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Database Administrator Assistant Duties

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The Database Administrator is responsible for the installation and setup of the database
management system (DBMS), establishing security and access control procedures, performing
ongoing administrative functions, and ensuring business continuity and disaster recovery plans
are in place for the organization's databases. The work of a database administrator will vary
according to the nature of the employing organization and the level of responsibility associated
with the post.


Perform initial software installation, setup and testing.

Perform daily operations of managing DBMS.

Develop and implement security controls and access protocols.

Monitor and evaluate operating efficiency and tune performance as needed.

Maintain software, including testing, evaluation and installation of new versions.

Perform software patching and keep systems in compliance with applicable standards.

Troubleshoot hardware/software problems and system failures.

Determine and initiate appropriate and immediate actions needed to restore normal services with minimal down time.

Investigate recurring and related failures/inefficiencies by reviewing system logs, dumps
and other information from clients or technical personnel.

Identify trends and source of problem(s), and recommend/initiate corrective action.

Manage capacity and systems resource allocation.

Perform long-range and capacity-planning studies to determine the type of resources needed
to support expected volume, types of application systems and operating assurance.

Monitor DBMS backup procedures and execute recovery operations when necessary.

Devise and deploy disaster recovery and archiving procedures.

Provide consultation for development staff regarding application design and integration.

Prepare documentation of systems and software for permanent records.

Advise and train clients regarding DBMS.

Perform additional duties as assigned.



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