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  • Database Administrator

    Carver CountyChaska, MN

    Salary: 31.25 to 50.48 per hour

    Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

    Job #94562624

  • Carver County, Minnesota is located just southwest of the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  It is the least populated of the seven metro counties, but is the state's fourth fastest growing county as well.  The estimated 2006 population of 86,236 is expected to more than double by 2030.  It is geographically one of the metro area's smallest counties, but takes great pride in being an upscale community with beautiful natural surroundings.  Our county offers the ideal combination of a picturesque setting and an attractive professional opportunity. To learn more about Carver County, check out our website at www.co.carver.mn.us.

    Our IT Department has a fulltime opening for a Database Administrator.  We offer very competitive pay, generous paid time off, ten paid holidays plus three floating holidays, and an excellent benefits package. This is a great opportunity for both career growth and public service.


    Under the direction of the Applications Services Supervisor, the Database Administrator provides leadership and technical expertise for the design, development, security, backup and recovery, maintenance, operation and performance of the County's enterprise clustered and virtualized SQL servers in a SAN environment. This position is the focal point for database development and advises County staff and vendors on database standards, data integrity and accessibility. The Database Administrator performs duties with minimal supervision and direction and exercises independent judgment.


    •  Install, configure, upgrade and migrate database server software and related products.

    •  Monitor and optimize the performance of databases, including SQL tuning.

    •  Perform storage, capacity planning and server load balancing.

    •  Perform troubleshooting, resolution, and root cause analysis for routine to complex database performance and outages.

    •  Ensure compliance with database vendor license agreements.

    •  Contact data vendor(s) for technical support.

    • Administer, maintain, and provide technical support for County databases (DB2/400, MS SQL Server, MS Access, etc).

    • Establish policies and standards for managing the County's database infrastructure.

    • Establish hardware and software requirements to handle the County database infrastructure.

    • Assist with Data Center Hardware and Software Management.

    • Perform Level III support and analysis.

    • Provide on-call support when needed to support County services and business activities.  Arrange for coverage when absent.

    • Perform other duties when assigned.




    •  Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science field

    •  Three (3) years demonstrated experience in database design and management

    •  One year team lead experience

    •  Two years project management experience.

    •  Valid Driver's License and/or evidence of equivalent mobility.


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