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Computer Data Base Specialist Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Analyzes, develops and implements requirements for major database and data communications facilities involving complex structures. Provides technical support to programmers and analysts in the use of data base software systems.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications. Employees in this class serve as technical experts in data base design and management. Incumbents provide technical assistance to lower level personnel.

Examples of Duties:

  • Analyzes and designs data base formats for computer systems.
  • Develops specifications for data access controls for systems to ensure security standards and usage are properly followed.
  • Develops methods for improving data base/data communications performance and response times.
  • Provides specifications for programming tasks associated with data base standards.
  • Advises application programmers and analysts concerning data base/data communications requirements.
  • Performs data base reorganizations, software maintenance, and the integration of data base structures; recommends data base modifications.
  • Performs data base recovery in the event of loss.
  • Installs and maintains vendor supplied data base software; tests and coordinates implementation procedures.
  • Recommends data base standards to management.
  • Investigates and corrects data base integrity problems.
  • Specifies system and user documentation requirements.
  • Ensures the security and integrity of all production data.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, developments, and techniques used in systems analysis, applications programming, and data base/data communications technology.
  • Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of data base systems.
  • Skill in the use of the programming and job control, and data defining languages specific to the assignment.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field AND three years of systems and/or applications programming experience; OR, Associate's Degree in Computer Science or related field AND four years of systems and/or applications programming experience; OR, Five years of systems and/or applications programming experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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