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Job #: R-00013812
Location: Fort Detrick, MD
Category: Database Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Requisition:

Database Administrator

Job Description:

The Federal Health Operation has an opening for a Database Administrator located at Ft. Detrick, MD.  Position is with the Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Project Management Office (PMO), supporting medical research. Candidate will work for the Leidos Project Manager but is expected to work independently and accomplish assignments without much direction. The ideal candidate will perform installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting on all database management systems that may include hardware and software involved with or in support of eIT PMO. Work with the project’s Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), Product Leads, and Management to prioritize and execute database and system administration tasks following eIT PMO processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Administration of the functionality and efficiency of one or more databases deployed within the Development, Test and Production Environments.
  • Set up database administrator and service accounts.
  • Maintain system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system-wide software, validating and implementing critical system patches.
  • Deploy/Configure backup and recovery for eIT PMO databases.
  • Follow approved policies, procedures and standards related to the use of computing resources, overall strategy, design, implementation, and operational aspects of multiple systems, operating environments and related software.
  • Develop schedules, plans, and implementation instructions for database and system upgrades.
  • Meet scheduled milestones in the Integrated Master Schedule.
  • Monitor and control computer operating systems and databases.  Sets up and maintains more than one type of database and computer system.  Analyzes system and database faults, monitors log files, troubleshoots and runs diagnostic tests on operating systems and databases to detect problems.
  • Evaluate and install developed or COTS software during various phases of testing. 
  • Participate in the preparation and review of documentation for system testing.
  • Participate in preventive maintenance of databases and operating systems, as well as repair of database and operating system problems.
  • Administer systems/environment solutions for multiple projects with varying schedules and interface with vendors for solution of trouble calls.
  • Responsible for database and operating system security support such as routinely executing IA patches to be compliant with IA Controls, and resolve or document vulnerability findings.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting software support lifecycle dates for database and management software to ensure that upgrades are performed in a timely manner and all software versions in use are actively supported.
  • Interact with peers on a daily basis and during weekly Engineering Review Board meetings.  Requires frequent interaction with customers and/or function peer group leads and managers.
  • Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee may be required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  • Support all aspects of keeping products operational and available to customers.
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Additional Specific Duties:

Minimum Daily Duties:

Backups/restore – Verify successful completion of database related backup jobs.

Storage – Verify that databases have sufficient free-space to operate.

Monitor – Check eIT PMO databases for security or stability issues.

Additional Duties:

Understand and be able to explain to others the Backup and Restore process

Understand and be able to explain to others the Disaster Recovery process

Track vendor releases and support dates for database software deployed by the eIT-PMO.

Develop data migration processes to support upgrades and conversions of eIT-PMO.

Review Test plans

Identify and escalate tasks that need to be completed.  Report them to the Product Development and Sustainment lead if needed.

Be on hand for every scheduled downtime (unless prior arrangements are made) to support the scheduled work and troubleshoot any issues

Document system configurations.

Document Maintenance Responsibilities:

Create or update Work instructions for technical tasks.

Maintain database related process documents (SOP and/or Work Instructions).

Create and Maintain Change Requests/Change Proposals through completion.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma and 8+ years’ experience or a Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years’ of experience.
  • CompTIA Security+ certification required.
  • Position requires official Oracle training or certification. 
  • Experience in Microsoft server administration or administration of VMWare required.
  • Experience in Oracle database administration.
  • Excellent English, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Successfully complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex office procedures and techniques relating to position.
  • Must be proficient in scripting and process automation.
  • Experience with XML or JSON is preferred.
  • Must be a US citizen

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understand licensing for DBMS software and manage/monitor feature usage to ensure compliance with existing license agreements.
  • Understand the database software version and feature sets in use by each application eIT PMO supports.
  • Understand each application and how the supporting servers communicate with each other and what VLAN the servers are in.
  • Understand the location and general composition of user groups for each supported application and the potential implications of changes to network layouts and authentication mechanisms.
  • Familiar with DISA STIG/SRG requirements for securing information systems.
  • Familiar with the location and general structure of work instructions, test scripts, and configuration documentation for all eIT-PMO products.
  • Be able to perform Regression testing (full/login-nav) for each of the eIT PMO products.
  • Experience with development methodologies and toolsets is preferred.
  • Experience with x509 PKI is preferred.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Other Clearance



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Job Family:

Database Management




Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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