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Database Administrator

The Oracle DBA (DBA) role is to support existing Oracle databases. Duties to include performing database maintenance, technical support, supporting on-going application development, installation and upgrades of Oracle and applications. Works closely with functional end users to support implemented Oracle applications, development tools, reporting tools, and other third party solutions. Reports to the Administrative Systems Manager.


Analyzes problems outlined by management or systems analysts in terms of detailed equipment requirements and capabilities. Works with customers to determine proper flow of information. Assists in preparing detailed analyses, plans, diagrams, and verification procedures for existing and proposed computer applications. Assists in development and testing of automated systems. Assists in evaluating data processing equipment and techniques for applicability, reliability, flexibility, speed, and costs. May verify program logic by preparing and using test data. Sets user privileges within the database environment. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Physical Condition

Ability to lift 25 lbs. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to travel long distances.


Two or more years Oracle Database Administrator and technical support experience. Experience configuring and maintaining highly scalable environments. Must have prior experience in writing programs for functional end users.


Knowledge of Oracle 11g (ideal); tuning and troubleshooting Oracle instances; building databases in different environments and Installing Oracle on Windows/Linux/UNIX. Knowledge of writing and optimizing code in PL/SQL. Knowledge in Oracle Backup/Recovery (RMAN) methodologies and strategies. UNIX Administration knowledge. Knowledge of client/server based systems and ability to maintain software. Knowledge of Oracle database administration or current software programs deployed at MSU is desirable. Experience with Ellucian's Banner products for higher education, desirable.


Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, required.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the university. Courtesy and professionalism a must. *Regular reliable attendance is required. * Must be available some nights and weekends. Must periodically serve on a standby or on-call basis. *This position is designated as security sensitive (High) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 09-13-2018