Sr IT Specialist, Grade 28
Montgomery County Government - Rockville, MD

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The Montgomery County Police Department seeks a highly skilled and experienced administrator (DBA) of the SQL Server databases, and SQL Server networking infrastructures. The employee will assist with data operations, recovery, IIS, and security for network servers and SQL Server databases; develop logical and physical table designs and conduct SQL engineering through consultation, design and code reviews; perform activities related to the promotion and migrations of software and associated components through the pre-production to production instances (including certified testing methods); provide guidance and training to staff and end users in SQL, DDL (data definition language), and other database related issues; d evelop new and support existing database reporting applications utilizing SQL, PL/SQL maintain database administration processes and documentation utilizing Crystal Reporting tools and i nitiate continuous improvement within the Department; and maintain the integrity of the database environments. This position will also be responsible for supporting other functions such as: technical support and development of information and technology, which includes maintenance and support of LAN and WAN operations, wireless communications, Microsoft Outlook, Access, and Windows 7 desktop operating systems providing superior customer service. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with 5 or more years of hands on IT experience and an understanding of law enforcement data systems.

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to . Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Five years of experience as an administrator (DBA) of the SQL Server databases and SQL Server network infrastructures.

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field from an accredited college or university, or certifications in specific programming languages or operating systems may be required, depending on the duties of the position. Programming languages might include Visual C++, Visual J++, C++, C, SQL, PowerBuilder, Oracle Developer 2000, Cobol.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. For applicants possessing very hard-to-find skills which are a critical need to the department/agency, training and certification may be accepted in lieu of full degree requirements.

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.

1. Experience in defining scope and deliverables for assigned tasks on technical projects. Interpreting, identifying, defining, and organizing detailed user and technical requirements.

2. Experience coordinating and collaborating with others in analyzing collected requirements to ensure that plans and identified solutions meet customer and technical needs and expectations.

3. Experience in day to day activities facilitating, transferring, applying and teaching database, data accessing concepts & knowledge. Participating in the design, development, implementation and support of databases that provide information to improve business operations and decision-making.

4. Experience in troubleshooting problems and recommending or taking appropriate action.

5. Experience using and applying principles/concepts/techniques of strategic and supported technologies under minimal direction.

6. Experience in researching and recommending new technologies, processes and methodology for leveraging technologies.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.

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