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Database Specialist

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:40

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Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us.  Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, information technology solutions, financial management systems support and knowledge management and communications.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems.  We support our customer's mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services.

Position Summary:

Macfadden is seeking a Database Specialist to support USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). In this position, you will have the opportunity to build and manage a data warehouse while working with web developers on the IT team. This position requires a high degree of skill in managing large and disparate data sets to achieve desired business outcomes. 

Essential Functions:

  • Design or modify and implement information technology systems based on common online office environments, databases and/or project planning
  • Good database skills with a moderate understanding of SQL.  
  • Fundamental understanding of database administration and MySQL(MariaDB) 
  • Troubleshoot and optimize existing knowledge management and information technology systems
  • Develop mechanisms to integrate information management systems with different technical and security requirements
  • Design, implement and manage e-learning materials and web-based communities of practice
  • Coordinate with IT team members to develop information management systems that meet OTI’s needs and increase overall efficiencies
  • Familiarity with business intelligence tools (i.e. YellowFin) including the ability to create views and manage data
  • Manage current and archived data
  • Gather requirements for current and future data storage and retrieval across multiple custom systems
  • Generate Reports/Views as needed
  • Conduct analysis and improve efficiency of databases
  • Establish and maintain user roles and access levels in current systems
  • Perform Tier 2 helpdesk functions for OTI’s flagship system
  • Develop data model, dictionary, schema, and maintain data integrity of all OTI systems

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or similar technical field, and one year of experience in database maintenance and database administration

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-4 years of work experience; or
  • Less than BS/BA with 1-5 years of relevant experience
  • MS/MA/MB with 1-3 years of relevant experience

Skills: Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work well with others, meet deadlines, and remain flexible in a fast-paced environment. Requires strong attention to detail.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

This position description reflects Macfadden’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Macfadden provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Macfadden complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Macfadden expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Macfadden’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. This policy covers conduct occurring at Macfadden’s offices, client sites, other locations where Macfadden is providing services, and to all work-related activities.