• Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
  • $84,060.00 -123,700.00/year*
  • Westminster, CO
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 9738 Raleigh St

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Brief Posting Description

Responsible for installing, monitoring, maintaining, and tuning all databases, while ensuring high levels of data and system availability. Responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing database policies and procedures to ensure the integrity and availability of databases and their accompanying software. Ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core organizational functions through the monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing of all networked software and associated operating systems. Utilizing proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, assists with identifying, communicating, and resolving issues in order to maximize the benefit of Information Technology (IT) systems investments.

NOTE: There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the IT Database and Systems Administrator II (NB19), IT Database and Systems Administrator III (NB21) or IT Senior Database and Systems Administrator (NB23). This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

Job Requirements


Education and Training

  • Bachelor's Degree in business, computer science or information systems desired. Other degrees will be considered

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Knowledge of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and CIP
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Working technical knowledge of current server and storage protocols, including Windows, Netapp, and VMware specifically
  • Very strong skills in MS SQL and MS Windows
  • Working knowledge of networks.
  • Good understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Working knowledge of security techniques and information systems.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to present and conform to best practices for database and operating system technologies.
  • Project management skills required to provide leadership in planning and organizing hardware and software changes.
  • Skills in written and verbal communications, relating technical aspects to management and end users
  • Skills in reading and evaluating technical information. Skills in managing, planning and organizing their own work efforts
  • Ability to react calmly, quickly, and rationally during crisis situation


  • Eight (8) years of progressive related experience in MS SQL
  • Working technical experience with designing, building, installing, configuring and supporting database servers, including Oracle and MS SQL.
  • Hands-on database tuning and troubleshooting. Experience with SQL always-on is a plus
  • Database refreshes, backups, and upgrades in both Oracle and SQL
  • Experience working with an application team to configure systems and databases as required
  • Proven experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software systems, and related products.
  • Proven experience with systems planning, security principles, and general server and storage management best practices.
  • Proven experience with core Operating Systems, and virtualization, including VMware.
  • Excellent troubleshooting experience.
  • Server, storage, and application support experience, strong troubleshooting of IT technologies
  • Experience with data processing flowcharting techniques.
  • Project management experience.


  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time on an annual basis. (Possession of a current valid driver's license or ability to obtain).


  • Certifications in MS SQL is a plus.
  • Microsoft, VMware certifications highly desirable.
  • Enterprise storage certifications also a plus.

The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the IT Senior Database and Systems Administrator. Those with less experience will be hired at the Level II or III.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend and frequently utilize a keyboard/computer. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent will be required to problem solve, read, write and analyze data, work under schedules and deadline pressure, present information to others, work independently and use discretion and judgment for confidential or sensitive projects/issues.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to an office environment indoors, and will occasionally travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work.

Additional Details

All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site.

Click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs.

Company Description

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., nearly 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.

Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.

Interested? Here is how to Apply:

Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Associated topics: equipment, ip, maintenance, network, network administrator, sccm, scom, system administrator, tcp, tcp ip

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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