Database Operations Systems Supervisor | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Database Operations Systems Supervisor
Job Class: Systems Supervisor
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Job ID: 77089
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Telework Eligible: Yes, #LI-Hybrid
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 06/04/2024
  • Closing Date: 06/18/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/UnitDepartment of Human Services (DHS) 
  • Work Shift/Work HoursDay / 08:00 a.m. – 04:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $39.89 – $68.46 / hourly; $83,290 – $142,944 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 216 – Middle Management Association/MMA
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Executive
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you’ll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Join the 2,600+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at Minnesota’s largest state agency, the Department of Human Services (DHS). The MNIT DHS team supports complex and varied technical needs, including systems that provide health care coverage, deliver child protection and welfare services, and provide support for Minnesotans with special needs including mental illness, chemical dependencies, and physical or developmental disabilities.

Job Summary

As the Database Operations Systems Supervisor, you will manage highly technical database staff who provide database administration and consultation across the DHS/MNsure agency, MNIT DHS/MNsure, and Minnesota IT Services organizations. You will provide advanced professional technical knowledge and skills in database administration, project management for assigned work, break/fix resolution processes, and staff direction of assigned projects and activities, as well as perform assigned independent work on research studies, with thorough evaluation of existing and new database technology along with feasibility studies. In this position you will establish and monitor adherence to system and security standards. Supervisory responsibilities extend to work coordination, job assignment, employee development and evaluation. This position will work closely with Directors, Managers, Supervisors and staff across Minnesota IT Services and business partners from the Department of Human Service, MNsure, Counties and Tribal offices to support the advancement and management of databases and applications in a mission critical, real-time, 24 X 7 system environments.

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework: 

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible. 


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:


Position requires a minimum of four (4) years of database management experience.


Experience must include:

  •  Two (2) years of lead work or supervisory experience.
  •  Experience working with complex database environments with confidential and highly sensitive data.
  •  Experience with cloud-based infrastructure, applications, and services.
  •  Experience with database systems modifications, enhancements, and documentation.
  •  Experience remediating security vulnerabilities through regular audit reporting and assessments.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Oracle and SQL Server.
  • Five (5) years of database management experience, and three (3) years of lead work or supervisory experience.
  • Strong skills in working with business partners and/or IT partners on developing and executing scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Strong skills in fostering an inclusive work environment, developing rapport, networking, resolving conflict and negotiating diplomatically with others to bridge differences.
  • Strong ability to be able to translate technical information into plain language and vice versa.
  • Strong skills in organization, prioritization, and time management including the ability to understand problems before delivering a solution in a complex environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of systems analysis and design, and standard systems development methodology.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Driver’s License Record Check
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas, including F-1 STEM OPT extensions. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Application Details

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $39.89 - $68.46 / hourly - $83,290 - $142,944 / annually
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St Paul, MN - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on June 4, 2024