Initial Review Date: 04/12/22*
applications received after the review date will only be forwarded
to the hiring committee at their request.
$8,432.17 (per month);
Full Salary Range:
$8,432.17 - $11,305.12 (per month)
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently
accepting applications for the classified position above.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is
student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by
core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every
member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning
environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and
innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of
our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible,
quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly
educated and socially responsible community that supports an
equitable and just future for California.
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of
Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) for the Foothill - De
Anza Community College District, the position will work
collaboratively with IRP offices in Central Services and the two
colleges to plan, prioritize, and complete projects. Projects will
entail the creation and maintenance of database objects as well as
supporting data reporting needs.
Database work will involve building and maintaining views,
materialized views, tables, functions, and other database objects.
Awareness of database architecture and maintenance is welcomed as
this insight will facilitate collaboration with database
administrator(s). Our ERP system is Banner and database work will
be done in consultation with appropriate Educational Technology
Services (ETS) personnel as needed.
Data reporting needs will focus on a range of topics related to
(student) equity and will involve creating reports and data
visualizations to support internal and external reporting
requirements. Familiarity with tools such as Argos, Tableau, or
PowerBI is preferred, and work completed should align with and
enhance the current Foothill - De Anza data reporting
Under general supervision, performs technical tasks related to the
configuration, troubleshooting, maintenance, and monitoring of the
District's databases, data models, and data platforms; performs
database performance analysis and assists in building interfaces
between enterprise databases and end-user query tools; performs
analysis, troubleshoots database problems, and ensures data
integrity; creates reports; provides recommendations, support, and
training to other information services support staff and District
users in areas of responsibility; and performs related work as
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from assigned ETS supervisor.
Exercises no supervision of staff.
This class is responsible for performing complex technical
assignments, projects, and analyses in support of District
databases, creating data models, or managing complex data
classification structures and/or manipulating data layers and data
sets for District-wide systems. Responsibilities require the use of
tact, discretion, and independent judgment and to have full and
thorough knowledge of the concepts, practices, procedures, and
policies of assigned function. This classification is distinguished
from the Senior Database Administrator by the complexity and the
amount of discretion exercised over problems and resolutions, as
well as the latter serves as a technical leader and subject matter
expert in specific area(s).
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
Plans, coordinates, installs, implements, tests, and maintains
databases and applications; designs and maintains database
infrastructure; creates and manipulates spatial data tables and
layers; integrates data and functionality with other specialized
Designs application processes and work flow strategies for the
management, access, and retrieval of data, defines data rules and
relationships, and develops methods for quality control of
Designs, builds, and maintains the District's databases,
websites, and web-based and mobile applications.
Recommends and implements strategies and procedures for
integrating data standards, use, and methods of analyses to support
District projects, programs and services.
Individually or as a team member, works on and is responsible
for applications research, development, conversion, installation,
and maintenance projects, including conception and initiation,
definition and planning, launch and execution, monitoring and
controlling, and close-out; defines project requirements, methods,
and end objectives in consultation with end users; estimates and
tracks project budget; coordinates project activities with team
members, other information technology services staff, user
representatives, and outside vendors.
Organizes and converts data into relational tables using
normalization process; analyzes access paths by identifying logical
and physical indices.
Extracts, Transforms, and Loads (ETL) data from disparate
systems to be loaded into other systems, data stores, and/or data
Performs database performance analysis and assists in building
interfaces between enterprise databases and end-user query
Identifies table relationships and builds Structured Query
Language (SQL) data manipulation scripts to extract data;
troubleshoots data extraction issues.
Performs advanced database queries and develops reports using
Develops applications to extract, transform, and report data
used for business process analysis and decision-making.
Maintains relational data models as new information and table
structures are added.
Develops and documents operational and database standards,
scripts, guidelines, and usage procedures; oversees the setup and
implementation of IT systems and databases to ensure data integrity
Writes and maintains user and technical operating instructions
and documentation; provides training to users and other technical
staff and advises on best practices.
Maintains a healthy database environment for testing and
quality assurance purposes.
Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in technology
related to District operations; researches, recommends, and
evaluates vendor solutions and technologies; implements
improvements; works with staff to maintain, revise, or improve
operations and systems.
Provides technical assistance, training, and customer service
to staff and/or users.
Installs database products and upgrades; performs change
control; verifies system resources as required; plans and executes
backup and recovery.
Ensures that modifications to operating systems are compatible
with the overall design of the database system.
Monitors, tunes, and optimizes database and application
Resolves database errors and failures, manages system access,
audits activities and resource utilization, and generates database
Implements and documents database back-up and recovery
processes and procedures; develops scripts and workflows to support
stand-by recovery options.
Ensures database security by preparing access and control
policies and procedures and reviewing permissions a regular
Performs other duties as assigned.
Database design and administration in one or more of the
following environments: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MYSQL, and
Reporting tools such as ARGOS and business intelligence tools
such as Operational Data Store (ODS), Enterprise Data Warehouse
(EDW), Degree Works,
Principles and practices of configuring, changing, and
implementing system backup solutions.
Modern Specific (UNIX) procedures/commands related to
Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) analysis and
Data management theory, principles, and practices and their
application to a wide variety of services and programs.
Modern web-programming languages, environments and concepts to
include but not limited to, several of the following: HTML5, Java,
Computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time,
form of desired results.
Integration of enterprise system components.
Security measures as they apply to a database environment.
UNIX, Windows, Macintosh server operating systems and related
Technology, hardware and software, and current applications and
practices related to data platforms.
Techniques and methods of database system evaluation,
implementation, and documentation.
Recent and on-going developments, current literature, and
sources of information related to the operations of the assigned
English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by
effectively dealing with vendors and District staff.
Diagnose problems, perform remedial actions to correct
problems, and/or recommend and determine solutions.
Lead groups or working sessions to establish new processes or
technical design for improvement
Install, configure, test, upgrade, and tune databases.
Use methods of ETL for data loads between disparate
Design, develop, and maintain applications using various
Develop test scripts that allow both functional and technical
Regularly report status and raise issues/risks as
Develop prototypes/proofs of concepts to validate key project
Organize, maintain, and update records systems and prepare
Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the
telephone, and in writing.
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within
general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for
the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and
cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of
community college students, faculty and staff.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse
academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural
backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community
college students, faculty and staff.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide
the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or
university with major coursework in management information systems,
computer science, or a related field AND two (2) years of
progressively responsible experience in database management and
specific to the specialty area assigned which includes logical and
physical database administration; integration; business
intelligence, analytics, and report scripting; and/or data quality
Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use
standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read
printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to
communicate in person and over the telephone. Standing in and
walking between work areas is frequently required. Finger dexterity
is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer
keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.
Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and
reach to perform assigned duties, as well as push and pull drawers
open and closed to retrieve and file information.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate levels,
controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to
hazardous physical substances.
A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In
the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates
your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse
academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural
backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community
college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be
asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have
influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the
A current resume of all work experience, formal education and
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee
will not review your application. Items not required (including
reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration,
all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application
and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your
submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions
within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our
“Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Full-Time, Categorical Funded, 12-months per
As soon as possible upon completion of the
Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for
employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee
assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and
basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that
includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to
complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no
later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful
applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to
work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are
the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
To apply, visit https://fhda.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/677?c=fhda