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Associate Database Administrator

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE



The Associate Database Administrator works under the direct supervision of the Manager, Database Services. The Associate Database Administrator provides first level database support and configuration of the company's database systems and tools.  This position is also responsible for the maintenance and full life cycle management of the company's Business Intelligence (BI) software stack. The Associate Database Administrator will collaborate across technology teams to manage the delivery and operation of OPPD's business intelligence solutions.  These activities include installing and upgrading software, production support, troubleshooting incidents, system performance and reliability optimization, security configurations, compliance assurance, governance of metadata applied to the tools and technology road mapping.

Database Administration:

  • Monitor database system performance and capacity:
    • Availability
    • Database system and OS specifications including CPU/RAM performance and I/O network throughput
    • Database size and growth over time
    • Recovery time
    • Query response time
  • Adapt database solutions to new requirements under the supervision of the Manager, Database Services
  • Provide production support and respond to off-hour calls for data storage related problems in a timely manner
  • Perform routine maintenance activities for Tableau Server, Cognos, and Informatica Power center, including software upgrades and hot fixes/patches
  • Provide production support and respond to BI and Data Platform related incidents in a timely manner

BI Solution Delivery Support:

  • Assist BI Developers, Data Analysts and Database Administrators in daily operations of the BI and Data Platform environment
  • Participate in quality assurance and user acceptance testing efforts
  • Participate in creating and maintaining technical specifications and documentation
  • Contribute to business partner training for BI systems
  • Collaborate with other Business Technology teams to ensure integrity, security, quality and availability of data solution delivery
  • Ensure that current and future business intelligence systems are aligned with the architectural standards including functional, non-functional and technical requirements
  • Create rules within the tools to ensure data consistency, reliability and data integrity
  • Governance of tool usage and security compliance 

Planning and Team Work Management:

  • Actively participate in standup, backlog grooming, retrospective meeting
  • Provide high level and detailed estimates for work items
  • Track work progress and provide status updates
  • Collaborate with colleagues from across the business unit and team members to support the work management process




  • BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Management or a combination of education and work experience that provides the necessary skills to perform the essential job functions
  • Basic understanding of Database Administration or working knowledge of Business Intelligence tools
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem management skills
  • Self-starter with a strong desire to work in a team oriented environment but the flexibility to deliver results independently


  • Experience with SQL and familiarity T-SQL and/or  PL/SQL, source control and code management
  • Experience with Linux bash or Windows PowerShell
  • Experience with Tableau or Cognos Administration
  • Experience with data visualization, dashboards and reporting
  • Experience with IBM Cognos, Informatica PowerCenter, Oracle and SQL Server database
  • Experience in the electric power utility industry

Closing Statement


Salary Grade: S3

Minimum: $73,483

Maximum: $110,225


Where the Light Starts

What does it mean to be the source of light? On a basic level, it means operating from a place of honesty and integrity. It's how we achieve things. How we provide affordable, reliable, environmentally sensitive energy. Because it matters. We've pledged to serve, honor, and care for this community. That means the 13 counties we service, and it means one another. It means the people right here at OPPD”proudly comprised and welcoming of every creed, race, age, orientation, and color. Being œwhere the light starts means showing up for each other and the people we serve. Doing the right thing even when no one's watching. We're proud of our commitment. We reward creative problem solving. We recognize that consistency and reliability are tremendous resources. That providing these things to the community and each other is a privilege. Because we are leading the way the future is powered. We are the source of light. Out there. In here. Everywhere.

Org Marketing Statement


EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before July 5, 2022. 

Recruiter: Laura Fritson -  #LI-LF


Date Posted June 22, 2022
Date Closes August 21, 2022
Requisition 296627
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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