Government of JamaicaGovernment of Jamaica
Job Description: 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position within the INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION, at the National Land Agency.

RELATIONAL DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR (VACANT)

This position reports to the Senior Database Administrator.

 

Job Purpose

  • To maintain database to support information systems activities
  • To provide operational support for database solutions
  • To perform system database performance tuning.

Key Outputs

  • Policies, procedures and objectives implemented
  • Reports developed
  • Agency’s databases maintained
  • Schemas and data models reviewed
  • Scheduled backup monitored
  • Database Restoration validated
  • End-users of data supported
  • Data extracts provided per specifications

Key Responsibilities:

Management/Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assists with the design and delivery of technical training programmes
  • Makes recommendations on matters relating to data management and conversion

 

Technical/Professional Responsibilities

  • Maintains and supports the Agency’s databases
  • Ensures quality control of data and database structure
  • Develops and implements database systems and solutions.
  • Designs and implements database solutions
  • Contributes to the review of existing procedures and updates as is necessary to improve effectiveness of the operations
  • Develops and maintains database schemas and data models and implementation plans
  • Ensures database efficiency and tuning
  • Assures security of the Agency data internally and externally
  • Monitors scheduled backup of the Agency’s databases 
  • Conducts and validates scheduled database restoration intervention.
  •  Provides support to end-users to ensure proper operation of database
  • Tests configurations to ensure proper implementation and quality are met

Other Responsibilities

  • Keeps abreast with trends and developments in the field and recommends incorporation where appropriate
  • Performs other related duties assigned from time to time by the Database Administrator.

 

Performance Indicators

  • Procedures developed or reviewed are documented and they are in keeping with current trends in database management.
  • Databases designed and developed are flexible and in keeping with established standards
  • Implementation of database systems, work plan and solutions are carried out within establish guidelines and timeframes
  • End-users have confidence when using database
  • Reports and general data extracts  are complete, accurate and submitted in time agreed

 

Required Competences/Skills:

The job-holder should be able to demonstrate:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Sound judgment, analytical, decision making, problem solving skills
  • Excellent data modeling skills including but not limited to ER diagrams and UML
  • Excellent knowledge of RDMS software
  • A knowledge of programming environment and web-based application development
  • Competence in data analysis and interpretation with a good grasp of data-warehousing and data-mining principles

 

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Studies or equivalent qualification from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Two (2) years’ experience in administering a commercial database system;
  • Experience in RDBMS, preferably INFORMIX, ORACLE or MS-SQL

 

Remuneration Package:  - Salary Range: $1,823,121.00 - $1,968,434.00 p.a.

A letter of Application accompanied by a Résumé should be submitted no later than November 2, 2022 to jobapplications@nla.gov.jm for the attention of:

The Director, Human Resource Management & Development

National Land Agency

35 Hope Road

Kingston 10

 

We appreciate all responses but only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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For general information about our services, please contact us at:

  • asknla @ nla.gov.jm
  • +876.750.5263
  • +876.946.5263
  • 8 Ardenne Road Kingston 10