Database Specialist

Position Details

Position Information

Title Database Specialist
Department Office of the Registrar (8101)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The database specialist will work under the supervision of the Assistant Registrar in Room and Course Scheduling. This position is responsible for UAccess and Ad Astra support for the Office of the Registrar. Strong communication skills are vital. Exceptional attention to detail, sensitivity in maintaining confidential information, and the ability to effectively assess and respond to team member’s data needs is essential. The Office of the Registrar requires an individual who is multitalented, who works well under pressure and genuinely enjoys working with people.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Runs reports to ensure integrity of data between information academic departments are entering in relation to the Course Catalog.
• Creates future semesters and roll course section information from one semester to the next.
• Runs reports in Ad Astra to ensure data integrity between UAccess and Ad Astra.
• Monitors database systems availability and overall functionality. Creates and implements programming scripts, procedures to maintain consistent and accurate data,
• Communicates with users to troubleshoot problems and identify databases needs. Analyzes requested databases changes for impact on existing computer systems.
• Trains and informs users directly or through user interfaces. Instructs users on data extraction techniques. Imports, exports and retrieves data for users.
• Creates technical and nontechnical database documentation.
• Participates in the analysis, design and development of automated databases.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of working with data to create efficient processes
• Knowledgeable about computer security and the safe practices regarding sensitive data.
• Skill in analytical and creative problem solving.
• Skill in communicating technical information to technical and nontechnical users.
• Skill in working independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see ‘Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications’ below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience installing, monitoring and maintaining relational database software and related hardware; OR, an Associate’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Technology or related field AND two years of experience installing, monitoring and maintaining relational database software and related hardware; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in Statistics/Data Analytics/Computer Science/Math/Economics/MIS or a related field and two years of administrative experience
• Experienced in Ad Astra.
• Experienced in PeopleSoft Records.
• Ability to build queries in PeopleSoft Query Manager using SQL.
• Knowledge of building Analysis and Dashboards in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (UAccess Analytics).

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Computer, Engineering and Technical
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $29,443 - $40,371 Annually (DOE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24557
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 02/19/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Suhina Deol

Open Date 02/06/2018
Review Start Date 02/12/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have three years of experience installing, monitoring and maintaining relational database software and related hardware; OR, an Associate's degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Information Technology or related field AND two years of experience installing, monitoring and maintaining relational database software and related hardware; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents