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Database Specialist

Company: The Arc Mid-Hudson
Location: Kingston
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:


The Arc Mid-Hudson, with locations in Ulster, Greene, Putnam, and Columbia counties, has a full-time opportunity on our Information Technology team for a Database Specialist.

This position will lend technical expertise to staff of the agency, specifically geared towards supplying data products, systems, and programs that serve the mission of the Arc of Mid-Hudson.

Key responsibilities of the position will involve, but won't be limited to:

  • Be the primary person who builds and maintains solutions to extract, transform, and load data from multiple data sources (including on premises as well s cloud-based data systems).
  • Work with the data analytics team to understand their data needs and design datasets to meet those needs.
  • Design queries and stored procedures as needed to create functional datasets. Troubleshoot and optimize queries and procedures to provide efficient and up-to-date access to data.
  • Develop and maintain scripts, processes, or applications that simplify and automate workflows, including the transfer and transmission of data internally within the agency or with external partners.
  • Improve data governance, backup and security, specifically around data systems.
  • Help identify and select relevant products and solutions that serve the organization.
  • Create documentation on in-house developed solutions. HOURS: 40/Monday through Friday/must be flexible/some remote work is possible

    Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in computer/data related discipline or at least 6 years of relevant work experience.
    • Self-directing team player with an interest in databases and data flows.
    • Willing to work in Kingston NY with occasional travel/work in adjacent counties (Ulster, Greene, Columbia, Putnam).
    • Passionate about the use of data to meet business needs and optimize performance.
    • Adept with data technologies and quick to learn new technologies.
    • Able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff to understand their needs and explore possible solutions.
    • Willing to own a problem, develop solutions independently, while collaborating closely with the rest of the IT team on any IT related topic that may need attention.
    • Understand data models, data warehousing, and the ETL process.
    • Able to make use of data dictionaries, information schema views, and other tools to quickly learn database structures and relations.
    • Comfortable with a Windows computer environment, running MS Office Productivity Software.
    • Understand the automation of tasks, i.e., export, import, and reporting tasks, in a Windows environment.
    • Understand and implement security best practices to ensure the security and integrity of agencies data.
    • Familiar with the data privacy and security requirements of HIPAA/HITECH/NY SHIELD Act.
    • Detail oriented and organized. Additional Qualifications:
      • Strong experience with SQL Server (relational database structure, SQL queries, stored procedures, SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Agent).
      • Knowledge of T-SQL (Microsoft SQL Server) and PL/SQL (Oracle) dialects.
      • Experience integrating data from multiple systems, including SQL Server and Oracle databases, Sharepoint Lists, flat file imports, and APIs for data access.
      • Experience with Business Intelligence tools, particularly Microsoft Power BI.
      • Knowledge of healthcare data, specifically centered on those with developmental disabilities.
      • Familiarity with data related to Electronic Health Records, Financial/Accounting systems, and HR/Timekeeping/Payroll.
      • A passion for working in a field that serves those with developmental disabilities.

Keywords: The Arc Mid-Hudson, Trenton , Database Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Kingston, New Jersey

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