Utah State University

Database Administrator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/24/2023 4:26 PM)
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Information Technology
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Benefited Full-Time
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Dean-EEJ Coll of Educ & Human Svs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services seeks an experienced database administrator to work as an essential member of the technology services team to provide technical expertise in the design, implementation, and maintenance, support of college business applications—Electronic Medical Health Records (EMR), Student Records—and respective databases. The database administrator ensures logical data models are mapped effectively and efficiently into physical data models that take advantage of the characteristics of the database management systems (DBMS) used by the college and is responsible for technically administering and supporting multiple databases and applications that run college-wide business processes.


This position will manage databases and applications that house sensitive information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as appropriate.


This position is eligible for excellent benefits including: 13 paid holidays, earn 22 days of paid leave and 12 days of sick leave per year, 50% tuition reduction for employee and spouse, competitive health benefits packages and a generous contribution into your retirement. View more information here: Summary of Benefits 2022-2023


Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


  • Monitors and maintains University databases. Development, design, and deployment of Point and Click (EMR) data entry templates and reports. Cooperatively works with faculty, staff and administration to gather information and analyze their needs to design functional and user-friendly templates and reports. Collaborates with team members to create and implement a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity strategy.  Supports EMR development database environment, including cloning production databases to development environments.
  • Assists with database upgrades and patching, cloning, query analysis, and optimization, and ERP software patching in both development and production environments. Collaborates to design, plan, and implement new database environments.
  • Ensures high availability and acceptable levels of performance of mission critical systems.
  • Assists in developing, maintaining, and documenting third-party system integrations with the University EMR.
  • Collaborates to maintain and enforce database standards, policies and procedures, change management standards, and change control policies.
  • Creatively troubleshoots and resolves complicated software, hardware, and database related problems.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and utilizes software tools to monitor and manage database health and performance.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science (CS), or a related field is required. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Electronic Medical Record Systems.
  • Experience with Point and Click Electronics Medical Records software.
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL server systems.
  • Experience with .NET web applications programming. 
  • Experience in a HIPAA environment.
  • Knowledge of FERPA, HITECH, and USU IT policies and procedures.
  • Experience working in a HIPAA environment.
  • Knowledge of USU IT policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and ability in management and development of database systems
  • Knowledge and ability in implementation of database backup strategies and recovery plans.
  • Knowledge and ability in data modeling, managing and maintaining clinical datasets.
  • Knowledge and ability in enterprise network security and management of information security.
  • Skilled at customer service.
  • Skilled at problem solving and analysis.
  • Ability to develop, design, and deploy Point and Click data entry templates and reports.
  • Ability to analyze customer needs to design functional and user-friendly templates and reports.
  • Ability to stay current with technological developments and advancements.
  • Ability to maintain required training and credentials for HIPAA, FERPA, and HITECH regulations and college procedures.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Cover letter to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under under "Documents 1-5 or 6-10", document type “Cover Letter”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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