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Harvest Christian Fellowship

IT Database Administrator

Harvest Christian Fellowship
Riverside, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/07/2016
Categories: Media/Technology - Other
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: over 10000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Database Administrator position is responsible for maintaining and integrating databases for storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information. This position is also responsible for the analysis of data queried from all Harvest Christian Fellowship data systems. Candidates must be organized, technically-minded, enthusiastic, take initiative, work effectively with others, and be able to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a timely and professional manner.  This position requires service with integrity, honesty, and knowledge that promotes the culture and values of Harvest.


This is a full-time, on-site position.  Applicants are not required to attend Harvest Christian Fellowhip, but must be actively involved in a Bible-teaching church in-line with our statement of faith (


This position is part of a collaborative, multi-disciplined team including sysadmins, developers, and designers. The team environment is casual and values individual contribution.


Harvest's mission is to know God and to make Him known—and we're looking for talented individuals who love the Lord and desire the same.  We pray that you'll consider joining our team and reaching the lost with the gospel together.



Position responsibilities:

  • Define database information, access, and file structure requirements through discussions with users, colleagues, and management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience with multiple database technologies and platforms, and the ability to work and integrate across those systems effectively.
  • Keep up-to-date with new technology and equipment; maintain a current understanding of technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Design and implement database management systems by creating models, building table structure, establishing referential integrity, and preparing documentation.
  • Maintain databases by performing database management system backups and recovery including off-site storage for disaster recovery; maintain databases by tuning, monitoring data integrity and security, and resolving problems.
  • Ensure acceptable database performance through assessing access and response times, optimizing structure, and conferring with others responsible for system resources.
  • Manipulate data through normalization, transfer, tuning, cleansing and scrubbing processes, and database population.
  • Create, design, and maintain database software configuration library, specifications, documentation, and operating procedures.
  • Research, evaluate and test proposed products, product versions, and systems solutions.
  • Develop quality standards based on industry standards and evaluation of available technology and resources.
  • Train users and answer questions.
  • Work with the development team to review project requests describing user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish each project.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or recommend changes to programmers and analysts.
  • Test databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems such as new databases.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database, ensuring utmost security and reliability.
  • Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
  • Development of project plans, and providing project updates on an as-needed basis.
  • Ability to understand and implement security best practices, including evaluation and design of database access, storage, and connectivity to avoid potential risks and threat vectors.

Note: These duties are not exhaustive and are subject to change at any time.

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