Database Administrator PA and JD - #197276

Howard Payne University


Date: 06/08/2022 11:30 AM

City: Early, Texas

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT



Information Technology Services



Brownwood, Texas



Howard Payne University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender (except where gender is a bona fide



occupational qualification), age, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Background investigations will be conducted. The



university is a "Drug Free Workplace." Applicants and employees may be required to take a drug and alcohol test at any time.




Position Title: Database Administrator




Posting Date: June 6, 2022




Salary: Based on Education and Experience




Classification: Full-Time, Exempt Staff



Expectation and Condition of Employment - Howard Payne University, a church-related institution



affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, seeks to employ evangelical Christians who are



dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith and the University’s



sincere religious beliefs.



Howard Payne University (hereafter, University) is committed to the integration of learning and Christian faith



in the pursuit of truth. Employees are expected to embrace the Christian Mission Statement and Core Values



of the University and must support the University’s affirmation of traditional Christian and Baptist beliefs by



leading lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on campus and through a local



church.



Mission Statement - Howard Payne University is a Christ-centered academic community dedicated to



excellence by developing and equipping the whole person for intellectual inquiry, personal and professional



integrity, and service to God and humanity.



Core Values of Howard Payne University - Seeking to engage the life of the mind and the life of the Spirit,




Howard Payne University affirms that:



  • God is the loving creator of all things and the author of all truth;

  • Because God is the author of all truth, open inquiry is an act of intellect and of faith and is to be

wholly embraced;





  • Because open inquiry is an act of intellect and of faith, such efforts must proceed from rigorous

academic standards and genuine commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;





  • For open inquiry to contain rigorous academic standards and genuine Christian commitment, there

must be at all times a supportive learning environment that affirms human dignity for all as created in



the image of God; and





  • Committing oneself to the teachings of Jesus will result in Christ-centered, God-honoring and

humanity-serving life choices characterized by honesty, integrity, healthy lifestyles and personal



responsibility.



As a condition of employment, employees agree to be paid by Direct Deposit.



Your signature on this job description indicates your understanding and affirmation of all of the statements



above.




Job Summary: The Database Administrator is responsible for managing and administering the University



administrative ERP system and related packages, including daily administration and maintenance



of databases and providing system support to end-users.




Minimum Requirements: Only applicants meeting the minimum qualifications below will be



considered. The requirements that follow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential



duties. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Database



Administration, or other related field from an accredited university; equivalent technical training, education,



and/or experience will be considered. The employee must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid Texas



Driver's License to drive any vehicle, including their personal vehicle, on behalf of the university.




Application Procedure: To be considered, applicants must submit a Staff Employment Application




(available at: www.hputx.edu), a letter of application addressing in detail how they meet the position



requirements, a statement of Christian beliefs and their current resume’ and letters of reference to:



Katrina Lynn



Director of Human Resources



Howard Payne University



1000 Fisk Avenue, Suite 210



Brownwood, TX 76801




Phone:
(325) 649-8012




E-mail: hr@hputx.edu




Application Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled.



Job Description




Job Title: Database Administrator




Department: Information Technology Services




Reports To: Jodi Goode, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services




FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time Staff




Prepared By: Jodi Goode




Prepared Date: June 6, 2022




Approved By: Director of Human Resources




Approved Date: June 4, 2022



Expectations and Condition of Employment - Howard Payne University, a church-related institution



affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas seeks to employ evangelical Christians, with



preference given to Baptists, who are dedicated to teaching and service as they model the principles of



the Christian faith and the University’s sincere religious beliefs. Howard Payne University is committed to



the integration of learning and Christian faith in the pursuit of truth. Employees are expected to embrace



the Christian mission and purpose of Howard Payne University and must support Howard Payne



University beliefs by leading lives of service through active involvement in Christian activities both on



campus and through a local church. Your signature on the official job description indicates your



understanding and affirmation of these statements.



Job Summary - The Database Administrator is responsible for managing and administering



the University administrative ERP system and related packages, including daily administration



and maintenance of databases and providing system support to end-users.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. The AVP of IT may assign other duties.



1. Responsible for ERP system administration, including design, specifications, evaluation,



recommendations, configuration, installation, and management of hardware, software, and printers



connected to the system.



2. Responsible for daily functionality, user support, user training, reporting needs, product updates,



product documentation, and data export/integration with other systems for Ellucian PowerCampus,



PowerFAIDS, and Dynamics GP.



3. Plan and implement system upgrades by coordinating with AVP for IT, third party support vendors,



and end-users.



4. Develop and conduct data validation processes with end-users regarding: system bugs, upgrades, and



enhancements.



5. Create, manage, and maintain SQL queries, stored procedures, and scripting for integration between



campus systems.



6. Daily administration of database servers (SQL Server); troubleshoot and research server level



issues independently and work with existing consultants and other IT staff members on network-



level issues.



7. Collaborate with departments to design, implement, and document business processes, data



standards, policy, and protocol.



8. Create and maintain user accounts, providing access to system resources (directories, applications,



menus, printers, etc.) and keeping access to such resources to the minimum rights required per user.



9. Maintain security for applications, perform database updates, and manage data integrity, retention,



and reporting needs across all systems.



10. Develop and implement reporting cycles and custom reports for users, which may include the creation



of reports for viewing via Sharepoint, Argos analytic tools, or Power BI. Integration of web/SharePoint



form data with the campus ERP system.



11. Oversee and manage system integration, documentation development, and process analyses.



12. Collect and analyze ERP software usage, threats, and memory utilization to guarantee system stability



and security.



13. Periodically test system disaster recovery plans and procedures.



14. Ensure that backup procedures are followed, review daily backup reports, fix/maintain backup



systems, periodically test backup methods and restore procedures to ensure data integrity.



15. Establish and maintain a good working relationship with ERP vendors and end-users.



16. Coordinate with the AVP for IT to ensure proper licensing and maintenance of ERP software



resources and related systems.



17. Provide assistance to the AVP for IT and other IT Department staff.



Supervisory Responsibilities - This job has no supervisory responsibilities for other employees.



Competencies - To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:



1. Modeling Christian Faith – Must be committed to modeling the Christian faith; displays a proven record



of modeling the Christian faith in business operations, management roles, customer service functions,



and interactions with others; is committed to continuing to model Christian faith in a manner consistent



with the University’s mission Statement and core values



2. Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition



and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures



3. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes



information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well problem solving as part of a group;



uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics



4. Project Management - Develops effective project plans; coordinates projects; communicates



changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; and manages project team



activities effectively



5. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development



opportunities; strives to build knowledge and skills continuously; shares expertise with others



6. Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional situations effectively; solicits feedback to improve



service; responds to requests for service and assistance promptly and effectively; meets the



commitments they make to others



7. Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict without blaming others; consistently maintains



confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting them; keeps his or her emotions under control;



remains open to others' ideas and tries new things



8. Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and



gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates effective group presentation skills;



participates actively in meetings



9. Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits his or her work for correct spelling and



grammar; varies his or her writing style as needed; presents numerical data effectively; is able to read



and interpret written information effectively



10. Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust and motivates others



to perform well; mobilizes others to fulfill the University’s Mission Statement while embracing the



University’s Core Values; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; exhibits self-



confidence and confidence in others; influences actions and opinions of others effectively; accepts



feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others



11. Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively;



builds commitment and overcomes resistance effectively; prepares and supports those affected by



change; monitors transition and evaluates results



12. Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and



thoroughness



13. Business Acumen - Understands the business implications of his or her decisions; displays an



orientation to working within approved budgets and University profitability; demonstrates a thorough



knowledge of the higher education industry and the University’s competition; aligns his or her work with



the University’s Strategic Plan



14. Cost Consciousness - Works within their approved budget; develops and implements cost-



saving measures; conserves University resources



15. Ethics - Treats everyone with respect; keeps commitments; inspires others to trust him or her;



works with integrity and ethically; upholds the University's Mission Statement and Core Values



16. University Support - Follows policies and procedures consistently; completes administrative tasks



correctly and on time; supports the University’s Mission Statement and Core Values; benefits the



University through external community and professional activities; supports affirmative action and



respects diversity



17. Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and



explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in the decision-making process; makes



timely decisions



18. Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles;



measures himself or herself against a high standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish



goals



19. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities effectively; uses time efficiently; plans for



additional resources if necessary; sets goals and objectives; organizes and schedules other people



and their tasks; develops realistic action plans



20. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality;



applies effective feedback to improve performance; monitors his or her own work to ensure quality



Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the Essential



Duties and Responsibilities listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the



knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with



disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience - A Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Information



Technology, Database Administration, or other related field from an accredited university; equivalent technical



training, education, and/or experience will be considered.



Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,



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



employees and students.



Math Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions,



and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.



Reasoning Ability - 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.



Computer Skills - Minimum 2+ years of working experience in database analysis, design, support, and



reporting development.



Advance skills in SQL, MS Visual Studio, MS Reporting Services, and relational database management systems



specifically Ellucian PowerCampus. Experience in higher education and with database systems is preferred.



Familiarity with Active Directory, SharePoint services, and basic SQL Server Administration. General familiarity



with additional scripting language(s) such as Python, XML, Windows PowerShell, .NET, or willingness to learn



as necessary.



License - The employee must be at least 21 years of age and maintain a valid Texas driver's license in order



to drive any vehicle, including their personal vehicle, on behalf of the university.



Other Skills and Abilities – Must be able to concentrate and remain on task amid many requests for service



on a daily basis.



Ability to handle diverse computing environments in a wide cross section of needs and personalities.



Ability to quickly learn new systems or applications.



Passionate about delivering excellent customer service with ability to articulate technical information to



non-technical end-users.



Attention to detail while mindful of big-picture concepts or goals.



Customer-centric attitude in providing services to end-users and functional departments and ability to take



ownership of tasks to ensure completion.



Demonstrate personal investment in own professional growth.



Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an



employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made



to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle,



or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee



is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or



smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds while moving computers and



printers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,



peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an



employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be



made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.



The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals used



to clean and/or renovate buildings and maintain the grounds of the University. The noise level in the work



environment consists primarily of computer and server noise, but is usually moderate.



By my signature below, I confirm I have read, understand and can meet all of the expectations and



physical requirements in this Job Description.



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