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Database Training Specialist Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75876
  • Pay Grade: P7
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Information Technology
  • Function: IT Communications and Training


This position’s primary responsibility is to provide leadership and training of business database systems and educational resources to all stakeholder utilizing the systems. They must maintain the knowledge of current tools, technology and methodologies and serve as a source of knowledge in regards to configuration and continuing improvement to the database systems.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 5 years experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven ability to translate non-technical requests into technical solutions and explain results with non-technical descriptions.
  • Proven experience in process improvement and facilitating projects with a record of successful implementation.
  • Experience in advanced database utilization; proficiency and understanding of data complexity within a multi-faceted operation.
  • Experience building and delivering training in multiple formats to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters with tact and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to practice and adhere to Boise State’s vision and values.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning through continuous improvement, researching/studying disciplines relevant to this role.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Database Training Specialist must:

  • Design, develop, and deliver curriculum and training to effectively address the training needs to all stakeholders.
  • Develop workflow processes and documentation.
  • Identify future needs of users and stakeholders; help prioritize and address those needs; and evaluate new potential solutions.
  • Provide analysis and project management expertise for Boise State’s reporting
  • Serve as the primary online content specialist for intranet system
  • Ensure the highest level of data integrity through the design, documentation of, and implementation of data entry policies and procedures.
  •  Provide timely, solution-oriented responses to requests for improving database configuration and utilization.
  • Maintain records of training activities, including attendance by staff for reporting purposes.
  • Collaborate closely with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, on all aspects of projects.

35% of Time the Database Training Specialist

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Database Training Specialist

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Overnight travel may be required for the Database Training Specialist

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.