Database and Reporting Specialist
April 5, 2007 11:18 AM

Hello! MidSOUTH at UALR is a grant-funded training organization that seeks to train in the areas of initial and continuing education for social workers, foster parents, adoptive parents, and staff of the Division of Family and Child Services in the state of Arkansas. We're looking for someone to complete our IT team by stepping into the role of our php/mysql guru. The ideal candidate will know about data normalization, mysql optimization, and have a good understanding of database concepts. Also, the ability to use PHP, Crystal Reports, or other methods to produce reports of the data for our customers. We are thinking of moving to a CMS to simplify our current custom-designed portal, so experience with leading CMSs--we're leaning towards Drupal or Typo3--would be helpful. MidSOUTH is a great place to work (I've been here three years); even though we're part of a university, we have no faculty (and none of the political intrigue that brings), only staff. Also, $40,000 will take you a lot farther in Little Rock than most any other city! Anyway, shoot me or the jobs line a message if you have any questions. Here is the original posting, as it went out to the newspapers:

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, MidSOUTH seeks a qualified applicant to fill the Database Specialist position in its Information Technology Division. This position involves database design and management for MidSOUTH. Responsibilities include the design, creation, production, maintenance, and upgrade of the data collection and reporting side of MidSOUTH’s Web and non-Web systems. Duties include but are not limited to:

- Develop and maintain Web based and other data collection and reporting solutions for MidSOUTH.
- Maintain and develop MidSOUTH’s data systems and web portals.
- Maintain the CHRIS software/database system at MidSOUTH.
- Provide technical maintenance and support of the Peopleware database.
- Write technical documentation and client support documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum of three years work experience in Web based SQL data programming, specifically in PHP and MySQL.
- Expert knowledge in database design and architecture.
- Programming skills (such as: PHP, Cold Fusion,, JavaScript, Oracle PL/SQL, and VBscript).
- Experience in various software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Pro, and Windows and Unix OS’s.
- Experience in Content Management Systems and Enterprise Reporting Systems a plus.
- Highly developed problem-solving abilities.
- Excellent writing, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
- Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Outstanding customer service skills.
Bachelor’s degree highly preferred.

In-state & overnight travel will be required. Position will require occasional work other than normal office hours. Applicants must have the ability to lift 30 pounds and negotiate stairs.

To apply: submit a current resume and a letter of application to: or mail to: MidSOUTH, Attn: Frances K Griebel, 2801 S. University, Little Rock, AR 72204. Application deadline is April 20, 2007 @ 5:00 p.m. No telephone calls or faxes will be accepted. The salary is in the lower $40k range with competitive fringe benefits. All MidSOUTH positions are funded through contracts and are renewed on an annual basis contingent on funding. All applications are subject to public disclosure under AR Freedom of Information Act.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subjected to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

payscale: $40,000 - $44,000
job type: full-time
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