ALTA IT Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of System One, a leading provider of specialized workforce solutions and integrated services. ALTA is an established leader in IT Staffing and Services, for both government and commercial enterprises across the United States, specializing in Program & Project Management, Application Development, Cybersecurity, Data & Advanced Analytics, and Agile Transformation Services.ALTA is seeking a Jr. or Mid Level SQL Server DBA Opportunity to join our direct client on a long term contract basis. Candidates should have 2-5 years of experience working with SQL Server. SQL Server DBA Contract Washington, DC Responsibilities: * Maintains SQLServer data bases in support of the Day to Day maintenance, development and installation of new systems and enhancements to existing systems. * Uses available tools and utilities to provide for necessary DBMS maintenance activities: data base reorganizations, backup and recovery, space management, performance and tuning, and change management. * Assists application developers and other clients with data base usage and software development activities. * Ensures that all software or systems for which they are responsible are monitored and tuned to ensure acceptable levels of performance and resource utilization, ensures that the software is utilizing all appropriate functions and features, timely and accurate reporting on performance, utilization and feature use as requested. * Stays current in new IT technologies to maintain high level subject matter expertise. * Follows and maintains all Corporate Change Control and Audit requirements. * Creates and maintains schedules for software maintenance and upgrades. * Provides technical assistance to Operations, Applications, Business Clients and the Help Desk in order to resolve production schedules or problems. * Provides 24x7 on call support for assigned systems and software. Uses available resources to research, resolve and recommend solutions for the most complex and critical systems. * Participates in and contributes to technical discussion within their team and shares their technical expertise to others' activities. * Communicates between key IT groups and the customer community via participation in meetings and the creation of status reporting mechanisms (weekly, monthly, and quarterly). Requirements: * Requires 2+ years of experience as a SQLServer Data Base Administrator.