Senior Database Administrator

Washington, D.C
Nov 21, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
Full Time


The Office of the Clerk for U.S. House of Representatives is seeking a dynamic and customer focused Senior Database Administrator to join our team that is dedicated to building and supporting systems critical to the U.S. House of Representatives and used by Members of Congress, Committees, other internal agencies, and the public. This position will focus on providing design, implementation, optimization, security and maintenance of a wide range of on-prem and cloud-based database servers.

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• Plans, installs and configures database servers. Determine standards for database server configurations.
• Performs routine database server upgrades and maintenance.
• Performs the following DBA activities:
o storage management and optimization
o database backup and recovery
o system health and performance monitoring
o database hardening
o security configuration
o high availability design
• Provides database design, query optimization, indexing, and performance tuning support.
• Plans, designs, implements, maintains, and performs periodic reevaluation of data integrity and data security measures.
• Works closely with engineering and operations staff to design and implement secure, available and performant data services supporting a variety of applications.
• Stays current with database technology and best practices. Participates in strategic discussions and provides recommendation on database technology and related tools.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Expert-level knowledge of database administration with experience in multiple database systems. Appropriate experience, education and training to fulfill all duties as a Senior DBA.

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check. Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. EOE.


A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

Seven or more years of experience in database administration while working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.

• Strong knowledge and hands-on experience with two of the following database technologies: MSSQL, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Oracle.
• Experience with Elastic Database is a plus.
• Experience with Linux Admin is a plus.
• Experience with managed database services such as Azure Database or Amazon RDS is a plus, along with experience managing databases on cloud infrastructure.
• A strong desire to research and study new emerging database technologies.
• Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.
• Self-motivated.
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with an attention to detail.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Highly qualified candidates will be evaluated based on a structured interview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Not Applicable

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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