UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

INFORMATION SYSTEMS (IS) DATA SERVICES SPECIALIST
(DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR)

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.  UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.  More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu.

Location:  This position is located on the Enterprise Applications and Services team within the Division of Information Technology Services at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Salary:  Starting salary is between $54,331 to $85,000 per year, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits.  A six-month probationary period is required.  The pay schedule/range is 07-02.  This position is not represented by a bargaining unit.

Job Duties:  Administer Oracle databases and database management technology and plan, build and support Oracle databases for UWRF application software.  Position will establish and support overall database access methodologies; provide expert direction to staff; and provide data services and consulting responsibilities. Duties include directing, guiding, and consulting on technical issues related to PeopleSoft software and administration of that software; installing, supporting, and upgrading the PeopleSoft software and maintaining the PeopleSoft application, web, and process scheduler servers on Unix and Windows platforms. Will have responsibility for installation, upgrades, and maintenance of the People Tools environment for developers and consultants.  Position may require occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours based on task demand.

Special Notice: For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see http://uwrf.edu/Police/CampusRecordsCrimes.cfm or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy.  A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. 

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of Oracle versions 10gR2/11gR2 (RMAN, Data Guard, ASM, AWR, ADDM, OEM Grid Control), Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008; PeopleSoft 9 and People Tools 8.5; proficiency in DBMS jobs/schedulers; knowledge of SQL, PL/SQL, MSSQL stored procedures and triggers, and shell scripting in Unix and Windows environments; and an understanding of Oracle Applications design principles (physical and logical) and architecture.  Must have exceptional troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills and an understanding of networking concepts.  Must have experience in the following areas:  monitoring tools and techniques; database backup tools and techniques; and capacity planning, performance tuning, optimization, and disaster recovery.  Must have teamwork/collaboration skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; have attention to detail and organization; be able to be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment; and balance and prioritize own activities to ensure critical items are addressed.  Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related field; three to five years' experience with enterprise system databases; and information technology career experience in higher education preferred.  

 How to Apply: To apply for this position, you will be required to complete an exam.  Step 1:  Log on to http://wisc.jobslink.  Create an account or enable your existing account if you have applied for State jobs in the past. Note:  If you receive a security prompt when logging in, please click "yes."  Step 2:  Search for the job announcement by clicking "Job Search" and "More Search Options."  Enter 1400262 as "Keyword" and click "Search."  Click on the blue job announcement title.  Step 3:  Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of the screen.  Review the information in the "My Job Application" making any necessary updates and click on "Submit Personal Information."  Step 4:  Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen.  This must be completed to apply for this recruitment.  Once completed, click the "Update Employment Preferences."  Step 5:  At the "Application Detail" screen, click on the "View Exam Option" button, and the "Take Exam" button on the next screen.  Step 6:  When you are finished with the exam, click the 'Save and Finalize' button, and at the exam summary window, click the 'Finalize' button.  If you return later to update your exam, you must 'Finalize' again or your exam may not be considered."

The deadline to apply on-line is Friday, February 7, 2014.  If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Deb Schwab at (715) 425-3221, e-mail debra.schwab@uwrf.edumail.  Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.