They may perform some or all the following duties: Develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models, research and document data requirements, data collection and administration policy, data access rules and security.
Develop policies and procedures for network and/or Internet database access and usage and for the backup and recovery of data.
Conduct research and provide advice to other information systems professionals regarding the collection, availability, security, and suitability of data.
Write scripts related to stored procedures and triggers.
May lead and coordinate teams of data administrators in the development and implementation of data policies, standards and models
Database Administrators primarily work in offices or laboratories, spending the majority of their time in front of a computer. Most work full-time although overtime or weekend work may be required to meet deadlines or solve specific problems.
Telecommuting is possible in this occupation, depending on the employer’s flexibility. Work expectations from employers are high as organizations are heavily dependent on effective databases and there can be significant pressure to ensure that they operate smoothly.