Database Administrator

  • Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
  • Gainesville, FL
Full Time Engineering Information Technology Science Software Development Telecommunications

Job Description


SALARY: $88,940.80 Annually

Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer information systems or a directly related field and four years of progressively responsible database experience; or any equivalent combination of directly related education, training and/or experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.

Alachua County does not support H1B Visas at this time

 Position Summary: This is responsible advanced technical work in the management of database services in Alachua County Information and Telecommunication Services Department.
An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for administering, maintaining and supporting the County's database infrastructure for development, testing, training, and production database environments.  Ensures database integrity and optimum operation by monitoring databases, diagnosing and resolving performance issues, developing backup and recovery strategies and managing access privileges. Work  is  performed  under  the  direction  of  a  higher  level   supervisor  and   is reviewed through conferences, reports, and  observation of results obtained.

 Examples of Duties:
Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, employees in this classification may be required to report to work.

Exudes a positive customer service focus.

Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Manages the installs, maintains and configures database and application data across different database servers.
 Monitors and reports database functions and overall system health.
Develops database applications, stored procedures and SQL statements for various applications.
Administrates the upgrades and patch management for servers on which the databases are installed and maintained. Maintains and configures overall database security for databases and applications.
Works with vendors to install, configure and maintain third party databases and applications.
Evaluates existing databases and makes recommendations for improving operational efficiency for improved productivity.
 Provides direction on the maintenance and configuration of database security for databases and applications.
Verifies and evaluates the success of database back-ups.
Creates and maintains customized database reports, performs data analysis and works with customers to evaluate database needs. 
Provides technical support for all levels of the organization.
 Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.
NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 
Thorough knowledge of Database structures, theories, principles and practices.
Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of database systems management.
Considerable knowledge of information research techniques and available resources.
Considerable knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL).
Ability to plan, schedule and coordinate work on a variety of projects.
Ability to initiate and implement administrative procedures.
Ability to conduct meetings with users and determine their information technology needs.
Ability to develop and carry out objectives.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, constitutional officers and the general public.
PHYSICAL  DEMANDS:  The  physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by  an employee to successfully perform the essential  functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or   move   up   to 50   pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative   of   those    an   employee   encounters    while    performing   the  essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made   to enable  individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Computer Animation & Multimedia, Computer Network Security, Data Processing, Database Administration, Desktop Service and Support, Software Engineering, IT Project Management, Technical Writing

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, M.B.A., Other Graduate Degree, Ph.D, Other Doctorate Degree


$65,228.80 Annually