Database Administrator I/ Database Administrator I

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Job title: Database Administrator I/ Database Administrator I

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Job Responsibilities

Do you have a passion for Information Technology? Are you looking to learn new technologies? Then we may have the job for you! We aren’t looking for your “average” IT person. We need a cut above. The ideal candidate would be a team player who can work across departments to manage a variety of network systems and operations. Here at the SCDMV we value teamwork, commitment, and excellent customer service. Come join us and find the keys to your future!

This position is in the Information Technology Department of the Application Shared Services Unit, Headquarters, Blythewood, South Carolina.

Responsibilities of the Database Administrator I

  • Manages the SCDMV SQL Server Relational Database (non-production and production) systems. Monitors, measures, and analyzes system performance related to the RDBMS and take necessary action to maintain optimum performance and maximum on-line availability.
  • Ensures adequate DB backup, recovery and disaster recovery procedures are developed, tested, documented, and implemented.
  • Works with SCDMV management and other SCDMV DBAs to develop data base standards. Including security measures to manage/authorize access.
  • Ensuring database related software is at supported releases and patched with security and system updates in a timely manner.
  • Reviews and determines SCDMV DB reporting requirements in conjunction with system users, oversees development and maintenance of user and management reports and on-line queries, develops data warehousing and data mining capabilities as required.
  • As a member of the information security incident response team (ISIRT), utilizes available network and software tools, DMV policies, processes and procedures to detect, identify, troubleshoot, isolate, and correct data/equipment/network related security issues. Assists other ISIRT team members and responds to emails. ISIRT team members will ensure the CIO and ISO are informed of all actions performed or needed. Documents incident on the tracking log.
  • Daily system support runs SQL updates as needed.
  • Promote positive teamwork and productivity within the team.
  • Performs other related duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems and experience in systems development and maintenance, technical support or support of client/server database management systems and four (4) years’ experience in MS SQL Server database administration is required. Must be capable of working with IT application staff and business analysts to create adhoc, FOIA, and regulatory reports. Must have a minimum of two (2) years reporting application experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Strong working knowledge of RDBMS and tools and system design methodology. Experience preferred in client/server environment with MS SQL RDBMS and design, development, maintenance and reporting tools.
  • Ability to interface with technical staff in the design and support of database management systems. Under general supervision reporting to IT Database Manager.
  • Will be required to work overtime and on weekends as required.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Must be capable of working with IT application staff and business analysts to create adhoc, FOIA, and regulatory reports.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years reporting application experience.

Additional Comments

What’s in it for you?

At the SCDMV you get to be part of exceptional team and diverse culture that nurtures mutual success for our customers, employees and our communities. We give you the tools to be successful; all you need to do is bring your best ideas, your energy and a desire to develop your skills, experience and career.

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles offers an exceptional benefits package for full time employees (FTE) employees.

  • Health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance for employees, spouse and children (also available for temporary employees working over 30 hours per week)
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs (optional for Temporary Employees)

So what are you waiting for? We’re excited to hear from everyone with the skills, experience, and passion to do a great job.

Additional Comments

The Department of Motor Vehicles is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education.

Expected salary: $43030 – 64011 per year

Location: Richland County, SC

Job date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:33:51 GMT

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