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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Database Administrator

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3745

UW Job Family: 38

SOC Code: 15-1061

Pay Grade: 27

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Accountable for the design, maintenance, security and control of University data; establish and enforce all database standards and analyze informational requirements of new or production systems and develop database specifications; establish and enforce controls to ensure database integrity; and manage daily operational and personnel functions for assigned area.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Management Information Systems, or a related field


4 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Overall computer operations procedures. 
  • Basic, routine, and advanced operating systems and platforms.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced database management systems, languages, procedures, and controls.
  • Administrative and technical operations of database management systems.
  • Optimizing database resource utilization.
  • Database security, backup, and recovery.
  • Database software products.
  • Applications development.
  • Cross-systems integration.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Design, develop, and control several operational aspects of database management system in relation to administrative informational requirements. 
  • Identify problems.
  • Assume complete responsibility.
  • Develop long-range plans.
  • Use a variety of database management tools and processes.
  • Work logically through problems and develop optimal solutions.
  • Work and communicate effectively with others.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Administer and manage complex databases with campus- and state-wide impact; provide quality assurance; and administer and manage security operations for the databases.

Provide ongoing technical training on databases through presentations, colloquiums, seminars, or one-on-one training; act as coach/mentor for support staff and other staff as assigned.

Analyze University needs and requirements as they affect the database and data security.

Design, install, maintain, enhance or modify institutional databases and data security environment and related tools and products.

Define procedures for testing and implementing new applications and modifications in the database environment.

Manage the daily operational and personnel functions for assigned area.

Assist in the preparation of operating policies and budget for the division.

Provide on call assistance for problem resolution to equipment, applications, security or other problems.

Develop short- and long-range plans for assigned areas.

Function as a partner on the Information Technology management team.

Supplemental Functions:

Evaluate, assess and recommend resources for the enhancement, maintenance, or improvement of equipment, personnel, systems or services; stay current with changing technology impacts.

Participate in special projects as assigned.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment.

Distinguishing Features:

Database Analyst:  Under the direction of the Database Administrator, maintains and enhances assigned database software products, completes maintenance requests, resolves problems, monitors database performance and resource utilization.

Database Administrator:  Responsible for the overall administration of the database operations, standards, and procedures for successful database service delivery. Serves as a resource to management to identify and evaluate industry trends. Develop long-range plans for the implementation of new technologies.

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Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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