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Database Administrators - 15-1242.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. Identify, investigate, and resolve database performance issues, database capacity, and database scalability. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Database Administration Manager
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Coordinator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • System Administrator

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems, such as the installation of new databases.
  • Develop data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template, or computer software.
  • Develop standards and guidelines for the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
  • Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend hardware or software technologies to achieve desired database performance.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Plan and install upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Provide technical support to junior staff or clients.
  • Review procedures in database management system manuals to make changes to database.
  • Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
  • Revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary.
  • Select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Test changes to database applications or systems.
  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Train users and answer questions.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system, or direct others in coding descriptions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
  • Analyze market or customer related data.
  • Assess database performance.
  • Coordinate software or hardware installation.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
  • Develop database parameters or specifications.
  • Develop detailed project plans.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
  • Install computer software.
  • Modify software programs to improve performance.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
  • Provide technical support for software maintenance or use.
  • Read documents to gather technical information.
  • Test computer system operations to ensure proper functioning.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.
  • Update computer database information.
  • Write computer programming code.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • All Source Intelligence Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • All Source Intelligence Analyst Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • All Source Intelligence Analyst Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • All Source Intelligence Analyst Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • All Source Intelligence Analyst Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • All Source Intelligence Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Autonomic Logistics lnformation System (ALIS) Database Administrator/Analyst (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Data Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Logistics Information Management System (ALIMS) Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Maintenance Data Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Operations Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Resource Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Resource Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Resource Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Resource Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Resource Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Resource Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Support Equipment Asset Manager (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, C-135/25 AF Systems/Carry-on EW (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, E-3 Computer/Electronic Warfare Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, E-3 Radar Surveillance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, EC-130 Compass Call (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, C-135/25 AF Systems/Carry-on EW (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, E-3 Computer/Electronic Warfare Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, E-3 Radar Surveillance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, EC-130 Compass Call (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, B-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, B-2 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, B-52 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, C-135/25 AF Systems/Carry-on EW (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, E-3 Computer/Electronic Warfare Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, E-3 Radar Surveillance (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, E-8 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, EC-130 Compass Call (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, VC-25 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Communications Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Counter Intelligence Agent (Army - Enlisted)
  • Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence (CI/HUMINT) Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Cyberspace Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Technician Technical (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Technicians (Collection) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Information Systems Technician (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Information Warfare Technician (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Operations Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ship's Clerk (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Cyber Defense Analyst (CDA) - Network (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Intelligence (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Intelligence Apprentice, Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Intelligence Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Intelligence Craftsman, Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Intelligence Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Intelligence Helper, Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Intelligence Journeyman, Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber RandD Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Surety Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyber Systems Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cyberspace Warfare Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Data Base Management Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Data Systems Administrator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Data Systems Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Data Systems Engineering Officer (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Database Administrator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Defensive Cyberspace Warfare Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Fire Controlman (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Operations Man (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Sensor Support Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fire Control Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Fire Support Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geographic Intelligence Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Geospatial Intelligence (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Apprentice, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Craftsman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Journeyman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Human Intelligence Collector (Army - Enlisted)
  • Human Intelligence Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Human Intelligence Specialist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Human Intelligence Specialist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Human Intelligence Specialist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Imagery Analysis Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Information Operations Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Information Security Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Information System Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Information Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Information Systems Technician Submarines (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Information Technology Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Data Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Technology and Data Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) System Administrator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Knowledge Management Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Administration (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Information Professional (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Information Warfare (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Operations, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Analysis Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production, Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mission Distribution System Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Operator) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) Data Base Administrator/Analyst (DBA/A) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) Supply Data Base Administrator (DBA) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Offensive Cyberspace Warfare Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Optimized NALCOMIS Database Administrator/Analysis IMA (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Optimized NALCOMIS System Administrator/Analyst OMA (Navy - Enlisted)
  • OSIS Baseline Upgrade (OBU) System Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • OSIS Baseline Upgrade (OBU) User/Analyst (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Planning Series - Automated Logistics Information System (ALIS) Database Administrator/Analyst (DBA/A) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Planning Series - MQ-25A Automated Logistics Environment (ALE) Database Administrator/Analyst (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Quartermaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer - Information Warfare Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer Billet - Information Professional Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Signals Acquisition/Exploitation Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Voice Interceptor (Army - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Analysis Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Signals Intelligence Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Apprentice, Communications Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Apprentice, Electronic Non-Communications Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Craftsman, Communications Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Craftsman, Electronic Non-Communications Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Helper, Communications Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Helper, Electronic Non-Communications Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Journeyman, Communications Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence Journeyman, Electronic Non-Communications Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare/Cyberspace Operations Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Software Development Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Special Intelligence Communication Supervisor (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Surface Electronic Warfare Maintainer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst Craftsman, Targeteer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Targeting Analyst Journeyman, Targeteer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Weapons Locating Radar (WLR) Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Database Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Data Base Administrator