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Research Database Architect

Omaha Public Schools locationOmaha, NE
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$110,379.37 / Per Year
Job Location
Omaha, NE, United States


Job Title: Research Database Architect

Location: Teacher Administrative Center, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131

Reports To: Executive Director of Research & Accountability

Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 261 day 12-month / Salaried Exempt

Salary Schedule: S04/92F Specialist 6: Step 1 $110,379.37

Position Purpose: Improvement in student outcomes in the future will be increasingly aligned to the need to increase data use district wide and by reducing burdens placed on schools and programs for the manual production of data. This position will assist our district in transitioning to this future.

Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Design databases to support educational applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance, validity, and reliability.
  • Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design, and implementation stages to address the responsibility of the Research Division for supporting data use.
  • Develop database clusters, backups, and recovery processes.
  • Collaborate with IMS staff to connect the Research Database to other legacy databases (e.g., the Datamart), and to ensure communication regarding legacy database developments.
  • Respond to requests for student achievement information from state/federal agencies, OPS staff, and schools.
  • Serve as a critical member of the Districts internal and external dashboard initiatives.
  • Partner with external consultants to research and develop new apps and tools to increase student engagement towards those goals that are associated with the creation of an educated and civil society through the development and education of students.
  • Integrate and update data from the Nebraska Department of Education into the Research Database.
  • Extract and integrate data from other systems (e.g., Assessment Entry System, and Assessment Systems).
  • Ensure secure, timely, access to data by all approved stakeholders.
  • Support data requests and district data dependent activities (e.g., assessment rostering and state and federal reporting) as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Data Visualization related field required.
  • Masters degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of database administration or relevant IT experience with recent or current versions of Microsoft SQL Server required.
  • Minimum five years of experience in the creation, articulation, and maintenance of relational databases.
  • MS SQL Database Administration certification highly preferred.
  • Strong relational database coding and querying skills.
  • Experience compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, and verifying data.
  • Ability to creatively develop low revenue and efficiency dependent solutions for emerging challenges associated with data dissemination.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in creation of process automation.
  • Experience in dashboard development from data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) to using tools like Tableau to create visualizations.

Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Equipment: This position may require the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS’s guidelines for equipment use.

Travel: Limited travel may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

  • Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
  • Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Work in school building and central office environments.


  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
  • Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

  • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.

Terms of Employment

This position is treated as a full-time exempt classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.

The offer of employment is contingent upon:

  • Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining “Highly Qualified status,” etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
  • A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
  • Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).

Omaha public schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)

The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.

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