Database Administrator
Data Department

Oakland, CA

Job Description 

Position: Database Administrator

Position Summary:

SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW), with more than 90,000 members, is the largest healthcare union in California.  We are caregivers from every sector of the industry, united to win better care for our patients and better lives for our families and ourselves.  For further information about UHW, please visit our website: www.seiu-uhw.org.

We are seeking an individual to join the Data Department of this dynamic and fast moving organization.  This is a very exciting, demanding and challenging year for us.  And we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Serve as architect of Web Client applications
  • Perform all database administration duties for SQL Server databases
  • Develop and manage multiple data projects
  • Mentor data analysts and other data techs in query design optimization and data strategies
  • Create automation using SQL Business Integration Services to aid in reporting
  • Create web page/data entry forms using ASP.Net in C#
  • Design new data structures (e.g., tables, views, stored procedures)
  • Produce ad hoc applications in MS Access
  • Write queries
  • Tune database performance
  • Recognize changing trends in technology and communicate that knowledge to IT team
  • Research and recommend new technologies to improve efficiency and performance

Other Areas of Responsibility

  • Ability to work long and varying hours, including weekends, nights and holidays
  • Work with Data Group to implement secure systems for sensitive demographic data
  • Work with network engineers to monitor and correct server “outages”
  • Provide end user support

Experience and Skills

  • BS or MS in Information Science
  • 3+ years’ experience in SQL – Server writing queries, views, stored procedures, security permissions, and creating tables
  • 3+ years experience programming in C# and .NET (ASP.NET preferred)
  • Experience with Active Server Pages
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with VBScript and JavaScript
  • Experience administering IIS
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently and as a team lead on projects
  • Wide range of experience in different industries and environments is highly desirable
  • Experience in union or other nonprofit environment particularly valuable
  • nterest in and commitment to progressive social change
  • Qualified applicants must be able to balance multiple demands, be comfortable with aggressive timelines, and quickly change directions when priorities shift.


SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefit package.


SEIU-UHW is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. Please submit cover letter, resume and at least 3 references to our candidate portal at http://seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

Contractors and temporary candidates okay to apply.

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