Oracle Database Administrator

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 03 – L – Exempt
  • 04 – M – Exempt
Work Unit:
Information Technology
Application Infrastructure
Full/Part Time:


The Database Team in Infrastructure, a division of Penn State Information Technology (IT), is looking for a customer and service-oriented Oracle Database Administrator. The successful candidate will provide support for Penn State's Student Information System, as well as support for other enterprise application databases. The candidate must ensure proper use and administration of database and related software on various platforms and maintain optimum software performance and security via proper database management system configuration and testing of software patches. Database Administrator duties include routine backup and recovery of databases, database administration, disaster recovery planning, data replication, physical database design, performance monitoring and tuning, administrative programming and scripting, and efficient PL/SQL coding. This job must ensure system availability and reliability, and provide support to developers in the use of database and related software. The individual will participate in the evaluation and testing of new database products and be able to provide on-call support on a rotating basis. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Experience as a production Oracle DBA in a Linux or UNIX environment is required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also necessary. Experience with Red Hat Linux, PeopleSoft, Oracle Data Guard, and ASM is a plus.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088