Assistant Director (DBA Team)

University System of Georgia
System Office-Athens

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Assistant Director (DBA Team)
Location: System Office-Athens
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 231436
Job Summary

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Director (DBA Team)
Division: Information Technology Services
Department: ITS – Integration and Deployment Services
Reports To: TBD
Location: Athens
Pay Grade:
FTE: 1.0
Temp/Reg: Reg

Plans, coordinates, and provides leadership for a team of Database Administrators who are responsible for activities associated with supporting a group of related academic or administrative services and applications. Ensures that goals and objectives of the service area are aligned with the goals and objectives of the overall service, and are accomplished within prescribed time parameters, within budget, and meet service goals and customer expectations. Manages a team of employees who are responsible for database administration, application server administration and integration of enterprise services and operations, project and planning initiatives simultaneously. Tasks are varied in nature and often time critical. The customer base and the service environment are complex. Identification of and adherence to IT best practices and standard operating procedures for service area are important, however, flexibility in meeting the needs of customers is also a key consideration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:


• Identifies, recruits, and retains competent and dedicated staff.

• Interviews applicants or employees to fill vacancies or promotional positions according to applicable laws, rules, and policies.

• Identifies training needs and ensures that necessary job-related instruction is provided to staff.

• Discusses potential concerns with employees in order to identify options or resolve issues.

• Recommends or initiates disciplinary actions according to applicable rules and policies.

• Defines goals and/or required results at beginning of performance period and gains acceptance of ideas, creating a shared vision.

• Communicates regularly with staff on progress toward defined goals and/or required results, providing specific feedback and initiating corrective action when defined goals and/or required results are not met.

• Evaluates employees at scheduled intervals, obtains and considers all relevant information in evaluations and supports staff by giving praise and constructive criticism.

• Motivates staff to improve quantity and quality of work performed and provides training and development opportunities as appropriate.

• Maintains a consistent, high quality, customer-focused orientation when conducting business and providing services or products to clients, the general public and other external customers.


Performs or manages staff in performing the following:

• Administer multiple RDBMS and application server environments and management and monitoring tools on multiple operating systems to support enterprise applications and services

• Administer, manage, and support the integration of multiple source and target systems

• Monitor database systems to ensure the enterprise functionality of the database, availability of appropriate storage space, and the availability of system data.

• Perform database definition, tuning, and administration functions.

• Define integration standards for existing environments, complex new systems, or system enhancements.

• Migrate database objects through the application lifecycle tiers within predefined time frames. Work with appropriate personnel in determining that objects are ready for production implementation.

• Administer appropriate security by granting access privileges for development staff and user personnel for database objects and environments.

• Produce physical database designs, relative to systems development, implementation and troubleshooting as needed.

• Analyze database problems and implement solutions within a reasonable timeframe.

• Plan production migrations with appropriate personnel to ensure effective implementation, producing detailed migration plan including change control process.

• Review hardware and network changes, which might affect the database.

• Work with technical support personnel and software/hardware vendors with installation, maintenance support, software interface requirements and problem determinations and resolution.

• Provide guidance as appropriate to application development personnel as it relates to tuning SQL application code

• Support load testing tools configuration, usage, monitoring and results evaluation related to application testing and tuning.

• Make recommendations to management on database software/hardware acquisitions and/or updates.

• Execute upgrades and migrations according to detailed migration/upgrade plans.

• Bear responsibility for planning, implementing and participating in both on and off site backup, recovery, and testing drills.

• Maintain extensive knowledge of current trends and developments in the field and applies pertinent new knowledge to performance of responsibilities


• Leads a team of non-supervisory employees.

• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.


• Maintain a consistent, high quality, customer-focused orientation when developing and supporting services for both internal and external users.

• Treat customers, staff and co-workers with respect, courtesy and tact; listen well and maintain a professional relationship.

• Communicate with customers and obtains all required information necessary to determine and address their specific needs; tactfully explain how organizational computer system functions apply to them.

• Provide clear, accurate information; explain procedures or materials or provide supplemental information; anticipate problems and questions.

• Maintain a high level of knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of academic or administrative services and information technology by reading appropriate publications and attending related seminars, conferences, etc.

• Attend relevant training seminars as permitted by workload and budget constraints.

• Participate in organization or system-provided training regarding changes in academic or administrative services law, rules, and regulations.


• Requires good interpersonal communication skills to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

• Requires good interpersonal communications skills to include advising, recommending, counseling, directing and delegating.

• Must have the ability to be a negotiator in resolving difficult issues such as shared resource availability with multiple groups within the organization.

• Good written communication skills are also required for writing reports and business correspondence.

Other Skills and Abilities

• Must be flexible, well-organized, and team-oriented.

• Must be able to work on a schedule that includes nights, weekends or holidays when required to address escalated issues.

Other Qualifications Must be able to travel as needed, including several overnight stays where applicable, to support organizational objectives and initiatives.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of eight years related experience and/or training; an equivalent combination of education and related experience is acceptable.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Working at the University System of Georgia

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is a constitutional board responsible for making and administering the policies that govern and manage the public institutions of higher learning in the State of Georgia. The University System of Georgia offers students higher education options at thirty-five colleges and universities throughout the state, providing a wide range of academic programming, including certificates, associates, baccalaureate, master, doctoral and professional degrees. These institutions enroll more than 253,000 students and employ more than 10,000 faculty and 27,000 employees to provide teaching and related services to students and the communities in which they are located.

The Board of Regents maintains the University System Office as an administrative office for conducting the business of the Board, which consists of one member from each congressional district and five members at-large from the State of Georgia appointed by the Governor.

The nature of the work of the Board of Regents requires that the employees of the University System Office be selected on the basis of special training, ability, skills and individual qualities required to perform the duties of the positions to be filled. As an employee of the University System Office, one can be proud to be a part of an office dedicated to the education of Georgia’s citizens.

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