Database Administrator

May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Database Administrator

Salary: $90,144.00 - $124,284.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2017-00509

Location: Districtwide, CA

Department: DAC/Information Technology

Closing: 6/4/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year. The current vacancy is a 12 month, 100% assignment located at the District Administrative Center in Camarillo, CA.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Software Applications and Development or higher-level administrator; design, develop, test, implement, monitor, and maintain the District's database management systems.

Representative Duties:

Serve as the administrator of the District's enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, portal, and other database systems; develop and implement policies, procedures, and standards pertaining to database administration, utilization, and performance in collaboration with information technology management. E

Design, analyze, test, implement, and maintain modern relational and stand-alone databases; plan, test, and install patches and upgrades to database systems, web servers, form servers, and other related systems; collaborate with systems staff to design, develop, and implement server infrastructure to support database systems; ensure the proper integration of systems in collaboration with other information technology staff. E

Collaborate with information security staff to design, develop, test, implement, evaluate, and maintain database security and disaster prevention and recovery plans to ensure database integrity; provide data access permissions in accordance with District policies and relevant state and federal requirements to ensure data security. E

Monitor and analyze database performance and identify, troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve problems; perform database optimization to ensure optimal performance. E

Serve as a technical expert and internal consultant regarding District databases; consult with management, staff, and college faculty to assess and meet data needs, including creating customized scripts for reporting and data extract needs. E

Develop and maintain database support tools and documentation, including a data dictionary containing definitions of data elements, methods of accessing data, data security procedures, and other tools and documentation pertinent to the use and administration of databases. E

Plan, organize, and oversee projects related to the development, enhancement, maintenance, and implementation of databases and related software; exercise functional supervision over lower-level staff and contractors as warranted. E

Research and propose database system enhancements to meet future needs. E

Collaborate with vendors to support district database needs; assist the Purchasing Department in the acquisition of database-related software and services. E

Represent the information technology department at various meetings, workshops, conferences, committees, and task forces as required. E

Compile data and prepare and maintain reports and logs. E

Perform other duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with an emphasis in information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a related field AND three years of recent (gained in the past five years) experience administering modern database technology, including experience administering an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.


An associate degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with an emphasis in information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a related field AND five years of recent (gained in the past seven years) experience administering modern database technology, including experience administering an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.


Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency AND seven years of recent (gained in the past ten years) experience administering modern database technology, including experience administering an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Supplemental Information:

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by June 4, 2017.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Structured Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. Those with the highest scores on the T&E will be invited to the structured interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Date Range: Monday, June 19, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017
Location: Ventura County Community College District
761 East Daily Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010

The above date range is subject to change. Candidates will be notified of any scheduling changes via email.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation. Advancement to the next step of the examination process will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. To search institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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