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Data Administrator Senior

Company: Maricopa Community College District
Location: Tempe
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Data Administrator Senior

Job ID: 319677
Location: District Support Services Cntr
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary Range

$70,992.00 - $92,289.00/annually, DOE



Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7am-6pm

Work Calendar

12 Months

Maricopa Summary

Are you looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?

Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Whether you're teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa County Community Colleges!

About Us

  • Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program).
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups to create an environment of shared governance
  • One of the largest community college systems in the country
  • 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient
  • Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes
  • 2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers


    The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community.

    • 20 paid observed holidays
    • ) & 12% Employee Contribution Match (Pension, Long Term Disability, and Health Insurance)
    • Paid vacation, sick, and personal time
    • Maricopa Employee Store: Perks & Gears (exclusive discounts and offers for Maricopa Community Colleges faculty and staff)
    • Annual professional development growth funding
    • Tuition reimbursement for employees and dependents
    • Flexible work schedules
    • Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program:
      • Sight-On-Site Eye Care Services
      • Diabetes Empowerment Education Program
      • Mobile On-site Mammography Screenings
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Wondr online program that teaches clinically-proven, healthy habits that lead to less stress, better sleep, weight loss, and more
      • Pre-Retirement Events
      • (may forgive the remaining balance on a federal student loan made directly by the U.S. Department of Education after qualifying).
      • 10+ Maricopa Affinity Resource Employee Groups (Celebrates diversity, embraces inclusion, and supports employees, students, and community!)

        Job Summary

        Information Technology Services (ITS) at the MCCCD is looking for a Data Administrator Sr. on the Academic Technology Team. The selected candidate will help drive the data strategy at Maricopa through management of our data lake, developing application queries, and creating visual data dashboards using Tableau. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has an interest in data structures, data management, and data governance. The candidate should also possess a strong background in writing and optimizing complex queries.

        Come be a part of an award-winning organization and technology team.

        Forbes ranks MCCCD as a Best Employer for Women. Ranked #69 in all industry sectors out of 400 American companies, MCCCD ranks #5 among Higher Education Institutions. Read to this exciting news.

        MCCCD and the League for Innovation in the Community College awarded ITS the Innovation of the Year for its development of the Academic and Student Success Integrated Technology (ASSIST) platform. And the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded ASSIST via two grants totaling almost $1.5M. This technology enables MCCCD to affordably deliver high-quality, timely, accessible, and informed service to all students.

        Essential Functions

        40% - Manages data models, data repository requirements, data dictionaries, warehousing requirements and other database parameters and documentation for the data lake, various databases, and dashboarding tools; ensures the quality, accuracy and security of databases

        30% - Writes and optimizes queries to manipulate, cleanse and extract data for users, applications, and/or Tableau dashboards; creates and maintains Tableau dashboards

        10% - Troubleshoots and remediates data issues in association with other ITS teams and customers; responds to inquiries through Maricopa's helpdesk system.

        10% - Researches industry standards, trends, best practices and emerging technologies and makes recommendations for implementation; provides guidance and recommendations for security, architecture, and other data related issues

        10% - Performs other related duties as assigned

        Minimum Qualifications

        Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in any field and four (4) years of data administration experience as a database administrator, reporting administrator, software developer or related technologies role.


        Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in any field and six (6) years of data administration experience as a database administrator, reporting administrator, software developer or related technologies role.


        High School Diploma/GED and eight (8) years of data administration experience as a database administrator, reporting administrator, software developer or related technologies role.

        The successful candidate must possess a current AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification or obtain the certification within 6 months of hire.

        Desired Qualifications

        A. Experience writing structured queries; preferably experience with MySQL and Presto

        B. Experience working with Amazon Web Services tools including Lake Formation, Glue, Aurora, Athena, and Redshift.

        C. Possess a current AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification; Data Engineer Associate or a data specialty certification is a plus

        D. Experience using commonly used data tools such as Tableau, Apache Superset, PowerBI, and/or Athena

        E. Experience managing a data warehouse or data lake, including creating and managing documentation and an understanding of governance

        F. Experience with basic information security principles related to data governance, access control, and secure storage of confidential information; familiarity with FERPA and/or HIPPA is a plus.

        Special Working Conditions

        This position can be on-prem or virtual based on the location of the selected candidate.
        MCCCD does not sponsor individuals for any type of work visas.
        May be required to sit for a prolonged period of time; viewing a computer monitor

        How to Apply

        Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter that details how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. A cover letter may further highlight an applicant's knowledge, skill and abilities. All minimum requirements must be met at the time of the application.

        Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has closed.

        Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be considered.

        Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following information.
        • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
        • Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time or;
        • Part-Time employment (must include number of hours worked)
        • Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, for each position held and name of employer for each position.
        • Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.

          Posting Close Date

          Open until filled

          First Review February 12th, 2024

          Applications received after the review date may not be screened.

          EEO, Title IX, & Clery Act

          Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

          Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

          The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.

          The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act.

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