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Blugold Central: Database Report Writer I

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Database Report Writer I
  • Job ID: #20685
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Blugold Central: Database Report Writer I

POSITIONA full-time university staff position is available in Blugold Central-Registrar's Unit beginning May 6, 2024. The working title for this assignment is a Report Writer with an official title of Database Report Writer I.  This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a six-month probationary period. The expected hiring salary is $59,000. This position is onsite at the UW-Eau Claire campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSExperience writing, designing, developing, and running database queries and reports as needed on demand using current query tools; demonstrated organizational and analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Working knowledge of the academic structure of a university; understanding of student and curricular data that supports the operational and academic functions of a university; demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of students, faculty, and staff


Position Summary: 

This position writes and publishes queries in the Oracle OBIEE Data Warehouse. The position serves as data custodian and develops student and curricular reports to support the operational and academic functions of the University. This position serves as the liaison for the daily Oracle OBIEE operational services and routinely collaborates with the Learning and Technology Services (LTS) developers and user departments. This position partners on data projects for the division and assists with processes within Records and Registration. This position reports directly to the Assistant Registrar.

Time% Goals and Worker Activities

70% A. Data Warehouse Oracle OBIEE Report Writer

A1. Evaluate data requests to identify business requirements and priorities while determining alignment with policies, procedures and standards.

A2. Develop queries and create reports using OBIEE to support the operational functions of the University community and external users.

A3. Continuously improve skills and maintain a high level of technical expertise of the software automation capabilities and functionality to promote efficiency.

A4. Maintain expert knowledge of the student records data to ensure processes sustain data integrity and apply controls to safeguard accuracy of data.

A5. Work with end users and LTS to ensure data integrity and reliability.

A6. Monitor and update SharePoint Data Requests.

10% B. Assist in the Development of Reporting Structures

B1. Collaborate with LTS developers and the Assistant Registrar to create and improve the reporting structure.

B2. Verify the daily operations of OBIEE reporting are functioning properly and report any data model problems to LTS. Lead problem resolution with business area and LTS when necessary.

B3. Test and assess the accuracy of the reporting structure to ensure data integrity.

B4. Recommend changes and enhancements to the reporting structure.

B5. If a data request cannot be fulfilled with existing reporting structure, coordinate with LTS to develop recommendations for possible alternatives.

10% C. Regulate Access to the Reporting Tool and Train End Users.

C1. Determine if the access to confidential information is appropriate, applying knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy    Act and Wisconsin Open Records law. 

C2. Provide training and assistance to end users on running published queries and reading reports.

C3. Provide query specific documentation outlining how data results were derived and the specific fields utilized.

C4. Serve as the data custodian and ensure access to data is authorized and controlled.                                                          

C5. Maintain history of changes made within a query for audit purposes. 

10% D. Misc data projects and assisting with Records and Registration processes.

D1. Provide training and expertise to other query writers on the use of the student and curricular data models.

D2. Partner on data projects for the division. 

D3. Assist with processes within Records and Registration.                                                              

D4. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Working knowledge of the policies and academic structure of a university.
  • Working knowledge of principles, practices and methods of database structures and computer programming.
  • Working knowledge of the following computer tools, technologies and environments:
    • Student Information Systems.
    • Reporting tools (e.g. Oracle Analytics, Power BI, Tableau or other reporting tools)
    • Databases, data tables, and basic knowledge of programming.
    • Microsoft Office Excel, Word, SharePoint, Outlook.
  • Understanding of student and curricular data that supports the operational and academic functions of the University.
  • Ability to create reports, queries, and documentation utilizing reporting tools.
  • Ability to perform a variety of technical duties involved in the development, maintenance, and analysis of a reporting structure.
  • Ability to verify and assure accuracy of data.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to complete work requiring accuracy, problem solving, communication, and attention to detail. 
  • Utilize excellent interpersonal oral/written communication, organizational, analytical, problemsolving, and resolution skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to organize and meet schedules; including the ability to set timelines, identify priorities, and organize tasks.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical users.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality while working with sensitive information. 

THE UNITThe Registrar unit of Blugold Central consists of 11 staff members.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITYUW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Website:  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Blugold Central: Database Report Writer I position (Job ID #20685) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Tami Langfeldt;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by April 1st, 2024.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.