Database Administrator

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Database Administrator Overview

Technical expert responsible for the configuration, installation, patching, and support of the College’s enterprise systems including underlying 3rd party and in-house applications and data warehouse administration.

Essential Duties:

1. Administer the Ellucian Banner and Cyberfriar user security; create, maintain, and refresh Oracle instances/databases for development, test, and production environment; ensure file backup/restore integrity, as well as administration support for all 3rd party enterprise applications and data warehouse.

2. Serve as a technical expert and key contributor providing trouble-shooting for all enterprise systems. Respond to end user issues and requests, bridge communication between users and Ellucian action web, and utilize Oracle’s MOS for issue resolution.

3. Install, update, and maintain software upgrades, patches, and database integrity by executing required software scripts. In conjunction with the user community, schedule, apply, and test all enterprise system upgrades, patches, and resolve data corruption issues.

4. Attend conferences, maintain active membership of technical list serves, research relevant topics on the web and through the use of other resources, and continue education by attending technical training classes.

5. Serve as the primary backup to the Sr. Database Administrator duties in his/her absence.

Marginal Duties:

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

Education and Experience Required

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required, Oracle DBA and UNIX administration certification.
• Three to five years’ of increasing responsibility in computer database administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Team player with a high degree of technical judgment.
• Excellent technical communication skills with an ability to work with a broad range of technical and non-technical users.
• Ability and willingness to support a 24/7 environment

Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Non-Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.


Requisition Number AS445P Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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