaster recovery; skill managing multiple tasks for maintaining operational levels of DBMS; skill in compiling accurate statistical and narrative reports; skill in using diagnostic and performance tools and other software products to maintain established standards for database management systems; ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with system users, vendors, computer operations personnel, programmer analysts and technical support specialists.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to http://jobaps.com/MD/jobs/msde which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate  application for Database Specialist Manager, MLDS Center # 088837. Jobaps # 14-006074-003  

Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.  

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.  

Applications should be received by, June 20, 2014  5 p.m.  -  Open Until Filled

SELECTION PROCESS:  Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


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