A certification is always a plus but a certification without any experience doesn't help as much. Your MS SQL Server experience should count for something and can point a prospective employer towards your ability to be successful in a DBA role.
Yes, it can be hard to find a Jr. DBA position, particularly if you aren't willing or able to move to where a job might be. Keep a look out at online job search companies (Dice, Monster, etc) as well as Oracle's site etc. Check Google or other search engine for "Oracle jobs".
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