State Of Alaska Anchorage or Juneau , AK 99671
Posted 4 weeks ago
The Department of Administration, Office of Information Technology, is recruiting for a Database Specialist 1/2/3 in Juneau or Anchorage!
What You Will Be Doing
The multiple compensation range Database Specialist positions are designed to allow you to join our Database team at your current Database Specialist skill level. After that, you can advance your career and increase your compensation as you expand your skills and gain experience, and ultimately flex to a Database Specialist 3.
For example, if hired at the apprentice level (DBA 1), you have the opportunity and path to expand your knowledge and experience and achieve journeyman (DBA 2) and then senior DBA 3, all within the same team and without additional application or hiring processes. While doing that, other Database Specialists will guide you as you learn to provision database hosting servers, migrate databases, automate database maintenance routine, secure database environments, learn principles of database design and architecture, and database performance tuning.
Analytical capabilities and experiences with server logs, application logs, search engines, vendor documentation, and a foundational understanding of the network and application stacks will assist you to troubleshoot database issues to resolution.
Overall, we are prepared to help you make this an exciting career-expanding experience, with knowledge sharing, and growth as a State of Alaska Database Administrator.
Mission and Culture
The Database Services Team ensures the core database component, of virtually all our Office of Information Technology hosted, State of Alaska systems, remain available and secure. In doing so, those systems can remain functional and provide the services customers rely upon.
Database service standardization, security, consolidation and modernization enable us to optimize government technology services using innovative and creative ideas, to better serve Alaskans.
Teamwork is essential in accomplishing the Database Services Team's mission.
Benefits of Joining Our Team
Receive hands-on training and mentoring to increase the successful candidate's Database Specialist abilities and related compensation.
Get an opportunity to collaborate with other OIT teams including networking, directory services, storage, virtualization, security, and customer business unit system support teams.
This position is flexibly staffed, which enables the successful candidate to start at a level appropriate to their documented skills, abilities, and experience.
Training and mentoring is available and expected at all levels, and provided under the supervision of a Lead Database Specialist.
Training plans are in place to designed to prepare you to move through the Database Specialist ranges, and thus provide enterprise-level services to the State of Alaska. In addition, as an employee with the State of Alaska OIT, you will have access to free Microsoft Official Training Curriculum and Certification Exams through June 30, 2023. Also, as a State of Alaska OIT employee with the State of Alaska OIT, you will have access to free Federal VTE training in many Cybersecurity areas of study and courses.
The Working Environment You Can Expect
The Department of Administration, Office of Information Technology (OIT) Database Services Team is primarily working remotely through telework. That can possibly change based on State of Alaska policies. Staff typically have a dedicated workspace or office, depending upon their primary location.
We anticipate an in-office work environment to start, however, State of Alaska policy provides teleworking opportunities.
The person we are looking for will use their existing skills and experience and increase their skills and experience through team-provided training and mentoring to actively contribute to the success of the Database Services Team:
The person is capable of effectively and professionally communicating within the Database Team and customers, team with them to gain consensus, and effectively deliver agreed-on services. To what degree is dependent upon the individual's level (DBA 1, 2, or 3).
They will possess, or learn and gain, experience troubleshooting complex computer systems, in relation to the database services they rely upon.
The individual will have skill in a programming or scripting method in a commonly accepted programming or scripting language (C#, PowerShell, Java etc.) to assist in task automation and database support functions.
They will have experience querying database systems in order to retrieve data, including basic knowledge of the principles of indexing and efficient organization of database searches.
Database Specialist 1
Four years of computer programming experience in a recognized computer language. At least one year of the four must have involved programming database applications at the full proficiency programmer level in a wide area networked DBMS environment. This required experience includes, but is not limited to, work such as an Analyst/Programmer 3 with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent elsewhere.
Four years of work experience supporting and maintaining a wide area networked DBMS in a database administration environment that included: 1) leading or serving as shift supervisor for computer operations in a mainframe or database server computer environment or assisting and training on designing and implementing basic computer software; and 2) at least six months actual programming experience in an internal database language. The lead/shift supervisor and design and implementation experience includes, but is not limited to, work such as a Data Processing Technician 3 with the State of Alaska, or equivalent experience elsewhere.
Database Specialist 2
One year of database management systems experience at a level equivalent to a Database Specialist 1 for the State of Alaska.
Database Specialist 3
Two years database management systems experience at a level equivalent to a Database Specialist 2 with the State of Alaska.
For some positions in these job classes a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Additional Required Information
NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
A cover letter is not required. If a cover letter is submitted, it will not be considered.
A writing sample is required as part of the application process for this position. Writing samples may include documentation such as user guides, training materials, research papers or blog post you have developed.
This is MUST, not including a writing sample may result in an incomplete application determination. Writing samples will be evaluated on communication ability for technical and non-technical topics, does it clearly document and identify the problem and resolution, and is it detailed and well organized. Your writing sample will be reviewed and used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview state of the recruitment and selection process.
Applicants invited for an interview will be required to provide the following prior to or at the time of the interview:
Three (3) professional references and current contact numbers, including two (2) current or former supervisors;
Copies of your two (2) most recent employment performance evaluations if available; can substitute with letters of recommendation.
A copy of academic transcripts (unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution name/URL is listed on the transcripts) to verify that you meet the minimum qualifications. if not provided, transcripts will be required prior to appointment.
Employment with the Office of Information Technology is contingent upon successfully completing and maintaining an APSIN background check and security clearance conducted by the Department of Public Safety. Fingerprinting is required.
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via a hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal, such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to apply successfully.
Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" page. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the closing date.
This recruitment utilizes a supplemental questionnaire as part of the application process. These questions may be a mix of written, multiple-choice, and select all that apply questions.
The answers you provide to the questions will be an opportunity for you to tell us about your experience and/or education. The answers will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process; please be as thorough and accurate as you can.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed.
Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or provided at the time of the interview.
Special Instructions for Foreign Education
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer's name, job title, employment dates, and whether full or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and if minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the recruitment interview and selection phase.
If you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. If you are not a current state employee, you MUST mark that it does not apply to you.
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Cloud Infrastructure Services Lead
State Of Alaska