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City of Detroit Data Base Administrator 2-3 in Detroit, Michigan

Data Base Administrator 2-3



Data Base Administrator 2-3


$79,199.00 - $110,000.00 Annually


MI 48226, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service


Water Department

Job Number



10/31/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

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The Database Administrator operates under limited supervision and manages performance, integrity and security of DWSD databases. Designs, implements, and maintains databases with respect to access time, access methods, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation, guidelines, and statistical methods.


Lead database design to support user/business needs, application development and implementation efforts, and the project team. Provide direction to solutions involving database activities including physical structure, functional capabilities, security, and back-up/recovery specifications. Provide maintenance of database systems, the overall monitoring of standards and procedures, and the integration of systems through the database design process. Consult, coordinate, and communicate with business units and IT staff providing solutions and recommendations which integrate with current and future database, application, and infrastructure architectures. Design, test, implement, monitor and maintain Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database systems to meet organizational availability and security requirements. Code and implement database definitions and descriptions; develop and administer database utility routines for verifying the validity of data element values, optimizing performance, backing up and recovering data sources and maintaining the integrity of the organization’s database systems. Provide database requirements, design, installation, support, and problem resolution. Maintain and monitor performance, capacity, and availability of organization-wide databases. Provide technical documentation, expertise, training, and consulting related to database creation, maintenance, and uses. Manage database software licensing as well as database management projects. Responsible for defining and/or approving technical database design and implementation approaches for IT projects. Follow security and safety policies and procedures in carrying out work duties. Provide on the job training.


Assist other IT staff and IT management as needed with overflow activities involving the support and maintenance of computers, printers, applications, databases, networks, servers, storage, and data center facilities, and the installation, decommissioning, and relocation of related IT equipment. Perform related work duties as assigned.



  • Database performance, integrity, and security

  • Proven knowledge working with Oracle-based technologies required, 3-5 Years

  • Ability to maintain OLTP databases required, 3-5 Years

  • Knowledge of PL/SQL, DDL and SQL required, 3-5 Years

  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

  • Concepts, practices and procedures (COBIT and ITIL), including Change Management, Software/Systems Development Life Cycle for IT systems development and management

  • Hardware, software, application, database and network environments currently in use at DWSD

  • Principles and techniques of systems analysis, design and development lifecycle


  • Install, remove, and make modifications to technology

  • Apply IT policies and programs in a manner aligned with the DWSD mission, goals, and strategies

  • Independently, and as part of a team providing timely, high quality customer-focused services

  • Work in a busy environment, with frequent interruptions and still be able to prioritize and resolve conflicting requests

  • Work in a professional manner with access to confidential and other data types

  • Exercise good judgment, discretion, maintains confidentiality, and work with independence, initiative and professionalism

  • Work in a team environment that provides the capacity for IT project delivery

  • Resolve technology and user issues both verbally and in writing to end-users of varying computing skills

  • Deliver quality written documentation and presentations, including the ability to make technology understandable to end-users

  • Understand and translate the needs of varied users into IT system requirements

  • Use advanced technology


  • Work independently, and as part of a team providing timely, high quality customer-focused services

  • Demonstrate critical thinking ability

  • Work in a team environment that provides the capacity for IT project and service delivery

  • Organize, perform and or coordinate technology tasks and projects

  • Define appropriate technical approaches and solutions to projects and business initiatives

  • Determine critical project criteria to ensure project completion

  • Perform database administration on multiple enterprise application databases

  • Instruct groups or individuals on technology

  • Deliver quality customer service to users

Minimum Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry)

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related discipline or professional Certification from Oracle

  • 3 – 5 years as Oracle DBA on Oracle 12c or higher in clustered environments

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

Supplemental Information


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This position requires physical ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear see, and perform repetitive motions. Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to work in a standard office environment; read fine print on blueprints and display terminals; converse by telephone, two-way radio and in person using writing instruments, calculators, and personal computers; and strength to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. The work requires the ability to distinguish colors and to hear audible alarms. Incumbents may be subject to potentially hazardous physical conditions, atmospheric conditions, extreme temperatures, intense noise, and/or vehicle traffic. Employees will also be required to pass a bio-mechanical physical.

Environmental Working Requirements:

Work is performed within an office, plant environment, remote sites, or other locations within the DWSD Service Area. Employees within this classification may be exposed to dust and electrical connections, and frequent work with computer equipment.

OTHER REQUIREMENTSMust have a valid Michigan Driver’s License

Ability to work irregular hours, to commute to DWSD facilities and work sites, and respond to after hour emergencies and on-call responses.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the class. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Specific job duties may vary from position to position. Employees in this class are required to undergo alcohol and drug screening and are subject to a criminal background investigation.

City Employees Benefits Summary


The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:


Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.


Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.


Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

Life Insurance

Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)

The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

Sick Leave

City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.



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Other Leave Policies

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,


City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; • Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

Advancement Opportunities

Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of

Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.


How many years experience do you have using information technology desktop tools, business applications, and/or systems analysis

  • No Experience

  • up to 6 Months

  • 6 Months - up to 12 Months

  • 1 Year - up to 2 Years

  • More than 2 Years - 3 Years

  • More than 3 Years

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City of Detroit


Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

2 Woodward Ave ste 316

Detroit, Michigan, 48226