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Database Administrator

Database Administrator

Job ID 5129
Job Location Oklahoma City - OK
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Database Administrator supports the design, build and operation of a MS SQL database infrastructure for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA). This position solves complex problems / challenges to improve the reliability and performance of the database environment.  Specifically, this position will be responsible for daily maintenance, monitoring, performance analysis, troubleshooting, problem resolution, and user assistance required to enhance the services platform.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Monitors and maintains MS SQL 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, and 2016 database platforms. Investigates related problems, implements solutions, achieves efficiency gains, and automates repetitive tasks.


Defines and champions database best practices.


Performs and/or automates routine database maintenance operations and tasks. 


Improves and maintains the backup and recovery process.


Collaborates with a team, and provides database performance / modeling expertise in support of design, infrastructure, query analysis, security and integrity issues. 


Responsible for the maintenance of MS SQL SSRS, SSIS and stored procedures.


Analyzes and develops strategies for improving database architectures.


Troubleshoots and resolves issues with databases.  Helps to troubleshoot related issues across entire hardware, software, application and network environment.


Works with IT Security team to insure security criteria are met within a PCI and non-PCI compliant environment.


Researches, implements, and tests new database components.


Monitors database size / growth; projects and/or solves space allocation needs.


Develops, maintains, and modifies store procedures and jobs for applications using MS SQL.


Provides database installation and configuration services.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and required experience as listed below.  A degree in another technical discipline may be substituted depending on other qualifications, and length and type of specialized experience.


Database Administrator – 9C -Level 3 (required degree + 6 years of MS SQL DBA experience)

Database Administrator – 8C -Level 2 (required degree + 3 years of MS SQL DBA experience)

Database Administrator – 7C -Level 1 (required degree + 1 year of MS SQL DBA Experience)





Knowledge of database concepts, object and data modeling techniques and design principles with an understanding of different data structures and their benefits / limitations under particular use cases

Knowledge of software programming, development, review, audit, testing, configuration management requirements and changes

Knowledge of MS SQL 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, and 2016

Knowledge of PCI environments

Knowledge of professional engineering principles, practices and procedures

Knowledge of computer hardware, systems software, and computer systems architecture and integration

Ability to work independently or as part of a cross-functional team

Excellent communication and documentation skills

Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize tasks



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.





Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professiona1journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.