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Advisor, Database Administration in Kabul at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

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Job Summary
Database Administration is responsible for administering, supporting and assisting in the implementation of new and existing systems, data conversions, deployment and monitoring of the system. This includes maintaining legacy system databases, and developing and assisting in the migration to new systems.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible for the performance and integrity of the force management database.
  • Responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of the databases as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.
  • Required to create, maintain, and enhance pre-defined and ad hoc queries and reports as directed within the environment.
  • Required to create or enhance Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for Microsoft Access modules of the Force Management Database.
  • Ensures data is clearly defined.
  • Ensures overall completeness, accuracy and consistency of data through the use of various error checking methods and validation procedures.
  • Ensures users can access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs.
  • Ensures permissions and privileges are controlled.
  • Ensures storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly.
  • Ensures data cannot be written that would violate the database’s data validation rules.
  • Writes database documentation, to include data standards, procedures, and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata).
  • Complies with DoD information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the maintenance and oversight of the database.
  • Analyzes and defines customer data requirements and specifications.
  • Designs, implements, and maintains multi-user databases.
  • As required, migrates data to a newer version of a database management system and/or a new system.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves database issues; troubleshoots problems involved in the input, retrieval or modification of database information and the general operation and maintenance pertinent to any of the organization’s data system elements or sub-elements.
  • Trains, Advises, and Assists (TAA) Afghan Database Administrators on proper development and maintenance of the force management database.
  • Supports force managers by participating in required meetings, working groups, and other events. 
  • Devises, implements, and manages a backup and recovery strategy.

Knowledge & Skills
  • Executive-level communication skills; ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels including non-technical users.
  • General understanding of operating system, e.g. Windows or Linux
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and take initiative. 
  • Experience dealing with large datasets in a shared environment, and an understanding of the implications on other users.

Experience & Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an accredited institution and three years of experience in database design, development, implementation, or management or closely related area;
    • or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and five years of experience in database design, development, implementation, or management or closely related area;
    • or an Associate's degree in Computer Information Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, or Networking Technology from an accredited institution and seven years of experience in database design, development, implementation, or management or closely related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office Access (2010 or 2013).
  • Access 2013 Advanced Course  
  • Access 2013 Programming with VBA Course
  • Knowledge of database theory.
  • Knowledge and experience in database design.
  • Knowledge of configuration management.
  • Knowledge and experience with a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
  • Knowledge and experience with structured query language (SQL).
  • Knowledge and experience with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for MS Access.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment
  • Must pass all medical and fitness requirements directed by US Central Command (CENTCOM) in order to deploy.
  • Must be able to operate in harsh and austere conditions of Afghanistan

  • Must be capable of daily travel in and around Kabul as well as to locations throughout Afghanistan.


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