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DATABASE SPECIALIST I

WIOA Systems Specialist

Recruitment #20-004479-0001

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Labor, 1100 N Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

POSITION DUTIES

The primary purpose of this Database Specialist I position is to fulfill the duties and responsibilities required by USDOL to implement WIOA Eligible Training Providers and Programs in Maryland. This position will be responsible for creating and maintaining WIOA databases and related reporting as they pertain to educational institutions subject to Maryland Department of Labor's approval and monitoring authority. This includes all segments of post-secondary education including, but not be limited to: community colleges, public and private four-year colleges and universities, and private career schools.

The position is a single position to provide full support for the Maryland's Department of Labor workforce initiative. This is performed independently through the duties both to collect and analyze electronic data and maintain and develop internal and statewide computer databases, related reports, queries, and procedures. This includes writing and editing processes, creating upload and download processes for Maryland Department of Labor's approved training providers to submit this data, developing and modifying reports and queries using the databases, and connecting the databases to Maryland Department of Labor's Maryland Eligible Training Provider List.

This position will perform the functions identified below:

Import and export data files used in the collection and maintenance of program performance data including data standards and database development through Access or other data source. Provide support for the maintenance of the current Maryland Eligible Training Provider List database and modifications to include new requirements for Maryland Eligible Training Providers and Programs. Create and maintain databases for use with workforce reporting; develop and implementing new (or modify existing)  databases for the State's post-secondary education workforce systems to meet changing needs in the State or Federal government. Design and produce web pages to display WIOA reporting data. This will include annual reporting of the performance variables of over 500 workforce training programs of approximately 150 post-secondary institutions (including colleges, universities, and private career schools). Resolve Access and Excel coding and reporting issues as related to Training Provider data submissions and ensure quality and consistency of data and compliance with State and Federal standards. Manage ad-hoc requests of data processing with other State agencies or institutions.  Also answer questions and resolve discrepancies in data reporting with post-secondary education institutions submitting data. In addition, this position will analyze training provider performance data and ensure that performance reports meet the information and decision-making needs of all recipients and users.

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: None. 

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 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 education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Experience creating new Access databases.
2. Experience creating and modifying web pages. 
3. Experience with providing training and technical assistance.
4. Experience developing databases using an SQL server.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division Unemployment of Unemployment Insurance (Department of Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Department of Labor/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance over payment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. *Resumes are not acceptable and are not considered in the selection process. 

All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.  

Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is strongly preferred.  However, 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.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendum may be mailed to:

Department of Labor Office of Human Resources 
Attention: 20-004479-0001, Brittany Small 
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201 

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland Department of Labor at 410-230-6300. 

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR 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.