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The Database Specialist is responsible for implementing and maintaining database systems and monitoring and resolving internal database problems using hierarchical or relational database management

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Typical Functions:

Monitors and maintains data processing needs, identifies user problems, and proposes solutions. Implements and maintains database tables, queries, and reports which meet customer requirements. Performs analysis and diagnostics to isolate the source of network, hardware, and/or software malfunctions. Assists with maintenance, repair, and upgrade of computer systems with users and other organizational personnel. Participates in group meetings to analyze and identify business requirements and processes and comprehends business definitions of data. Implements physical databases based on logical models applying knowledge of database design standards and database management systems. Analyzes user’s current information flow requirements and determines feasibility of design approach for diverse and large scale application systems. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of various computer systems. Knowledge of design of relational database systems. Knowledge of technology and user applications. Knowledge of data structures and logic. Ability to assist staff with various problem definitions and solutions. Ability to design database schema and normalization. Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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