Corporation Commission - Phoenix, AZ

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The Arizona Corporation Commission is a medium-sized State of Arizona agency (approx. 300 employees) constitutionally tasked with regulating the public utilities industry, the securities industry and providing incorporating services to the business community. We are actively seeking a Database Administrator (DBA) for the Development Section of our IT Division.

This Database Administrator is responsible for providing technical support for the database environment. This includes overseeing the development and organization of all agency databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies, and providing Information Technology with a long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to the business opportunities facing the organization.

This position is challenged to work with architecture, application development and operations staff to help achieve a state-of-the-are environment that meets current and future business objectives. The DBA trains other users (technical and non-technical) to better utilize the online processing databases environment. This DBA provides and designs tools to assist in the managemetn of the databases and transaction processing environment. The DBA works to establish a standard fo rthe transaction processing environment for capacity assessment and planning.

It is expected that this employee be capable of the following:
* Develop a standards-based methodology for the ongoing assessment of database performance and the identification of problem areas
* Develop a security scheme for the database environment, as well as assisting in disaster recover if necessary
* Provide leadership during the development and enhancement of production applications including working with applications, technical support and operations during the design, development and implementation of applications
* Work with the development team to develop both the physical and the logical database administration functions and assists in the development of processing databases and computing environments
* Work with others in IT to build the logical database area and provide technical guidance during all phases of the development process
* Work with vendors in evaluating and implementing new technologies

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Understanding of, and experience with, server-client computing, n-tier computing and relational database environments
- Experience using and implementing applications and data systems using virtual machine technologies (VMWare or Hyper-V)
- Knowledge of IT database operations and a strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices
- Skills in data management and data processing flowcharting techniques
- Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices
- Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
- Experience using C#.NET to customize SQL Server solutions, 2 or more SQL Server sub-products (SSIS, SSRS, SSAS), and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and higher
- Self-motivated, with keen attention to detail
- Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Technical Certification with Microsoft SQL Server and/or Microsoft Development technologies is a plus.

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous leave programs. Our work environment offers multiple training opportunities and encourages career development.
IT employees at the Corporation Commission enjoy the following:
* A dynamic working environment
* Challenging projects and assignments
* Regular training opportunities
* Good tools and up-to-date hardware
* Opportunity to make a difference

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