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Staff - Database Administrator
Title:Staff - Database Administrator
Department:Computer Services
Location:Main Campus
Posting Date:07/16/2018
Initial Screening Date:Open Until Filled



Division: Information Services
Department: Computing Services
Job title: Database Administrator
Reports to: Director of Computing Services
Position type: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt


Job Purpose:
The Database Administrator’s role is to design, install, monitor, and tune the college databases while ensuring high levels of data availability. This individual is also responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of the Ellucian Colleague systems.




Strategy and Planning:

  • Assess and develop long-term strategic goals for Ellucian databases in conjunction with departments and programs directors across campus.
  • Work with Information Services staff to develop database architectures, coding standards, and quality of data policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of redundant systems, data policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and data archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of the college data assets.


Acquisition and Deployment:

  • Conduct research and make recommendations on database products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts.


Operational Management:

  • Create models for new database development and/or changes to existing ones.
  • Install and configure relevant network components to ensure database access as well as database consistency and integrity.
  • Respond to and resolve database access and performance issues.
  • Monitor database system details within the database, including stored procedures and execution time, and implement efficiency improvements.
  • Monitor, optimize and allocate physical data storage for database systems.
  • Plan and coordinate data migrations between systems.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to databases.
  • Create, or support creation of, required reports in response to user needs.
  • Perform database transaction and security audits.
  • Establish appropriate end-user database access control levels.
  • Develop routines for end users to facilitate best practices database use.
  • Provide guidance to junior members of the Information Services team.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.




  • Strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.
  • Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting Microsoft SQL servers.
  • Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with data processing flowcharting techniques.
  • Good understanding of academic institutions’ goals and objectives is preferred.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Ability to conduct research into database issues, standards, and products as required.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong end-user service orientation.
  • Project management experience desired.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative, date-driven environment.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.




  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science or
  • Five (5) years equivalent work experience using Microsoft Structured Query Language (MS SQL) is required.




  • Three- Five (3-5) years’ experience in Ellucian software systems.
  • IBM UniData Knowledge.
  • Microsoft Database Administrator certification (MCDBA) is highly desired.
  • Project management certification and/or experience desired.



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 frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items. The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

SALARY: $52,210-$65,205, actual salary is commensurate with education and experience.



Must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours; as needed.



To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree (s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required. Individual hiring departments may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin Monday, March 11, 2019, the position will be open until filled.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.




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