22-6847 Database Administrator I-IV (DOE) (Anchorage)


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Corporate Values:  Integrity, Respectful, Leadership, Sustainable


Position Summary:  Under supervision and direction of the Infrastructure & Development Officer, the Database Administrator I-IV designs, develops, troubleshoots & supports DMBS activities across a variety of AHFC applications.






Maintains the integrity, availability, security, and efficiency of databases.  Resolves complex and often conflicting agency requirements.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  Exempt, non-supervisory position.


Examples of Duties

  • Support, optimize, secure & analyze problems with DBMS schema that may be part of a vendor supplied or in-house application stack.


  • Develop methods for secure data exchange between different DBMS that may be part of a vendor supplied or in-house application stack.


  • Develop DBMS schema that follow modern design principles & are implemented using secure, flexible & scalable methodologies.


  • Develop new DBMS schema to replace legacy as needed.


  • Develop & maintain DBMS physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications.


  • Develop & maintain a consistent, high quality, customer focused approach when interacting with AHFC's business partners, clients & customers; other AHFC departments.


  • Develop working knowledge of AHFC business practices & processes as well as understanding its goals as a corporation.


  • Performs workflow analysis, process mapping, documentation, and workflow implementation.


Other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Knowledge of: 

  • Modern DBMS integration patterns that allow disparate applications (vendor supplied & in-house) to exchange data in a secure & efficient manner.


  • Modern DBMS design patterns that focus on rapid development, but still ensure separation between application & database context, in relation to data access.


  • Modern DMBS design patterns that facilitate high availability.


  • Modern DBMS design patterns that facilitate “Continuous Delivery” development pipelines.


  • Understanding of modern trends in technology such as virtualization of servers, networking and storage.


  • Understanding of modern software development process lifecycles, such as AGILE, as well as using UML to describe overall design of a system or process.


  • Analysis using unit & regression methods.


  • ITIL & ITSM principles and best practices.


Skills and Abilities: 

  • Understand & use T-SQL, XML, OLEDB, and ODBC.


  • Understand & use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio & Microsoft Visual Studio on a Microsoft stack.


  • Understand & use Business Intelligence components such as SSRS, SSIS & BI on a Microsoft stack.


  • Basic systems administration capabilities on modern Microsoft Windows OS, Microsoft SQL, & Microsoft IIS.


  • Storage and versioning of DBMS schema via Git.


  • Microsoft Office suite applications including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Visio.



  • Understand, identify, and plan for the business process impact of planned or existing system changes while ensuring that new technical requirements are properly integrated with business processes.


  • Thrive in an environment where peer review is used to determine viability of a solution or process.


  • Perform algorithm analysis against a business process or auditing requirement in search of rational efficiencies.


  • Maintain documentation for a solution or process that is in sync with the needs of management, team members & end users.


  • Effectively & consistently use an issue tracking system while organizing and prioritizing a constantly changing workload.  Must be able to work with minimal supervision and continual interruption.  Must be able to function with a high degree of independence within levels of delegated authority.


  • Use independent judgment in the research and recommendation of application design decisions before making appropriate recommendations to management, team members and end users.


  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with AHFC personnel, contractors, customers, consultants, suppliers and vendors.  Interpersonal skills will be utilized on a daily basis through interaction with a diverse cross-section of people and organizations.


  • Read & understand written material, interpret & apply rules. Must be able to write clearly and prepare documents as required by management, team members & end users. 


  • Continually learn, adapt, and apply new technology skills to stay current with emerging or existing IT archetypes.


  • Work as needed.  Long hours and/or weekend work may be required as necessary to support department goals and objectives.  Must be able to travel as needed.


Minimum Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required.


  • Degree requirements:
    • Database Administrator I / II:
    • Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or closely related field.


  • Database Administrator III / IV:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or closely related field.
  • Degree must be from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation boards and or the AACSB:
    • MSA – Middle States Association
    • NASC – Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges
    • NCA – North Central Association of Colleges & Schools
    • NEASC – New England Association of Schools & Colleges
    • SACS – Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • WASC – Western Association of Schools & Colleges
    • AACSB- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Experience:
    • The Database Administrator I position requires at least one (1) year full-time (35+ hr/week) work experience consistent with the KSAs of this job description within the last two (2) years.
    • The Database Administrator II position requires at least two (2) years full-time (35+ hr/week) work experience consistent with the KSAs of this job description within the last four (4) years.
    • The Database Administrator III position requires at least four (4) years full-time (35+ hr/week) work experience consistent with the KSAs of this job description within the last six (6) years.
    • The Database Administrator IV position requires at least six (6) years full-time (35+ hr/week) work experience consistent with the KSAs of this job description within the last eight (8) years.


  • Completion of formal continuing education and or professional technical certifications relevant to the KSAs for this job description within the last four (4) years.


  • Provide valid Alaska driver's license and show proof of driving record in good standing from DMV when requested.



  • Qualifying work experience may be substituted for required educational requirements on a year for year basis at the discretion of the hiring authority.
  • International degrees can be evaluated at the discretion of the hiring authority.


This is a level 18 - 21 position (DOE) with a monthly salary (DOE).  Excellent benefits package.


All external applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis and breath alcohol testing to screen for illegal drug/alcohol use.


A complete job description and online application may be obtained from the website at https://www.ahfc.us/about-us/jobs/all-job-seekers/A new AHFC application must be submitted for each position (a resume may be attached). 








AHFC provides employment opportunities to low and very-low income persons, in compliance with Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968. Public Housing Residents are encouraged to apply.