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Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA)

Database Admministrator II

Recruitment #19-004480-0001

Introduction

Are you interested in advancing your career through experience and learning opportunities, while supporting a mission that makes a difference in your community? If yes, then WCC may be your next career destination. As a nationally recognized leader in implementing automation solutions to support our mission, we thrive on initiative, innovation and collaboration. We are excited about what we do. This is agile public service. Bring your Microsoft SQL Server skills, a passion for your work, and come take the next step with us.

OUR MISSION

The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission seeks to secure the equitable and timely administration of the provisions of the Maryland Workers' Compensation law on behalf of its customer, the injured workers and their employers, by providing an efficient forum for the resolution of individual claims.

ABOUT US

Together we profoundly touch the lives of so many people and have enormous responsibility to the community by fulfilling our mission of securing equitable and timely administration of the law. The Commission continues to provide services to our constituent partners at a level rarely met throughout the United States. The professionalism, work ethic, and technological acumen manifest in our operations allows us to smoothly and effectively manage the challenges which invariably arise. Every division within the agency plays a vital role in keeping us in the forefront nationally... 

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The State of Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission seeks a creative and energetic Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator (DBA). The DBA is a key member of the WCC IT team of app developers, system and data architects, business analysts, network administrators, and technical support staff. The IT team delivers end to end technology solutions and support for WCC’s employees, injured workers, insurers, employers, attorneys, health care professionals, government partners, and the public at large.

This position offers a unique career building opportunity for the DBA to participate in WCC's Enterprise Modernization (EM) project, a complete business process and technology refresh. Currently underway, the EM project uses upward  trending  low code/no code digital transformation tools to build  flexible and extensible business apps, data, and decision support intelligence.

The DBA uses Microsoft SQL Server technical expertise to set up  and maintain database servers,  write sql queries and stored procedures,  and as the  base for continuing skills  and career development in data technologies. Our ideal candidate has a strong customer service focus and enjoys forging strong business and technology team partnerships. Your ability to apply skills in related technologies such as Microsoft Windows administration, network administration, or app development/scripting and your flexibility to take on a variety of assignments is highly desirable.

POSITION DUTIES

Install, configure, and maintain latest version Microsoft  SQL server instances, databases, and related systems; create, and update data definitions and structures using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and using t-sql query scripting; define and implement data designs and structures based on workload, continuity, security requirements and best practices        

Monitor Production SQL Server database instances health and performance; configure and use automated monitoring tools to proactively identify problem issues        

Troubleshoot and repair SQL Server database related problem issues; notify and keep stakeholders and customers informed on issues affecting production systems availability        

Create sql queries, procedures, packages, and reports for standalone use and for data layer of WCC’s business apps

Produce required system and user documentation for projects and tasks; create testing and  training plans for WCC technical staff and end-users; use WCC’s configuration management and change control systems         

Learn and provide escalation level support for WCC’s SQL database dependent business apps         

Apply DBA skills to data related assignments for the WCC Enterprise Modernization (EM) project; train on process and data modeling, and low code/no code app products used in the EM project

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology related field to include course work in database management systems. 

Experience: One year of experience designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems for computers.

Notes:

1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate plus thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology-related field to include course work in database management systems may be substituted for the required education.

2. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and one additional year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or maintaining and modifying operating systems for computers may be substituted for the required education.

3. Experience operating computer systems; or scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining a tape library to process data on computer systems; or converting data from project specifications by developing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages may be substituted for high school education on a year-for-year basis.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Database Administration classifications or Database Administration specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

The following is a required qualification.

Candidates MUST possess the following:

At least nine (9)  months' experience administering databases, developing sql queries and stored  procedures and providing technical support for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (or newer) instances  running on Microsoft Windows Server in an Active Directory domain environment

--OR---

At least three (3) months’ experience administering databases, developing sql queries and stored procedures and providing technical support for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (or newer) instances AND at least eight (8) months’ experience administering databases, developing sql queries and stored procedures and providing technical support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (or newer) instances running on Microsoft Windows Server in an Active Directory domain environment

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with SQL Server backup and recovery              

Experience administering SQL Server in a virtualized environment             

Working knowledge of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)              

Experience troubleshooting SQL Server errors and performance issues              

Working knowledge of database security categorization, encryption techniques, and best practices              

Effective oral and written communications skills including the ability to develop clearly written, understandable and complete project/user documentation in English.             

Any experience with process and data modeling or other tasks using low-code/no-code process automation solutions such as Bizagi Studio, OutSystems, Appian, Pega or Mendix is a plus

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employee may occasionally be required to be on-call or asked to work outside of normal work hours for production emergencies or planned upgrades.

Employee may be occasionally required to drive to Agency regional site locations and must have a valid Driver's License.

SELECTION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your training and experience as provided with your application. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Workers' Compensation Commission at 410-864-5230.

TO APPLY: Please include your resume along with your completed online employment application. During the online application process, use the Resume tab to select a method for including your resume (Upload Your Resume or Type or Copy/Paste Your Resume). Submission of a resume is strongly recommended. If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Please include your completed supplemental questionnaire and resume along with your completed employment application.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION A completed application, supplemental questionnaires, resume, and any addendums may be mailed to: Workers' Compensation Commission Attn: 19-004480-0001 10 E. Baltimore Street, Personnel Division Baltimore, MD 21202 TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

WCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of WCC that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.