Database Administrator

State Of Washington Olympia , WA 98504

Posted 5 days ago

Our purpose: "Helping every Washington resident live, work, drive, and thrive."

Our values: Respect, Trust, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

First review of applicants will be completed 01/25/2023, therefore it is in your best interest to apply early. The hiring manager reserves the right to fill this position at any time.

At Department of Licensing (DOL), we work hard to create a culture where employees feel valued and respected. Employees are trusted and encouraged to be a part of process improvements that impact their work, create value for our customers and help build trust in our government.

Our Information Services Division (ISD) is currently recruiting for a dynamic DatabaseAdministrator to join our team!

We are one of the most public facing state agencies and the second largest revenue generating agency in Washington State. We regularly interact with over 6 million Washingtonians and collect nearly $3.3 billion in taxes and fees annually. We know our services are essential to our customers' ability to live, work, drive, and thrive. We take this responsibility seriously and are committed to ensuring every resident has equitable and meaningful access to our services.

If you have a passion for technology and supporting your team, read on!

As the Database Administrator, you will be supporting our agency by serving as the highest-level professional authority for our database administration, database authentication, and inter-application database security. Your knowledge and experience will be essential for making system recommendations needed to maintain security, functionality, and efficiency across several critical systems across the state. You will also be responsible for performance monitoring and making performance tuning recommendations on all critical agency databases. Additionally, your exceptional communication and ability to collaborate with the team will be an asset during database design reviews and performance design recommendations.

Some of what you will be doing:

  • Serve as SQL Database Administrator, independently working closely with Developers, IT Architects, System Administrators, Network and Project Management to ensure all database system needs and requests are met.

  • Provide Data Management operational support for all agency database systems.

  • Perform SQL Server Administration and Monitoring.

  • Monitor SQL Development and Tuning.

  • Research data technology while also consulting and mentoring on this topic.

What you will bring:

  • Five (5) years of combined relevant education and experience in; Information Management, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field.

Experience must include:

  • Information technology areas.

  • Specifically:

  • System Administrator

  • Architecture

  • Network

  • Developer

  • Three (3) years of experience as a Windows Server Administrator.


  • Five (5) years of experience as a Database Administrator.

Education to experience equivalency:

Associate degree = 2 years | Bachelor's degree = 4 years | Master's degree = 5 years

Education may not be used in lieu of all experience.

What will set you apart:

  • A Bachelor's Degree including nine-semester or 15- quarter hours of related technology courses.

  • Five (5) years of experience in a position within Information Technology specialty areas such as: Developer, System Administrators, Architecture, Network or Security.

Additional Requirements of Employment

  • Per Governor Inslee'sDirective 22-13.1,state employees must be fully vaccinated effective November 4, 2022. Providing proof of being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment and your vaccine status will be verified prior to starting work. Being fully vaccinated means two weeks after you have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use, licensed, or otherwise authorized or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or listed for emergency use or otherwise approved by the World Health Organization. Please reach out to the HR Office at 360-902-4000 if you need information on medical or religious accommodation

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Make a difference. Join our team!

How to Apply:

Select the "Apply" button at the top of this job announcement. Attach your resume through the "AddAttachments" field. A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application or vice versa. Applications with blank fields, or supplemental question responses with comments such as "see attachments" may be considered incomplete.

A paycheck is just part of a total compensation package. We offer some of the nation's best benefitsinclude:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Life, accidental death, and dismemberment insurance

  • Long-term disability insurance

  • Retirement

  • Social security

  • Vacation, leave and holidays

  • Flexible spending account

  • Dependent care assistance

  • Other insurance

  • Flexible schedule

  • Deferred compensation

  • Special employee programs

We value diverse perspectives and life experiences.

We employ and serve people of all backgrounds including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. We value the unique traits and attributes that each employee brings to the job. Through the diverse perspectives of an inclusive workforce, we will create a more respectful, productive, and unified team to better serve the public of Washington.

Veteran/Military Spouse Preference Notice

To take advantage of veteran/military spouse preference, notify the Recruitment Team. Please use a subject line that includes the title of this recruitment.

For inquiries about this position, please contact Sarah Moore

The Washington State Department of Licensing is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including gender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process, during the recruitment process, or who need this job announcement in an alternative format, may contact the Human Resources Office at 360-902-4000 or may email Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our ASL interpreter via Video Phone at 360.339.7344.

The candidate pool certified from this recruitment may be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty days.

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