I can't find anywhere online to confirm if setting the job owner to 'sa' is a risk. Some DBAs merely say it is not a good idea to give elevated permissions. Many DBAs set the job owner to 'sa' to avoid problems with individual user/DBA accounts being owners. 1) Is it perfectly ok to set the job owner as 'sa'? 2) If not what are the risks? 3) If another account should be used, is a domain account with minimum permissions best practise? I can see numerous problems with using a domain account as a job owner: such as working out the exact permissions needed and moving jobs to another domain.