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Database Specialist II, ETL Developers

MD Longitudinal Data System Ctr - Extract-Tranform-Load Developer

Recruitment #14-006480-001


Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center
525 W. Reedwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland

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 two Database Specialists to work as a part of a team to design, develop, implement, maintain and control the data architecture for Maryland Longitdinal Data System.


Provides instruction and support to external agencies regarding process for extracting required data for MLDS; supports the development of logical and physical database architecture; ensures appropriate modifications to the data models of schema; analyzes data received from external agencies and executes necessary functions to translate and report data to satisfy the business and technical needs of MLDS databases; loads data into MLDS databases and completes data validation to ensure the data transformation and loading is successful and accurate; troubleshoots problems related to data flow, information storage, and data access; creates written procedures of all Database Specialist, ETL Developer functions designed and carried out by MLDS and external agencies; creates reports and manages meta data; utilizes OBIEE front end tools to develop data sets and reports in support of MLDS research efforts.


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

EXPERIENCE:  One year of experience designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems for computers.


Knowledge of data systems or related student data systems; knowledge of the principals and practices of designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling complex database management systems; knowledge of system documentation; knowledge of OBIEE tools; knowledge of protocols and use of meta data; knowledge of the functions and capabilities of computer  systems, and data communication networks; skill in implementing, controlling and evaluating database management systems; skill in documenting new and revised database management systems procedures and standards; 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.


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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 Specialists II, MLDS  Position # 088839. Jobaps # 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, May 16, 2014 at 5 pm

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