Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
01879 09 ST A3 N 653-12 02/18/2006
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12/27/05 01879


DEFINITION: This is advanced technical work in database administration for the Commonwealth’s SAP enterprise system.

An employee in this job is responsible for managing SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system databases and database management technology for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s SAP enterprise system. Work involves installing, configuring, and upgrading all SAP Enterprise Resource Planning database applications software to include Business Warehouse (BW); planning and implementing database expansion, reorganization, and conversions; maintaining and implementing backup and recovery procedures; monitoring and providing quality control for database usage, disk storage usage and tape storage usage; monitoring, tuning, and ensuring quality control for database access performance; and creating and maintaining Enterprise-wide data dictionary objects. Work also includes developing technical standards, procedures, and guidelines for SAP and supporting databases; and providing consultative technical assistance in the design, acquisition, installation, operation, and maintenance of SAP databases. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a technical superior and is reviewed through meetings, reports, reviewing objectives, and the operational performance of the SAP system databases.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Creates, maintains, and modifies physical databases including the database storage structures and database objects ensuring that appropriate links exist and that keys are established to provide processing efficiency.

Designs centralized and distributed database structures consistent with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system architecture and other organizational applications, operations, and networking goals and objectives.

Establishes and defines database backup and recovery procedures in a SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system environment by establishing the backup schedule and retention periods, monitoring backup processes and procedures, preparing scripts to reload and recover database from backup systems, and developing procedures for the reconstruction of lost or damaged data.

Monitors system performance, disk storage usage, tape storage usage, assess space utilization and growth, and recommends upgrades and enhancements to software and hardware to ensure optimal database performance based on current and future requirements.

Researches, evaluates, tests, and installs database software and performs database software conversions and migrations to new levels, vendors, or platforms while preserving data integrity.

Maintains and modifies specialized software and utilities and analyzes and resolves problem conditions attributed to database design or software in an SAP Enterprise Resource Planning environment. May involve contacting vendor or internal technical support on software related problems.

Interfaces with programming, applications development, distributed systems, operations, and operating systems personnel and users to maintain control of the configuration of the database structure, establish database access techniques, address database performance issues and resolve database problems.

Analyzes business processes, procedures, and problems to develop database and data solutions to meet business needs.

Develops and establishes data administration standards and procedures pertaining to data elements, data dictionary, data sharing, entity relationship diagrams and methodologies, and quality assurance.

Interfaces with the program user community, to include the Integrated Enterprise System Business Warehouse staff and the application development staff, in developing data models and resolving data quality problems.

Develops data management system manuals to document procedures for defining, creating, revising, and controlling databases.

Maintains knowledge of latest developments in database administration/management techniques by reviewing professional publications and/or participating in formal training programs, courses, and seminars.

Creates and maintains data dictionary objects in a SAP Enterprise Resource Planning environment.

Administers BSI Tax Factory software for payroll calculations.

Performs other work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of current techniques in database design, planning, application development, programming, operating systems, systems and network architecture, hardware and software capabilities, and capability planning.

Knowledge of on-line transaction processing and on-line analytical processing.

Knowledge of current principles and techniques in database design, organization, maintenance, storage structures, and access.

Knowledge of data structure models and database management and information retrieval techniques.

Knowledge of database performance measurement and evaluation techniques.

Knowledge of database problem resolution techniques and quality control.

Knowledge of modern data administration techniques to include data analysis, data model development, and data dictionary development and maintenance.

Knowledge of hierarchical, relational, and other database structure models.

Knowledge of database backup and recovery principles and procedures.

Skill in analyzing Business processes.

Skill in modifying database software to enhance or optimize operational efficiencies or resolve deficiencies.

Skill in designing and developing hierarchical and relational database structures.

Skill in identifying, analyzing, and resolving database system problems.

Skill in developing backup and recovery processes and procedures.

Ability to analyze and resolve database problems.

Ability to apply the principles and practices of database administration in a SAP environment.

Ability to learn SAP application software.

Ability to develop and document database procedural guidelines.

Ability to develop and interpret policies and procedures guiding the use and operation of database systems.

Ability to analyze business processes to assess data requirements.

Ability to research, evaluate, test, and install database and third party applications software.

Ability to monitor database performance, assess space utilization, take corrective action to enhance performance, and more effectively utilize space.

Ability to establish data administration standards and quality assurance procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other information personnel and database users.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Three years of experience in the analysis, design and maintenance of databases in overall support of database administration and an associate’s degree in Computer Science; Management, Computer or Business Information Systems or a closely related field;


An equivalent combination of experience and training.