IT Data Management (Entry) - Yakima, WA

Employer: Yakima Valley College

Job Description:
We invite you to consider joining Yakima Valley College (YVC), an innovative and equity-focused designated Hispanic Serving Institution that is committed to the pursuit of equitable student learning outcomes for its diverse students.

This position responsibilities include SQL DBA role responsible for managing YVC's data infrastructure. The IT Data Management – Entry oversees and administers data warehousing, ensuring operational readiness (security, health, and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modeling to support development initiatives and/or business reporting needs. Reporting to the Director - Technology Services, this position will work with developers and other college departments to design, implement, operate, and tune database systems. The candidate must be capable of working independently and collaboratively. Other general responsibilities include SQL performance monitoring, capacity planning, configuring devices, troubleshooting, and participating in the software development process.

Essential Tasks
Coordinate between developers, state resources, and staff at YVC to help build out and maintain existing data storage systems, and reporting services:

Lead specific technical efforts; understand the business problems the measures are intended to address, develop a framework for addressing the issues, assign work to self and others on the team to implement the solutions and communicate status and constraints clearly to leadership
Work with technical and non-technical stakeholders throughout the enterprise to develop data specifications, articulate complex technical constraints in plain language, and seek to increase the overall level of data literacy wherever possible
Develop pipelines to make that data available to the analytics environment; in collaboration with analysts, data scientists, and business partners, operationalize and deploy the output of analytics efforts for the benefit of the entire enterprise; manage and direct technical vendors and data suppliers as appropriate
Applies new technology (as applicable): Learns to operate and maintain new technology; assists in transitions.
Database Management:

Build systems that secure and govern our data end to end: control access across multiple storages and access layers (including BI tools), track data quality, catalog datasets, and their lineage, detect duplication audit usage, and ensure correct data semantics
Optimize Data systems for scale, speed, and reliability
Build and evolve the tools that empower colleagues across the company to access data and build reliable and scalable transformations
Support APIs, tools, and 3rd party products to extract data from Cloud/SaaS applications
Work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to develop a dedicated analytics environment within the broader technical framework

Executing data loads, and performing data modeling to support development initiatives and/or business reporting needs.
SQL performance monitoring, capacity planning, configuring devices, troubleshooting, and participating in the software development process.

Work with minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.
Display an effective understanding of the job responsibilities, the roles of others within the Technology Services Department and YVC employees, and the strategic goals of YVC.
Contribute to the overall customer satisfaction goals of Technology Services.
Take all reasonable measures to assure and maintain data integrity and security.
Prioritize and adapt to a constantly changing workload.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Work independently and collaboratively

Must be able to independently move equipment up to 50lbs & move equipment more than 50lbs with the assistance of others.
Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for prolonged and considerable amounts of time.
Must be able to routinely reach, stoop, bend, kneel and crouch while performing duties of the position.
Must be able to climb ladders.

AA degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or relevant field, OR one year or more of related technical experience including database/SQL experience.
Direct experience with database administration, advanced query generation, and query optimization
Experience building backend data systems at scale
Comfortable working in multiple layers of the development stack
Must possess a valid driver's license

Strong knowledge and experience with a strongly typed, object-oriented, coding language
Deep understanding of data ETL (such as SSIS, Informatica, Scribe, BIML, or others)
Comfortable writing production-quality code in languages such as C# or JavaScript
Ability to uphold best practices in engineering, security, and design
Conceptual knowledge of IT infrastructure and supporting application across the company
Experience working in Higher Education
Supplemental Information
To apply for this position, you MUST submit a complete YVC Online Employment Application, and include the following REQUIRED attachments:

A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a generic cover letter will not be accepted). The search committee should be able to easily “check off” each qualification asked for in the job description.
A current resume (a resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the online application).
Three (3) professional references (personal references do not count as professional).
Unofficial transcripts for confirmation of degree and required for the fulfillment of the minimum qualifications (when applicable). The successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of hire.
Copy of Credentials or license as required for the fulfillment of the minimum qualifications
Supplemental Questions - Your responses should provide examples and timelines in your education or experiences which gives evidence of each claim you make.
Please note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. Please do not include any attachments other than the ones requested above. E-mailed documents will not be accepted after the closing of the recruitment or in lieu of attaching your documents to the online application.

Employment Information:

Those applicants invited to interview may be required to complete a skills test.

Candidates will be subject to a Criminal History Background Check as a condition for consideration of employment.

Due to an emergency proclamation by the Governor, all employees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Employees may request a medical or religious accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Department at 509-574-4670.

"In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire."

Yakima Valley College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, genetic information, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment. All inquiries regarding compliance should be directed to the Director of Human Resource Services, YVC, South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98902; or call 509.574.4670. Click here for the full nondiscrimination statement.

Yakima Valley College's Annual Safety and Fire Report is available online

at, containing mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, required statistics, and other related information for the past three calendar years. To obtain a paper copy of the report, please call 509.574.4610.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.

All positions are subject to funding.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $4,953-$6,662/month

Posted on March 31, 2022

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