Database Administrator I, Enterprise Systems

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
May 12, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Job Description:

The Database Administrator I is a twelve-month, full-time position that reports to the Director of Enterprise Systems in Western Kentucky University's Information Technology (IT) Division. The position works under the supervision of more senior database administrators in a team that manages databases for central IT systems that support the operation and mission of the entire University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary support and administration of Blackboard databases; assistance with software installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Blackboard products; light system administration of Blackboard servers.
  • Primary support and administration of telephone billing databases; assistance with software installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of related products; programming and assistance related to billing reporting.
  • Primary support and administration of Astra systems for Academic Affairs; assistance with support, maintenance, and troubleshooting of cloud-hosted products.
  • Primary support and administration of MySQL databases for various web systems; assist Web Development group with software development and maintenance as required.
  • Secondary support and administration of Banner databases; assistance with general support and troubleshooting of Banner databases and servers including Single Sign-On.
  • Secondary support of all minor databases including the data warehouse, InfoView, Advance, and other systems; assistance with light systems administration of several Linux/Unix servers; and light programming in various scripting languages.
  • Other duties as required.

Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success

  • An understanding of web, application, and database server architectures, with experience in their installation, maintenance, monitoring, and configuration.
  • Proficiency in a form of shell scripting and SQL programming.
  • A thorough understanding database security and industry best practices including account provisioning, role-based privileges, and the TCP/IP protocol and ports necessary for database client/server connectivity.
  • Ability to work occasional early mornings, evenings, and weekends in support of major system upgrades or system recovery efforts.
  • Demonstrable diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage and organize several projects and regular duties.
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to write technical reports and documentation.
  • Must be an independent "self-starter" who functions well as part of a team.


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant job experience.
  • Experience or course work administering Oracle or other multi-user, relational databases.
  • Experience or course work in SQL programming.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix server operating systems.

Additional Information:

Salary Grade: 108 Salary Range: $34,873 - $46,719

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 - 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Application Instructions:

The following items must be submitted by visiting

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about June 1, 2017.


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