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Database Administrator
Mckinney, TX

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Job Description



Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.


City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment as a high performance organization.


The purpose of this position is to administer City-wide database systems, including developing, maintaining, implementing, and backing up databases. The DBA will troubleshoot and resolve database issues related to performance, integrity, replication, backups. Additionally, the DBA will develop; present, and implement best practices/policies and procedures ensure the security and integrity of all databases.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


* Serves as City-wise database administrator providing technical support for all database environments including spatial databases (ESRI platform).
* Configures and installs new SQL Servers as well as maintain/upgrade existing database servers.
* Implements database security, maintenance and back up routines. Establishes user accounts and specifies user access levels.
* Responsible for creating, implementing, managing, testing and documenting enterprise wide database backup, recovery plans and best practices.
* Reviews existing databases and optimize for best performance.
* Responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining, and enforcing standards/procedures on the citywide use of databases and enterprise data to ensure the consistency and maintainability of existing data and applications.
* Configures SQL monitoring utilities to minimize outages.
* Troubleshoots database outages as they occur, including after-hours and weekends.
* Determines most effective way to increase performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes, or index/query.
* Supports city staff by designing, developing, maintaining views, reports, cubes, other business intelligence solutions for complex/multiple databases to provide information in useable format.
* Researches industry trends, new technologies, innovations, related legislation and present recommendations on best-suited changes and timing to meet the City's objectives.
* Travels to assigned meetings, presentations, conferences, and other trainings.
* Maintains regular and consistent attendance.


* Performs other duties as assigned.


* Broad knowledge of database administration.
* Knowledge of database administration, and data warehousing best practices
* Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.
* Knowledge of disaster recovery processes.
* Skill to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents.
* Skill to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
* Skill to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
* Skill to perform analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties.
* Ability to exercise independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.
* Ability to focus on achieving goals, including those involving external departments, agencies, and the public.
* Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
* Ability to multi-task in a high activity/energy professional environment that includes multiple and concurrent projects and project deadlines, and occasional interruptions and walk-in appointments.
* Ability to resolve problems in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.
* Ability to plan, coordinates, and organize work; set priorities and meet critical deadlines
* Ability to comply with all city policies and procedures.
* Ability to build professional relationships with internal staff and customers.

Required Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution in Computer Science, Database Administration, or related field. Minimum of 3-5 years full time hands-on experience supporting databases. MCDBA certification preferred. Hands on experience with clustered or mirrored server environments and SAN deployments preferred.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.


* Minimum of 3-5 years full time hands-on experience installing and supporting databases. MCDBA certification preferred. Hands on experience with clustered or mirrored server environments and SAN deployments preferred.
* 2-3 years of SQL Server hands-on experience
* Worked on load balancing and high-availability

Physical Demands/Supplemental


Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (50 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Some tasks require visual and sound perception and discrimination and oral communications ability.


There is limited exposure to environmental conditions.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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