Detailed Job Description
West Valley College is now accepting applications for the position of College Webmaster. Under the direction of the Dean of Information Technologies and Services, or designee, the College Webmaster will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the information content and technical foundation of the College’s Internet and Intranet websites.
In collaboration with designated college administrators, other District/College Webmasters and technology committees, this position will assist in the creation of policies and procedures to ensure high quality and appropriateness of materials on the website (including ADA compliance), continuously research advances in web technologies, perform website management tasks (including developing the architecture and layout of web pages, assembling and posting text/graphics, developing web applications, troubleshooting and resolving website performance issues), and advising faculty and staff on the use and capabilities of websites.
100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of September 18, 2013. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.
Work Location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
Any combination equivalent to:
- Two year (AA) degree with major course work in computer science, business, or a directly related field; AND
- Minimum of three (3) years experience as a developer in the design, development, testing, deployment and support of websites and web applications.
- Minimum of one year of formal project management or equivalent work experience with resource management responsibilities.
- Minimum of one year experience with web server installation, configuration and operation.
- Portfolio of work with several production sites of reference in a Webmaster role.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A valid California driver’s license.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Lead the interaction, usability, content and visual design of the college’s website(s) and web applications.
- Create specifications, designs, and products.
- Provide creative solutions to produce attractive, innovative and easy-to-use site(s).
- Develop prototype concepts through final designs, using tools such as XHTML and Photoshop.
- Maximize effectiveness of site user interface including interaction, usability and visual design.
- Ensure consistent usability compliance throughout the site.
- Develop, implement and maintain database-driven web applications.
- Interface with campus Marketing departments, Distance Learning, Library, faculty, student services, student activities, and District operations.
- Serve as a training resource to faculty, students, and staff on the planning and development of websites.
- In collaboration with the District/College technology committees, assist in the creation of standards, policies and procedures governing the posting of material to the college websites.
- Ensure that established technical requirements are observed.
- Meet regularly with the other District/College webmasters and technical committees to ensure that the college websites are appropriately managed.
- In collaboration with the college web committees, establish design and access standards and procedures to ensure web content availability for students with special needs.
- Administer college web servers, including back-ups, search engines, logs, and documentation.
- Troubleshoot and resolve operational issues of a website.
- Write and maintain on-line documentation.
Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.
Knowledge and Abilities
- Principles and practices of web page and website construction and maintenance.
- Principles of graphic presentation and design in a web-based environment.
- Internet communications tools and protocols (e.g., FTP, Telnet, TCP/IP stacks).
- Web design constraints, including download times, browser differences and web-safe palettes.
- Open Source initiatives and applications.
- Information architecture and usability principles/requirements.
- Proven project management knowledge to facilitate structured project implementations.
- Features and capabilities of websites.
- Data base software.
- Basic statistics.
- Web server installation, configuration and operation.
- Software used in the development, monitoring and administration of a website.
- Develop the architecture and layout of complex web pages.
- Deliver good presentations and develop clear and concise written communication (writing samples may be requested).
- Provide direction, leadership, project management, and collaboration in the creative process from conception to final production.
- Manage several projects simultaneously, while meeting deadlines.
- Break down complex tasks into manageable pieces and work independently on multiple concurrent tasks.
- Reliably estimate the time, effort and resources required for completing a task and complete tasks on time and within budget
- Effectively coordinate the gathering of information to be posted to a website.
- Review and edit the proposed content of web pages.
- Assimilate and organize information in a logical, consistent manner.
- Meet deadlines.
- Work closely with business units, peers and team members in a collaborative manner
- Maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, and the public.
- Prepare clear concise reports.
- Stay current with emerging trends and technological advances in the web design industry.
Salary and Benefits
- Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,032–$6,618 (monthly) with a maximum earnable monthly, excluding longevity and educational growth, of $8,009.
- Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents, to include domestic partner.
- Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
- Voluntary life insurance.
- 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
- Up to 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.
- 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
- Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
- Educational growth incentive program from $35 to $175 monthly.
- $500 longevity award annually after 15 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 20 years of service.
- CalPERS retirement.
- Position is union affiliated with required dues.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- To be considered an applicant for a position at West Valley-Mission Community College District, all materials requested in the job announcement must be received no later than the deadline. Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive committee consideration.
- If transcripts are required, include copies of ALL college transcripts with your application to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Certified copies are only required at time of hire.
- Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
- Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
- DO NOT SEND unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
- The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.