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Job Title:  Senior Database Administrator( Architect) 
Job Reference ID:  56253 
Grade:  27 
Posted Date:  05/22/2020 
Close Date:  06/12/2020 
Job Description


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona


3443 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

Why Should You Apply?

We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.

-       Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance

-       10 holidays per year

-       Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day

-       Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)

-       Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System

-       Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy

-       Career Advancement Opportunities

-       Tuition reimbursement


Apply through For questions about this career opportunity, please call (602) 771-2315. Requests for accommodations can be made by calling this number or by clicking this link to access the ADA Job Board.

The Department of Economic Security and the Division of Technology Services (DTS) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Database Architect to join the DTS Team located in Phoenix, Arizona. This position reports to the Data Services Manager of DTS. This position works with minimal supervision and exercises independent judgment within well-defined parameters. This position will work closely with Information Technology (IT) teams and agency/project staff, identifies opportunities for use of solutions to improve efficiency and reduce waste for an assigned agency/organization.

The person in this position requires strong technical skills and must be able to perform a variety of duties necessary to ensure the reliability of database systems at Department of Economic Security. It requires the ability and willingness to maintain emerging technology and database trends through self-study and state sponsored training. This person reviews and recommends improvements to existing architectures, reviews and recommends improvements to existing data sources, helps implement data management best practices in achieving and maintaining high data maturity standards. Hands on working experience with MS SQL Server - DQS MDS, Tableau, Big Data techniques and technologies both on-premise and cloud based is expected. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

General working knowledge of physical data models, technical architecture, system interfaces, etc.

General working knowledge of normalized and dimensional modeling techniques

Knowledge of various Industry standards for data capture, transmission, consumption and reporting

Knowledge of Data Management and Data Quality including Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Database certifications, Microsoft Azure or AWS certifications, ETL Certifications, Data Warehouse certifications or Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP)

Strong customer service skills

Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams and across organizations

Demonstrated ability to synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly


Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships inside and outside the organization

Demonstrated ability to develop and write technical documentation

Demonstrated ability to write complex scripts for purposes of analyzing data and/or evaluating how information needs might be translated into back end database structures

Demonstrated ability to evaluate and test emerging technologies

Demonstrated ability to work with data modeling repository server environment and maintain model versions/model objects which may be common to several distinct application development efforts


Licenses and Certifications:

-          Arizona Level 1 Clearance Card

-          If the position is required to drive on state business, the position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


-          Bachelor's Degree or 5 or more years of experience in database administration (or equivalent experience)

-          Prefer Certifications related to Data Management and Data Quality including Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Database certifications

-          Prefer Microsoft Azure or AWS certifications, ETL Certifications, Data Warehouse certifications or Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) is a plus

-          Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees.

-          Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

-          Travel will be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Ÿ Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008; the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy, contact your local office; TTY/TDD Services: 7-1-1. ŸFree language assistance for DES services is available upon request.


Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $75,000.00-90,050.00 


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