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Blaine County School District (learn more)

Hailey, Idaho (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3058020
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: July 10, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Seeking a creative, detail-oriented professional to manage mission-critical data systems. If you are customer-focused and love to figure things out, please consider this career position with an innovative team. Competitive pay, excellent benefits, generous PTO and live in paradise!

TITLE: Database Specialist
PAY GRADE: Classified Salary Schedule
FLSA: Non-Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Director of Technology
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 260 days per year. Works on-site according to designated schedule.

Minimum four-year college degree with completed coursework in database design, programming and development. Five years' experience with K-12 education management system: student, food service, textbook, finance, human resources and interoperability with other systems. Three to five years' experience with Skyward is preferred. Knowledge of SQL and SQL management tools and scripting. Knowledge of Windows and Macintosh operating systems and web browsers. Knowledge of Windows Active Directory, LDAP, SAML, Clever. High level of detail and exceptional customer experience skills. Valid state driver's license is required for travel between district school buildings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
  • Administrates and maintains comprehensive student information and grading systems including Student Information and Learning Management Systems for the District.
  • Install addendums, releases, and all upgrades; and backs up servers and databases.
  • Determine roles, responsibilities, and procedures necessary to manage and maintain the software.
  • Train staff in proper use of SIS while providing on going technical support to all customers.
  • Manage security and access rights for SIS and related software.
  • Provides ideas, guidance and support for SIS implementation across the District.
  • Deep understanding of student attendance, registration, course scheduling, traditional and mastery-based grading as well as other core processes like new year rollover to ensure SIS functionality.
  • Deep understanding of administrative processes for finance and human resource systems.
  • Conducts advanced searches and queries to provide data in useable format for staff.
  • Develops and maintains a data warehouse platform to improve access to information from disparate systems.
  • Imports and exports data using a variety of formats and products to facilitate information exchange between products.
  • Develops and documents automated processes for the transfer of data between products and systems.
  • Responsible for rostering of all online curriculum products using tools such as Skybuild, Clever, SFTP, WinSCP.
  • Assists District and school personnel in navigation of SIS system and compliance with state requirements.
  • Maintains and updates the ISEE state information file and manages all aspects of the process for students and staff.
  • Develops expert competencies on district data systems. Provides timely recommendations on system upgrades, enhancements and new products to meet evolving district needs.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality with District data.

    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the District by phone and in person. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to make minor computer repairs, such as replacing and upgrading internal components, and installing software. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, and applicable State and Federal laws.

    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 35% sitting, 30% walking, and 35% standing. While most duties are performed indoors, the employee may be required to perform duties outdoors in various types of weather, including inclement weather with temperatures at or below freezing for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee frequently interacts with students and staff.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
    • Salary: $26.54 to $43.02 Per Hour
  • Job Categories: Support Staff > Computer Support
    Support Staff > Network Services
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Blaine County School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Kandy Blackburn, Human Resources Department
    • 118 W. Bullion St.
    • Hailey, Idaho 83333
    • Phone: (208) 578-5000
    • Fax: (208) 578-5110
    • Email: click here

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