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Database Administrator Senior

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The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You'll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you'll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

We are currently seeking a Senior Database Administrator who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
The Opportunity
We're looking for a savvy individual (who knows Oracle 9i and/or 10g for Solaris and Windows NT) to keep our database environments safe, healthy and functioning at peak performance.
In this role, you'll provide technical and functional support for all third party system software and databases that the IT Applications Development department has responsibility for. You'll also assist in the managing of the design, configuration, implementation and maintenance of Oracle databases, Oracle applications and other areas of database administration, including PeopleSoft.
If databases are your specialty and you want to play a part in creating an exceptional student experience, we'd love to hear from you. Apply today!


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

    It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science or related area required, OR significant work related experience in all job requirements for this position may be considered in lieu of degree requirement.

    Minimum of two (2) years of experience as database administrator in a production environment is required, and five (5) years other related experience.

    Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity plans and implementation experience using a remote environment required.

    Experience working in a team environment required.

    SQL experience required.

    PeopleSoft/Oracle DBA experience preferred.

    PeopleSoft 8.x and/ or 9.x and upgrade experience preferred.

    Experience with Oracle Collaboration Suite, with Oracle Dataguard and standby databases preferred. Oracle Upgrade experience preferred.

    Project management experience preferred.

    Crystal reporting experience preferred.

    Solaris experience is preferred.

    TOAD and Legato Backup System experience preferred.

    Knowledge of Oracle 9i and or 10g in a Solaris and Windows NT environment preferred

    Excellent oral and written communication skills





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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/6/2018
    Application Due: 4/27/2018
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