Technologies - Database Administrator

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #484
Tuesday, August 1, 2023
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

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Job Title:      Database Administrator                 Department:   Information Technologies  

Reports To:  Director of Technology                Hours: 40 Hrs/Wk – Full-Time

Salary:          Based on Salary Matrix+Benfits* Requisition: 484

* Salaries are market competitive. For accurate salary information, call (253) 573-7863 or email The Puyallup Tribe of Indians provides a generous benefits package that includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a retirement/401(k) plan with profit sharing, paid holidays, and paid time off including birthday leave.

Position Summary: A professional database administrator (DBA) will keep the database up and running smoothly 24/7. The goal is to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the company, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Build database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialized role
  2. Design and implement database in accordance to end users information needs and views
  3. Define users and enable data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner
  4. Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data
  5. Minimize database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  6. Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users
  7. Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards
  8. Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  9. Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required
  10. Oversees the day-to-day operation of computer networks including hardware/software support, training, and special projects
  11. Analyzes and troubleshoots the network logs and tracks the nature and resolution of problems
  12. Monitors usage to ensure security of data and access privileges
  13. Assists in maintaining both physical and virtual network servers and appliances
  14. Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots the Storage Area Network (SAN)
  15. Establishes and maintains user accounts, profiles, file sharing, access privileges and security
  16. Researches, analyzes, monitors, troubleshoots and resolves data and voice network problems
  17. Develops, maintains and implements network support, and archiving procedures
  18. Researches and evaluates new technologies related to computer networking
  19. Assists in planning, coordinating and consulting with vendors and clients for hardware/software purchases, product services and support
  20. Recommends and specifies the purchase of related products and services
  21. Keeps current regarding new hardware/software products for system  enhancements
  22. Assists and provides support to the Technical Support Group as necessary
  23. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience


  Proven working experience as a Database administrator

  Hands-on experience with database standards and end user applications

  Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL

  Familiarity with database design, documentation and coding

  Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third party tools

  Familiarity with programming languages API

  Problem solving skills and ability to think algorithmically

  BS degree in a computer discipline or relevant certification

Minimum Requirements:

Microsoft MCSE or other SQL Database certification and six years working as a database administrator;


Microsoft Azure Database Administrator Associate certification and four years working as a database administrator.


Must demonstrate expert understanding of MSSQL Server, as well as: Windows Server administration, SQL database migrations, Microsoft Access, MSSQL DAGs, ACLs, database security and optimization.  Knowledge of networking and IPv6 a plus.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Other Skills and Abilities

Must have a valid and unrestricted Washington State Driver’s License. Driver’s License must not contain any restrictions that would otherwise prevent an employee from driving a GSA vehicle.

Must be detailed oriented.

Must adhere to strict rules regarding confidentiality.

Must successfully pass a background check prior to and periodically throughout employment.



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile, photocopier, ten-key.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee occasionally is required to stand and walk.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level is moderate.
  • The physical exertion is low to moderate.
  • Work is performed in an office setting.
  • There are frequent contacts and interruptions during the day.


The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law


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If you have any questions about the online application, please call (253) 573-7863 or email

Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

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