POSITION DESCRIPTION
                         IT Data/Database Analyst Senior
                     Nebraska Department of ...
Essential Functions Continued

Security
       • Performs database security duties
       • Creates/maintains database acc...
Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge
      Commonly used query languages, such as SQL
      Basic math
      Database manageme...
Define and allocate storage capacity in design of data management systems
       Develop data dictionary definitions, data...
Repetitive Motion
                    Continuous     Frequent     Occasional     Intermittent
                            ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

POSITION DESCRIPTION IT Data/Database Analyst Senior Nebraska ...

362 views
324 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
362
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

POSITION DESCRIPTION IT Data/Database Analyst Senior Nebraska ...

  1. 1. POSITION DESCRIPTION IT Data/Database Analyst Senior Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Date: July 11, 2008 Prepared By: Bob Beecham Position Title: IT Data/Database Analyst Sr. Position Number: 013-09007 Pay Grade: 47 Job Code: EDB112 Section/Team: Data & Federal Programs FLSA Status: Exempt Reports To: Lori Henkenius Positions reporting to incumbent: None Purpose: Performs data or database administration work which includes physical database design, creation, management, and support/logical database modeling and administration. Essential Functions* Database Software Support • Installs and maintains database software and associated utility products • Troubleshoots database software and associated utility products • Designs, develops, maintains and monitors third-party data loads into Department databases • Configures database software and associated utility products Manage Physical Database • Allocates and manages physical space for database tables • Responsible for technical documentation of physical data structures and data integration processes • Responsible for database maintenance activities • Ensures database tables are backed up • Responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting and configuration of applications used by Nebraska school districts to load data into the Nebraska Student and Staff Record System (NSSRS) as well as coordinating upgrades, patches and enhancements with the application’s vendor • Upgrade, maintain and monitor essential NDE systems activities outside of normal business hours as needed and shared on-call responsibilities. • Supports application developers in database table and query design to ensure performance, reliability and maintainability Data Dictionary • Maintains data field definitions Logical Database • Creates/maintains data models in conjunction with applications development staff • Ensures compliance with data dictionary
  2. 2. Essential Functions Continued Security • Performs database security duties • Creates/maintains database access authorization • Assists with responsibility for monitoring database backups Leadership • Mentors IT data/database analysts • May lead logical database design sessions • Shared responsibility for technical documentation and Department policy recommendations regarding data storage, access and reporting. • Attend internal and external training sessions and conferences as needed to stay current on latest trends and technologies • Regularly review and incorporate industry and technology best practices related to database administration and security Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in a related area such as computer science, computer engineering, or management information systems, and two years experience, which must be as a data/database analyst. Requires proficiency with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, strong interpersonal and communication skills, proficiency in relational database modeling, and experience with developing and maintaining technical documentation Lesser degrees may be considered with increasing years of experience as follows: Degree Years of Work Experience, Two of Which Must be as a Data/Database Analyst (DBA) Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated area 4 years overall, 2 as DBA Associate’s degree in a related area 6 years overall, 2 as DBA Associate’s degree in an unrelated area 8 years overall, 2 as DBA High school diploma or equivalent 10 years overall, 2 as DBA Preferred Qualifications Working knowledge of Sagent software (third party licensed software), proficiency with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services, experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services and/or Reporting Services, experience in dimensional database modeling. Supervisory Responsibilities None
  3. 3. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge Commonly used query languages, such as SQL Basic math Database management concepts, principles and methods including database logical and physical design, normalization, storage, capacity management, and backup and recovery Characteristics of data storage media IT database security principles/methods Technical documentation procedures Computer hardware and software, including applications and programming Database backup and recovery systems Operating systems and platforms used in organization Sources, characteristics and uses of the organization’s data assets Data administration and data standardization policies, standards and methods Agency’s IT infrastructure Interrelationships among multiple IT specialties Principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination and execution Abilities Read, listen, and understand written/oral communication from others Communicate, both orally and in writing, information/ideas to others Reason deductively: apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers, deciding if an answer makes sense Correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order Reason inductively: combine separate pieces of information or specific answers to problems to form general rules or conclusions Logically explain why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together Create reports and manipulate data in response to customer requirements Monitor database performance and tune database operations Use modeling tools and approaches to meet unique requirements of the assignment Use math to solve problems Write various computer programs Analyze needs and product requirements to create a design (i.e., operations analysis) Design technology (i.e., generating/adapting equipment/technology to serve user needs) Synthesize/reorganize information to better approach problems/tasks Design, develop, and maintain database operations Generate complex queries and reports
  4. 4. Define and allocate storage capacity in design of data management systems Develop data dictionary definitions, data models, metadata repositories and other data management tools Apply/adapt new and improved approaches to the design, development, and implementation of data mining, warehousing, and related storage and retrieval systems Execute a variety of database utility functions Assist customers in navigating and accessing databases using various interface methods Implement operating systems procedures for running timed or scheduled events such as file backups Produce database design schema for integrating source data into data management systems Observe/evaluate outcomes of problem solutions to identify lessons learned Effectively manage time Write technical documentation/develop user instructions Modify systems and database configurations to correct problems affecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data Fiscal Responsibility None Extent of Public Contact This position requires some limited contact with local school personnel during the planning and testing phase of system development. Working Conditions & Environment This position requires that 90% of the work be performed at the headquarters of the Nebraska Department of Education. Some travel will be required to attend training or to work with local school staff. Examples of Physical Demands Note: The Nebraska Department of Education will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling Continuous lbs. Frequent lbs. Occasional lbs. Intermittent 5 lbs. Not at all lbs.
  5. 5. Repetitive Motion Continuous Frequent Occasional Intermittent Less than Use of Hands 67-100% of 34-66% of 6-33% of the 1-5% of the 1% the day the day day day Fine Manipulation Pushing/Pulling Simple Grasping Keyboarding Use of Feet Examples of Other Physical Demands Continuous Frequent Occasional Intermittent Less than Physical Activity 67-100% of 34-66% of 6-33% of 1-5% of the 1% the day the day the day day Stoop/bend Crouch Crawl Kneel Twist Climb Balance Reach Push/pull Walking/standing Driving Sitting *Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to manage, direct, and assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

×