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Title:  Database Administrator III - Human Services

Application Deadline Date:  11/25/2019
Req ID:  3195
Department:  Digital Services Agency

Statewide, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $27.90

The Vermont Agency of Digital Services seeks an experienced Database Administrator to become part of our diverse enterprise. Primary responsibilities include oversight of the Agency of Human Services' Microsoft SQL Servers. The ideal job candidate has data solutions development and administration experience with all five SQL Server engines including Data Services, Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services and Master Data Services. This position is critical to ensuring the Agency of Human Services has accurate and quality data to carry out their mission of improving the conditions and well-being of Vermonters. This touches on areas such as helping a family access healthcare or child care, protecting a young child from abuse, supporting youth and adults through addiction and recovery, providing essential health promotion and disease prevention services, reaching out to older Vermonters in need of at-home or nursing home assistance, enabling individuals with disabilities to have greater independence, and supporting victims and rehabilitating offenders. 

The DBA works within a standardized software development lifecycle (SDLC) to uphold internal policies, standards, procedures and templates. The DBA has extensive knowledge of extraction / transformation / load (ETL) routines and performance monitoring and tuning. Duties are performed in either the Burlington or Waterbury offices-some travel is required.

Sound like the right challenge for you? Strong health insurance benefits, a pension plan, a deferred compensation plan and reimbursement for continuing education are just a few of the benefits of working for the State of Vermont. We have a standard work schedule of Monday through Friday, 7:45am-4:30pm with some flexibility in these hours.

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Who May Apply

This position, Database Administrator III (Job Requisition #3195), is open to all State employees and external applicants. 
This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition:

DBA III:  Job Requisitions #3195
DBA IV:  Job Requisitions #3143

If you would like more information about this position, please contact
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: This position will primarily support a department within the Agency of Human Services. Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting and there is considerable interaction with users and members of project teams requiring tact and diplomacy to balance competing views. Work outside of regular 7:45am - 4:30pm schedule can be anticipated often requiring work to be performed before or after workday so that it does not impact system availability to users.

Some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science AND two (2) years or more experience in database administration;

Associate's degree in computer science or college-level coursework that includes 15 computer science credits AND four (4) years or more experience in database administration;

High school diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years or more experience in database administration.

NOTE: Database administration is defined as the design, installation, configuration, monitoring, security, and maintenance of an organization's databases. Professional database administration utilizes standards, best practices, documented repeatable procedures, and is based on database theory. Administered databases may be relational (RDBMS), local, cloud-based, NoSQL, or other types.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont