Database Administrator

Company: Arkansas Department of Information Systems

Updated: 6/11/2014


The DIS Database Administrator must be capable of managing multiple projects and is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining databases. The Database Administrator performs logical and physical database design during the analysis and design phase. He/She maintains data integrity throughout the life of the system. He/She monitors database performance to facilitate customer satisfaction with system performance. The Database Administrator communicates with all project team members, the project manager, and their resource manager on database related issues. The individual facilitates problem resolution with the technical lead of the development team. This position requires good people skills to instill teamwork and cooperation with co-workers. Preferred DBMS is DB2 LUW. Skills with other DBMS’ such as SQL server and/or Oracle will be a plus. Rotating 24 x 7 on call support is required. Plans and directs the coordination, development, and maintenance of multiple complex computer database systems. Designs database systems and coordinates the testing and review of programs and ensures that project output meets user requirements, time schedules, and data processing standards. Consults with users and programmers to identify needs, system capability, and determines requirements for data base design formats and application specifications. Approves, modifies, and implements data structure changes from user requests, evaluates system performance, space availability, and methodology. Evaluates new software and hardware, provides cost control, monitors use of resources, and updates cost analysis as required. Writes or installs utility programs and maintains on-line and batch programs and job control languages. Provides advice and technical assistance to programmer, applications, and production staff regarding data base systems. Assists in the development of short and long range planning and provides technical guidance to utilization of current and expanded data base systems. Performs other duties as assigned. All candidates must complete the State of Arkansas application form ( to be considered for employment. If a resume is submitted without an application form, you will not be considered for employment. To apply for this position, please visit the Arkansas State Jobs Website at