Database Administrator

Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts - Fort Walton Beach, FL

Job Summary:
In conjunction with the Database Administrator, this position is responsible for the performance, data integrity, and security of multiple database platforms and critical applications.

Key responsibilities include:
1) Helping develop database backup and recovery strategies and provide assistance to appropriate personnel when problems arise;
2) Installs, configures, and tests software packages and installs new software releases;
3) Monitors database performance and statistics and conducts maintenance to ensure efficient operation of the system;
4) Administration of critical Clerk of Court applications.

Essential Job Functions:
  • The list of essential functions as outlined herein is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
  • Install, upgrade and administer the most current database software deployed on MS Windows Servers.
  • Apply patches and major releases for all database platforms and software. Assist with managing changes to the environment using existing change management best practices and automation tools.
  • Assist in establishing data integrity and security policies and procedures for user accounts, data creation, data manipulation and data storage.
  • Assist in the establishment of effective systems backup, recovery and re-start procedures.
  • Participate in the development of standards and database connectivity strategies to support an open database architecture; participate in the development of operating systems and programming standards to meet the needs of the Clerk of Courts.
  • Monitor and tune the databases for optimal performance; recommend hardware and system configuration changes to optimize database and systems performance.
  • Provide and support application development utilizing database architecture and design techniques; review proposed changes to the database structures; review data security, data validation and data integrity controls.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • MS SQL Database architecture and features.
  • Relational database management systems such as MS SQL Server;
  • Database administration and management techniques in a client-server environment;
  • Structured Query Language (SQL);
  • Report writing and query tools such as Crystal Reports;
  • Database design, backup and recovery strategies, performance monitoring and tuning;
  • Ability to develop, tune and troubleshoot applications, performance tuning and optimization of multiple database platforms;
  • Analyze programs, policies and operational needs;
  • Assess problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals;
  • Research, analyze and evaluate new administration methods and techniques;
  • Professionalism – Demonstrates core values by being honest, respectful and positive;
  • Customer Focus – Demonstrates genuine concern for external and/or internal customers;
  • Adaptability – Able to effectively modify behavior to suit changing workforce demands;
  • Problem Solving – Solves problems by considering all causes, solutions and outcomes;
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Management, Information Technology or related field supplemented by one to two (1 – 2) years of recent and relevant experience that includes operating system and database administration in a cross-platform environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, general public, vendors, governmental agencies, attorneys and judicial staff.
  • Ability to work with confidential and/or sensitive data, interpret and comply with state and federal guidelines as well as legal advice restrictions for the Clerk & Comptroller's office.
  • Moderate knowledge of computer systems and programming concepts.
  • Moderate knowledge of application systems from user, operations, control, and programming standpoints.
  • Moderate knowledge of Clerk of Court functions.
  • Good working knowledge of public sector information system policies, practices, and procedures, such as FIPS140-2 and CJIS.
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and prepare records and reports on a timely basis.
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, automated environment with many interruptions.
  • Ability to make effective presentations.
  • Possess a valid driver license.
ADA Compliance:
The Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Clerk of the Court to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.