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at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

Posted: 9/7/2019
Job Reference #: 36008
Keywords: office

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Openings as of 9/16/2019

  • ADMIN - DATABASE JobID: 36008
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    IT Department

    Job Title & Job Code: Administrator – Database, #86389 FLSA: Exempt
    SOC# & class: 15-1141.00 - Database Administrators Revision Date: 11.11.2014
    Salary Plan & Pay Grade: Support; SCH013 Revised By: John Teeter
    EEO Code: 514 – computer sciences Comp Reviewed By:
    Funding Source? Local Duration; # of months; # of days: FT; 12-mos; 260 days

    REPORTS TO: Mgr – Systems Support
    DEPARTMENT NAME: Technology & Information Services
    JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Administers, tests and implements computer databases and applies knowledge of database management systems. Coordinates changes to computer databases. Assists in planning, coordinating, and implementing security measures to safeguard computer databases.
    PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.
    The statements in this job description are not an exhaustive list of all essential functions, duties and skills. Other duties may be added or deleted and this description may be amended at any time.
    Job Responsibility 1: Maintains and monitors databases and their associated system packages, identifies errors and recommends necessary modifications and implements where appropriate per change control policies.
    Job Responsibility 2: Modifies existing databases and database management systems and/or provides direction to programmers and analysts to make changes where appropriate.
    Job Responsibility 3: Coordinates and implements security measures to safeguard databases from accidental or unauthorized access, damage, modification or disclosure.
    Job Responsibility 4: Follows installation and testing steps for new products and improve-ments to existing systems such as the installation of new databases and/or patches to existing databases.
    Job Responsibility 5: Carries out normal maintenance routines, trains other team members in supporting database operations and answers related questions.
    Job Responsibility 6: Works as part of a team to coordinate database implementation as identified in the project scope.
    Job Responsibility 7: Follows standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software that requires database(s) and to protect the data contained therein.
    Job Responsibility 8: Reviews project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.


    DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

    Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

    PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.

    Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them regarding problems that may be resolved by applying professional principles.

    ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: “Assets Responsibility” refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

    Requires responsibility for protecting considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses through the management and security of data sources.

    MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.

    Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages. Understanding and ability to interpret SQL statements.

    COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

    Reads technical instructions, charts, and/or procedures manuals; composes routine reports and completes job forms; speaks compound sentences using standard grammar.

    COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.

    Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

    IMPACT OF DECISIONS: “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.

    Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.
    EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.

    Handles machines involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.

    SAFETY OF OTHERS: “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.

    Requires considerable responsibility for the safety of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public safety and data protection.

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.

    High school or GED required; bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.

    Valid Tennessee Driver’s License required, CDL endorsement preferred.

    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.

    Minimum of three years directly applicable experience administering multiple large capacity data sources utilizing a clustered architecture.

    More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

    Standing and walking: generally 1 hours per day (fully sedentary)
    Lifting and carrying: occasionallyarm lifting 40 lbs and occasionally lifting 70 lbs
    Push and pull: unlimited grasp and fingering
    Dexterity: ability to operate machines, tools or office equipment
    Additional requirements: unlimited reaching to shoulder height; frequently climbs stairs; exposure to heat extremes.

    UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.

    The position is exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions, bright/dim lights, dust or pollen, intense noise levels, vibration, fumes or noxious odors, moving mechanical parts, disease/pathogens, and traffic.

    SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: “Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.

    The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, and depth perception.


    Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.