SoSi Advisor, Database Administration in Afghanistan
For 25 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in New York City, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
4-160630-4465: Advisor, Database Administration
Job Category IT/Engineering
Duty Location Overseas - Afghanistan
Type of Position Full Time
Requisition Number 4-160630-4465
**This position is contingent upon contract award**SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking individuals to serve as advisors for senior government officials in the Islamic State of Afghanistan in the Area of Database Administration. Candidates will provide in depth security assistance advising, mentoring, training, subject matter expertise and assistance to this program in order to assist the Afghan National Army and Police Forces in assuming full responsibility for the nation’s security needs. Advisors will provide the requisite skill sets and experience to assist in the development of the core management and operational systems essential to enabling the Afghans to independently and effectively plan, program and manage their national army and police forces. Essential Job Duties: • Provides advising, teaching and mentoring in the following areas regarding Database Administration• Responsible for administering, supporting and assisting in the implementation of new and existing systems, data conversions, deployment and monitoring of the system. This includes maintaining legacy system databases, and developing and assisting in the migration to new systems• Responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of the databases as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.• Required to create or enhance Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) for Microsoft Access modules of the Force Management Database• Ensures data cannot be written that would violate the database’s data validation rules• Writes database documentation, to include data standards, procedures, and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata).• Complies with DoD information security/information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the maintenance and oversight of the database. • Designs, implements, and maintains multi-user databases.• Troubleshoots and resolves database issues. • Trains, Advises, and Assists (TAA) Afghan Database Administrators on proper development and maintenance of the force management database
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or closely related degree from an accredited institution • Three years of experience in database design, development, implementation, or management or closely related area; • Automated data processing knowledge: possess working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, graphics presentation, databases, E-mail clients & web browsers, and web content management• Excellent written and verbal communication skills• Interpersonal communication, influence and interaction skills that are effective in a complex strategic environment• Creative problem solving skills• Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with harmony and tact in a cramped, austere, combat environment• Possess a final (not interim) DoD SECRET Level Security Clearance before deployment and maintain that clearance
Work Environment:• Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable. • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions• Personnel should be aware of moving on short notice and under adverse conditions• Be able to travel between work sites with little or no notice