Detailed Job Description
The IT Technical Specialist II performs a broad scope of professional IT activities requiring experienced, professional knowledge and application of IT principles, practices and procedures. Usually requires evaluation, originality or ingenuity.
Additional Department Summary:
The Digitization Technologist has primary responsibility for assessment of workflows and web delivery effectiveness for Metadata & Digital Services. Continual analysis, documentation, and feedback will inform continual improvements in software management for digitization capture, quality control, derivative creation, metadata extraction & capture, metadata transformation, uploads, web access, and preservation support workflows. The Digitization Technologist identifies opportunities for improvements, researches alternatives, develops proposals for change, obtains feedback and buy-in from stakeholders, and then plans, tests, and implements software and workflow modifications and improvements. This position also provides technical support for all digitization staff.The Digitization Technologist position requires an individual who is self-motivated, analytical, and has the ability to understand technical issues and communicate them effectively. The successful applicant will have a good base of understanding of a variety of technologies related to digitization and digital libraries, and will be capable of quickly processing and integrating new information and developments. The successful applicant should be able to work independently and effectively in a collaborative setting. They should also have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and achieve goals, and to manage projects from design to completion.This position will maintain appropriate hardware and software and perform other duties as needed. Supervision of up to two (2) students may be assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or higher and 1 year of experience in a relevant IT field (Student or Graduate Assistant, Intern, or student oriented experience will be considered), OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, education and/or certification from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been obtained. Knowledge of intermediate programming, networking, system, multimedia or instructional technology skills. May require intermediate level training or certification.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher in management information systems, computer science or closely related field, at least one (6) months of library experience or MLIS training, and at least six (6) months of training or experience in digitization software, hardware, and applications.
Skills and Knowledge:
Evidence of self-motivation and eagerness to learn and explore.Evidence of capability to quickly processing and integrate new technical information and developments.Strong interpersonal skills.Excellent organizational skills: the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and achieve goals, and to manage projects from design to completion.Interest in archival formats and archival and delivery standards.Sensitivity to the handling issues of fragile library materials.Adaptability.Ability to work independently and effectively in a collaborative setting.Evidence of understanding of a variety of technologies related to digitization and digital libraries.Evidence of strong analytical problem-solving capabilities.Demonstrated technical expertise, including command-line scripting such as MS Basic, Perl and Python.Demonstrated research capabilities.Demonstrated knowledge in the creation and management of digital information.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Excellent visual acuity and color sensitivity.Excellent hearing.Evidence of technical expertise, including command-line scripting and familiarity with XML and XSLT.Knowledge of a variety of technologies related to various digital formats and operating systems, digitization and digital libraries.Familiarity with MS Excel, Photoshop and Bridge or similar software programs and other digital conversion software.
Advanced degree in information science, computer science, or related field.Demonstrated expertise in the creation and management of digital information in a library, archive, or museum setting.Expertise in color calibration, color management systems, audio digitization and optimization.Knowledge of diacritics and encoding issues, particularly between MS Office product exports and UTF-8.Knowledge of metadata standards such as EAD and MODS.Experience in designing and interacting with databases (Access, SQL).Background in photography or digital imaging technologies OR background in analog/digital audio capture and editing. 57 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 32614.44 Midpoint - $ 47299.20
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.