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DoIT System Administrator Ld/Adv

Recruitment #22-004770-0001


The Department of Information Technology leads the State in the creation and implementation of information technology solutions that improve IT infrastructure and government services.

Technological resources at the agency’s disposal combined with a talented and knowledgeable team allow the Department of Information Technology to successfully identify and promulgate opportunities for State agencies to run more efficiently.


STD 0020


Department of Information Technology
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD  21032


This position addresses the most complex tasks and escalated issues as it pertains to the Database Management System (DBMS) of the Financial Management Information System (FMIS), which are DB2 system applications.
This position will be the project lead/Database Administrator and will perform day-to-day functions of monitoring, administering, recommending, and establishing the procedures which will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Database Management System. 

This position also will develop, implement, and oversee new and revised Data Services applications and FMIS technical support policies, procedures, and standards as it pertains to the Database Management System.

Performs problem analysis of FMIS applications to determine appropriate resolutions and timely corrective actions.  For more difficult issues, will need to research the problem and recommend changes to users and management.  Will assist other members of the team with any hard to resolve issues.

Monitors the private Direct Access Storage Devices (DASD) and System Managed Storage Direct Access Storage Devices (SMS DASD) pools to ensure space issues are minimized during the nightly batch processing and daily system processing for the FMIS Database System.

Perform all processes required to setup the IBM Mainframe zOS Operating System Job Control Language (zOS JCL) for production processing of the database system maintenance process. Responsible for the back of all system files and Virtual Storage Access Method services files (VSAM) for the Database Subsystem.

Main point of contact for Operational and Database Management System issues (DBMS) issues. Provides operation and technical assistance to Annapolis Data Center (ADC), user agencies and FMIS personnel for database issues.

Administer and schedule the FMIS mainframe Disaster Recovery Systems (DRS) project in coordination with the ADC DRS testing.

Coordinate year end closing (YEC) activities and tasks for closing and rolling the financial system on a yearly basis.

Prioritize technical support projects and requests, develop work plans and deadlines.   


Experience: Six years of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on computers or large client server platforms.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology or other related field with specific coursework in the structure and use of automated information systems and four years of experience providing problem analysis and ongoing user support, coordinating system development and implementation, and training users on the functionality of applications for agency or statewide systems housed on computers or large client server platforms for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in the Cyber and Information Systems classifications or Cyber and Information specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Our Preferred Candidate Will Have the Following

Technical experience working with JCL and IBM mainframe utilities. 

Technical experience in working with DB2 for zOS V11 or higher on an IBM mainframe and all related utilities. 

Technical experience working with the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) for the State of Maryland.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached. Employees may be furnished with a pager or cell phone.

Applicants for this classification may handle sensitive data.  This will require a full scope background investigation prior to appointment.  A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the applicant. 

Employees may occasionally be required to travel to field locations and must have access to an automobile in the event a state vehicle cannot be provided. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.  


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

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