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Database Administrator

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Database Administrator

  • 499615
  • Technology
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: May 21 2024 at 10:00 CDT
  • Information Technology

Job Summary:

The Database Administrator is responsible for administering and maintains database by identifying and solving database requirement; supporting users.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.
2. Recommends solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications; evaluating and implementing operating systems and subsystems.
3. Supports administrative application staff by providing information; conducting training; providing information; resolving problems; addressing questions and requests.
4. Supports database functions by analyzing applications; evaluating existing systems; designing and coding ad-hoc utilities; validating security policies.
5. Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelors degree or equivalent in work experience.
• 3 years experience supporting MSSQL/Oracle databases in a networked environment.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• None

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Two or more Oracle/MSSQL or approved enterprise certifications.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge to support Local Area Networks and TCP/IP protocols.
• Knowledge in enterprise change control methodology and documentation.
• Knowledge of Oracle/MSSQL databases, and subsequent installations, including setup, configuration, monitor usage, database backup and recovery, responsible for maintaining database security, integrity, and availability; monitoring and optimizing system performance using index turning, disk optimization, and other methods.
• Ability to manage and troubleshoot Windows-based or UNIX servers.
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team to fulfill project goals.
• Ability to troubleshoot a wide range of database related issues, understanding of various database architectural methods, maintains user privileges within the database environment.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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