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Database Administrator

Company: City of Reno
Location: Reno
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Database Administrator

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Database Administrator

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$112,840.00 - $137,134.40 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

Under general direction, performs professional level relational database administration including coordination of all physical changes to computer databases; maintains data dictionary, sets database security levels, and ensures database is functioning at optimal levels; enforces all database updates, changes and/or modifications; and develops and writes detailed data dissemination policies and standards to ensure databases remain consistent across departments.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Design logical and physical databases; review description of changes to database design to understand how changes to be made affect physical database; ensure satisfactory database performance.

Establish physical database parameters; code database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to database management system.

Develop and maintain database driven websites.

Determine and execute the most appropriate method for failed database recovery.

Calculate optimum values for database parameters, such as the amount of computer memory to be used by the database.

Specify user access levels for each segment of one or more data items; specify which users can access databases and what data can be accessed.

Test and correct errors and refine changes to database; enter codes to create production database; select and enter codes of utility program to monitor database performance such as the distribution of records and amount of available memory.

Design and implement mechanisms that will allow for inter-database communications.

Confer with coworkers to determine impact of database changes on other systems and staff; modify database programs to increase processing performance.

Respond to questions and inquiries from end users; provide database training and assist programmers and analysts in making changes to the database management system.

Manage web-based database reporting system.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of database administration and management.

Theories and applications of computer science and information systems.

Methods and techniques of systems analysis, database design, and database-driven web development.

Principles and practices of computer programming.

Methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of information systems.

Operational characteristics of various computer programs, networks, software packages and programming languages.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Analyze user requirements to automate processing or improve existing computer systems.

Conceptualize and implement highly complex database designs.

Prepare detailed descriptions of user needs and steps required to develop or modify computer programs. Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

Maintain a detailed database dictionary.

Review network and computer systems capabilities to determine if requested applications or application change is possible.

Evaluate existing information processing systems to determine effectiveness.

Plan and prepare technical reports and instructional manuals.

Upgrade databases and correct errors to maintain database after implementation.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, information systems or a related field.


Three years of increasingly responsible systems analysis experience in relational database design and application.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements



Last Update: 1/4/19

JD 11/2018

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