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Category: Information Technology

Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: Oct. 11, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time



Monday –  Friday,  between the hours of 8:00 a.m.  –  5:00 p.m.,  20-25 hours per week. 


Position requires employee to work between 20-25 hours per week,  not to exceed 1,500 hours in a calendar year.   Each semester,  undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.



Students who have completed at least one year of college and are enrolled as a full-time student may apply.  Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program.   A student’s co-op position will end within three months after graduation. 




Under the direction of the Supervisor-IT DBA or designee,  is responsible for the installation,  configuration,  administration,  and management of databases supported by the Information Technology department of City Utilities.   Coordinates,  controls,  and organizes the automated data and information resources of the Utility.




  1. Maintains knowledge and skillsets of RDMBS systems supported by the Information Technology department of City Utilities through online education,  training,  schools,  conferences,  seminars,  publications,  and other sources as appropriate and available.


  1. Prepares DBA documentation that complies with current standards.


  1. Helps users to navigate and use database functions.


  1. Participates in team reviews and DBA Meetings.


  1. Assist /  Perform Day-to-Day DBA Tasks,  User Migrations.


  1. Accepts responsibility for learning new DB skills,  Scripting Skills,  tool sets,  and platforms.


  1. With aid of DB Administration Tools (like TOAD,  Oracle SQL Developer,  Redgate,  Microsoft SSMS),  performs basic DB Administration under guidance of Supervisor-IT DBA or designee.


  1. Analyze Database Logs,  Notification and Reports for any alerts or abnormalities.  Responds to database related problems,  incidents,  and concerns reported by City Utilities’  personnel or automated monitoring systems.


  1. Frequent communication to the supervisor,  of database administration activities and issues.


  1. Performs other related duties as required or assigned by management.




Education and Experience:


Working towards a bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer Information Systems,  Computer Science,  Business,  or a related field is required.   Minimum two years on undergraduate work.


Knowledge,  Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to make good decisions.
  • Analytical thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Familiarity to Windows,  Linux and basic Database access and management tools (TOAD,  SQLPLUS).
  • Ability to code relational database packages and stored procedures.
  • Familiarity with basic query tools like SQL to fetch data and use SQL for DBA reporting.
  • Ability to write basic scripts using the OS Commands and Tools like Linux Shell Scripting or PowerShell Scripting.


Physical Requirements:


Typically,  sedentary work.   Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and receive detailed information through oral communication.   Substantial movements of the wrists,  hands,  and/or fingers,  and close visual acuity to operate a computer is required.


Working Conditions:


Duties are primarily performed in an office environment. 


Miscellaneous Requirements: 

New hires are informed of the requirements of the Cooperative Education (Co-op)  Program upon hire,  and incumbents must continue to meet the requirements each semester in order to continue employment.   Co-ops who do not meet the requirements may be ineligible for the Co-op Program and their employment may be terminated.    

Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.



Testing may be required.



Interested applicants may apply online at under Corporate/Careers/Job Openings. 



Please submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript with your application.


To assist management in determining a candidate’s qualifications,  knowledge,  and skills please complete all blanks on the application.   An incomplete application may disqualify a candidate for this position. 


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