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State of Montana Database Administrator in Helena, Montana

Why live in Helena, Montana? * Helena is surrounded by rolling hills and lofty mountains and is tucked below the Continental Divide. * It is a relatively quiet place to call home where small-town living collides with outdoor adventure. * Helena has a rich history and was originally founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush. Why should you keep reading and consider working here? We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration in the State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD). Our mission to provide shared IT services to support the needs of the state and citizens of Montana. We offer an innovative and collaborative work environment where employees are valued and supported. In addition, our employees have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting and innovative IT projects and initiatives in development within Montana state government. What is this career opportunity? This position provides database design, development, and administration support for the SITSD database hosting service and to assist state agencies with deployment of state standard database technology. The duties typically involve database development, backup and recovery strategies, technical support, and software patch management and maintenance of relational database systems for mission-critical operations, including making strategic decisions about database design, maintenance and tuning, as well as diagnosing and troubleshooting complex database issues. As agency priorities dictate, the database analyst must be able to carry out any assignment in the section with minimal retraining. What are we looking for? Education and Experience: * * A Bachelor’s degree in a computer science related field; and * Three years’ experience working in a variety of database environments; or * Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. *Preference will be given to candidates with specific experience in: * Relational database management systems (RDMS) such MS SQL Server or Oracle. * Database administration, automation, business rule enforcement, and performance optimization techniques. * Snowflake and data warehouse architecture. Competencies: * /Knowledge of:/ * System performance optimization and management techniques. * Principles and practices of information systems analysis, design, implementation, maintenance, and security related functions. /Ability to:/ * Provide exceptional customer service and enjoy working in a team environment. * Build trust and credibility in constructing effective working relationships with a variety of individuals. * Manage varying deadlines and multiple projects; responding positively to changes in direction, priorities, responsibilities or assignment. * Keep large projects, involving multiple parties, moving forward and delivered on time. * Provide guidance and instructions to other agency staff. * Evaluate program requirements relative to systems development; conduct research; exercise sound judgment in solving programs and make decisions where few precedents exist. * Exhibit a commitment to stay up-to-date in the IT profession. * Organize a dynamic workload and meet established deadlines. *Does this sound like you? * Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume, cover letter, and three professional business references. (Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.) What can you expect from us in return for your hard work? * Work/life Balance * Health Coverage * Retirement plans * Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays * And more… Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. *Other important information to be aware of. * This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. * Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application. Job: Information Technology/Computer Science* *Title: *Database Administrator Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21141415

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